Chosen for Greatness — How adoption changes the world

Looking for a retreat for Adoptive & Foster Families?

Pull back from your busy routines and enjoy worship, solid bible teaching and connect with other families.  Bring the whole family and join us in beautiful Muskoka for a weekend full of memory making.

Family Fusion Chosen 2021


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Bible Teacher:
Paul Carter

Will Walker

Paul Carter has been in pastoral ministry since 1994, serving in both Fellowship and Canadian Baptist churches in Oakville, Mississauga and Orillia. He is an author, speaker and co-founder of the Covenant Life Renewal Society and sits on the Ontario Counsel for The Gospel Coalition. Paul presently serves as Lead Pastor of First Baptist Church, Orillia.  For 9 years, the Carter family were involved with Foster Care welcoming 16 different children into their home.  In 2004 a baby girl came into their lives and after 2 years the devastating news came that their precious little baby girl was going to be put up for adoption.  The Carters' were told they would not likely be candidates as she was of a different racial background. However, the court ruled in their favour because of the length of time she had been in their care.  They believe that the Lord puts people where he wants them and that their family looks exactly the way it is supposed to.  While adoption has not been without its challenges, it has been one of the greatest blessings of their lives – thanks be to God!

Will & Melanie have been married since 2004 and reside in Kingston, Ontario with their two children Sadie-Jo and Isaac. Will served on staff in both youth and worship pastor roles for 10 years at Willow Creek Church before partnering full-time with Compassion Canada as an ambassador artist and speaker advocating on behalf of children in poverty.  They homeschool their children and when not on nature studies, road trips or travelling to other countries on short-term missions, they continue to remain involved in their local church.

Registration begins Friday at 5pm. First session begins at 7:00pm.

Saturday night enjoy s'mores at our outdoor fireplace. Sunday evening, enjoy a family movie. Outdoor winter Family Photo.

Activities at MBC  —  Tubing Hill, Giant Family Games, Snow shoeing, Roaring Fires

Family Packages from $814 — Based on 2 adults, 1 child (0-6 yrs) and 1 child (7-15 yrs). Friday evening to Monday morning.  (includes 3 nights in our Resort, 7 meals, snacks and program fees)

All prices are plus HST

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