Newsletter – May 2011

In response to the support you have given us in prayer, word and financial commitment we would like to share a  “snapshot” of our activities over the past months and some new ministries for 2011.

Preaching:

I continue to preach on Sundays mostly in Southern Ontario and this years topics ranged from suffering (Job), to the compassion of our Lord and the prayer life of Jesus. The Bible continues to be more precious to me as the years unfold and I feel privileged to share its wisdom with others each week from the pulpit.

Missions:

During the month of May 2010, I was privileged to preach and teach in Malawi (There are lots of pictures along with a diary of events from the 2010 trip on our website: rumfordministries.org)

We Moved:

Please note our new mailing address:

Gordon Rumford Ministries, P.O. Box 93099, 1450 Headon Road, Burlington, ON L7M 4A3, Canada

Electronic Communication!

Using email has extended my ministry as I keep in touch with dozens of people in this way in between visits. Technology can be used to great advantage in Christian ministry and I intend to exploit it to the full!

New Features of the Website:

The Rumford Ministries Website now includes Daily Devotionals, and a weekly Bible Study.  Please check them out and if you like, you can subscribe to any  of these features and have them delivered directly to your own e-mail inbox.

Click on “Subscribe to GRM by email” and follow the prompts. You may wish to recommend this service to someone you know who is suffering.

Susan

This year Susan hopes to complete her MA in Psychotherapy & Theology and already senses the benefits for her clients from her studies. With this degree she be able to pursue registration with the new board for psychotherapists and counselors that the provincial government is setting up in Ontario.

As we look to the future

We would like to thank you for your love, prayers and financial support over the past year. We are privileged to do what we do and hope that you also will feel that you are a part of helping the hurting through your support of our work.

Financial Support:

If you would like to support us financially and you live in Canada you will receive a Canadian tax receipt and cheques should be made payable to Gordon Rumford Ministries and mailed to P.O. Box 93099, 1450 Headon Road, Burlington, ON L7M 4A3 (we also offer the option of direct withdrawal – download a pdf copy of the form here).

For those who would like to donate online you can do so by going to www.canadahelps.org and typing in Gordon Rumford Ministries under the “I want to give to:” section and then just follow the prompts.

If you live in the USA and wish to donate you may forward funds to: Christian Workers Fellowship, PO Box 1117, Lawrence KS  66044 USA. Please include a note to the effect “We ask that this gift be given to the support of Gordon & Susan Rumford in Ontario, Canada.”

Susan & Gordon

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Psalm 30:5b weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning

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Newsletter – January 2011

In response to the support you have given us in prayer, word and financial commitment we would like to share a  “snapshot” of our activities over the past months.

Preaching:

I continue to preach on Sundays mostly in Southern Ontario and this years topics ranged from suffering (Job), to the compassion of our Lord and the prayer life of Jesus. The Bible continues to be more precious to me as the years unfold and I feel privileged to share its wisdom with others each week from the pulpit.

Missions:

During the month of May I was privileged to preach and teach in Malawi and subsequently the Lord has opened an opportunity for Susan and me to assist the leader of the Evangelical Baptist Churches in Malawi while he studies theology for a year in Canada. Along with other practical helps I am visiting with him occasionally and trying to make him welcome in our country. Lord willing I am planning to return to Malawi in May of 2011. (There are lots of pictures along with a diary of events from the 2010 trip on our website: gordonrumfordministries.org)

We Moved:

We moved in June and now reside in Burlington. Please note our new mailing address:

Gordon Rumford Ministries, P.O. Box 93099, 1450 Headon Road, Burlington, ON L7M 4A3

Electronic Communication!

Using email has extended my ministry as I keep in touch with dozens of people in this way in between visits. Technology can be used to great advantage in Christian ministry and I intend to exploit it to the full!

Susan

Next year Susan hopes to complete her MA in Psychotherapy & Theology and already senses the benefits for her clients from her studies. With this degree she will gain registration with the new board for psychotherapists and counselors that the provincial government is setting up in Ontario.

Another Year Begins

We would like to thank you for your love, prayers and financial support over the past year. We feel privileged to do what we do and hope that you also will feel that you are a part of helping the hurting through your support of our work.

Financial Support:

If you would like to support us financially and you live in Canada you will receive a Canadian tax receipt and cheques should be made payable to Gordon Rumford Ministries and mailed to P.O. Box 93099, 1450 Headon Road, Burlington, ON L7M 4A3 (we also offer the option of direct withdrawal – download a pdf copy of the form here).

For those who would like to donate online you can do so by going to www.canadahelps.org and typing in Gordon Rumford Ministries under the “I want to give to:” section and then just follow the prompts.

If you live in the USA and wish to donate you may forward funds to: Christian Workers Fellowship, PO Box 1117, Lawrence KS  66044 USA. Please include a note to the effect “We ask that this gift be given to the support of Gordon & Susan Rumford in Ontario, Canada.”

Susan & Gordon

Please Note:  You can download a PDF version of the Newsletter here. The free Adobe Reader required.

GRM Christmas Newsletter 2009

A Ministry of Hope to the Hurting

Gordon’s book on the Trial and Death of Jesus Christ has had the proposal submitted to a publisher for consideration. This book has been years in the making and we are hoping that it meets with acceptance. Please pray with us that it will. This book is designed to draw the reader out in worship of Christ and as a challenge to the imitation of Jesus.

A second book of a very different sort is under development called “People I Have Known”. It is a series of short stories about how people have impacted my life and how I have either ministered to them or how they have ministered to me in the name of Christ. It will be a learning tool for readers who wish to help the hurting.

More requests are coming from churches for ministry on Jesus Christ. I have been asked for ministry on heaven, temptation, prayer and the like but there seems to be a special hunger for verbal portraits of Jesus Christ to be given to the people of God at this time. The consensus is that this is the most popular topic of the moment.

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