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19/11 NOV 2019

Hands and feet and sandwiches

by Laureen F. Guenther Three times a month, Annette Hedley drives from her home in Spruce Grove into downtown Edmonton, to hand out 100 peanut butter and jam sandwiches. In her everyday life, Hedley is a Welcome Wagon representative. But six years ago, on a missions trip to California, she volunteered at a street mission, […]

19/09 Sep 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

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 […]

19/10 Oct 2019

Operation Christmas Child: Salem’s Dream: helping as many children as possible

Time to pack shoeboxes   From her earliest days, 11-year-old Salem Keogh remembers her mother packing Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes for children in need. Now, she’s leading the way for her Calgary family to provide gift-filled boxes for 10,000 children. “You should help as many kids as you can because God loves everyone,” said Salem, […]

19/09 Sep 2019

Calgary, one of the stops on Operation Christmas Child’s ‘Discover the story’ Canadian tour

Samaritan’s Purse is hitting the road this year to tell Christians how God is using gift-filled Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes to transform lives around the world. Centennial Presbyterian Church, 103 Pinetown Place NE., is hosting the Calgary stop on Saturday, Sep. 21 from 10 to 11:30 am The event is free; just RSVP at www.SamaritansPurse.ca/discoverthestory. […]

19/06 June 2019

Intercessory prayer is loving with sacrificial compassion

by Brother Andrew – Founder of Open Doors International   God’s people are not doing what He told us to do: love our enemies, reach the lost, live sacrificially and walk in uprightness and humility with our Lord. The immediate result is fear of the unknown, often dressed up in romantic fashion when it comes […]

19/05 May 2019

The importance of being valued

by Ed Epp   A nine-year-old girl in the slums of Kinshasa sat in her new wheelchair. I knew that she was now in school for the first time and I was excited to be there to record the success story of her being mobile and in school. But when she told me she had […]

19/05 May 2019

Presenting the Word: ESL in Japan

by Marion Van Driel   People relate to stories that resonate with cultural familiarity. And so Mike Hoyer, ESL instructor in Japan, uses the common bicycle wheel as an object lesson. With over 70 billion bicycles in the country, it’s an apt illustration. The hub of the wheel, he suggests, represents God who is at […]

19/05 May 2019

Assistive Technology Catalyst wheelchairs

by Frank Dabbs There is a New Testament story in Luke chapter five about a group of friends who wanted Jesus to minister to a paralyzed man. They carried the invalid on his bed to the home where Jesus was staying. When they arrived, they could not push through the people who had gathered at […]

19/04 April 2019

The cost John Chau was willing to pay

MISSIONS FEST ALBERTA   Dear Friends, Our hearts have been saddened in recent days, to learn of the death of one of our All Nations workers. I’m sure you have heard of this in the news. John Chau died after being attacked by bows and arrows as he attempted to engage with an unreached tribe […]