Greetings from David Philpps at Refresh FM!
A few kilometres south of Boston Bar, BC is Hell’s Gate, the narrowest point in the Fraser canyon. That’s a significant name because the Gates of Hell won’t prevail against the Church. This corridor is vital to Canada, and I believe the Lord has put us in a very strategic location for such a time as this.
We’ve been praying for the Indigenous communities along the Fraser canyon from Lytton to Hope. Two of them are within Refresh listening range, Boothroyd and Anderson. There needs to be real healing and a work of the Holy Spirit in people’s lives. No one is even allowed on the reserves right now because of Covid. We’re praying the Lord will raise up people that have a real vision to take hold of the potential of what this radio station could be here: local board members and Indigenous leaders themselves, that will reach their own people, that we can help support in prayer and encouragement.
This last year has been quite a year, but we’ve been so thankful. Lytton is known as a hot spot for Canada, therefore with all the traffic going through the canyon along with lightning strikes, it’s very prone to fires. Even with the rockslides, the number of lives lost, as bad as it is for the few who died, it could have been even more catastrophic, so God’s really been covering this situation and looking after people.
Here in Keefer’s Place, we’ve got food, generators, and gasoline if power and cell service go out. A few bridges washed out between us and Boston Bar, but some of the local loggers went ahead and made their own roads. Without that, Boston Bar would still be cut off until the spring. Really, in many ways the Lord provides.