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Nicholas Boschman was born August 21, 1899 in the village of Rosenort in the valley of the Molotschna, South Russia. His parents were Jacob & Anna (Ediger) Boschman. He was the youngest of three children.

In spite of all the prayers and concern of his parents it was not until the age of 19 that he accepted Christ as his Saviour. Then he could join his family as they sang: "He took my sins away." On his 21st birthday, he was baptized and accepted into the Allianz Church in Lichtfelde.

April 17, 1922 was the day that God gave him his beloved partner for life, Liese (Klassen).

In October of 1926, they left South Russia with their three year old son Rudy, arriving in Rosthern, Saskatchewan in November. The following year, 1927, they moved to a farm in Whitewater, Manitoba and joined the Mennonite Brethren Church. Their only daughter, Annie was born there.

In 1932, the Lord led them to Yarrow BC where they were warmly welcomed. They cherished the many friendships they cultivated there. God was good to them in times of joy and also in times of trials and testing, giving them new courage and strength.

On August 21, 1947, they were ordained into diaconal ministry of the Yarrow MB Church. They experienced the jog, the presence and the power of the Lord throughout their service.

The Lord of Glory called him home on Mother's Day, May 9, 1971.


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