In this issue you’ll read more about “maple” and “guitars” than you were perhaps expecting in a missionary magazine. Of course you already know it’s about more than these. It’s about lives changed by Christ and, as you’ll notice in Richard Paul’s story, prayer had a significant role in him coming to faith.

Editor's Comment

I HAD HEARD part of Venus Cote’s life story before, but when I recently listened to her more detailed account on Arrowhead Radio, I knew that our Northern Lights readers would also gain from it.

As Venus tells about her deep concern and prayers for her family members who have not yet come to Christ, I thought that it would fit well in this our annual Prayer Directory issue. Venus shared, “I pray that someone will go to them” … just like missionaries Frank & Mary Braun were available to go and visit her grandmother.

There are many First Nations communities that need a new generation of missionaries, like Frank & Mary, to go and represent Christ. God is preparing hearts. Our prayer is for more workers to connect with those the Lord is drawing to Himself. Will you please pray with us for that?

Venus’s story also helps us understand people who are living with deep hurts. The Lord is doing His healing work as His Word is being planted … Venus never forgot those who witnessed to her, their concern, and their words.

— R.H. (editor)