He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes.
Tim and Jill Kieffer
Tim and Jill have been happily married for over forty years and have lived in Bracebridge since 1990. They both enjoy living in Muskoka surrounded by all the natural beauty and splendour that God has provided. Their daughter Annie and her husband Chris have blessed Jill and Tim with two grandchildren, Lily and Alex.
When I was in grade school I had a teacher who also taught me at Sunday school for several years. She was instrumental in pointing me to Christ. At fourteen I trusted Jesus as my Savior, and though I attended church through secondary school I wasn’t walking with the Lord. My father died when I was eighteen followed by my mother three years later. At that point I was angry with God and turned my back on Him. It wasn’t until I became a mother that I felt Him drawing me back. In 1996 my husband, daughter and I started attending a Bible believing church for the first time. It was such a revelation, very different from any church I ‘d previously attended and I loved being under the teaching of the Word. At that time I was baptized and re-committed my life to Christ .
Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. (Philippians 1:6).
I grew up in the suburbs of Toronto in a home where no one ever went to church. It wasn't until after turning thirty-seven that I started going to a church with Jill and Annie. It was at this time that my eyes were opened to the truth about God being our Creator when I read the book of Genesis for the first time in my life. At forty years old after my mother died I acknowledged my sinful condition before God and trusted Jesus Christ as my Saviour. Jill and I were baptized not long after when we started attending a Bible believing church. In 2008 I attended Bible college in Florida to prepare me to proclaim God's Word to others. I am so thankful for all God has done for me over the years and hope to continue serving Him in whatever way I can.
Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: (Hebrews 12:28)