by Abe Bueckert
REDCLIFF, Alta.—The Redcliff Gospel Music Jamboree on July 22 and 23, 2016, was a wonderful success.
The whole process started a bit slowly, but then began to gain momentum. We ended up having eight music groups participating, four from Man., two from Alta., one from Sask., and one from Mexico. Needless to say, it was a very full and busy weekend.
We were blessed in many ways, ranging from great food to wonderful music, from inspiring testimonies to enjoyable fellowship. The gospel was clearly and powerfully presented. God alone knows what all the decisions were in regards to that.
We were blessed with help locally and from abroad. Island Gospel Fellowship from Burns Lake, B.C., sent out a team of four couples to minister in our midst. This was greatly appreciated since our attendance was quite a bit higher than in the past. We expect that about six or seven hundred people came out for the weekend.
Starting off Friday evening presented a challenge of sorts. We had one of our frequent summer storms, with lightning and rain, pass through. The challenge was met with all kinds of help; people pitched in to keep the rain and wind out of the tent. After a delay of about 15 minutes we were underway, and the rest of the weekend was more peaceful.
We are thankful for all the prayers and help, and for the EMC endorsing the event with your help, including a financial gift via the “Canadian Church Evangelism Fund.”
We praise God and pray that the results of the event will manifest themselves to God’s glory!