Mark Benson's Testimony
If there is one thing that I have learned, and still am learning, it
is that it was the Lord Who chose me and not I Him. All is accomplished
by His righteousness and not ours. This is a realization a long time
in coming for someone who thought he lived by his own effort and achievement.
I cannot say when I started to believe in God. As long as I can remember,
I have always had a certainty and reassurance that God existed, was accessible,
and was protecting me. Having said that, I have had much to learn about
Who He is, what He requires of me, the deliverance I have needed from
Him, and what it means to submit to Him and truly believe in Him. This
is that story.
I was experiencing the difference between reality and religion.
My mother became involved with Christian churches in her search for
Truth shortly after I was born. This undoubtedly had a large impact on
me but I constantly experienced what seemed to be a contradiction within
myself. While I could not deny the existence of the Lord and felt a compulsion
from within to become closer to Him and to do what was right before God,
I always found the church and church activities to be very uncomfortable
and repulsive. Upon arriving at church, there were times when I hung
on to the frame of the open car door, resisting going inside, while my
mother pulled against me. Maybe part of that was what any child experiences
in general dislike for having to wear nice clothes and sit still in a
boring church service, but I think it went deeper than that. Somehow
I did not feel settled. I also have memories of when I was five years
old, listening to an evening radio gospel show with my mother and afterwards
praying with her, but with mixed feelings. I was hungry for something
there, yet unsettled. Through the progressive process of many such experiences,
I can finally now identify that, even as a child, I was experiencing
the difference between reality and religion. Such reality is evidenced
by a settling peace that only the Lord can give when something is of
I lived a fairly comfortable life until about the age of 11. Our family
life was fairly stable; while not rich, we were financially secure, living
on a nice acreage in the country. Apart from school, I was very involved
in playing hockey, traveling most weekends for tournaments and trips,
fishing with my father, or doing chores on the small market garden and
that my parents ran as a side business. I had times when I felt empty
or wanted something more but was soon distracted by my many activities,
not knowing any differently. Then the earthquake struck. Mom and
Dad’s marriage started to fall apart, and Dad eventually moved
out in the middle of the night, leaving only a note to greet me in the
morning, informing me of his decision. God was shaking up my world.
I felt a compulsion to give
priority to spiritual matters.
During the turmoil of the divorce, Mom was in despair and, at the suggestion
of her primary confidant, my aunt, ended up contacting a family outcast
who preached a strange form of gospel that nobody seemed to want to hear.
This person was her nephew, Victor, and his wife, Marilyn. Though relatives,
the only time I had ever met them was when I was too young to remember.
After a certain period of contact and correspondence, my mother, my brother
Trevor and I went one Christmas to my aunt’s place to meet Victor
and Marilyn, who were visiting.
Initially, I did not know what to make of Victor and Marilyn. Having
an aversion to religion, I was cautious at first and was occupied with
one of my normal diversions, playing pond hockey with my cousin Gary.
At one point in the visit, however, Mom told Trevor and me that we should
come upstairs and participate in the conversation; Victor was speaking
about the Lord. Gary was openly not interested, and while his influence
was strong and I was more interested in going out for yet another game
of hockey on the pond, I felt a compulsion to give priority to spiritual
This typifies my whole walk with God. I have always been ready to get
caught up in the things of the world or to do my own thing, but the Lord
has put an irresistible conviction inside of me to seek Him and to know
what is right before Him, very much against my will. I ended up participating
in the conversation, which I found edifying beyond my expectations.
We then started a long period of contact and meetings with Victor and
Marilyn, and they were not always easy. My mother had always been strict
and enforced correction, but Victor, with the support of my mother, started
to confront me on conduct and matters from a spiritual perspective, bringing
correction of a different kind. There were many times then and since
when I have felt as if I wanted no more of this correction. However,
each time I have reached this crux point, I have always come down to
the same basic realization: No matter how distasteful the correction
is, or how many excuses or counter-blaming denials I can come up with,
I have known deep inside me that I am actually being confronted by the
Lord Himself and Truth, and I cannot honestly deny it. It cuts like a
knife. I know, by the grace of God, that to walk away from that correction,
justifying myself, is nothing more than choosing to live in the unreality
of a lie. God has not allowed me to be content with that, though very
contrary to my independent and rebellious personality, placing zeal in
me to want to know what reality is, and what the Truth is.
