I’m a Canadian currently living in Toronto. My life is based around the teachings of Jesus and living to be obedient to the leading of the Holy Spirit in my life. Wendy and I have been married for more than 40 years and we have a wonderful family. If I had a million dollars, and I don’t I would take my whole family on a wonderful vacation and pay the whole shot – happily! I’ve given 38 years to The Salvation Army and enjoyed (almost) every moment of it. Wendy and I have lived in Toronto, Mississauga, Listowel, Hamilton and Ottawa in Ontario. We’ve also lived in Calgary and Edmonton Alberta.

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  1. Sue (Davis) Mayhew says:

    Hi Fred,
    Do you remember Jerry Youderian who worked on the grounds crew at Keswick? His sister, Beth, was a waitress at the conference. Today I received an email from a local friend (in Virginia) who spent most of her life in Ecuador. Until their retirement her parents worked with the mission in Ecuador where Beth and Jerry’s father was killed, along with four other missionaries, by the Auca Indians. One of those Auca tribesmen, who was featured in the movie “The End of the Spear” passed away yesterday in this eighties or early nineties. His exact age is unknown. That brought back memories of Keswick, Dr. Clarence Jones (founder of HCJB shortwave radio in Quito, Ecuador) and Keswick conference chairman for a couple of my years working there. It was Dr. Jones who brought Jerry and Beth to Keswick to work there for two or three summers.

    My friend’s 90-year-old mother is a retired missionary, still working on curriculum for the mission in Ecuador, and living in Texas with family. She is a dear saint and takes every opportunity to introduce people to Jesus.

    The Keswick-Ecuador connection is largely tied to Dr. Jones but the central event occurred in the late Fifties in Ecuador. It’s interesting how the two locations and certain people intersect. A family in my hometown of Exeter, ON were also missionaries in Ecuador and, while home on furlough, the wife nursed my dad during his final years with Alzheimer’s Disease. She also led him back to the Lord before he died. She, too, was at the same mission as my local friend in VA. Some would say it’s a small world, but it’s our Father’s world and nothing is coincidental. 🙂 I hope this note finds you well and I appreciate your efforts to maintain the spark that is Keswick. It certainly had an impact on many lives. When I went to McMaster in Hamilton, there were two Keswick friends in my dorm on campus to ease the transition from high school to freshman year and a few years ago I became re-aquainted with my old Keswick room mate, Karen Sawkins. Small world indeed. :-))

    1. fredh20s says:

      How nice of you to leave such a detailed note. I do remember Jerry and Beth – they had significant impact on many lives. Thank you for leaving a comment. Keswick lives on in our memories but the mission lives on in our lives.

  2. Don Lewis says:

    I am a historian working on the life of a Canadian evangelist, Bob Munro, who was a frequent speaker at Ontario Keswick in the 1940s. I was wondering if you know whether there are any formal archives of Ontario Keswick? It would be great to know if there are.

    Don Lewis, Professor of Church History, Regent College, Vancouver

    1. fredh20s says:

      I am sorry I do not have any information on that. I hope you are successful.

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