Zonya and I were commended in January, 1995 in the Burgessville area have spent the majority of the past 25 years working in ‘new work’ in Southwestern Ontario.
Shortly after being commended we moved to Straffordville to work with a small, 120-year old assembly – with only nine in fellowship, all over the age of 65. After 7 years, working mainly among a strong Mennonite population, the assembly had grown to about 30 with about 15 believers sitting back. This resulted in a good size Sunday School as well.
We then moved, in 2002, to Leamington with Bert and Michelle Snippe, again working predominately among the Mennonites. The Lord worked mightily and shortly thereafter an assembly was established and continues there today.
Four years later, in 2005, we moved again – this time to the West Lorne area and laboured there for many years.
2013 brought us to Blenheim, Ontario and we are currently (as of December 2019) enjoying fellowship in the nearby Leamington assembly. The Lord has directed our focus away from ‘new work’ to instead the encouragement and up-building of local assemblies through ministry and gospel preaching. Time is still spent in visitation and local flea markets with Zonya spending much time being a help and blessing to younger mothers.
We have been blessed with 4 children – Victoria (and her husband Michael Younan), Austin, Nelson, and Isaiah.