My father stood in
opposition to the path of searching my mother was on.
After prolonged court battles over custody of us children (my older
brother, Trevor, my younger brother, Jason, and me), we were each given
the choice of who we wanted to live with, our mother or father. In many
ways I got along better with my father than my mother, sharing common
interests in the outdoors, hockey and many other things, and enjoyed
my father’s attention and perhaps even favoritism. I also
preferred my father because he was not the disciplinarian my mother was.
However, he had come to take a stand of opposition against the path of
searching my mother was on, Victor and his role guiding us on that path
and, consequently, the Lord.
Though Victor had sharply corrected my judgmental
attitude against my father (inherited from my mother) and pointed out
the need to respect my father, my father wrongfully blamed Victor for
driving a wedge between him and us children. He thus made a condition
that if I chose to live with him, he wanted me to have no contact with
Victor. In the end, though living with my mother promised
discipline and financial hardship due to the divorce, I knew I needed
what the Lord
had granted Victor to understand and teach of His Truth, and so I chose
to live with her, as did Trevor. My younger brother, Jason, with distaste
for discipline and attracted to the promises of fun, chose to live
with my father.
Several years passed and Trevor moved out to attend the University of
Lethbridge. Mom was working, so I had to learn something about responsibility
and work in taking over upkeep of our 37 acres, as well as some of the
house cleaning and cooking. A few years later, Mom and I moved to Lethbridge
from Stettler in order to be closer to where Victor and Marilyn lived.
Life was not easy financially and I needed to work with Mom after school
in the evenings, weekends and holidays painting houses to make ends meet,
rather than participate in the sports and activities of my peers in high
school. The Lord was using hard times to teach us many valuable lessons
for which I am now very thankful.
This struck me deeply and I knew I wanted
to access that treasury.
During the next several years, amongst some very hard times, there were
momentary glimpses and promises of what the Lord was preparing for
me and everyone else. On October 17, 1989, while out visiting and helping
Victor at his place, he told several of us about a vision he had of
the Lord's treasury, which is filled with every good thing, existing
the other side of a wall with many doorways. This struck me deeply
and I knew I wanted to access that treasury. I later phoned Victor and
if he could ask the Lord, on my behalf, to grant me the willingness
and diligence to seek Him and that I would have access to the treasury
spoke of. Victor had an answer from the Lord that what I had asked
for was granted. He later phoned me back and asked me if I realized the
of that answer. I thought I did, but really didn’t. In fact,
I am still finding out today.
On another occasion while visiting, I was moved to ask Victor if he
would tell me of a prophecy he had had for me and Trevor years back,
which he had mentioned at one point, but had not felt free to share at
the time. He complied, relating the prophecy of, “May Mark
be as a burning light, and Trevor endowed with wisdom.” He also told
me of another prophecy he had: “I will destroy that man
from off the face of the earth; you will see him no more, and I will
his possessions.” He did not, at that time, know who the
prophecy was about, but we found out the truth of it in later years.
Because we stood with Mom and Victor and Marilyn, believing it was God's
will for us to do so, Dad eliminated Trevor and me from his will, leaving
everything to Jason. By a very curious set of circumstances, Trevor later
met up with
Dad, and Dad reinstated us in his will...right before Jason
shot and killed him. This tragedy was nine years to the day, and maybe
even to the minute of the day, Dad served Mom the divorce papers. We
inherited his estate, of which he swore Mom would see none, and Victor's
was realized to be of him, and fulfilled. It was one of many dramatic
examples, too numerous to recount here, of the Lord clearly demonstrating
His sovereignty, showing in timing beyond random probability that He
controls all and does with everyone as He wills.
Everything I was doing was about
my will, not regarding the Lord's will.
For as long as I can remember, I had always had a desire to not just
visit, but live in a foreign country, the more different the better.
While in high school, I started to search for an opportunity to do that.
For most of grade eleven and twelve, I checked out dozens of different
exchange programs. All of the programs, however, required money that
neither my mother nor I had. I took a particular interest in Japan and
studied elementary Japanese through a newly introduced high school program.
I tried to make a plan to go to Japan and teach English freelance upon
graduation from high school. However much I planned, though, nothing
seemed to come together.
