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Wrecked for the Ordinary: Perry and Lynda Friesen

October 14, 2021 | 4 minute read

The Alliance Canada
A changed life greatly encouraged us in our second year of language study. It is the story of an elderly lady named Elena Feodorevna, the mother of a young couple in our home group. Our group was meeting at Elena’s home, and one day Perry forgot his English/Russian New Testament…
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Caring for the Body, Healing for the Soul: Marion Dicke

October 7, 2021 | 4 minute read

The Alliance Canada
We were sitting around in a circle discussing the community health needs in a remote region of the Bateke Plateau in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). It had been a gruelling ride in our bright red Toyota Hilux over open prairie grassland. My teammate, Barb Ihrke, and I were…
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Your One Sermon

October 1, 2021 | 4 minute read

David Hearn
One of the most significant influences in my pastoral development has come from listening to the lectures and studying the books of Eugene Peterson. He was a professor at Regent College when I was enrolled in a Master of Divinity program. I made every effort to attend each class he…
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October 2021 – A Call to a Month of Prayer on Unity

September 29, 2021 | 4 minute read

David Hearn
Dear Alliance Family, All of us have found ourselves in uncharted waters as we struggle to deal with the new realities imposed on us by COVID-19. The Board of Directors and I want to commend you for the dexterity, grace, and creativity you have demonstrated as you have dealt with,…
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Inter-Generational Discipleship through Gaming

September 28, 2021 | 4 minute read

Kristen Parker
A father, son, and pastor are building relationships and enjoying inter-generational discipleship through spending time together playing the tabletop role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons (DND). The father, son (11), and Joshua Nightingale who is the Pastor to the Parish at Exchange Church in Winnipeg, have been playing DND together online…
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Remembering Ethel Jean Moorehouse

September 21, 2021 | 4 minute read

The Alliance Canada
Ethel Jean Moorehouse, former missionary to the Philippines with The Alliance Canada moved on to her heavenly inheritance on March 31, 2021. Ethel was born and grew up in Prince Rupert BC and returned there after serving in the Philippines among the T’boli people group from 1965 to 1988. Before…
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Making Disciples Who Disciple

September 10, 2021 | 4 minute read

Albert and Elaine Lu
Cherry was a Buddhist for over 30 years, but she could not find peace. I spoke with her at the last school chapel before COVID-19 restrictions really hit Taiwan in May. At that time, she felt the burdens of her company and life weighing heavily on her shoulders. Unbeknownst to…
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A Call To Resilience – Hang On!

September 3, 2021 | 4 minute read

David Hearn
On an August day thirty-five years ago, my friend and I set out on a catamaran for a quiet float on a lake. Within 20 minutes of our departure, we noticed ominous clouds forming above us. The light breeze turned into a strong wind and the catamaran took off at…
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Unwavering Faith: Robert, Minnie, and Margaret Jaffray by Louise Green

September 2, 2021 | 4 minute read

The Alliance Canada
Family Life In 1897, a few months before turning twenty-four, Robert Jaffray and three other new missionaries travelled by ship to China. Jaffray and Dr. Robert Glover arrived in Guangxi Province. They studied the Chinese language in Teng County, joining a small group of missionaries who had been in China…
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Called and Carried by God’s Grace: Dave and Denise Golding

August 26, 2021 | 4 minute read

The Alliance Canada
“It’s Dave Golding! Is Denise here?” Those simple words will always be etched in my memory as they rocked my world and changed the direction of my life forever. I had been curled up in a comfortable chair with a cup of coffee in the home of the dorm administrators,…
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