By Ingrid Koss
Waldheim M.B. Church, Waldheim, Saskatchewan
Terry Liske, Square One’s Regional Liaison for Saskatchewan, shared about Square One during the morning service at Waldheim M.B. Church on Sunday, March 19. After the service, many people approached Terry with questions and comments. Some wanted to know more about the ministry in general. Young families were interested in our kids podcast, Tales from Cottonwood Trails. Others wanted to know more about the history of the ministry and planned to come to the screening of Back to Square One later that evening. One supporter commented, “Thank you for being a ministry that goes into areas of the world that are difficult for many of us to enter.”
Later that evening, Terry hosted a screening of Back to Square One, the documentary that celebrates 75 years of media ministry at Square One. About 30 people attended the screening in Waldheim, the first in-person event held outside of Manitoba. The audience appreciated hearing about the history of the ministry and learning more about current projects. Two young girls watched the documentary with great interest. One of them was so moved that she sent in a small donation with a short letter:
“I saw a documentary on you guys at my church. I think what you are doing is really cool. I am only 12. Sorry that I can not give you more money.”
Saskatchewan Mennonite Brethren Assembly, Regina, Saskatchewan
The following weekend, March 24 and 25, Terry was at the Saskatchewan M.B. Assembly at Parliament Community Church in Regina where he was given a time slot to share about Square One. Between his formal presentation and visiting one on one with the attendees who stopped by the Square One display booth, Terry interacted with many of the 125-150 people who attended the conference.
“Many at the conference were unaware of the ministry and were intrigued to know more,” he says. Some of the people who came to the table wanted to know more about our children’s programs, Ella’s Backyard Vlog (Russian) and Tales from Cottonwood Trails (English). Others were interested in the documentary and wanted to know where they could watch it. And yet another supporter had questions about our HIStory Endowment Project.
After it was all over, Terry described his time at the conference as “busy, but good!”
Regional Liaison Opportunities
Terry Liske is the first of a group of regional liaisons we hope to have in place: people who live in the region, are excited about the ministry of Square One, and enjoy telling others about ways to engage with the world through the media ministry of Square One. To arrange a meeting or event with Terry in Saskatchewan, please email him at email@example.com.
If you live in Alberta, British Columbia or Ontario and would like more information about becoming one of our regional liaisons, please contact Emily Wiebe at firstname.lastname@example.org.