One day in grade twelve, while I was doing yard work for a customer
of a small lawn and yard care business I had formed on the side, I finally
realized that everything I was doing was just about my will and desires,
having no regard for what was the Lord’s will for
me. I also realized that by pushing my agenda, if contrary to
Lord’s will, things could not possibly go smoothly, as I was swimming
against the current. Indeed I was already experiencing that as a reality
in small ways. So as I worked, I sought the Lord, saying, “Please
show me what You want me to do and I will do it, whatever it is.” It
was then that I heard the Lord clearly answer me, “Now
wait and see what I will do for you.” I was a little taken aback not knowing
what this meant, but at the same time started to experience a peace and
easing of the burden of trying to make my own will and plans happen.
I also had a new and powerful assurance and faith that if I was doing
the Lord’s will, no force in the world could stop me.
With that, I gave up pushing to find a way to Japan and simply committed
myself to the Lord’s will. I finished grade twelve and did not
know what I wanted to do from there. I did not want to go into debt to
go to university but had no way of paying university tuition outright.
I had qualified for a few smaller scholarships but not nearly enough
to pay for all of my tuition, and I did not qualify for whatever other
scholarships I researched or applied for. I decided to work further on
developing my lawn and yard care business and to go back to high school
and take some vocational education courses that I did not have time to
take while pushing to meet university entrance requirements.
The Lord was telling us that we need to look to
Him for provision.
that time the Lord began dealing with me on many different issues.
The largest one was my need to separate myself from an unhealthy relationship
of unbelief and dependence that had developed between my mother and me;
I needed to move out on my own. My mother was depending on me for her
provision through what I earned working after school and the support
still received from my father. I, in turn, could not see making it on
my own without her support and that of my father, especially if I had
any ambitions of going to university without going into debt. The Lord
was telling my mother and me that we need to look to Him for provision.
Though the Lord had clearly instructed me to take this step, I faltered
twice before making it. Each time upon announcing that I was moving out,
I was met by the tears and requests of my mother to stay. Each time I
recanted, the Lord removed His blessing from me and everything around
me seemed to go wrong. Each time I recommitted myself to this step of
faith, however, the Lord’s blessing returned.
I finally committed myself to taking this step for real. It was hard
for me to do this, as not only did I have no idea of how to make ends
meet with only the income of my small part-time business, never mind
ever having any hope of going to university debt-free, but it also seemed
to put my mother in an impossible situation financially. She had barely
covered rent and expenses with my income and support payments; how could
she make it without? On top of that, I had no idea of where to find an
apartment or even how to do that. It seemed like stepping off the edge
of a cliff where I had security and reassurance into a black abyss.
The relationship was blessed by the Lord for
both our benefits.
I prayed to the Lord for guidance. He told me to ask an elderly lady,
a customer in my lawn business, if she would rent her unused downstairs.
I asked her and she declined, saying she was not interested. I went home
and prayed again, asking the Lord if that was really His answer and what
I should do next. He told me to ask her again. I protested within myself,
feeling that it would be rude or useless, but I knew I needed to do it.
So I approached her again telling her she was free to refuse but I just
had to ask her again. This time, however, after some questions, she agreed.
Though not knowing how it would work out, the relationship was blessed
by the Lord for both our benefits. I became as a grandchild to
her and took care of all of her household maintenance worries and provided
company to her; she, in turn, gave me half rate on already reasonable
room and board and was very generous to me. Nothing is impossible for
The first night after moving out, though, I still did not know how things
would work. I remember sitting in my room containing all my possessions,
which was only a bed and a few boxes, and praying to the Lord, saying, “Here
I am Lord, I commit myself into Your Hands. If this is Your will, I trust
You will provide for me.”
next day, I went to high school and was called to the principal’s
office part way through a class. With uncertainty, I entered his office
and asked what was happening. He told me I better sit down. He said he
recalled how a few years earlier I had been seeking an opportunity to
go to Japan. I replied that I had let that go and was no longer looking.
Ignoring my interjection, he told me that he had just received a phone
call from Japan, and they were asking him if there was someone our high
school wanted to nominate for a full tuition and full living expenses
scholarship for the university affiliated with their high school. This
was made even more special because it normally would not be available
until the current recipient of the scholarship from China graduated,
but he was still only in his third of the four years required. The principal,
Mich Forester, then informed me that if I was interested, he wanted
“If this is Your will, Lord, then I trust
You will make a way.”
