Briercrest goes north

Posted: October 30, 2019
Madeline Gabor, Jasper Martens, Landon Miller, Jacob Adams, Brody Ramer, Lea-Anne Ramer, Terry Wolverton, Zach Bachmann

Last October, a group of Briercrest students visited the northern community of Ft. McPherson, NWT.  Along with joing the work of various local ministries, students were given unique opportunities to participate in local culture and learn from the history and stories of the community.

Team leader Terry Wolverton saw students developing relationships with mutual value and respect while in Ft. McPherson. “God is at work in the northern community, and our students are thrilled to be invited into His work.”

For Brody Ramer, a Briercrest Christian Academy student, returning to Ft. McPherson was an opportunity to continue building into valued relationships. He participated in the inaugural trip in May 2018 and felt blessed to return. “I love the people [of Ft. McPherson],” he said. “Furthering relationships—I felt like that was a cause worth pursuing.” 

Ramer sees the value of the trip in simple terms. “I struggle to say, ‘Oh yeah, this is my mission!’ You go up there, [and] the idea is: love people. People need to be loved."