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Pastor Jim Findlay resigns as superintendent Pastor of Bread of Life

Will continue his involvement serving the Mission as an evangelist

b y J o A n n B a r o n , or if you are cold you're We appreciate the on July 5, 2014.
secretary/treasurer, Edson cold.” people of Edson, The Edson Bread of
Bread of Life Church -The Mission offers a MacKay, Evansburg, Life has 29 pastors
place to stay for those and surrounding areas throughout Alberta.
Pastor Jim Findlay who have nowhere else who give with loving There are three
s t e p p e d d o w n a s to go. They have hearts to The Church d i v i s i o n s : T h e
superintendent Pastor referrals from the Mission. Some donate Ministerial Association,
of Edson Bread of Life MLA's office, Human money, others food. The Mission, and The
Church due to health Resources (Social They have a Registered Church. We have a
reason. He will however S e r v i c e s ) E d s o n Charitable Status and superintendent for the
continue to serve the Hospital and the RCMP. c a n g i v e t a x a b l e Ministerial Association.
Mission and remain When registering at the receipts for monetary The Mission has two
actively involved. Mission, it is with the donations. shareholders, Jim
Pastor Jim Findlay understanding that they Pastor Jim said, Findlay and Emilie
had a vision 20 years must abide by the rules “When we opened up Gardiner. The church
ago about starting a of “no drinking alcohol the Mission we thought has a seven member
church with a Mission. and no drugs on the we were only going to board.
We have included premises.” They all be feeding people from We supply lunch on
some of the history of m u s t s i g n t h i s off the street, but we Sundays, large dinners
the Bread of Life agreement. To break also fed and provided on the first Sunday of
church: t h e r u l e s c a u s e s rooms for mothers and every month, and
-The Bread of Life immediate eviction. their children who special dinners on
C h u r c h h a s b e e n The Mission is run couldn't afford food and h o l i d a y s s u c h a s
running since 1996, it entirely by volunteers. rent.” Christmas, Easter,
started out at the bingo We are fortunate Pastors Jim and Thanksgiving and New Pastor Jim Findley will continue his involvement
hall when it was located enough to receive Emilie Findlay had to Year's Day. serving the Mission as an evangelist.
in what is now the Sears monetary donations sell two houses to keep Edson Bread of Life
building. from businesses and the Mission going. Ministry has signing
-They are a non- individuals which are They never did receive authority to certify and have 29 ministers wants him to continue to
d e n o m i n a t i o n a l , v e r y g r e a t l y a n y g o v e r n m e n t ordain ministers. Each ordained by The Edson do the work that was set
Christian Church, it appreciated. funding to date. Pastor is expected to go Bread of Life Church before him. Pastor Jim
doesn't matter what Pastor Jim holds true Pastor Jim Findlay out to start churches on located throughout has handed the position
colour, nationality or to how he was raised in was the superintendent their own. Some of the Alberta. Some have over to Pastors Rocky
age you are; we help the fact that the door is Pastor of Edson Bread people are evangelists, studied at different and Susan Braverock
with all. As Pastor Jim always open at The of Life Church. He has some preachers, and educational institutions f r o m L e t h b r i d g e ,
once said, “If you're Edson Bread of Life resigned this position some are pastors. and come to us for Alberta.
hungry, you're hungry Church and Mission. only, as superintendent, Edson Bread of Life certification. But you can't keep a
is a training place where Due to Pastor Jim's man like Pastor Jim
people come in and health he has missed down. He will continue
learn the Word of God, t h r e e M i n i s t e r i a l to preach God's word as
then go and tell others conferences because he an evangelist, and go
the Good News. We was in the hospital. He wherever he is invited.
doesn't believe that God

Town council highlights

from September 9

by Adrienne Tait Deer 855 with front At that meeting there
blade, a Progressive tri- will be a formal public
To w n o f E d s o n deck mower, Jackall log hearing to discuss the
council passed the first splitter, hydraulic off-site levy bylaw.
reading of an off- breaker, and several The off-site levy bylaw
highway vehicle bylaw flower pots and light is currently under
that will permit town pole flower pot hangers. annual review for
e m p l o y e e s a n d The organizational possible rate changes
contractors for the town meeting for town and has passed the first
to use off highway council is scheduled to reading. The public is
vehicles within town take place on October 2. encouraged to submit
limits during the course It is at the annual any questions to
of their duties. organizational meeting council they have
Town of Edson Public that council determines regarding off site levies
Works requested, and which councillor will prior to the meeting in
received, approval to represent the town on o r d e r f o r t h o s e
dispose of a variety of individual committees, q u e s t i o n s t o b e
items through Osman groups, and sub- included in the agenda.
Public Auction in committees. The meeting, as with all
Edmonton. Items The next council r e g u l a r c o u n c i l
include a 2008 GMC meeting is scheduled meetings, is open to
Uplander, 2007 Ford for September 16 at anyone who wishes to
Freestar, 1989 John 7:30 p.m. in council attend.


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