I was dumbfounded. I asked if I could have some time to consider it.
He said I could, but also warned that we did not want to let such an
unheard of opportunity pass by. I went and phoned Victor and the two
of us prayed. The Lord answered us that this was His doing and His will
that I take it. I applied and they accepted me.
However, as thorough the coverage was of all my needs once I got to
Japan, I still had one huge obstacle: I had no money for airfare to Japan.
With just enough to pay rent and expenses every month, I did not see
how this was possible. I once again prayed to the Lord saying, “If
this is Your will, Lord, then I trust You will make a way.” I then
started applying to different community organizations to see if they
would sponsor me. I got no response. My necessary departure date grew
nearer and I still did not have the money. Winter, where I had even
less income than in summer, was drawing near.
Then I went to one of my regular customer’s house and, after cutting
their lawn, gave them their monthly bill. This customer had been a long-time
customer but had also threatened to drop my service when I once tried
increasing my rates by $2/lawn cutting. On this day, though, he called
me into his house. He told me that he and his wife had been talking and
they both felt like they wanted to give me a bonus that day. I told him
it was not necessary but he insisted. I asked why. He replied that he
didn’t know; he just wanted to. I gratefully accepted an envelope
with a cheque inside and went to my truck. When I opened it, I found
that it contained several hundred dollars!
did not stop there. Over the next week or two, customer after
customer, none of which knew each other, repeated the same words to
me when I gave
them their monthly bill. They all said they did not know why but they
felt like they wanted to give me a bonus! Around that time I heard back
from one of the community organizations, and they said that they had
decided that they wanted to give me $500 to help me go to Japan.
The icing on the cake was when, at the suggestion of Victor, I put my
business up for sale. Though, in inquiring around the city, everyone
unanimously told me that the kind of business I had was worth nothing
more than the value of the few simple assets I had, I had two fellows
take interest in the business and bid each other up to close to three
times the estimated value of the business. In a matter of a few weeks,
the Lord had provided more than enough money to not only get to Japan
but to buy new clothes for the trip and to set myself up comfortably
I got there. Praise the Lord!!!
The Lord gave me
to learn Japanese while taking university courses.
I saw this pattern repeated many times in the next six years I spent
in Japan. A lady on a train handed me a 10,000-yen note (equivalent to
$100 dollar bill) as she cried after a short conversation, resisting
to return the money to her, saying she just wanted me to have it. People,
jobs, opportunities and connections appeared at just the right time that
led to fulfillment of my needs and even desires beyond what I could have
ever imagined. The Lord gave me the wherewithal to learn Japanese while
taking university courses and maintain the necessary honors average to
sustain my scholarship eligibility. When I finished my undergraduate
degree, I was encouraged by several professors to take the entrance exam
for graduate school. The Lord blessed me with the necessary tutelage
from those several professors to be able to pass the entrance exam and
then provided for a couple of generous scholarships to cover my tuition
and living expenses.
I had two different rooms in two different cities where I was working
and studying provided free of charge by people whom the Lord moved to
just want to help out. When I needed a car for graduate school, the Lord
arranged for me to be at the registration office at the right time, through
an extensive series of events, to run into a young couple that ended
up, in tears, giving me a super fuel-efficient car in great condition
that they no longer needed. The Lord showed Himself over all, in all,
blessing me with access to His treasury.
The Lord took away or corrected
me as dramatically as He gave to me.
This access, though, was not limited to physical provision or limited
to the positive. There were many times when the Lord took away or corrected
me as dramatically as He gave to me, but for my spiritual correction
and betterment. At different times and in varying degrees throughout
my stay in Japan, I went astray from seeking His will, and got caught
up in worldly pleasures and pitfalls.
