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CUMMINGS, Forrest Floyd

CUMMINGS, Forrest Floyd

Forrest Floyd Cummings (Feb. 17, 1924 - Sept. 26, 2014) was born in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. He was the third of eight children. The family moved to Fargo, North Dakota where during his high school years Forrest took night classes in welding , machining , and tinsmithing trades that proved valuable and opened doors of opportunity and ministry over the decades to come. He was fascinated with radio and built himself a crystal radio. At night, he would listen to far away broadcasts of Western music and one Sunday evening came across the "Old Fashion Revival Hour." He began to look forward to hearing that weekly broadcast where the gospel was simply and powerfully presented and groups and soloists sang the songs of the faith with sincerity. Through God's tender working in a young man's heart listening over the airwaves, Forrest recognized his need and accepted the gift of salvation that was simply and clearly offered. During World War II, Forrest served in the army stationed in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska. Discharged in 1946 he felt drawn to missionary work in the North. The following years he spent time serving in various places and ministries including Prairie Bible Institute during some of their large construction projects. In 1959, he traveled to the remote village of Fort Franklin on Great Bear Lake. Building his own log cabin, he settled into village life as an associate with Northern Canada Evangelical Mission. While attending a language learning class hosted at Peace River Bible Institute, he met Minnie Bartsch who was serving in the campus kitchen. In 1963, they were married and returned to service in the North. While serving there, their two children Lynn and Gerald were born. In 1972, the family moved to Prairie Bible Institute where Forrest again served the school during some of its largest construction projects and continued to use his talents to serve not only those in ministry at the Bible school, but anyone who had a need he could meet. In Forrest's words: "I have been slow and disobedient at times, but my Lord has always been faithful to give real peace and contentment when I sought to live the life I know pleases Him."  Forrest lived life simply to serve God and others with the skills and energy God provided. He never wanted thanks or fanfare that would draw attention to himself, because he saw his actions as simple service to his Savior. Forrest is survived by his wife Minnie, two children Lynn (and Rich) Peachey and Gerald (and Terry) Cummings and three grandchildren, Kristin Rogers (Kyle), Karmen Stel (Spencer) and Liam Cummings as well as one remaining brother, Evan, and many nieces and nephews. Donations in memory of Forrest may be made to the Northern Canadian Evangelical Mission or to the Three Hills Health Initiative fundraiser for a portable X Ray machine.

 

AINSLIE, Helen Catherine

AINSLIE, Helen Catherine
Born Oct. 3, 1918, Edmonton - Long time Delburne area resident - recently St. Mary's Lodge in Trochu. Passed away in Three Hills Hospital September 26, 2014 - a few days short of her 96th birthday. She was predeceased by her husband Earl (Nov. 25, 20...

EBERHARDT, Frieda

EBERHARDT, Frieda
Frieda Eberhardt passed away peacefully at home in Lethbridge, Alberta at the age of 97. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 70 years Ray, daughter Joyce and son-in-law Don Enzie, son Cecil, Jane Jarvis, Corbin Renouf and by four brothers a...

BROST, Edna (Berreth)

November 19, 1920 - September 20, 2014 – Edna Brost (Berreth) of Airdrie, Alberta, formerly of Carbon, Alberta passed away peacefully on September 20, 2014 at the age of 93 years. Edna was born in Beiseker, Alberta. On August 1, 1940 she married...

NEWTON, Trevor Wynford

NEWTON, Trevor Wynford

Loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend passed away peacefully on September 20th, 2014 at St. Mary's health care center, in Trochu, Alberta. Trevor was born in Drumhel-ler, Alberta on October 14th, 1936 to Margret a...

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