June 27 - 29th of this year marked the inaugural Caleb’s Cru activity - a three-day session entitled ‘Act your Age!’. Caleb’s Cru is a ministry of WEFC focused for those ages 55+, named after the biblical Caleb who is recorded to have said “So here I am today, eighty-five years old! I am still as strong today as the day Moses sent me out; I’m just as vigorous to go out to battle now as I was then. Now give me this hill country that the Lord promised me that day.” (Joshua 14:10-12). Read on for an entertaining inside look at the three-day event, shared by George Green.
Tuesday morning started with Grant sharing about old age (I missed the talk but Chantal attended). I came just in time for the BBQ lunch. It was great and we enjoyed the time of fellowship. After lunch we went on a bus ride to Assiniboine Park English Gardens. The garden was a peaceful place to walk, take pictures with Moses (really!) and enjoy the beautiful flowers. On the way back we stopped at The BDI for ice cream – it took a few trips to bring 40+ cones to the bus. The bus ride was a big highlight of the day – enjoying the fellowship, sharing stories and getting to know individuals on a more personal level. One thing became very evident… the church needs air-ride suspension on the bus. It might be fine for the younger generation but we “older folks” need a little smoother ride when travelling on our wonderful Winnipeg streets.
Wednesday's plan was a trip to Falcon Lake, service and lunch at the Evangelical Free Church there and then off to Rubans’ cottage at West Hawk for boat rides. The most amazing part of the trip was the noise level on the bus – I think we could have given a load of school children a run for their money. A great time of fellowship, personal stories, sharing views on world issues and laughter. What a way to get to know each other! During the service, Paul Clerc shared with us and we had a great time of singing. We had another great meal and then enjoyed boat rides and wonderfuls snacks at John & Christine Ruban's. This was all followed by another 2 hour bus ride back to the church. Some of us talked and some of us took our afternoon nap. We were told "what happens on the bus stays on the bus" but Sunday morning we found out this was not exactly true as we saw pictures of us napping on the bus – who can you trust???
Thursday was a session at the church, lunch at the Half Moon and then a visit to St Andrews on the River with a tour of the church there. It was a great three days! I would like to thank all those who put this together and served us spiritually and physically. A special thanks to our servant pastor couple Ron & Eva Koleba, our tour bus driver Ken Hoeppner, to Rubans for the boat rides and to Anne Guenther for medical attention.
~ George Green