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NL Mission e-Report September 15, 2017

Greetings to the brothers and sisters in Newfoundland and Labrador!   Three months have passed since we sent out the first NL Mission eReport to you.   A lot has happened during that time and we want to bring you up to speed.  In this issue, we will highlight some small, but significant new developments that have taken place in the area of communications.   Before we jump to that, however, we want to recap some highlights from this summer…

Camp Woody Acres
Pr. Ben Maxson, Woody Acres Camp Meeting 2017Camp Meeting 2017

This year, guest speakers Ps. Ben and Mary Maxson, Drs. Roy and Connie Gane, Dr. Bruce Boyd, inspired us with the practical, yet deep messages they shared surrounding the theme “Practicing the Presence of Jesus.”  We received comments from many who attended, about how refreshed they were by this year’s presentations.  We are happy to hear these reports, because this is what camp meeting is all about!  We pray that God will continue to help encourage you in your daily walk with Him.

If you would like additional materials or to learn more from any of the camp meeting speakers, feel free to visit the following websites:

NEXT CAMP MEETING DATES: July 20-28, 2018.  Plan to attend now!

Junior and teen camps

Many exciting “firsts” happened during junior and teen camps this year.  It was the first year two camp sessions were made available for youth—junior and teen camp, respectively.  It was also the first year we witnessed over 100 youth in attendance (Junior Camp, 65; Teen Camp, 46 for a combined total of 111 youth).

Most youth, in attendance, were non-Adventist and came from various communities, across the province, which have a Seventh-day Adventist Church or group in relatively close proximity. 

Many have asked, “what has contributed to the growing numbers?”  The answer is complex but it deserves mentioning.  The most critical factor is prayer.  Prayer for the youth, specifically.  Other vital factors include VOAR Fun Days (held in previous years), Island wide Vacation Bible Schools (held by most of our churches, every year), heavy pastoral support and involvement (by every pastor and their spouses in Newfoundland), complete and total support from the NL Mission president, administrative and office staff, mission office and church  joint sponsorship, church members involvement (especially parents and grandparents), the youth themselves and their word of mouth to friends and family, and staying in contact, throughout the year, with the youth who attend.  

Camp Woody Acres junior and teen camps offer a unique opportunity for youth to grow in their knowledge and relationship with Jesus Christ while at the same time engage in fun activities including rock climbing, swimming, water skiing, tubing, zip line, music, ceramics, canoeing, nature, meeting new friends, and much more.  

Remember to plan to attend next year!  Visit us on the web at 

update: new maintenance building underway/thank you ron & justina stagg

In our last issue, we shared that the NL Mission Board of Directors approved tentative budget amounts for the extension of power lines and construction of a maintenance building at Camp Woody Acres.  In the ensuing months, the green light was given for both projects by the NL Mission Board of Directors.  As of Tuesday, September 12, 2017 the foundation was completed for the maintenance building.  

We would also like to acknowledge this project is being done under the volunteer efforts of Ron and Justina Stagg.  We are very thankful for their generosity and personal effort.


Pastor Jon-Ross & Tara Ennest Back-to-School  

In the June issue, we mentioned Pastor Jon-Ross Ennest gave notice of his resignation from being pastor in Gander and would be attending Memorial University in St. John’s, at the end of the summer.  Since then, a few changes occurred.  Pastor Jon-Ross, Tara, and little Meryn closed out the summer at camp, but decided, instead, to move to Alberta and attend Burman University, the Canadian Seventh-day Adventist university located in Lacombe.

Tara and Meryn flew out of St. John’s airport on August 10, 2017 destination-Alberta, where they were greeted by Tara’s parents.  Pastor Jon-Ross stayed behind to run the rock wall for Junior Camp and then said his farewell on August 21, 2017.  He drove from St. John’s to Lacombe, AB and arrived safely on August 28.  He is pursuing studies in physiotherapy.


New fm tower set to be installed on kenmount rd. property 

Early this week, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL Mission) Board of Directors held a special meeting and approved the go ahead for the construction of a new VOAR FM tower.  On Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Pastor Ken Corkum, president of the NL Mission, signed the contract for the building of the tower.  The foundation of the tower is set to be installed before Christmas.  The tower itself will be raised early spring/summer, 2018.

NL Mission/VOAR office staff were present at the signing, along with VOAR station manager Sherry Griffin.  “This is a historic event for VOAR”, stated Ms. Griffin, “going FM is going to open up many more opportunities” for the station.  This is, in part, because VOAR on the FM dial will bring significant improvements to sound quality and listener reach.

Fundraising for the tower is already in motion, but is set to increase in intensity this fall/winter.  Stephen Kent, known for his service as MHA, Deputy Premier, Minister of Health and Community Services, and Minister Responsible for the Office of Public Engagement in the cabinet of Paul Davis, has agreed to serve as volunteer community patron for this fundraising effort.  

Stay tuned for more information in coming months.  Please remember to keep this project in heart and prayer. 

voice of prophecy on voar set to air 2 new programs (starting Sept. 16)

Discovery Mountain, a new Bible-based adventure series just for kids, and Disclosure, an engaging, informative talk radio with an edge, are two brand new programs developed by Voice of Prophecy, set to air on VOAR Christian Family Radio.

Discovery Mountain will air every Saturday at 8am, starting September 16, 2017.  Disclosure will air Sundays at 2pm, starting Sunday, September 17, 2017.  Tune in locally on dial 1210AM in the Avalon.  For a complete listing of VOAR channels or to listen online, visit us at 

NL mission communications

Hey look! we're on facebook and twitter! 

We are happy to announce we are officially, as of last week, on Facebook and Twitter.    For the latest updates, news, links to events happening across the province, please like us at:    


Until next week…may the Holy Spirit guide you!


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