Alumni Mosaic

Mosaic Stories

November 24, 2009

Regent lads of 1975

by Jim Alimena

Rick Marzolf (MCS 85) sent us down memory lane with this email and image featuring a fetching group of Regent lads: August 31, 2009 Hi Sharon,Just ran across this old photo. I recognize three of the five. Will Soll, Jim Alimena, somebody?, somebody?, Craig Gallaway. Ha! Maybe you can get the rest. They are probably fa... Read more

September 17, 2009

Desert Deployment

by Jeff Benson

This article first appeared in print in the Regent Alumni World newsletter November 2004, Vol. 16, No. 2."Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me." Psalm 23:4As the sun rises over the barren desert horizon of Wester Iraq, 65 U.S. Marines standing in straight orderly ranks bow their heads in prayer with me. They are from many different states and many different religious backgrounds. They range in age from 19 to mid-40s, but we all share one common factor: In a few minutes we will be in danger. These are the Marines of Combat Service Support Battalion 7 (CSSB7) and our mission today is to take more than 20 vehicles loaded with suppl... Read more

July 20, 2009

Waiting, waiting

by Arnet Hales

A friend of mine once told me that it was the lot of the people of God to wait, and while terribly comforting at that time it did seem to be right on the penny. The truth of Scripture is that Noah waited for the flood waters to subside, Abraham waited for an heir, Jacob waited for Rachel, Joseph waited in prison, the Israleits waited in the desert, and then for a king. They waited in exile and they, like all of us, have waited for the Messiah. My friend was right, "The lot of the people of God is to wait." It seems that I have spent much of my own life waiting, and after the graduation things did not seem to change. I graduated in the spring of 1990, and went searching for that thing that a master's degree had prepared me for. I tried my... Read more

May 1, 2009

Pastor to Police Officer

by Derek Geerlof

Tonight is a welcome relief from the boredom of last night. We have attended a vehicle collision, a domestic assault, a bar fight, a property damage complaint, and a break-in at a warehouse. Last night it seemed that we drove in circles for uninterrupted hours. My partner, with whom I will spend about fifty hours this week in the confines of a car, and I meet up with a few other members for a quick dinner before heading back on the road to finish our ten hour shift. By four in the morning the radio is silent again and the final hours pass slowly.After ten years of pastoring in the Vancouver area, I readily admit that joining the Calgary Police Service as an officer was not a part of my life plan. The phrase “the laying on of hands” has c... Read more

May 1, 2009

Creation Care in the Caribbean

by Joy Rudder

Charlie and I left Vancouver in the summer 2000 and headed by car east across the trans-Canada highway. Many miles and adventures later we picked fruit in the beautiful Annapolis Valley beside the glittering changeable Bay of Fundy. One host was an eccentric ex-missionary who asked that instead of rent we prepare him lam... Read more