By Pastor Ed Peters
BURNS LAKE, B.C.—Last year has brought significant changes to our youth outreach. Phil Bogora, who had served as IGF’s youth pastor since May of 2017, officially resigned in September 2020. In January 2020, Phil and his wife Christine gave birth to a son, David, who was diagnosed with Trisomy 18.
After months in B.C. Children’s hospital in Vancouver, the Bogora family decided to move to Ottawa. Here they are able to access specialized medical care for David, while also being near to their families. Pray for Phil and Christine as they settle into a new home and community. So far IGF has not restarted the youth ministry. We are seeking God’s direction for where we should focus our outreach efforts.
A work camp constructing a natural gas pipeline has been built just south of Burns Lake. This camp will house about 700 workers from various communities and other countries. IGF has been given the opportunity to provide the camp with Christian literature. We are also investigating the possibility of starting an Alpha course and/or Bible studies on site for the workers. Pray that God will bless this outreach opportunity!