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MHP Weekly — May 20, 2022

Dear friends at MHP,
It was only one month ago that I commented, “There are so many people who volunteer hours to MHP and lovingly care for the building and the community.”  Once again, I’d like to highlight one of those people, Jim Mavor, with help from Rev. Janet and Karen, who know him so well.
From the church roof to church investments, from the annual budget to collating the annual report, from taking board minutes to chairing AGM’s, from dropping off annual reports to calling up church members, from writing campaign letters to visiting, Jim has been truly and sincerely gracious in the way that he has faithfully served the community at MHP. We will miss his wisdom, his quick smile, his ability to navigate through difficult conversations, his skills and his kindness. We pray that we will be a blessing to Jim as he has been to us, the church family.
Thankfully, Jim is not leaving our community, but he has stepped down from the Board of Managers, where he served for 19 years.
One word that Karen used to describe Jim is “steadfast”, which can be defined as being firmly loyal or constant.  I’d like to leave us with a Scripture passage on being steadfast.

Isaiah 26:3-4
You will keep in perfect peace
those whose minds are steadfast,
because they trust in you.
Trust in the Lord forever,
for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.

Donna Matheson

Other matters

  • There are so many organizations helping out with the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Pick one of the many emails you have gotten about it, and actually make a donation. If you don’t know where to give, go to Canada Helps – Donate To Ukraine and there is a long list.
  • Covid is an ongoing reality for all of us, but we are blessed to live in a country where we have access to vaccines. However, vaccine inequality is an ongoing problem, and in low income countries, only 14% of the population has received at least one vaccine. Last year, the church supported the Love My Neighbour campaign through UNICEF, which is still going on. We haven’t talked about it recently, but money can be donated at: https://fundraise.unicef.ca/lovemyneighbour/mathesons-