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From a Persecutor of Christians to a Friend of Jesus

July 7, 2021 | < 1

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 | < 1

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 | < 1

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 | < 1

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 | < 1

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 | < 1

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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God Provided

May 18, 2021 | < 1

Bryan and Jessyka
Hannah is a first year university student. She was Jessyka’s previous language helper. Hannah has spent the last 7 years living in an unofficial internally displace person camp with her family. She has studied very hard and graduated high school with top marks. This allowed her to attend public university for…
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Encounters with God: Craig and Mora Bundy

May 17, 2021 | < 1

The Alliance Canada
A year of grad-level mission studies was required before deployment, and preferably a master’s degree. So, a week after our wedding, we headed to Trinity Evangelical Divinity School near Chicago. During our three-day honeymoon, we made a decision that continues to affect our lives fifty years later. We were confident…
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Encounters with God: Craig and Mora Bundy

May 6, 2021 | < 1

The Alliance Canada
I graduated from high school in 1965, when the war in Vietnam was ramping up. All male students in my class had to register for the military draft (conscription). Since I liked the water, I naively decided to join the navy rather than the army. I went to the recruiting…
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Following His Will Is So Worth It: Anne Stephens

April 29, 2021 | < 1

The Alliance Canada
When I arrived, one of the first Zairians I met was the president of the Alliance, Rev. Kuvuna. He asked me if I was ready to love this country, its people, and its language. His question was one I will never forget. My first term at the hospital in Kinkonzi…
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