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AWF Global Response to COVID-19 – Phase 1

February 17, 2021 | 4 minute read

The Alliance Canada
Since the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Alliance World Fellowship, along Alliance Justice and Compassion (C&MA Canada) and CAMA Services (C&MA United States),  began working together to mobilize a global response to COVID-19, following the example of Jesus, a compassionate Saviour who calls us to action. They gathered to pray and…
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Family Meals

February 16, 2021 | 3 minute read

Bear and Vanessa Yarbrough
As I sat, listening to the buzz of conversation happening around our table, my mind ran to all the meals Jesus ate with people. Jesus intentionally used food to be with people and we were following in His example with our Family Meal. Family Meals are a part of our…
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The Good Shepherd of Mexico City

February 8, 2021 | 2 minute read

Daniel and Jenica Van Essen
I welcomed my friend at the front door of our apartment building. We walked to the elevator and I could tell that she seemed off. As we sat in the apartment, she unloaded the many things that were weighing on her heart and mind—she barely touched the coffee I had…
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Religious Nones

February 1, 2021 | 4 minute read

Joel Thiessen
“Religious nones”—those who say they have no religion—are the fastest growing “religious group” in Canada, along with many other modern Western nations. Religious nones currently comprise approximately one-quarter of the Canadian adult population and one-third of Canada’s young people. As you might imagine, regional variations exist. Nearly 40% of those…
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Wholistic Training: The Story of Samuel House

January 29, 2021 | 4 minute read

Murray and Michelle Derksen
It was April 2008, in Cairo, Egypt. I was walking around the St. John’s Anglican Church campus, where the Maadi Community Church congregation met. I noticed three young men—who I thought were three, young Egyptian men—come in through the gate of the property. We had had issues with young national…
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Jesus Where Are You?

January 26, 2021 | 3 minute read

Bryan and Jessyka
Death is an oxymoron. It is tragically divisive in the indescribable loss and separation it brings, yet it is also incredibly unifying in that we are all impacted by it. Death, and the rocky path of grief that follows, leads us to ask many deep and sincere questions as we…
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The Honourable Work of a Teacher

January 21, 2021 | 3 minute read

*Names changed to protect their identity  Teaching English is an amazing way to invest in people’s lives. The role of a teacher is one of high honour in many cultures, and teachers are expected to not only pass on knowledge to their students but also to teach them how to…
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Financial Stewardship

January 20, 2021 | 3 minute read

The Alliance Canada
I want to help spread the love of Christ but how do I do that with only a Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF)? Growing up in Europe and moving to Canada as a young child, I always had an affinity for exploring other cultures. When God opened the door for…
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Goûter l’arc-en-ciel | Taste the Rainbow

January 18, 2021 | 4 minute read

Lorilee Jespersen
Tandis que nous nous préparions à la Conférence du district 2019, l’équipe du District Saint-Laurent a senti que le Seigneur l’exhortait à prendre le temps de confesser ensemble ses péchés comme on l’avait fait lors de l’Assemblée générale antérieure, mais surtout par rapport au Québec et aux réalités d’ici. Un…
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Celebrating Ramadan

January 11, 2021 | 2 minute read

Dave and Jen
At the beginning of Ramadan, the 30 days of fasting for our Muslim friends, we woke up to a flurry of text messages from our friends in North Africa. Although they knew us as Jesus followers, they wished us a ‘Ramadan Kareem’ (a generous Ramadan) because we were good friends…
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