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Remembering Ethel Jean Moorehouse

September 21, 2021 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 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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Good News to the Diaspora: Jonathan and Ruth Teo

August 19, 2021 | 2 minute read

The Alliance Canada
Our Early Days Ruth: I had an unhappy childhood in Malaysia. I was unloved when I was young. My only wish was to run away from home. Death frightened me, and I thought no one would know I existed if I died. I longed to be remembered. One day in…
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Watching God at Work: Gerald and Dorothy Hogenbirk

August 12, 2021 | 2 minute read

The Alliance Canada
Prison Ministry It was a pleasant afternoon during the rainy season. Everything was green, and the sun had just come out. I decided to walk to the church in the centre of town to visit with the senior pastor and catechist with whom we worked. The church in town had…
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Progress at Turtle Speed: Kay Thompson

August 5, 2021 | 2 minute read

The Alliance Canada
Mamou, Driver Ants, and Measles Africa! My first stop was a year at the missionary kid school at Mamou, Guinea, where I was the school nurse. It was a beautiful setting with mango trees, palm trees, and delightful kids. Two things stand out in my mind from those days at…
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Safehouse

August 3, 2021 | 2 minute read

David Hearn
If you enjoy watching crime shows, you’ve probably heard the term ‘safehouse’ referring to a secret place of sanctuary used to hide people from a threat. The typical storyline for these dramas follows a witness, preparing to testify against an organized crime boss or some other powerful criminal, who is…
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In Various Kinds of Service: Doug, Hilda, and Judith Wiebe

July 29, 2021 | 2 minute read

The Alliance Canada
During our third year (1977), the American Alliance head office in Nyack determined the Hong Kong field should start a radio ministry to mainland China. The field administration was not interested, but pressure from Nyack persisted as they had signed an agreement with Transworld Radio (TWR). Since I was the…
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