I am so blessed to be able to greet you in the precious Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. "O Lord, our Lord, How excellent is Your name in all the earth,..." Psalm 8:1 NKJV "I will praise You, O Lord, with my whole heart;" Psalm 9:1 NKJV
In a recent visit to the doctor, I received a very good report and am now able to resume many normal activities like driving my vehicle. In January Pastor Gary Bitely and his wife Zeny visited with us from Fredericton, New Brunswick, as seen in photo above. We all went into Regina Correctional Centre which was my first time back into prison since the heart surgery. I praise God for His grace and mercy in helping Carole and I at this difficult time. Carole has been a great blessing to me! I give thanks also to you for your prayers, encouragement and financial support. You are a blessing!
Prison Ministry - Here are excerpts from a letter written by Chaplain Sandra Reid in 2006 and sent to Frank Leier who was the head of Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship at that time, "Allan and Carole O'Soup have been ministering at the Regina Provincial Correctional Centre chapel services the first Sunday of every month. There commitment has been important to this correctional centre as 89% of the inmate population is First Nations men. On July 29, 2006, the Chapel Band was given a pass to attend to the Joyce Meyer Prison Ministry sponsored by Allan & Carole O'Soup at their church on the Key First Nation Reserve. This was significant in that it was the first time that an inmate band was allowed to participate in such an event ...... Allan and Carole bring hope to these men through the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the men relate to the way in which they present the scriptures and testify to the power of the Gospel....."
Since 2006 and years prior to 2006 Carole and I have travelled to and consistently and continually ministered at Regina Correctional Centre. We have prayed with and witnessed commitments to Christ of hundreds of men and we believe they are destined for eternity. What rejoicing there will be when we all meet together with Jesus!
Our Christmas Concert was awesome! Almond Tree Church and the Key First Nation community celebrated the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ with great joy and thanksgiving in our hearts for what God has done!
I am so thankful to God for the many hands that helped bring Christmas to our community while I was restricted to rest and recover. The photos below show our dedicated Christmas Outreach "servants of the Lord" preparing and delivering food boxes and gifts to the Key First Nation.
We thank God for the loving spirit filled presenters, who so willingly came to teach, preach, prophesy, and move in healing & deliverance at Almond Tree Ministries Church, Bible School and Academy in January & February. Ron Hamilton from Edmonton, AB, in photo on right, teaching a bible school class. We were also blessed to have: Ken Stoddard from Stoughton, SK, Gary Bitely from Fredericton, NB, and John Huizing of Red Deer, AB.
Recently some of our bible school students visited Tommy Stronquill's Church in Yorkton,SK., doing practicum work presenting testimony, under the supervision of Ron Hamilton. Tasha O'Soup, in photo on the right, is giving her testimony. We thank God for all of our students who work very hard. What a blessing!
Please feel free to give us a call or drop us an email if you would also like to share in having a visit from our students.
Sweetheart Banquet theme for 2016: Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her. Ephesians 5:25 NKJV
This year on February 11th Frank and Vivian Keshane were our special speakers for the Sweetheart Banquet. Couples, singles and friends were invited to come and be blessed by this dear couple from Yorkton, SK.
Our prayers are for strong loving relationships with forgiving hearts so we all might become "power house" vessels for Jesus. (Photos below)
Recently Carole and I ministered in Fredericton, NB. What a blessing to be with our friends at St. Mary's Christian Outreach again!
We are still trying to get caught up with our finances.
Donations made to Almond Tree Ministries Inc. are tax deductible.
Almond Tree Ministries Inc.
PO Box 626
Canora, Saskatchewan S0A 0L0.
Carole and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your love and kindness. When you give financially to Almond Tree Ministries it is as if you have joined your hands with God and Carole & I have joined our hands with God, then we are all part of what God is doing through the Bible School, the Church, the Academy and Prison Ministry. Lives are being touched and changed forever & to God be the Glory!
Please join us in prayer for:
genuine loving & forgiving hearts for those inside and outside of prison
our K-12 and bible school students that they may know the width & depth of God's love for them
all of our family members that they may know & follow Jesus; their Lord and Savior
for strength & courage for Carole & I that whatever God commands us to do we will do and wherever He sends us we will go
The eternal God is our refuge and underneath is His everlasting arms.
Love in Christ our Lord, Allan & Carole O’Soup Founders & Directors of Almond Tree Ministries Inc.