Thursday, August 23, 2007

at a stand still yet going fast

well it seems like camp was just yesterday but here it is almost 3 weeks later...
what have I done in the last 3 weeks...
well im still unemployed, I sent out a couple resumes but I haven't really been too into it, im going to send a job placement agency my resume so I can get a few more options.
right now my posible options are working at iron mountain( a mobile paper shredding company), working at the brick in the warehouse, or maybe being a landscape labourer for the rest of the season.

Its been a while since ive had a evening where I haven't been doing something so I've been staying pretty busy

Haven't blogged for a long time mainly cause I didn't have anything new or profound to say but another part is that my computer broke down to a point where it wouldn't even start up anymore
, so instead of going and getting that 6 year old computer fixed we went and got a new one

my mom went for laser eye surgery today, so pray that her eyes wont hurt too much so she can sleep and that the proceeder will have full effect and her eyes will be restored


Saturday, August 11, 2007

Job Searching

Well I'm still unemployed, after taking a week off to rest from my month at camp. So now im looking for employment! Earlier in the week I was having a hard time finding any jobs that didnt require experience, but now ive found a few.
basically what im looking for is summed up pretty fast
-isnt at a restaurant
-not a half hour drive from me
-pays decent
-doesn't require experience
-full time

most of the jobs ive found are all the way across Winnipeg in the more industrial side

one of the closer jobs that ive found and am considering is working at a turkey hatchery, its one of the only jobs that ive found that is anywhere near me(though i think ill talk to some people who have turkey experience before i send in a resume)

id even consider moving out of town if I could find someone to board me, city life is overrated

so if anyone has connections, I'm in need of a job


Tuesday, August 7, 2007


Last night I was watching the movie Shooter and it provoked my pacifist beliefs. SPOILER ALERT( the rest of this paragraph is going to be about the movie) well the movie starts off with a sniper and his spotter sniping off enemy jeeps in Ethiopia, and then the spotter gets shot. 3 years later the "government" gets ahold of this sniper and tells him that the president is going to be assassinated and that he needs to scope out 3 possible locations, he does and it turns out to be a setup so that they can shoot the archbishop of Ethiopia because there mission 3 years ago was a slaughter of a African village. so basically all these government agents are corrupt. so basically a bunch goes on, the shooter finds out just how corrupt the government is and so a bunch more goes on and then he decides hes going to kill them all and so he does, and thats justice?

so basically he kills to make things right, but they arent ever right

I am a anabaptist so basically my views on this issue is that war isnt what Jesus Christ would support. Jesus is peace, Jesus is love, Jesus is forgiveness.

Luke 6
Love for Enemies
27"But I tell you who hear me: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 29If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic. 30Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. 31Do to others as you would have them do to you.

32"If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' love those who love them. 33And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' do that. 34And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even 'sinners' lend to 'sinners,' expecting to be repaid in full. 35But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

heres one of my favorite quotes about the subject

"Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. Hate multiplies hate, violence multiplies violence, and toughness multiplies toughness in a descending spiral of destruction.... The chain reaction of evil — hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars — must be broken, or we shall be plunged into the dark abyss of annihilation." -Martin Luther King Jr.

these are just some of my opinions, if you want to discuss further feel free


Well camp is over for the year, and I miss it alot... not so much the 24 hour a day being responsible for 6 or more kids, but the whole camp environment, the whole outdoors serving god thing, getting to go canoing almost every day for the last month, the staff, the spiritual support, the responsibility, etc.

Balanced ministry-
task team individual

task- to show the kids gods love and help them make commitments towards following Christ, teaching them what it means to follow Christ

team- Unity through Christ Jesus, working together to complete the task

Individual- caring for each other, encouraging spiritual growth

Though we only saw major spiritual breakthroughs during a couple of the weeks via first time commitments, there was definitely alot of movement, kids left with a thirst of knowledge, kids left with a connection, kids left wanting more, kids left knowing that God loves them. even if they didnt want to commit, a seed was planted.

please pray for Earl and Ramona, Ramona's surgery is tomorrow, well technically today

in Christ alone