Last month, we were delighted to connect with a few of you at our first virtual Coffee and CB (Cinnamon Bun) event!
The evening included conversations with Ken and Judy Guenter, Jean Barsness, and an open greeting time between all participants. As Judy put it, “the connections were so rich and the memories so real!”
Not wanting to miss a moment, Leslee (Moyse) Rupp (CHS ‘93) set an alarm for 2:45 am in order to be awake for the call. She was tuning in from Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, to see Ken Guenter, who taught her art at Caronport High School.
“Caronport/Briercrest is an incredibly special place… a sentiment expressed by so many last night. I was struck by how much connection I felt with complete strangers and how many memories and experiences we shared… without having shared them together.“
Despite having a full day of teaching the following day at The American School of Kinshasa, Leslee said, "The time together was more than worth waking up for. [The following morning] I had an opportunity to share with my principal about [the] conversation and became emotional describing to her how God used Caronport to open my eyes and heart to the path He had for me… including my time here.
"It was neat to hear how God uniquely used the many ministries of Briercrest (sports, music, academics, seminary studies, dorm life…) to prepare each one on the call last night. In my life, He used Missions Fest and people like Mr. Guenter and Mr. Appleby to plant tiny seeds, which have grown far beyond my wildest imaginations.”