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Cultivating A Love for Rural Canada in Dauphin, MB

May 10, 2022 | 2 minute read

Bethany Mortelliti
Oftentimes, when we think about bringing the church to new places, the appeal of planting in a busy city center that reaches lots of people comes to mind. So, rural places like Dauphin, Manitoba, with a population of about 8,500, are rarely considered sites for exciting new expressions of church.…
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The International Church and Ministry to the Rohingya: Part Eight

April 29, 2022 | 2 minute read

Bob and Karin
In April 2018, a C&MA couple came for a site visit; they wanted to talk and pray together about the possibility of joining us. We were excited when they were officially appointed to join us. Our new team members and their family arrived on July 28, 2018. They spent their…
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The International Church and Ministry to the Rohingya: Part Seven

April 22, 2022 | 2 minute read

Bob and Karin
In early 2017, I formally requested our supervisors with The Alliance Canada to consider having another family come to join us in our work here. This would become the first step in building a formal Rohingya team from The Alliance Canada. In the fall, we began classes again in both…
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The International Church and Ministry to the Rohingya: Part Six

April 15, 2022 | 2 minute read

Bob and Karin
In March of 2016, we entered into a time of prayer and discernment. Seeking God’s direction, a new core team explored how the Learning Centre could expand its reach. The team included a young couple from the UK, a couple from the Nazarene Church, two YWAM staff, and myself. The…
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The International Church and Ministry to the Rohingya: Part Five

April 8, 2022 | 2 minute read

Bob and Karin
A few days before Tarek and his wife were reunited, I was invited to a meeting with some NGOs and the UNHCR (The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). They wanted to hear what was being done to help the Rohingya in our area. I’m still not sure how I…
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The International Church and Ministry to the Rohingya: Part Four

April 1, 2022 | 2 minute read

Bob and Karin
In the summer of 2014, the couple who had helped us start the Learning Centre returned to the US for a six-month home assignment. We had to see how things worked without our friend and translator. We had a great start, and Hassan was very helpful in translating, but government…
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The International Church and Ministry to the Rohingya: Part Three

March 11, 2022 | 2 minute read

Bob and Karin
Read part two of this story. Word began to spread among the Rohingya that the Learning Centre was a safe place for them to come on Sunday nights, and so we began to grow. We also began to figure out what we were doing and becoming better organized in our…
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Ambrose House: A Creative Hub for Mission in the Heart of Montreal

March 7, 2022 | 2 minute read

Bethany Mortelliti
If you find yourself in the Golden Square Mile in Montreal, the bustling neighbourhood which touches the campuses of McGill and Concordia, walk along Stanley Street and you will discover a tall building with a sign outside: Ambrose Hotel, House, and Café. This unique building houses an emerging New Venture.…
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The International Church and Ministry to the Rohingya: Part Two

March 4, 2022 | 2 minute read

Bob and Karin
Read part one of this story. In December I was in a prayer meeting with some other workers in our community, and I sensed that the Lord spoke the name of a learning centre as we prayed. As the International Church was moving into its first more permanent facility, I…
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The International Church and Ministry to the Rohingya: Part One

February 24, 2022 | 2 minute read

Bob and Karin
On January 6, 2009 Karin and I and 2 of our 3 children boarded a plane in Calgary bound for SE Asia which would become our new home. The day we left Calgary, it was -32 degrees Celsius. It was cold! On January 8 when we landed it was +32…
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