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20/09 September 2020

Engage: Ministry profiles, articles on mission, persecuted church… and more

Is Covid-19 a missional moment, by Ross Lockheart (Mission Central) Check out the profiles on various Missions and Ministries. – Click here     Articles Christianity Explored MCC100: Restorative Justice in Alberta The Persecuted Segadores missionaries reach out to hidden tribes of Peru Four ways MCC is responding to COVID-19 Sign up to receive updates […]

20/02 Feb 2020

Putting the byte into Scripture translation

by Jack Taylor   How important is it to have God’s Word in your mother tongue and what difference has technology had in making that possible? While the complete Bible has been translated into 650 languages, there are at least 7,000 spoken or signed languages known to be in use today. 1.5 billion people do […]

19/12 Dec 2019

The business of restoration

By Emily Montesano Looking over his dusty field, Wolde remembered a time when his family’s 30-acre farm was lush and vibrant. But inheriting land split between his siblings meant that his farm was both limited and overworked. Six months a year were marked with hunger, with only one meal per day to sustain him and […]

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, […]

19/10 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 […]

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 […]