Monthly Archives: September 2010

The big news of today:

The floor is going in!

   Excitement mounts as we near the completion of the upstairs.  Putting down hardwood flooring on concrete isn’t easy, but progress is being made.  Since the boards cannot be nailed, we are glueing it with a special glue that requires working very quickly.  It is also VERY sticky!

Glueing Putting on the boards Cleaning up

   First we spread on the glue with a specially designed trowel.  Then the boards are put down and hammered snuggly together.  The boys are doing a great job!  Finally, the cleanup needs to be done.  Evelyn has been employed almost full time just wiping up spots of glue that have landed on the varnished surface of the boards.

Looking nice!

The floor is certainly starting to look nice!

   In all the busyness of construction, we do not, however, want to loose sight of why we are working – for the glory and honour of Christ.  “We have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will: that we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.”  Ephesians 1:11-12 (emphasis added)

Ministry updates

Well, this post is coming out a little later than I initially expected.  A work experience opportunity came up and I had to leave rather suddenly.  But here I am back…

I think it would be appropriate to begin our updates with ministry opportunities we have had over the past month.Embarassed  I am probably forgetting some, but I will tell about the three that I remember.

On the 15th of August, we had our monthly day of edification and encouragement for the residents of Grace Christian Home.  I am sure I have probably said this before, but I will repeat, if you have never been involved in some sort of a ministry toward the elderly (the “widows and orphans”), you do not know the blessings you are missing out on.

Well, this week our theme was “a mirror”.  In several ways, the Word of God is like a mirror.  First, it is designed to show forth our faults.  That means our faults, not others’ faults.  I know people do use the Bible to bash each other over the head, but such is not the intent.  However, just like a mirror, even when we use it correctly, it will do us no good to notice what we have wrong in our lives if we go away unchanged.  We must be doers of the Word, and not just hearers.

A mirror does no good unless you use it.

Another ministry opportunity some of us had was to help out at the home of a widowed friend.

"Come again soon"

Last Sunday afternoon, the nursing home at which we have been giving concerts the longest, Connaught Home, celebrated their 40th year.  Everyone was encouraged to dress in turn-of-the-century costumes, thus the bonnets.  We were honoured to be allowed to play for this occasion.  At the same time, we learned a lot about the history of this home.  I won’t go into much detail now, but I will mention that the lady whom you see cutting the cake was the first nurse for the home and as been actively involved ever since the first day.  We praise the Lord for people such as her who give their lives to serve the Lord.

Playing together The "old fashioned" audience Cutting the cake

“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.”  Colossians 3:23-24


Apologies must be made to all our readers, especially those who have been faithfully checking back week after week only to find that the Frazer family hasn’t been posting as often as they should have been.  Of course, excuses could be given, and indeed we have been busy, but still, this should come to an end.  I mean the long delays between the posts should come to and end, not the posts. Smile

A post is on its way, I will assure you, and should be appearing shortly. Laughing