At the climax of slowly getting into a regular habit of drinking alcohol
excessively with different families (they having invited me), I had a
serious mountain bike accident when returning home late one night. The
security guard at the university had put a chain across the bike path
when he closed the gates, which he had never done before. I came home
on my bike after having had too much to drink and hit the chain, flew
several meters in the air and landed on the asphalt face first, taking
the skin off my face and neck, fracturing a tooth, and incurring a concussion
as well as a lasting neck injury. The Lord was merciful even in this
correction, preventing much worse, causing my face to heal
miraculously well, and providing a dentist and coverage for the
dental work; I also received a solution for my neck when I returned to
In another example, I was given a laptop computer as generous payment
for a translation job, to later forget it on top of my car and have it
fall off and be damaged beyond repair as I strayed on issues, including
masturbation and looking at pornography. When I repented, the Lord soon
replaced and blessed. A similar situation happened when I ended up losing
the above mentioned car in an accident, but, after repentance, the Lord
arranged for another person to give me a different car.
The Lord kept me, in spite of me and my weaknesses.
From the beginning of all this, though, the Lord has also given me to
believe in the importance of honoring Him with financial offerings. For
every person the Lord requires or desires different things, but I had
felt, from nearly the beginning, that I wanted to give half of all I
earned to the Lord. There were many times as a high school, university
and graduate student with very limited income, that it seemed disastrous
to do this, but I always just did it with no thought for how things would
work out, committing that to the Lord’s hands. As I have testified
above, however, things always did work out, beyond imagination.
As can be said in conclusion for my whole life, the Lord kept me throughout
my entire time in Japan, in spite of me and my weaknesses. After the
bike accident in my third year, and correction and conviction of the
Lord in many areas, I finally decided to come back to Canada for the
first time in three years. It was then that I first saw Harvest Haven,
the organic farm that Victor and Marilyn had just purchased. I was deeply
moved inside and knew that I was connected with it. While I never expected
to be living here and managing the farm as I do now, I felt a need to
be connected to organic agriculture and pursue it in my studies. Upon
returning to Japan, I changed my major from a focus on commercial law
and finances to one that accommodated doing my graduation thesis on the
organic consumer market in Japan, which was a stepping stone to going
on to research organic farm management in graduate school.
had all been given to me to forsake.
In a visit back to Canada the following year, the Lord graciously, and
in spite of me, granted me to receive His Holy Spirit. I remember speaking
to Paul on the phone from Victor and Marilyn’s place where I was
staying and telling him the good news. He rejoiced, but also said to
the fires will begin.” I thought I had already been through fires,
but those that were to come were of a different kind.
I finished my Master’s degree, I was faced with a choice.
I could accept an offer from the university for another cushy scholarship
for my PhD and the promise of a position when I graduated, or I could
take Victor up on coming back to Canada and working with them at Harvest
Haven. Life was easy where I was, in fact, physically all that I had
ever dreamed of. I was making very good money as a translator and English
teacher; I enjoyed my research and spent my spare time mountain climbing.
However, after earnestly praying, I knew that it was time to come back
to Canada and that, while all that I had was provided by the Lord, to
stay in Japan was a dead end for me spiritually. In fact, I finally saw
that it had all been given to me in order to forsake.
The Lord brought me there so that I could speak
to people about Him.
Throughout my stay in Japan, though, no matter how I strayed at times,
I always knew why I was there. The Lord had brought me there for myself
but also so that, in whatever way and to whatever degree He granted in
spite of my weaknesses, I could speak to people about Him. Before I had
left for Japan, as I asked the Lord why I was going, Victor gave me Romans
(13) For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
(14) How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed?
and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how
shall they hear without a preacher?
(15) And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written,
How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and
bring glad tidings of good things!
(16) But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias said, Lord,
who hath believed our report?
(17) So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
I committed myself without knowing if it was the
Lord's will or not.
During my time in Japan, I was given many, many opportunities to tell
friends and people I met of the Lord, His Truth and what He was doing
in me and for me. One of those to whom I was sent to speak about the
Lord is now a believer; my wife, Mariko.
