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Portraits of Lillian by Henry Regehr 1,800 Words

Posted by Henry on  October 10, 2020
Archives As a photographer, I remember events and relationships in images of the mind. These stories, these reflections, are the still photos of a long-lasting and loving romance. I now share this album of images with you. February 1946: On starlit prairie winter evenings, riding Madge, thirteen- year-old Lillian lets her pony choose its way in the farm field. She lies back on the horse and gazes at the wide- open black sky, its shimmering

The Belgian Official by Henry Regehr

Posted by Henry on  October 10, 2020
Archives It was to be a national holiday celebration but the announcement about a Belgian official’s visit for the occasion came as a surprise to everyone in the large Nyankunde community. This is situated in a fertile plain and at the edge of the tropical Congolese jungle. In 1952, the large hospital compound was operated by a Canadian benevolent organization. The medical director, lovingly known to everyone as Doctor Bob, was a highly regarded physician.
Archives From infancy I was surrounded by my mother’s storytelling. During the dreary, dry depression years she translated her own rich reading into children’s language. We were often sitting on the floor around her while she retold melodramatic stories of the Napoleonic wars, or of families in poverty or of Bobbie who grew up in prewar rural Germany and accompanied his parents to the overwhelming  World’s Fair in Berlin. We shared Bobbie’s excitement and we

Revival Time by Henry  Regehr

Posted by Henry on  October 10, 2020
Archives Excitement was mounting around the prairie church and in the prairie community: old fashioned revival meetings were coming to town. The caravan of semi-trailers, with large painted signs emblazoned with crosses and the words “Tent Revivals” arrived at the large empty space on the fringes of the town.  Immediately after school we rushed to the site, watched as three huge wooden tent poles were anchored to the ground, cables were stretched and fastened, and
  1. Patrick Scott

    Henry your journey is so powerful and painful. But it is clear you love never fails. Thankyou for the many years of love you shared with me and my family. Our visit to your farm. Many meals at your home when I was A teenager. Your visit to Yellowkife. Every encounter with Lilian was always fun of grace and love. My your love for each other continue to carry you on this difficult journey

  2. Marlyce Swinnerton

    Thank you, Henry, for sharing your steps in this painful and blessed journey.

  3. Ralph Neal

    Henry thankyou, for sharing your story of a life time of love, we walk & are blessed with those that we are joined together as life partners. Even through it all, love never fails & thankfully His love sustains & gives the strength to care on.
    When the days are grey & the road heavy the Lord walks with us.

  4. Ernie

    Your story is amazing, powerful, compelling and poignant. So we’ll documented, so effective. Thank you. May our gracious and sympathetic Saviour pour into your memories and emotions the sweet balsam of His love and wisdom and all that fruit of the Spirit. We do not have a high priest who cannot identify with our suffering, but One who entered fully into our humanity, and then beyond! Hope! Grace to you both and peace. And thank you!

  5. Rita

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this. What a journey. Such a testament of love and commitment. Thank you so much for sharing this.

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