Rising Yeast

Kathy KlassenStoriesLeave a Comment

The mandate God gave Kathy Klassen when she started her role as Director of Relational & Spiritual Vitality two and a half years ago was that of yeast needing to be kneaded through the whole loaf (Matthew 13:33)—the loaf being the Eastern Canadian District (ECD).  Yeast represented the Kingdom of … Read More

Alpha in Thailand

Dan and MelissaStoriesLeave a Comment

Again, Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father sent me, so I am sending you” (John 20:21).  This is the power of a movement—it can start out with a small group of believers who passionately follow Christ’s example; no matter the difficulties and persecution and teach others to … Read More

Experiencing Renewal

Garry JamesStoriesLeave a Comment

“How would I orchestrate my exit from pastoral ministry?” I was exhausted. My wife had been diagnosed with a form of terminal cancer about ten years before and she was quickly slipping on us. Our church was walking though some very tumultuous times. I felt like, “I don’t know how … Read More

The Cast of Sin

Bear and Vanessa YarbroughStoriesLeave a Comment

We made it through two girls and seven years before our little man decided to superhero it off a chair, breaking his leg. He will have his cast for three weeks, but it has hardly slowed him down (he has invented new ways to get around and still obey Mommy’s … Read More

From Camps to Cells

Paul and ChantelleStoriesLeave a Comment

We hosted a games and fun night for a big group of Rohingya. We were quickly pulled aside, told a story, and asked for help. They told us about two young women—they said they were early 20s, but one ID card clearly showed one of the girls as 14—who were … Read More

Prayers in Prison

Ginny ChakStoriesLeave a Comment

It has been almost five years since I joined the C.A.R.E. (Christian Aid and Relational Evangelism) team with their prison visits. I visit two different female prisons every month—one provincial jail and one federal prison. Over the past five years, I can witness to God’s mighty hand and the work … Read More

Celebrating the First Fruits

Anne HStoriesLeave a Comment

My heart leaped when I read her words written in glitter marker. Was she writing a prayer asking Jesus for forgiveness? She cut and re-pasted the paper to hide the name of Jesus, shy to share this decision with the group. God had been faithful in His promise to bring … Read More

Taxi Talks

Katie BowlerStoriesLeave a Comment

I was walking out from church one Sunday when a man called out to me, querying, “Taxi?” I answered back, “Only if you give me a good price!” We agreed upon a (good!) price and I hopped into his yellow paint-chipped taxi. He wanted to know if I was married. … Read More

Becoming Mouldable Clay

Gerry DornStoriesLeave a Comment

“And yet, O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, and you are the potter. We all are formed by your hand” (Isaiah 64:8 NLT) As a boy, I never would have thought that I would become useful in God’s hands. My first time kneeling at the altar … Read More