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In Various Kinds of Service: Doug, Hilda, and Judith Wiebe

July 29, 2021 | 3 minute read

The Alliance Canada
During our third year (1977), the American Alliance head office in Nyack determined the Hong Kong field should start a radio ministry to mainland China. The field administration was not interested, but pressure from Nyack persisted as they had signed an agreement with Transworld Radio (TWR). Since I was the…
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We Have to Celebrate

July 27, 2021 | 3 minute read

Anne H
O Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him! -Psalm 34:8 We sliced the cake in the park, and the girls placed butterfly shaped wafers on top. We lit the candle, and my friend lifted her infant daughter up to…
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Disciples Discipling

July 20, 2021 | 3 minute read

The Alliance Canada
Early in 2014, a young man came to the “Nations Learning Center” (NLC). Amir* was really outgoing and became a regular at our English classes. In 2015, when we began doing interviews for the UNHCR to help our students become registered as refugees, Amir was one of the first students…
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Spoiled for the Ordinary: David and Brenda Petrescue

July 15, 2021 | 3 minute read

The Alliance Canada
With a rewarding sense of completion to our ministry in Unionville, we left, with three young children, in June of 1991. We were invited to do an interim pastorate at the Kelowna Alliance Church for the next six months while we waited on God’s direction. During our backpacking trip years…
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From a Persecutor of Christians to a Friend of Jesus

July 7, 2021 | 3 minute read

The Alliance Canada
When a Huichol decides to follow Jesus, it usually costs them their land, friendships, livestock, and at times their families and livelihood. This past year we have been praying specifically for those who stood behind this persecution. We prayed that they would experience Jesus and walk with Him. This past…
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Spoiled for the Ordinary: David and Brenda Petrescue

June 30, 2021 | 3 minute read

The C&MA in Canada
Dave Petrescue was a Canadian of Romanian and Ukrainian descent. His childhood was spent on a farm in southern Saskatchewan, where the daily chores and many tasks instilled a solid work ethic. Even as a youngster, he sought out challenges, whether it was the biggest stone to lift, the highest…
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Breaking Up Dry Ground: Steve and Audrey Zub

June 16, 2021 | 3 minute read

The Alliance Canada
Ministry takes many different forms. In our case, we focused on preaching, teaching, and service. Over eight years, the Alpha Course became a key component in our ministry in two of the churches—Rose Garden Fellowship in Budapest and New Life Fellowship in Gyöngyös. One semester Steve had the privilege of…
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Love My Neighbour

June 10, 2021 | 3 minute read

Kristen Parker
A member of an Alliance church has developed a project to enable Canadians to express their appreciation for their COVID-19 vaccine by paying it forward to people in vulnerable populations around the world. Sara Hildebrand, a member and worship leader at Toronto Alliance Church, is the project coordinator for the…
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Hesed

June 2, 2021 | 3 minute read

David Hearn
When I was in my early teens, my family borrowed a boat for the day from my dad’s friend. Excited for our day on the lake, we arrived at the marina with life jackets, sunscreen, and food. My dad’s friend had told my father that the boat might take a…
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Breaking Up Dry Ground: Steve and Audrey Zub

May 20, 2021 | 3 minute read

The Alliance Canada
One aspiration we nurtured as parents was to include our children, as much as possible, in our ministry, making them feel a part of serving the Lord with us. During this second term, they were older and had learned to speak Hungarian. A weeklong evangelistic outreach in the small town…
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