Here is some background about my history with the opposite sex: When
I was in high school, I had become involved with a Japanese girl, and
we became very close. I committed myself into the relationship without
knowing if it was the Lord’s will or not. When it finally became
apparent to me that this was not the Lord’s will (we were not only
involved, but considering marriage), it caused both of us great hurt
in having to steer our relationship away from that direction. I can see
now that both of us were kept from the even greater hurt we would have
gone through had we pursued that relationship, with such fundamental
differences in belief and without the Lord’s blessing. In the aftermath
of that experience, I was resolved to never let myself get involved with
a girl again unless I knew it was the Lord’s leading. That resolve
served me well in avoiding such mutually hurtful relationships after
back to Mariko, I first met her while working as a translator
in an international conference that she organized. It was a job that
seemed impossible for me to get as I was employed in a better paying
job for the summer and I originally refused the request to work on the
conference. After numerous requests from the conference organizer, I
consulted with the supervisor at my other job; he not only granted me
leave to work at the conference but told me I needed to do it. Mariko’s
presence at the conference was also highly improbable. She had just quit
another job and had been rounded into “volunteering” short-term
at the organization setting up the conference. Shortly thereafter, they
ended up asking her to be the head organizer for the conference. She
protested that she did not have the experience or skills for it; they
insisted and sent her anyway.
We commuted together, and, for a couple of hours each day, I ended up
talking to her about the Lord. By the time the conference ended, we had
become close friends and both felt attracted to each other but went our
separate ways, I being cautious to not get involved and Mariko not pursuing
anything for other reasons.
During that time, I learned that nobody can cause
another to believe.
We ended up working together again on the translation of the post-conference
report. Through this we had more contact by phone. The following summer,
because of a suggestion from Paul (my elder and friend from Montana – see
Paul Cohen’s Testimony) and in spite of my initial hesitations
and misgivings, I was driven by the Lord to follow through on a lead
for a job as a translator at a health food ingredients trade show in
Tokyo. I was then stuck without a place to stay in Tokyo and no budget
for accommodations, while at the same time being offered accommodation,
though I had not asked for it, at Mariko’s parents’ home.
At first, I absolutely rejected the idea of staying at Mariko’s
home, due to my resolve to avoid a relationship, as well as the apparent
inappropriateness of the situation. However, in praying, the Lord showed
me I needed to stay there, to trust Him in the situation and to speak
His Word to Mariko and her family. I finally relented and consented to
the idea while praying as I drove home one day. In a repetition of what
the Lord spoke to me when I was originally given the opportunity to go
to Japan, I heard, “Now wait and see what I will do for you.”
During my stay, Mariko and I ended up commuting together on a crowded
train everyday, and the Lord just opened a tap inside of me and gave
me things I needed to say to her. Communication and development of a
relationship continued from there for several years, and, after I returned,
Mariko came to Canada for several stays, including one for a whole year.
During that time, I learned that nobody can cause another to believe,
and nobody can believe in God just because they want to. Faith is a gift
of God. Mariko recognized at one point that she did not have that gift
and stopped pretending that she did.
The Lord has blessed me and all of us here greatly.
that, Mariko returned to Japan for another three years. Through
orchestration of events that can only be attributed to the Lord, Mariko
returned to Canada in July of 2006 with a changed heart, now having that
precious gift of belief, not even certain of how or when things changed
for her. It was a black and white difference. The Lord several months
later granted her His Spirit. Eight months after coming, God opened the
door and, with His blessing, we were married. In the three years she
was back in Japan, though, I had to come to the same place I did as a
high school student 14 years earlier where I completely gave up on my
will and abandoned absolutely everything to the Lord’s hands, saying
not my will but Yours be done. When I did, once again, I saw what the
Lord “would do for me.” Mariko has been a blessing to me
and everyone else here at Harvest Haven, as is every new believer brought
into the Body of Christ (see her testimony - Mariko
Upon coming back to Canada, I faced many hard times and the hottest
fires of my life due to the way I was and because of how the circumstances
at Harvest Haven were at that time, which the Lord was using to burn
away the impurities in us all. Through all of this, the Lord demonstrated
that He is faithful and longsuffering and that He is entirely sovereign,
in control of “good” and “bad,” using both to
work His great work of deliverance for all of mankind, in His time and
The Lord has blessed me and all of us here greatly. For the father I
lost, he gave me a father and much more in Victor, for friends and family
forsaken, true friends and family with a unity thicker than blood, as
well as replenishing one hundred fold anything else I have ever forsaken
to serve Him as promised in His Scriptures:
“Everyone who has left houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father,
or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for My Name's sake, will receive
one hundred times, and will inherit eternal life” (Matthew 19:29
My desire now is to be granted the honor and wherewithal to share with
others His Truth and Word as He wills in order to be “a fisher
Mark Robert Benson
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Mark & Mariko Benson