What's happening at CSM?

The summer has gone quickly and as we look forward to the fall work we praise our God for His hand on the ministry and its volunteers as we PRESS ON!

We had to rearrange our usual summer shut down this year so Murray, our warehouse manager, was able to attend his son’s wedding in early July. Murray is one of our three certified lift truck operators, and with summer vacations being what they are, it was easier to move the shut down date. We are in need of another two volunteer lift truck operators; if this is something you are capable of doing, please call the office.

Since our last newsletter, we have shipped three more containers and have another ready on the warehouse floor. Our 5th container went out on June 7 to Ministering Pastors Network in Ghana. The 6th container was sent to the Salem Mercy Home in India on June 21. On August 21 the 7th container went to David Umune who works with Partners International in Owerri, Nigeria. The 8th container, still in the warehouse and awaiting shipping will be going out shortly to the Harvester’s Ministry in the Philippines.

We were greatly blessed as we received information and pictures of the unloading of our 4th container in Yangon Myanmar shipped April 19. Thank you for helping with this shipment!  

Doug Hysert, Board Chairman

 

CSM Area Coordinators Locations

Area Coordinators Needed!

Every year, CSM Canada ships around 300,000lbs of bibles and evangelical materials all over the world. Most of the materials are donated by individual people—one banana box at a time! It takes many people working together to get the materials to our warehouse in Hamilton. That’s where our Area Coordinators, Transporters, and Drop-Off Centres come into play. Area Coordinators work to collect materials and send them to our warehouse, and talk to local donors and churches to spread awareness of our mission. Drop-off locations are individuals who have space to take in and collect materials (sometimes their home church will give them room!)  Transporters have larger vehicles and haul boxes right to our warehouse or to a local shipping depot. All of our volunteers are vital to carrying out our mission and each one is dearly valued.

Earlier this year, our faithful coordinator in southern Ontario, Vena Poole went home to be with the Lord, and the transporter who worked with her, Peter Raschig, retired.  Madeline and Richard Kufske,  and Debby Broughton, also of Ontario, retired this summer. We are so very grateful to have been blessed by the Lord with their service and know their places will be filled by people who also have a fire to serve the Lord.

The blue dots on this map of Canada represent towns where we have an area coordinator, drop-off centre, or transporter. As you can see, there are some highly populated areas that still need someone to collect books from.

For example, Winnipeg, MB, and Fredericton, NB, all have large populations but are without a CSM Canada representative to collect their used materials . In the even larger cities, like Toronto and Montreal, where we do have area coordinators, the population is such that we could use even greater representation!

Imagine if, instead of ending up in a landfill or the recycling bin, we could ensure that ALL of Canada’s used evangelical materials are reused for saving souls! What a wonderful day that will be! The beauty of the printed word is that it requires no electricity or technology to be read and can be easily sent into people groups that have neither. If the Lord puts volunteering at CSM Canada on your heart, please contact our office to start the process.

 

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Christmas Shutdown Info

Please note: our office and warehouse will be closed December 22nd—January 7th.

 

We humbly ask no large shipments be scheduled for the month of December.

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