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In Loving Memory of Mary Jane Meekis

In loving memory of Mary Jane Meekis January 28, 1968 October 25, 2016 She is survived by her siblings Dennis, Ronnie, Roy, Tony, Janet and Illa Meekis, many in-laws, numerous nieces and nephews whom she cherished greatly. She will also be missed by many extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her parents. A memorial service was held Sunday, October 30, at 10:30 AM at Sudbury First...
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Interview with Daughter of Ministry Workers

Where were you born? I was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario Where have your parents done their work and how long have your parents been cross cultural workers? My parents have been working with LHNM for 28 years. They first started working at Poplar Hill as singles and met there. After they were married, they lived in Pikangikum for three and one half years, working with the youth and ...
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Photos of Northwestern Ontario

We would like to thank Dave Brenneman for sharing his pictures with us. He and his wife Laverna have been serving at Weagamow First Nation for the past two years. Their work includes children's ministry, youth ministry, and Bible studies. Photography is a special hobby for Dave; his heart's desire when he shares these pictures is that even if people cannot be with him to enjoy what he sees, th...
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Missionary Kid on a Reserve

Collin Lyndaker, with Shula Mulenga I was born in Red Lake Ontario, though my parents are from Ohio, USA. I am the oldest of 5 and at the age of 9, my parents started preparing my three siblings and I (my youngest sister was not born yet) for our big move to Poplar Hill First Nation. At nine, I did not fully understand what was going on other than we were moving to some place far away because m...
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Christmas Presents

Colleen Estes, Pikangikum I made a quick trip to the border to pick up Christmas Shoebox presents and other wonderful donations, and attempted to fly in with them as well as presents sent to Red Lake--about 300 gifts total, 2200 pounds of blessings. Then mechanical problems yesterday and freezing rain today thwarted that. However, yesterday a police officer in Pikangikum was having a plane pick...
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Merry Christmas, Friends of LHNM! Our year has contained so much joy and the blessing of family relationships. We have been privileged to travel and see our four daughters, their husbands and their children. This is the greatest joy of our lives, at this stage. At the same time, we are painfully aware of the testing and struggles of some of our family members and some very close friends....
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Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Shula Mulenga It started off with my friend receiving a phone call from from an excited little girl, Marlena: “Colleen, please, can you give us a ride to the airport--Santa is coming!” An hour later Colleen and I had 15 kids in her suburban as we made our way to the airport. It turns out that the news had spread all over Facebook and many parents were busy dressing up their children warmly an...
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Broken Walls

Shula Mulenga It’s been a very busy but successful week: my coworker Colleen hosted an internationally known band and I got to help with hosting them! Broken Walls is a band that has been coming to Pikangikum for ten years. Their consistency has made it possible for them to build relationships with many people in the community. Most of their songs have a traditional First Nations flavour t...
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Freeze Up

Shula Mulenga This year winter has been late. Last year by the first week of November, freeze up had began. This week is the first week where we have had consist negative Celsius (below freezing). Since Pikangikum relies heavily on the winter road (driving on the lake) to connect to the rest of the world, some were concerned that it would take longer than usual for the lake to freeze. ...
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“To Comfort All Who Mourn”

Colleen Estes After a very busy day, I had 15 minutes to get ready for a Wednesday Night Bible study. With a recent loss of a grandfather in the community, I felt led to Scriptures on how to be comforters. Just as people arrive, I receive a phone call from the Nursing Station, a man asking me to come pray for his girlfriend, a young widow, who had overdosed on Tylenol. (Physically, she was goin...
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