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19/10 Oct 2019

19/10 Oct 2019

Engage: A spotlight on Christian Mission and Ministry – Fall 2019

Check out the profiles on various Missions and Ministries. Click here.   Articles A Bible wrapped in wallpaper by David Hearn Praying for global workers by Paul G. Zimmerman Operation Christmas Child: Salem’s Dream: helping as many children as possible Chit’s story: Different kinds of working but the same God at work by Linda Haist […]

19/10 Oct 2019

Abby Johnson: ‘Unplanned’ is my story and you can’t unsee it

by Abby Johnson   I worked at Planned Parenthood for eight years, rising through the ranks from volunteer escort, to clinic counselor to clinic director. I was awarded the Employee of the Year prize in 2008 and was one of the youngest clinic directors in the country, setting an example of how to run a […]

19/10 Oct 2019

Rosebud Theatre’s, The Mountaintop, emotional impact

by Laureen F. Guenther   The Mountaintop, a play about Martin Luther King Jr.’s last night on earth, opened at Rosebud Theatre, September 13. It runs until October 19. Playwright Katori Hall gives us an imagined look at Martin Luther King’s last hours. A maid comes to his room late at night, but it turns […]

19/10 Oct 2019

Music notes

by Kevin Pollard   Rend Collective will bring The Revival Anthem Tour to Canada this Fall with stops in Edmonton, Calgary, Kelowna and Vancouver on October 9, 10, 11 and 12 respectively. Hailing from a small town in Northern Ireland, Rend Collective is known as a celebration band since the release of their first album, […]

19/10 Oct 2019

A thankful heart is a content heart

by Sharon Simpson   Recently, I went with an elderly senior from our campus of care to speak with a group of 20-somethings who are studying for their Masters in Counselling Psychology. For the past five years, we have partnered with this program to bring young counsellors into a real experience with the dynamics, issues […]

19/10 Oct 2019

Fruit of the Spirit: Gentleness

by Marion Van Driel   But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. (Galatians 5:22,23)   Patience and gentleness are two peas in a pod. In his book, Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit, Christopher J. H. Wright contends that, […]

19/10 Oct 2019

Catharine Parr Traill: Pioneer author on fire

by Rev. Dr. Ed & Janice Hird   Like many other English citizens, following the 1803-1815 Napoleonic wars, Catharine Strickland and her sisters were left destitute. Catharine married Thomas Traill, a poor Scottish soldier with a peace-time half-salary who was offered a land grant in Canada. She wrote a farewell letter to a good friend, […]

19/10 Oct 2019

Foster parenting: following a call

By Laureen F. Guenther   For Lana Lee of Spruce Grove, Alberta, foster parenting is a calling, a calling she couldn’t pursue without the help of God who called her. Lee, and her husband Layton’s, four biological children were teenagers when they began foster parenting. Six years later, they could be empty nesters. Instead, they’re […]

19/10 Oct 2019

Sex trafficking – part 2: What’s gone wrong?

by Jack Taylor   Canadian author, Paul Boge, lists several things that allow sex-trafficking to proliferate in Canada: “The availability of it; the apparent anonymity of it, by meeting online and then in person; the under-staffed police force; the corruption in the justice system; the apathy towards victims and an unwillingness to jail perpetrators; the […]

19/10 Oct 2019

A bridge to a new life

by Katie Pearn     “The ground is level at the foot of the cross” -Charles Colson Peter Worsley, Corrections Reintegration Chaplain with Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Alberta, is passionate about seeing offenders receive not only the chance for a fresh start, but helping them take the necessary steps to make a new life a […]