• Tony and Janet Ens

Changes

Prison Ministry…

Whitehorse, YT – In late February Rev. Martin Carroll told Tony he was stepping down as Whitehorse Correctional Centre Chaplain. He encouraged Tony to call the head of programs at the jail.

Tony did call, applied and got the one-year contract. It is a 1/3rd position, providing one-to-one visits two mornings a week, arranging chapels for each unit, and building faith group contacts for WCC. The pay is directed through our support.


A change…

Our duties as Member Care Coordinators came to an end June 30, after five years in that role. Though we are still involved in Candidate Care, we will otherwise be more focussed on our field ministries and church planting in the Yukon. One area we are planning to focus on more is ministry and relationship building in Pelly Crossing.


Candidate Training…

It was such a privilege to be at Big River Bible Camp in Saskatchewan for Candidate Orientation and Training in May. We taught sessions on building a pyramid of care, grief and loss, Biblical perspectives on suffering, and developing stress hardiness. We were also able to connect with the 7 candidates on an individual basis as well.




Did you know…

  • After 2 years of cancelled NCEM conferences, there will be regional conferences in PEI, Manitoba and Alberta.

  • Two new NCEM candidates are sisters from the Singing Hills family. Kari (and husband Rob) and Corrie will be working with Tribal Trails.

  • This past winter’s snowfall broke the previous record for Whitehorse, which was set just the winter before. Yet, the Yukon has had many forest fires already this summer.

  • Though he had a challenging winter and spring, Brett’s health and strength has improved greatly in June and July.


Please pray for…

  • NCEM leadership as they look for new Member Care Coordinators.

  • new missionaries as they raise prayer and financial support.

  • wisdom and direction for Brett regarding work and ministry.

  • Tony as he continues to learn and become more equipped in his role as Chaplain at Whitehorse Correctional Centre.

  • safety in travel, refreshment and encouragement for NCEM missionaries through the regional conferences.

  • a couple from Pelly who said, “Come visit again” and requested Bibles. They believe there are many ways to God.

  • wisdom and sensitivity as Tony is being asked to do funerals in communities other than Pelly Crossing. Often that means not knowing the deceased and the family.


Home church: Morden EMMC, Manitoba


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This article was originally published in The Recorder Volume 59 No 5