20/20 Vision – Prince Edward Island – Update

20/20 Vision

February 10, 2020

Dear brothers & sisters,

We believe that May 16 will be the greatest day of this year for the Prince

Edward Island Christian community. This event is drawing closer with each

passing day! The following is an update of what has been planned thus far and what is still needed. PLEASE prayerfully consider how you and/ or someone from your church will offer your assistance.

  • date & time: May 16 (2:00-4:00 pm & 6:00-9:00 pm)
  • location: Centre 150 (150 Industrial Crescent, Summerside, PE)
  • speaker: Rev. Lennett Andersen*
  • current committee members: Gerald & Ferne Huestis, Rev.
  • Gordon Bush, Lance Inman, Garth & Liane MacKay

The following is a listing of prayer concerns. Please consider helping us with your prayerful support as well as the work load.

please pray, please pray, please pray, please pray, please pray,

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please pray, please pray, please pray, please pray, please pray,

please pray, please pray, please pray, please pray, please pray,

please pray, please pray, please pray, please pray, please pray,

please pray, please pray, please pray, please pray, please pray,

please pray, pleas

  • that God will enliven many churches to respond
  • that God will raise up several key leaders
  • that someone will be divinely led to be our prayer captain
  • that a proficient financial secretary will come forth
  • that a children’s ministry organizer will volunteer
  • that a teen ministry coordinator will be found
  • that individuals will be led to offer authentic and encouraging testimonies
  • that Christian musicians and singers will be eager to publicly exalt Jesus
  • that Christians will passionately encourage many others to attend

Please contact one of us if you are willing to help in any way.

We need your help! God wants your involvement!!!

Sincerely in Christ Jesus,

Gordon Bush……………………..902-831-2873


Gerald & Ferne Huestis……….902-436-3554

Lance Inman………………………902-436-9280


Garth & Liane MacKay…………902-836-5265


20/20 Vision – Prince Edward Island

Dear brothers & sisters,

In May of last year we felt led by the Lord Jesus to assist in the organization of an Island-wide event that will be known as “20/20 Vision for Prince Edward Island”.

We are praying that hundreds, perhaps thousands, of Christians will gather together on Saturday, May 16 (location to be determined) for afternoon and evening events.

We have contacted Rev. Lennett Anderson, Senior Pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Hammond’s Plains, Nova Scotia, and he is willing to be our guest speaker.

We are confident that though the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, a group of devoted believers will be able to organize an afternoon and an evening event that will include inspirational music (worship bands, mass choir) as well as several passionate testimonies of Christians from across the Province.

We need your help in several ways:

1.         Please begin immediately to pray for this labour of love.

2.         Determine who is willing (and passionate) from your church family to connect with our planning committee.

3.         Speak with your congregation to inform them of this wonderful opportunity and keep them updated on our progress.

4.         Let me know who is willing to represent your church family. We will be hosting a dinner/planning meeting at our home on January 25 (1:00 pm).

In sincere Christian love and appreciation,


Garth & Liane MacKay                                                         

20/20 VisionPrince Edward Island

7 Rosewood Drive, Kensington





Cornerstone Tech April 6, 2019

Smart Parenting for a Smartphone Generation

April 6, 2019

They are the first generation for whom internet access is constantly available where ever they are and this has serious consequences.

This two-day retreat will look at some of these consequences such as declining mental health, growing up more slowly, struggles with real relationships, and smartphone addictions.

Practical help on how we can respond as parents, youth workers, and teachers will also be provided.

Guest Speaker: Paul Robertson – Youth Culture Specialist for Youth Unlimited

Ticket cost: $25

This two-day retreat starts Friday, May 3rd @ 7pm.

Contract Position Available: Church Musician (Piano and/or Organ)

Bedeque Baptist Church is seeking a church musician (piano and/or organ).  Primary responsibilities: planning/playing for weekly worship service and choir practice.  Approx. 8 hrs/week for an initial 6 month contract.

For more information call: 902-887-2065 or email: bedequebaptist@pei.sympatico.ca.

