Funds raised at the Emo concert support the work of Mark & Tina Mast, who serve with One Hope Canada.
One of the causes you are supporting through this tour is World Renew's work in Nigeria. Read on to learn more about how trauma healing is transforming lives!
Bunde lost his father and sister in the attack. Before the healing sessions, he was overcome by severe anger and bitterness and thoughts of revenge. Bunde testifies that he is beginning to feel differently …
Immediately following the concert one of the Seafarers, a man from China, approached Jer and asked him to play guitar so he could sing a song he wanted to share and dedicate to all of his Seafarer buddies. And so Jer quickly pulled up the requested song on his phone, crouched down behind the man and played along while the man sang to the raucous delight of his buddies and all of the rest of us in the audience. Then a couple of volunteers from the USA who were serving at the Mariner's Centre that week got up and did some Karaoke. And so did a couple from First CRC church. And then another Seafarer got up and crooned a love song that would have made old Blue Eyes himself swoon.
To begin with, an incredible off-season deal meant we spent our week in a charming cabin and were able to take a break from motorhome living. Ah, the delightful indulgence of a bath tub! Of an oven. Of not one but two actual bedrooms with real doors. Of a flatscreen TV with cable. Of a dishwasher. Of the space to conduct an art lesson and a large table on which to paint. Of trees and nature all around, ready to be played in and explored, coupled with the ability to leave said nature and retreat to a place warm and dry without, er, going stir crazy or annoying one's siblings, one's children, one's parents, one's spouse or oneself to the point of distraction. Of a ten-minute walk down to the Bay of Funday with its 50-foot tides.
We are currently staying at the KOA Campground in Cornwall, PEI, minutes away from Charlottetown. Our motorhome faces the beautiful West River and we have been thoroughly enjoying tidal-pooling at low tide. The kids and I went on a Seashore Scavenger Hunt this morning and found shells we've never seen before, including Olive Shells, Kitten's Paws and pretty shiny Jingle Shells.
We as a family are so deeply grateful for the motorhome in which we are traveling...(Ach, may God bless you for your care and generosity, Wayne Hiemstra! ) This thing is like nothing we've ever traveled or stayed in before. It is great fun for the kids (and their mama!) to see Jer maneuvering it like a pro. But it is a learning curve, that's for sure...