Vol 6 No. 26 SERVE 2012 Flin Flon

SERVE provides an opportunity for youth from across all Canadian Baptist churches to join together to serve a community in Western Canada.  This short mission trip gives youth a chance to meet each other, form friendships and make a difference.  This year, our youth will go to Flin Flon, a community of 6,000 in Northern Manitoba to paint, clean parks, do environmental projects and generally  do whatever needs to be done. SERVE helps teens realize they can make a difference right here in Canada.  It makes a statement that our own communities matter.

This outstanding ministry has an extensive history with our teens, churches and outreach to the places they have visited.  Much good work has been done.  Over the last five years 45 out of our 170 churches and over 650 teens and their leaders have been involved with the SERVE/BWA summer project.  Great community has been experienced and grown amongst them.

Many thanks to Ryan Sato who initiated this and to Claire McLean who is leading, developing and nurturing this work.

Below is a list of the names of those on the Youth Leadership Team directly involved in SERVE 2010, as well as other prayer requests.

  • Director:  Claire McLean
  • Youth Leadership Team:  Tammy Klassen (New Life Community , Duncan, BC) Pat MacDonald (First Baptist, Prince George, BC), Jared Patterson (Bonavista, Calgary, AB) , Sandra Sabourin (Cornerstone, Winnipeg, MB)
  • Vancouver Bus Leader:  Peter Anderson (West Point Grey Baptist, Vancouver, BC)
  • Speaker:  Lynn Cole (Brownfield Baptist Church, Brownfield, AB)
  • Worship Leader:  Fraser Campbell
  • Pastor in Flin Flon:  Gary St. Amand
  • 150 teens and leaders from 20 CBWC churches*
  • Travelling safety from various corners of Western Canada
  • Community of Flin Flon to be welcoming, receptive and appreciative
  • Safety at work sites
  • Quality worship and study



In Christ,



*Bonavista Baptist Church, Calgary,AB; Bowness Baptist Church, Calgary, AB; Brownfield Baptist Church, Brownfield, AB; Calvary Community Church, Yellowknife, NWT; Community Baptist Church, Swift Current, SK; Cornerstone Baptist Church, Winnipeg, MB; Cornerstone Fellowship Church, Swift Current, SK(non CBWC Church); Filipino Evangelical Church, Winnipeg, MB; First Baptist Church, Brandon MB; First Baptist Church, Calgary, AB; First Baptist Church, Flin Flon, MB; First Baptist Church, Lethbridge, AB; First Baptist Church, Peace River, AB; First Baptist Church, Prince George, BC; High River Baptist Church, High River, AB; Jubilee Christian Community, Victoria, BC; Kitimat First Baptist, Kitimat, BC; New Life Community Church, Duncan, BC; Trinity Baptist Church, Vancouver, BC; West Point Grey Baptist Church, Vancouver, BC; Willowlake Baptist Church, Winnipeg, BC; Trinity Baptist Church, Sherwood Park, AB; First Baptist Church, Prince Albert, SK.