The Worldwide Plague of Racism

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Let’s Start Local…

For the past few months, I’ve been thinking about the overt racism that seems to have found increased acceptance in our society.  Let’s not kid ourselves — there was always racism in our society, but it was generally more covert.  At least, that is my privileged perspective as a white woman who lives on an island that, until very recently, was populated almost exclusively by white people.  Most of my exposure to people of other races was on TV and in movies — and we’re probably all aware of just how biased and full of stereotypes those can be!

I’m quite sure that visible minorities across Canada would quickly tell me that they have experienced and continue to experience overt racism on a regular basis.  Atlantic Canadians don’t have to go very far find clear evidence of racism.  Even the United Nations has noted Nova Scotia’s track record of systemic racism against African-Canadians in a recent report.

I have been very disturbed by the unapologetic racist sentiments we are seeing with greater frequency in the news and on social media.  I am pleased to say that I am not the only one.  At Oasis 2017, our Atlantic Baptist family approved the following statement that was recently released to all of our churches and to the public:

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Today I am Thankful For…

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There are many things to be thankful for as we reflect on all of the blessings that God has given us this Thanksgiving.  Today, I am reflecting on the welcome that my ancestors received from the indigenous peoples who already occupied the land that most now call Canada.  I am thankful for their willingness to share their land and resources with strangers.

We saw a beautiful modern-day example of this very welcome at Oasis 2017.  Dr. Terry LeBlanc (Mi’gmaq-Acadian of Listuguj First Nation on the Quebec/New Brunswick border), Dr. Danny Zacharias (Métis), and Dr. Cheryl Bear (Nadleh Whut’en First Nation in British Columbia) welcomed Syrian refugees to Canada who had been sponsored by our Atlantic Baptist churches.  I am amazed and humbled by our indigenous peoples’ continued hospitality and generosity.  Even though my ancestors abused the welcome we were graciously extended, Canada’s First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples are still willing to welcome newcomers to this land.

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Answers to Prayer

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Confession Time

I have a confession to make.  Here goes…

I was at a church meeting this week.  Among other things, we were discussing whether and how to proceed on a particular matter.  There were many suggestions and much discussion, but in the end we decided to give it some more thought and revisit the matter at our next meeting.

Here’s the problem:  To our shame (and I am definitely included in the shame part), not one of us thought to suggest that we pray about it. Read More

The Ideal Team Player

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I just finished reading The Ideal Team Player by Patrick Lencioni.  He was one of the speakers at the Global Leadership Summit 2016 organized by Willow Creek Association (for more information about the annual Global Leadership Summit, click here).  Lencioni is founder of The Table Group, a consulting firm that specializes in leadership, teamwork, and organizational health.

As I was reading the book, I was thinking about how the Church needs ideal team players.  As the Body of Christ, the Church is made up of many different parts that work together (1 Corinthians 12:12-26).  If those parts don’t work together as a team, the Body starts to malfunction and becomes an ineffective witness to Christ’s saving power. Read More

Justice and the Environment

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The latest development in world politics is the United States’ withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement, a voluntary, non-binding covenant signed by 195 of 197 countries that are members of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.  As for the two countries that didn’t sign the agreement, Nicaragua didn’t sign because there were no provisions in the agreement to punish countries that did not comply and Syria didn’t sign because they are currently in the middle of a civil war.  The US withdrawal will officially take effect on November 4, 2020, which is, coincidentally, the day after the next presidential election is scheduled to take place.

You may believe that climate change is real.  You may believe that it is a hoax.  For believers in Jesus, however, there are some things on which we can agree:  Read More

An Evangelism Reading List

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PEI is having a real focus on evangelism in 2017.  ALPHA will be rolled out all across the Island in the fall and Will Graham’s Celebration of Hope will be held in Charlottetown in early November.  As part of my personal preparations for these events, I’ve been reading up on evangelism.  Here are some interesting evangelism-related blog posts I found this week:

To borrow from the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada’s vision, how are you preparing to “join God in changing [PEI] one neighbourhood at a time”?  Have you read any interesting evangelism blog posts or seen any evangelism-related videos you’d like to share?