Monday, February 26, 2007

Zachs and Justins

Too rushed to reduce the red-eye. Thought I'd introduce you to two Zachs and two Justins before I fly away to England. From top to bottom...Zach Harnden, Justin Caruana, Zach Bogosian & Justin Soryal. We all had a great time tonight at MONDAY WE HAVE FISH!

Monday We Had "Real" Fish

Tonight (Monday, February 26th) we had our twice-monthly chapel service with the Peterborough Petes. What an incredible evening! We had the best fish & chips in town from Captain George's. Every player on the team was there with the exception of one guy who came to me earlier and explained why he couldn't make it.

After a great meal we gathered around the fireplace in the Alumni Room at the Peterborough Memorial Centre and I shared a few verses from Proverbs chapter 3.

After viewing a short DVD on what it means to have a "relationship with Jesus Christ" I prayed with the guys and they were on their way.
Each time we meet I sense the Spirit of God moving in wonderful ways and I praise God for the incredible opportunity He has given me to shape the lives of these young, impressionable men. Thanks for your ongoing prayer support for this ministry.

Note: I tried to add more pictures to this post but couldn't. I'll try again.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Capital Gains

Wow! I spent the last two days in our nation's capital, Ottawa. On Friday I conducted a chapel service for the Ottawa Senators and thoroughly enjoyed my time with the players. Following the service my friend David Kennedy and I were treated to lunch by my nephew Mike Fisher at our favorite Ottawa eating establishment, Baton Rouge. Their ribs are incredible!

This afternoon (Saturday) we watched the Sens beat the visiting Atlanta Thrashers 5-3 with Mike playing a strong game and scoring an empty net goal to put the game out of reach. We enjoyed the game from the Senators' private box courtesy of the Sens' President, Roy Mlakar. Roy has become a good friend over the last few years.

I commented to David during the game, "I'm almost feeling guilty that "ministry" can be this much fun." was a joy to be in Ottawa and to serve the Lord through the outreach provided to the hockey world through Hockey Ministries International.

God is good!