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The Lady at the Tea Shop

February 16, 2022 | 2 minute read

Derek Chan
“I must go back to the Tea shop lady,” this thought kept pressing me as I asked the Lord who to share the Gospel with that day. I had been witnessing to Rain* who has run a tea shop since I had started language study. But since COVID-19 started last…
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Whole Life Discipleship

February 10, 2022 | 2 minute read

Gary and Sharon Howell
One of our Fula believers in a small town in Senegal runs a milk business. He buys local milk from the farmers and after pasteurizing it he sells it as either fresh milk or sweetened yogurt. It’s one of our favourite treats to be able to bring back fresh milk…
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Priestly Work

February 7, 2022 | 2 minute read

Eric Crow
Lately, it feels like everybody is rethinking everything, especially work. It’s an active discussion with my team; we don’t want to return to the old normal but working remotely under COVID-19 restrictions has its challenges too. As I’ve worked from home for the last year and a half, I have…
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Embrace the New

January 31, 2022 | 2 minute read

Victor and Betty Chin
At no time did we think it would be necessary to sanitize our hands, wear a mask and face shield to buy groceries, or meet someone in the park to have a spiritual conversation. In April 2020, Mexico declared phase three (total shutdown) for COVID-19. We thought it would be…
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Searching for Home

January 24, 2022 | 2 minute read

Sue Fulmore
In light of all that was so suddenly lost, O Lord, in light of all we had gathered but could not keep, comfort us.1 What began as wisps of smoke stealing up the back stairs, quickly turned into an inferno which devoured the place we gathered to worship. Just before…
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A God Who Listens

January 18, 2022 | 2 minute read

Keith and Melanie Haensel
“How can I best pray for you?” This is a common question that people ask international workers (IWs). The answer can be both complex and simple. A couple of months ago I searched earnestly to come up with the best answer after I was inspired by one of my prayer…
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Niger Radio Program

January 12, 2022 | 2 minute read

Ace & Cecilia Cheung
Last year, two Tuaregs were the first Christians to visit a remote village in Niger. On the way to meet a radio program listener, they stopped in this village to share God’s Word. The village chief told them they were openly welcomed because they were also Tuaregs. After a night…
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COVID Lockdowns Open Doors for the Global Alliance Family

January 10, 2022 | 2 minute read

Joanne Beach
COVID-19 opened doors to new initiatives that have strengthened the global Alliance family. In 2019, Jura Yanagihara, President of the Alliance World Fellowship (AWF) assembled an AWF Relief and Development committee with personnel from CAMA Services (C&MA United States) and Justice and Compassion (C&MA Canada). The two teams were planning…
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Partnering in a Pandemic

January 3, 2022 | 2 minute read

Bethany Mortelliti
Toronto was recently recognized as the most multicultural city in the world, with over half of its residents born outside of Canada. Newmarket, a town in Greater Toronto, has a population of over 1,500 Spanish-speaking residents alone. When Eynar Mina arrived in Toronto from Colombia about 20 years ago, there…
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Reaching South Asia

December 20, 2021 | 2 minute read

The Alliance Canada
We announced that we were going to be launching an entirely new mission field to South Asia, with the intention of reaching over a billion least-reached people. And then the world stopped. How are we supposed to reach the least-reached if we cannot leave our homes? The pandemic changed everything,…
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