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19/01 Jan 2019

Christmas fun at Hope Mission in Calgary

Hope Mission hosted three community events in December to help celebrate the Christmas season. Starting with the Kids Christmas Party on December 1, more than 200 children between the ages 6 and 11, and their families, were served an activity-filled afternoon that included lunch. The Youth Christmas Party was on December 8, about 85 youth […]

19/01 Jan 2019

Thank you for providing children in need with gift-filled shoeboxes

by Frank King   Hundreds of thousands of Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes, filled with toys, hygiene items and school supplies, have been processed and are now being shipped to children in need in Central America, west Africa and Ukraine. This is the 25th year for Operation Christmas Child and Randy Crosson, who directs the program […]

18/12 Dec 2018

Music for a 12th Night: investing in hope

by Katie Pearn   The Christmas season is a time of hope, joy and generosity. A time where we reflect on the gift of Jesus and the hope and transformation He brought to the world. This Christmas season, Albertans have an opportunity to show their generosity, while taking in some gorgeous music through the Music […]

18/09 September 2018

Dr. Livingstone…I presume

by Rev. Dr. Ed and Janice Hird   While recently teaching on marriage in East Africa to tens of thousands, we asked many Africans what they thought about Dr. David Livingstone. It was encouraging to learn how fondly he is remembered in Africa. Some other westerners may have come to exploit, but Livingstone came to […]

18/07 July 2018

God’s love for inmates and ex-offenders

by Laureen F. Guenther   After-Care Ministries brings love in God’s name to inmates and ex-offenders of Calgary’s provincial correctional facilities. Showing love in many ways The volunteer-run organization hosts weekly chapel services for inmates at Calgary Correctional Centre, and chapels for men and women at Calgary Remand Centre. John Hiscox, After-Care’s Executive Director, says […]

18/03 March 2018

Joining forces to fight sexual exploitation

by Katie Pearn Photo credit: Rick Erlendson From the story of Tamar in Genesis, to the modern-day scourge of human trafficking, or the revelations of the #MeToo movement; it seems sexual exploitation has always been with us and always will. And this is not a problem that only occurs in faraway places – chances are […]

18/01 January 2018

New Canadian Friendship Centre: loving God, loving people

By Laureen F. Guenther   Xian Dong moved to Canada from China in 2011 after marrying a Canadian. She visited the New Canadian Friendship Centre (NCFC) to study English while her young sons received care. “They just every day welcome everyone and you can see the love from them,” said Xian Dong, about the staff […]