Merry Christmas and a _______ New Year!
Merry Christmas and a _______ New Year! First and foremost I want to take this moment to wish you a Merry Christmas from the bottom of my heart! I am grateful for the relationship we have because of Jesus. I imagine you are wondering why I put: “________ New Year!” in the subject line? The reason[…]
Destination Disease or Destination Success
Destination Disease or Destination Success Over the course of several days and over 4,000 miles (7,000+ km), I had arrived at my destination, Punta Gorda, Belize. Finally my journey’s end from Abbotsford, British Columbia! It was relieving and exhilarating! Now, I have to admit that, I did miss a lot of sites and tourist attractions[…]
Being Stretched? These last few years have been some of the most stretching of my life 🙂 Older than I have ever been….yet being compelled to stretch further! “Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes.” Isaiah 54:2 So often in church[…]
Scrap Cars Not Kids Benefit Concert and Desert Night TONIGHT – Sat April 30
Scrap Cars Not Kids Benefit Concert and Desert Night TONIGHT – Sat April 30 I apologize for the late notice of this amazing event tonight….but if you can make it….look forward to seeing you there!
27 Dresses by Kristen Olynick
Tribute to my 27th Wedding Anniversary Today! I wore my first and only wedding dress 27 years ago today! What a brilliant day that was! As I walked down the aisle in my 80′s style ‘Princess Diana’ dress including an extra long train, of course, I watched as my husband to be, Brian, was being[…]
It Is About You!
We have all probably been ‘put in our place’ by some who will state, “It’s not about you, it’s about God.” Seriously! God thought of us and created us even before He made the world (Ephesians 1:4). Each of us with a unique design, DNA, along with unparalleled compelling desires in us. It really is about you[…]
Our Gift & Our Legacy
Here we are, into the second half of 2013, showcased with the birthdays of Canada and the USA! Each country unique and distinct, while being bordering neighbours covering a huge land mass on our precious planet. I love and celebrate these two countries so much. In the midst of global volatility and uncertainty, combined with[…]
Doing What We Love….Making A Difference
About a year and a half ago, a few of us started an automobile donation and recycling charity called Snot Kids. My wife and I were working with a student ministry where we got a first hand look at child trafficking (exploitation) within our own community. It was a small glimpse into a huge issue that[…]
nO StRAighT LiNEs
Where no oxen are, the trough is clean; But much increase comes by the strength of an ox. Proverbs 14:4 Of course ‘straight lines’ are very important in the right context and settings. Yet, for years, there appears to have been an obsession with order, structure, compartmentalizing, etc. As Proverbs 14:4 suggests that everything can be nice, clean[…]
For some reason just the sight of the word ‘humanity’ had a negative vibe for me. It was not till recently when I began thinking it through in a Biblical way that it all changed. First off, I take complete responsibility for believing what I did and even preaching the wrong gospel … that’s painful and[…]
East Gate Ministries was birthed in the Spring of '04. But before that the Lord had already begun to speak of its destiny, prophesying about who this company of people would be and all that He was promising. Confirmations came in the form of dreams, visions, words of knowledge, and prophetic words. As well as the treasured still, small voice of the Father. In fact, it was in a passionate time of worship at a conference in Seattle, that Kristen received the name 'East Gate' and the mandate of Ezekiel 47.
And now, years later, the Lord continues to confirm the calling and promise of Ezekiel 47 for East Gate. The promise is that the River of Living of Water, flowing from the temple of the Lord, will pass through the East Gate, flowing out from there into the streets, cities, and nations of the world. And as it flows from the gate, it's width and depth increase continually until it is a river so powerful that it cannot be waded or trekked, except that you release all control and allow it's currents to sweep you away in a live-giving experience of sheer joy and exhilaration!
As it translates to our ministry, we believe that the Lord has called us (as He's called each person) to be conduits of His Glory.......