KURT THIELE: A journey of faith that started on a bicycle
My story with the Canadian Bible Society (CBS) goes back to about 10 years ago. I wasn’t a Christian at the time, but my father was. He is also a cyclist and has been involved with CBS’s “Bike for Bibles” program for some time.
I have to admit, I’m not much of a cyclist, but I was drawn to the incredible trip they had planned, cycling from the lower mainland all the way through the Rocky Mountains to Calgary.
“What a great way to experience the Rocky Mountains!” I thought to myself. Little did I know how impactful that trip would be for me spiritually. I came away from that trip with a strong desire to read the Bible. And so I did. That led me to being the Christian I am today.
Initially, I volunteered for CBS, helping out with preparations for the exciting new re-opening of the Bible Centre and the launch of CBS’ first Bible Café in Vancouver. I’m now happy to be officially on board, seeing things through as the Supervisor.
These past years I’ve spent a lot of time living and travelling overseas, enjoying the beauty of God’s creation. Travelling is a major hobby and I feel truly blessed to have experienced the things I have in the countries I visited. My favourite Scripture is, “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” Luke 12.7 (NKJV).
I look forward to my new adventures with CBS.
(Kurt Thiele is the new Supervisor at CBS’ Bible Centre/Café located in Vancouver, BC.)