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Spring Clyde Iron Event, Saturday April 23, 2016

-Recap for Northland Men-

We had more than 70 guys show up at Clyde Iron on April 23, 2016, for a great time with Bob Shene as the keynote speaker.

Thanks to the guys that were able to make it to the event!!! We had very good response to the messages and the group overwhelmingly would like to see these events held at least two times a year. I encourage you to attend them whenever you can and let your friends and fellow church men know of the events when you find out about them. Anyone who wants to be on the NLSI contact list can email me at sharpeningiron@gmail.com and request to be included. Event emails will be sent BCC.

We ended up with about $150 after the NLSI event expenses that we were able to give to the Salvation Army. Gordy Mesdahl was happy to put this money to good use for the noon lunch ministry.

And if you want to post information inviting men to your Men's Small Group or Men's Event on the Northland Sharpening Iron Website, send it to me at sharpeningiron@gmail.com . You can see this new page by clicking on http://www.northlandsharpeningiron.org/home/northland-mens-ministry-groups


Blessings, Ted

Recap of the 2016 Spring Northland Sharpening Iron Event on April 23, 21016.

The Event was held on the Mezzanine of the Clyde Iron Restaurant in Duluth.

We were welcomed by Pastor Josh LaVack from the Engage Church, a new church body that holds their Sunday Morning Services at that location in Clyde Iron. The Engage Church went from 0 to 100 in a year. Sounds like the ultimate dragster!!! Fantastic!!! Read more about it at http://engagechurchduluth.com/ .

Bob Shene, Duluth Police Sergeant, gave a challenging and amazing two part series Calling All Warriors” and Experiencing God’s Power as Men!” at Clyde Iron in Duluth on April 23rd, 2016. It was very well received. See more about Bob and his message below.

In addition, Eric Hofstad gave us information on his and his wife Lynn's new ministry for outdoor and north woods spiritual training as part of the Tentmaker ministry at Wilderness North, north of Two Harbors. Contact him at his email address erichofstad@yahoo.com, or call him at 218-390-8518, for more information.

Wilderness North - a great place for your next retreat!

Wilderness North is situated in the Superior National Forest of Northern Minnesota, 50 miles northeast of Duluth near Brimson, Minnesota. (1,500 acres of forest and trails and a 100 acre lake.)

Hundreds of visitors and student campers have experienced the beauty, quiet, and recreational opportunities here as well as the feeling that Wilderness North is 'holy ground."

This is a place to find spiritual and physical rest -- as well as outdoor adventures. You can swim, boat, or fish in private Lake Murphy, walk trails, play volleyball, pick raspberries, watch wildlife, or take a hot sauna. In the winter, cross-country skis, snowshoes, and ice skates are available.

Our Wilderness North facilities consists of a main log lodge with a loft library, meeting room and dining area; a shower/sauna house, the Olson & Sonstegard suites in the Evergreen Lodge (mentor lodge), eighteen individual log cabins, and a waterfront area.

Our facilities can be rented for your own group retreat, family retreat, or personal solitude retreat!

Pastor Mike Hardesty from Gethsemane Covenant Church gave an announcement and description of the Adopt a Cop program from Aglow International to pray for a specific policeman or policewoman for their safety and effectiveness.

You can contact Pastor Mike at chaptermike@gmail.com or call him at 218-213-5659 for more information.

Sheri Mesdahl from Gethsemane Covenant is organizing this effort.

You can contact Sheri at 218-729-5324 or email her at srmese@yahoo.com. Mike or Sheri will have a short form for you to fill out that shows how your can help in this vital effort for out communities.



-INFO About Bob's Message Series-

I understand that Bob is often available to present this message series to other groups, large or small.

The title of Bob's part One presentation is Calling All Warriors”. Part Two is entitled Experiencing God’s Power as Men!”. Bob believes that God has called men to be warriors. He feels it is very important for men to realize what this means, and how we can begin to walk this path as believers. Bob currently attends the Journey Christian Church in Cloquet and has shared with me his vision of ministry to men.

The message will include a power point presentation. We will have a time of questions and prayer afterward.

Bob has been a Christian since 1992 and has done numerous presentations on church security to various congregations and for several evangelism conferences.

Professional Bio

Sergeant Robert Shene is an 18 year veteran of the Duluth Police Department. He has served in numerous capacities including Patrol, Homicide Investigations, Sexual Assault Investigations, Predatory Offenders, and Crimes against Children. He is currently assigned as the Use of Force Coordinator for the department and an Assistant Commander for the Tactical Response Team. He is a Use of Force Instructor, and has been trained in PPCT Defensive Tactics, L.O.C.K.U.P. Combat and Arrest Tactics, Active Shooter Response, and Firearms. He is a certified Force Science Analyst from the Force Science Institute at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Prior to his career in law enforcement, Sergeant Shene was an officer in the United States Coast Guard. His duties including International Law Enforcement in the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea, Drug Interdiction in Florida with DEA and Customs, and Security Zone enforcement for Space Shuttle Launches.

Original Invitation

Bob Shene, Duluth Police Sergeant, will be giving a two part series “Calling All Warriors” and “Experiencing God’s Power as Men!” at Clyde Iron in Duluth on April 23rd, 2016.

The Northland Sharpening Iron 2016 Spring Event at Clyde Iron will be held Saturday morning from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon on April 23, 2016. The event will include Bob's messages, morning coffee and a treat, and a pizza lunch after the message; as we have usually done in the past. The suggested donation for all of this will be $15.00 per person. Clyde Iron Restaurant needs to have a fairly accurate count of anticipated attendees so I am asking you to contact me as soon as possible with the number of guys that will be coming with you to the NLSI 2016 Spring Event. However let me know as soon as you decide to attend. (If you are able to attend the event but not the pizza lunch, we need some financial help to provide coffee, the treat and the room rental, maybe $5 or $6). Contribute at the door. To pre-register, you can call me at 218-269-7809 or email me at sharpeningiron@gmail.com to let me know how many from your group are planning on coming.

Registration will start at 8:00 AM the morning of the event. Coffee will be on. We will eat after Bob is done with his presentation.

Invite a few friends, and get it in your church bulletin too !! If you are on Facebook, feel free to show it there also.

Hope to see you at Clyde Iron !!

In Christ, Ted

-INFO About the Message Series-The title of Bob's part One presentation is “Calling All Warriors”. Part Two is entitled “Experiencing God’s Power as Men!”. Bob believes that God has called men to be warriors. He feels it is very important for men to realize what this means, and how we can begin to walk this path as believers. Bob currently attends the Journey Christian Church in Cloquet and has shared with me his vision of ministry to men.

The message will include a power point presentation. We will have a time of questions and prayer afterward.

Bob has been a Christian since 1992 and has done numerous presentations on church security to various congregations and for several evangelism conferences.

Professional Bio

Sergeant Robert Shene is an 18 year veteran of the Duluth Police Department. He has served in numerous capacities including Patrol, Homicide Investigations, Sexual Assault Investigations, Predatory Offenders, and Crimes against Children. He is currently assigned as the Use of Force Coordinator for the department and an Assistant Commander for the Tactical Response Team. He is a Use of Force Instructor, and has been trained in PPCT Defensive Tactics, L.O.C.K.U.P. Combat and Arrest Tactics, Active Shooter Response, and Firearms. He is a certified Force Science Analyst from the Force Science Institute at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Prior to his career in law enforcement, Sergeant Shene was an officer in the United States Coast Guard. His duties including International Law Enforcement in the Gulf of Alaska and Bering Sea, Drug Interdiction in Florida with DEA and Customs, and Security Zone enforcement for Space Shuttle Launches.




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