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photos from the 38th Annual BC Christian Ashram retreat

Bishop Charles Dorrington, Keynote Speaker for the BC Christian Ashram retreat. Both +Charles and his wife Claudia returned for our 39th annual BC Christian Ashram retreat on July 27th to 30th 2012 to share on ‘Moving in Freedom’.

Claudia Dorrington who co-taught with her husband +Charles on the theme of ‘Healing the Whole Person’.

The Rev Josh Wilton of the Table Church, Victoria BC who served as our Bible Teacher on ‘The Life of Jesus’.

Group shot of the BC Christian Ashram retreat

Many delicious meals at Summit Pacific Park from Terry and the kitchen team.

The Christian Ashram youth preparing to do a skit at the Talent Show

Humorous and insightful scenes from the life of King David skit by our youth group

A younger David seeking to placate a grumpy older King Saul

How would you, David, like to marry my daughter Michal?

James Hird sharing his latest song that he wrote at the BC Christian Ashram

The BC Christian Ashram Choir led by Frank Mierau at the Talent Show

Enjoying the talented people at the BC Christian Ashram Talent Show

Frank Mierau leading the BC Christian Ashram Choir

The BC Christian Ashram Choir at the annual Talent Show

Daily Devotional time at 7am each morning focusing on 1 Corinthians 1-3

Rev Josh Wilton gave three excellent Bible studies during the BC Christian Ashram retreat.

The Christian Ashram always wraps up with the session of the Overflowing Heart where people give thanks for what they have received from Jesus during the weekend.

We sit in a circle to wrap up the BC Christian Ashram weekend

Thanks be to God for an amazing weekend!  Jesus is Lord!

The Rev. Ed Hird, BSW, MDiv, DMin

-award-winning author  of the book ‘Battle for the Soul of Canada

P. S. Click this Amazon link to view for free the first two chapters of our new novel Blue Sky.

“I’m afraid there’s been an accident…”

12bdf6ff-3021-4e73-bccd-bc919398d1a0-7068-0000031133e7b4d9Sandy Brown and her family have just moved to Spokane, Washington where her husband, Scott, is pastoring a new church. With a fresh start, Sandy is determined to devote more time to her four children. But, within weeks of settling in their new life, the Brown family is plunged into turmoil.

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-Ed’s sequel book Restoring Health: body, mind and spirit is available online with Amazon.com in both paperback and ebook form. In Canada, Amazon.ca has the book available in paperback and ebook. It is also posted on Amazon UK (paperback and ebook ), Amazon France (paperback and ebook), and Amazon Germany (paperback and ebook).

Restoring Health is also available online on Barnes and Noble in both paperback and Nook/ebook form.  Nook gives a sample of the book to read online.  Indigo also offers the Kobo ebook version.

-In order to obtain a copy of the book ‘Battle for the Soul of Canada’, please send a $18.50 cheque to ‘Ed Hird’, #102-15168 19th Avenue, Surrey, BC V4A 0A5.

For mailing the book to the USA, please send $20.00 USD to #102-15168 19th Avenue, Surrey, BC V4A 0A5.  This can also be done by PAYPAL using the e-mail ed_hird@telus.net . Be sure to list your mailing address. The Battle for the Soul of Canada e-book can be obtained for $4.99CDN/USD.

-Click to purchase the Companion Bible Study by Jan Cox (for the Battle of the Soul of Canada) in both paperback and Kindle on Amazon.com and Amazon.ca