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Wrecked for the Ordinary: Perry and Lynda Friesen

October 14, 2021 | 4 minute read

The Alliance Canada
A changed life greatly encouraged us in our second year of language study. It is the story of an elderly lady named Elena Feodorevna, the mother of a young couple in our home group. Our group was meeting at Elena’s home, and one day Perry forgot his English/Russian New Testament…
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Caring for the Body, Healing for the Soul: Marion Dicke

October 7, 2021 | 4 minute read

The Alliance Canada
We were sitting around in a circle discussing the community health needs in a remote region of the Bateke Plateau in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It had been a gruelling ride in our bright red Toyota Hilux over open prairie grassland. My teammate, Barb Ihrke, and I were…
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Inter-Generational Discipleship through Gaming

September 28, 2021 | 4 minute read

Kristen Parker
A father, son, and pastor are building relationships and enjoying inter-generational discipleship through spending time together playing the tabletop role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons (DND). The father, son (11), and Joshua Nightingale who is the Pastor to the Parish at Exchange Church in Winnipeg, have been playing DND together online…
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Making Disciples Who Disciple

September 10, 2021 | 4 minute read

Albert and Elaine Lu
Cherry was a Buddhist for over 30 years, but she could not find peace. I spoke with her at the last school chapel before COVID-19 restrictions really hit Taiwan in May. At that time, she felt the burdens of her company and life weighing heavily on her shoulders. Unbeknownst to…
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Unwavering Faith: Robert, Minnie, and Margaret Jaffray by Louise Green

September 2, 2021 | 4 minute read

The Alliance Canada
Family Life In 1897, a few months before turning twenty-four, Robert Jaffray and three other new missionaries travelled by ship to China. Jaffray and Dr. Robert Glover arrived in Guangxi Province. They studied the Chinese language in Teng County, joining a small group of missionaries who had been in China…
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Called and Carried by God’s Grace: Dave and Denise Golding

August 26, 2021 | 4 minute read

The Alliance Canada
“It’s Dave Golding! Is Denise here?” Those simple words will always be etched in my memory as they rocked my world and changed the direction of my life forever. I had been curled up in a comfortable chair with a cup of coffee in the home of the dorm administrators,…
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Good News to the Diaspora: Jonathan and Ruth Teo

August 19, 2021 | 4 minute read

The Alliance Canada
Our Early Days Ruth: I had an unhappy childhood in Malaysia. I was unloved when I was young. My only wish was to run away from home. Death frightened me, and I thought no one would know I existed if I died. I longed to be remembered. One day in…
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Watching God at Work: Gerald and Dorothy Hogenbirk

August 12, 2021 | 4 minute read

The Alliance Canada
Prison Ministry It was a pleasant afternoon during the rainy season. Everything was green, and the sun had just come out. I decided to walk to the church in the centre of town to visit with the senior pastor and catechist with whom we worked. The church in town had…
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Progress at Turtle Speed: Kay Thompson

August 5, 2021 | 4 minute read

The Alliance Canada
Mamou, Driver Ants, and Measles Africa! My first stop was a year at the missionary kid school at Mamou, Guinea, where I was the school nurse. It was a beautiful setting with mango trees, palm trees, and delightful kids. Two things stand out in my mind from those days at…
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In Various Kinds of Service: Doug, Hilda, and Judith Wiebe

July 29, 2021 | 4 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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