Pond Inlet, Nunavut Canada


Autumn 2020
Written by Steve and Heidi McCandless - Canada
smccandless66@gmail.com


Steve and Heidi McCandless

As the seasons here in the Arctic can be harsh, they also lend a beauty that is seldom experienced in other geographical locations. The fall season has had some wind, and a fresh blanket of snow covers the land while the sea remains open. Soon the darkness will set in to not see the light for three months.

It is a pleasure to report that we could resume our children's outreach this past week, as we have previously done before COVID -19 restrictions. Our week has a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday schedule with two sessions each of those days of the week. Grade 4-6 attend 3:30-4:30, and high school kids attend at 7:00-8:30 pm. Food and cookies are available, which keep Heidi very busy. On average, about 35 children attend each session. The format is very basic but effective, focusing on loving each one that comes to our place. They get the food they wish, and shortly after, we sing for 15 minutes, followed by a Bible lesson. The attention span is short for the younger group, but they do pay attention with great respect for God. The older kids are more interactive, and the lesson time is a little longer. We are encouraged that so many in the community favor the outreach, and relationships have been built over the past few years through this outreach for the children.


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For the past four months, the Lord has opened up the local radio station's use to read the word of God and speak in the gospel. The radio host reads the same chapter in Inuktitut after I do it in English. Although many understand and read English, Inuktitut is still the language of choice. Please continue to pray for the Lord to provide the needed grace in this remote location away from family and friends. Your continued prayers for the Lord's blessing are appreciated, and we look to Him to bless the seed sown.

Autumn 2020
Written by Steve and Heidi McCandless - Canada
smccandless66@gmail.com