Reaching the Nations in Canada

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Though COVID-19 has prevented in-person gatherings, God has reminded us that He can still get into places we cannot access in person! Check out this encouraging story from a couple of New Venture leaders (names removed for privacy purposes). Since COVID-19 hit, we’ve been limited in our ministry just like … Read More

Relief in Niger

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A group photo of people in Niger with their new gardening tools

Through funds given from Alliance Justice and Compassion, the team in Niger was able to provide support to families who experienced loss after major flooding. The team was able to purchase two packages of seeds for each of the 50 families that were affected by the flooding. They purchased a … Read More

The Importance of the Call

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People biking by a building in France

We are on to the next big adventure: the Call to Paris, France! As appointed international workers, we are tasked with building an English speaking international church in partnership with a thriving French speaking international church. Our departure has been delayed due to COVID-19 so we have started learning French … Read More

An Honest Conversation about Race

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"An honest conversation about race" in hand lettering

Meet the speakers Dan is a Team Leader for Global Ministries. Ryan Graham is a Vice President of the Alliance, leading Nurture and Development.   RYAN: We’re both men in our forties who were pastors and have studied in Alliance schools and seminaries. You’re a leader internationally and now I … Read More

AWF Global Response to COVID-19 – Phase 1

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A group of people sitting with masks on and bags of groceries at their feet

Since the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Alliance World Fellowship, along Alliance Justice and Compassion (C&MA Canada) and CAMA Services (C&MA United States),  began working together to mobilize a global response to COVID-19, following the example of Jesus, a compassionate Saviour who calls us to action. They gathered to pray and … Read More

Family Meals

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As I sat, listening to the buzz of conversation happening around our table, my mind ran to all the meals Jesus ate with people. Jesus intentionally used food to be with people and we were following in His example with our Family Meal. Family Meals are a part of our … Read More

The Good Shepherd of Mexico City

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A woman is sitting on a bench. She is leaning forward with her elbows resting on her knees.

I welcomed my friend at the front door of our apartment building. We walked to the elevator and I could tell that she seemed off. As we sat in the apartment, she unloaded the many things that were weighing on her heart and mind—she barely touched the coffee I had … Read More

Designated Caregiver

David HearnStories4 Comments

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It is official. I have a new title. I am now a Designated Caregiver. I happened upon this role by accident. I was told that my mom’s long-term care facility was in lockdown, which meant no visitors at any time! As I was trying to find a way to see … Read More

Religious Nones

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Religious Nones is written in hand lettering

“Religious nones”—those who say they have no religion—are the fastest growing “religious group” in Canada, along with many other modern Western nations. Religious nones currently comprise approximately one-quarter of the Canadian adult population and one-third of Canada’s young people. As you might imagine, regional variations exist. Nearly 40% of those … Read More

Wholistic Training: The Story of Samuel House

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A white car is on a crowded street. There are big colourful buildings and lots of people on the sidewalks.

It was April 2008, in Cairo, Egypt. I was walking around the St. John’s Anglican Church campus, where the Maadi Community Church congregation met. I noticed three young men—who I thought were three, young Egyptian men—come in through the gate of the property. We had had issues with young national … Read More