Monday, April 13, 2009

OnFire #184 Mark Prepares for Denver

OnFire Encouragement Letter
Onfire #184 Mark Prepares for Denver

Hi Folks:

We wish you a happy Easter and hope you were able to attend a worship service to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. It really is one of my favorite times of the year, although I find I have to be careful or it hits and I’ve barely been aware of it happening.

This year we did something we’ve never done before. Thursday, I set up a little Lord’s Supper as part of our supper meal. Before we ate, Ian read one of the passages while we celebrated with bread and grape juice. My thought was that as we ate the bread throughout the meal and drank the juice, it would help us remember Jesus’ death for our sins.

Easter also proved to be memorable because of our sunrise service. Sunday morning we woke to a snow storm. Our senior pastor has a great sense of adventure and we almost never cancel services, so off we went into the wet heavy snow at 6:30am. I played trumpet for several of the songs. We’ll never drive by that place again without remembering Easter.

Mark and Jan and her mother leave Thursday for the World Sport Stacking Championships in Denver. They are gone from the 16th to the 20th, and he competes on the 18th and 19th.
While Mark is gone you can follow his progress on the OnFire website. As I get information I will update the page. You can follow the link on my OnFire main page, or use this one:

We got a neat bit of news today. Bob Fox from the WSSA called to say that a fourth member has been found for Team Canada. Mark is the senior member and will be the flag bearer. Jan will be coach. This will mean that he will be able to compete in the international team challenges in addition to his regular individual events.

Mark is getting some press coverage because of the trip. He was interviewed and photographed by two different newspapers today, the Times-Transcript from Moncton, and Telegraph-Journal from Saint John. Brian Cormier, a columnist from the Times-Transcript, featured Mark in his blog today -

If you would like to send Mark greetings and encouragements, send them to my email address, and I will pass them along.

Have a good week and keep Mark, Jan, and her mother in your prayers. Be on fire.


OnFire is a weekly letter on faith and character written by Troy Dennis. Troy is the Pastor of Family Ministries at Highfield Baptist Church, Moncton NB Canada. This letter published April 13, 2009. To subscribe or reply, email Archives are located at Blog located at

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