Hawreschuk family concert to benefit memorial fund and Creston Christian centre

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(Clockwise from top left) Nancy

(Clockwise from top left) Nancy

The Hawreschuk family would like to invite everyone to come to An Evening of Praise, a benefit concert for the John Ryckman Memorial Fund and the Christian Development Centre, at the Snoring Sasquatch on June 23.

The Hawreschuks came to Creston in 2003 and have worked in and around the community since that time. This family group includes dad and mom Rick and Nancy and kids Joel, Taylor and Rikki. They are a musically inclined bunch that has performed individually at various functions and venues throughout the Creston Valley over the years, and recently as a group, mostly noted for their musical participation within the Christian community. They would like to take this opportunity to share their talents while helping others.

The John Ryckman Memorial Fund was established this spring by his immediate family members shortly after Ryckman’s sudden passing. It exists to financially support and encourage, at the family’s discretion, those with a heart for missions who are willing to go and share the love of God and the life-changing message of Jesus Christ with others worldwide.

Ryckman had a heart for people and, within the year prior to his passing, had a growing urgency to be able to do something to reach those in need beyond his immediate circle of influence. Recognizing his own inability to go due to physical limitations, he was burdened with a desire to help those who could. This desire was the seed that grew into the establishment of the John Ryck-man Memo-rial Fund. Donations to the fund can be made at any time through Creston Baptist Church, and will be receipted accordingly.

The Christian Development Centre opened at the corner of 16th Avenue and Canyon Street (across from 7-Eleven) in the spring of 2011. It started from the vision of a long time resident family who has a deep desire to serve their community. Richard and Cheryl Rosenberger have dedicated their lives to serving Christ and feel a strong need in our community to provide an open door for anyone and everyone to feel welcome.

By design, the development centre has numerous opportunities for all walks of life, young and those once young can chose from several ongoing group programs and individual sessions as well as a small library and soon to be completed coffee shop. The Christian Development Centre is a non-profit, non-funded project operated by volunteers and donations.

The core group of the Center is described as “a motley crew of down to earth, heavenly bound” people who want to be busy at the Lord’s work. Richard works diligently at the centre with continuing upgrades and is almost always available for a chance to meet new faces and to visit with established acquaintances. Come in and see what God has in store.

Doors to the June 23 concert open at 6:30 p.m., with the show running from 7-9. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students, available at Kingfisher Used Books and Black Bear Books, and $12 for adults and $10 for students at the door.