"Christian Service Brigade is the men of the local church reaching out to the boys in their neighbourhood for Christ."

Friday, 11 December 2015

LEADING AT 80 - Fred Thurner

For years, Christian Service Brigade has assisted men in their ministry to boys.  It has been happening for more than 75 years. Well, 54 years ago a young man by the name of Fred Thurner came on the scene and began to have a huge influence on teenage boys in the Winnipeg area, as well as in the entire province of Manitoba. Fred was instrumental in organizing sporting events through Area Activities and Camporees.  It is now common for men to ask about Fred wherever Christian Service Brigade is being displayed.  The impact that Fred has had in the lives of boys is astounding. He is still serving as a Lieutenant in the Calvary Temple Battalion.

Recently, CSB Unit 590, held a birthday celebration in his honour as he turned 80 years of age. Fred has been a leader in that unit for the past 54 years and has served with distinction, never missing a year. Join with us in praying for God’s Blessing on his life, as he continues to impact the lives of many more boys, and serves as an example of a man dedicated to his Saviour’s Calling.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Fred

    I was one of your boys in CSB through out Jr-Sr high school years at Calvary Temple.
    The LORD put it on my heart to track you down today (through Google-lol), to thank you!

    Thank you Fred!
    Thank you for your dedication and time that you that you put into us as young boys.
    Thank you for your Energy and excitement that you had in doing your calling.

    You will have a huge crown! And most likely you’ll need a pick up truck to carry it around.

    Thank you for showing us what a servant for the LORD looks like on this earth. After so many years have past your service has not been forgotten but cherished.

    Only the Lord will be able to show you the Hugh impact you made on this earth. I can only tell you the Hugh impact you made in my life.

    So thank you Fred! Thank you for being a faithful, and loving servant for Christ.


    Brent Marchenski