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Miracles in Ministry: Don and Elma Dirks

April 15, 2021 | < 1

The Alliance Canada
Another time in prayer at the Bible school, I asked the students to pray for five days to discern God’s choice regarding where to go with the revival message. They were not to discuss it with anyone else, then write the option on a piece of paper and put it…
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Spring Update

April 12, 2021 | < 1

The Alliance Canada
Thank you for your faithful and generous giving throughout 2020. See below for an update on the close of the 2020 financial year, and news about our new facility. Our full audited financial statements are now available on our website, along with our 2020 Annual Report.…
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Rethinking Vocation

April 12, 2021 | < 1

Kristen Parker
“The idea of rethinking vocation must start with considering this sacred/secular divide, or what some people refer to as the problem of dualism.”  How do you think about your vocation? Do you compartmentalize the “secular” and the “spiritual” parts of your life? Maybe you view your job as “secular”, but…
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Miracles in Ministry: Don and Elma Dirks

April 8, 2021 | 3 minute read

The Alliance Canada
When we returned to Gabon in 1967, we took over the Bible school, changing the teaching language from the local language to French. The first year Elma and I were the only teachers at this Bible Institute, with more missionaries coming to help the second year. In 1968, we had…
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Be Alert!

April 6, 2021 | 3 minute read

David Hearn
My phone went off with that unique and piercing sound that immediately caught my attention. It was an Amber Alert calling the public to open their eyes and be on the lookout for a missing child who may have been abducted. When this warning signal sounds, we all hold our breath and pray for the safe return of the child. But more importantly, we immediately become alert, watching for any clue that…
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The Alliance Canada Brand Shift

March 25, 2021 | < 1

The Alliance Canada
We are excited to announce a shift in our branding. The “common” name—the name that appears on our logo—is changing to ‘The Alliance Canada’. This shift improves readability in digital contexts and remains consistent with how people commonly refer to the organization. Our official name continues to be The Christian…
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Call for Nomination Papers for the position of District Superintendent of The Central Canadian District

March 11, 2021 | < 1

The Alliance Canada
The Committee on Nominations for the 2021 District Conference of The Central Canadian District (June 22-23, 2021) is prepared to receive Nomination Papers from candidates who wish to be considered for nomination to the position of District Superintendent. Candidates are to be committed to and able to meet the criteria…
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Update from NorthWind, a New Venture partnership in Northern Ontario

March 9, 2021 | 2 minute read

Bethany Mortelliti
New Ventures has partnered with NorthWind Family Ministries in their effort to reach out in the name of Jesus to Indigenous people in Northern Ontario, namely the Nishnawbe Aski Nation. This group is made up of 49 communities, 35 of which are fly-in. A few years ago, leaders Bera and…
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Reaching the Nations in Canada

March 2, 2021 | 3 minute read

Bethany Mortelliti
Though COVID-19 has prevented in-person gatherings, God has reminded us that He can still get into places we cannot access in person! Check out this encouraging story from a couple of New Venture leaders (names removed for privacy purposes). Since COVID-19 hit, we’ve been limited in our ministry just like…
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Slippage

March 2, 2021 | 3 minute read

David Hearn
In an effort to combat the COVID-19 blues, Agnes and I have taken up a new pastime – hiking. We discovered that the trails near our home lead to breathtaking landscapes. Our eldest daughter and son-in-law, who are adventurers at heart, often serve as the spark that inspires Agnes and…
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