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In Various Kinds of Service: Doug, Hilda, and Judith Wiebe

May 20, 2024 | 14 minute read

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Change in Perspective  Sometime in my early Christian training, I learned and believed God allowed Communism to take over China, bringing with it much suffering because the people as a…
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God’s Faithfulness Through the Years: Ron and June MacKinnon

May 13, 2024 | 14 minute read

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During the first two years of our ministry in the Philippines, we did not have a vehicle, so we depended on other means of transportation. Our home in Kablon was…
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God Can Be Trusted: Elsie Toews

May 6, 2024 | 14 minute read

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Can God be trusted to take care of our lives? Yes, He can! With the hymn writer, Thomas Chisholm, we sing, “Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father .…
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Experiencing God at Work: Wallace and Beverly Albrecht

April 29, 2024 | 14 minute read

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In a squatter house along a drainage canal in Java’s cultural capital, we learned the power of prayer. Some months previously, in the same clapboard shack with a dirt floor,…
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Teaching and Trusting: Cecil and Eunice Smith

April 22, 2024 | 14 minute read

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I cannot remember a time when I did not know about missions. Surely I was naive about what “going into all the world” meant, but I understood that the Lord…
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God’s Plan for a Broken World: Garth and Betty Hunt

April 15, 2024 | 14 minute read

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As the freighter eased into its berth at the Seattle harbour in July 1972, a small group of passengers could be seen gathered at the rail. Garth and Betty Hunt,…
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Leaving Their Legacy Among the Vietnamese: George and Harriette Irwin

April 8, 2024 | 14 minute read

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My Dad, George Irwin, simplified life. He took complex issues and made them simple, practical. To him, missionary work was not all about strategizing with designs and master plans. He…
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Spoiled for the Ordinary: David and Brenda Petrescue

April 1, 2024 | 14 minute read

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“I’m afraid she’s too girly and fragile to be trekking around the world with a 30-pound backpack for the next nine months!” Dave’s dad exclaimed. He was trying to reason…
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Breaking Up Dry Ground: Steve and Audrey Zub

March 25, 2024 | 14 minute read

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The year 1994 was significant in the life of The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA). Both Canada and the United States jointly discerned a clear and compelling call to send…
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Chaplaincy: Lessons from Lazarus (John 11:38-44)

March 20, 2024 | 14 minute read

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“Take away the stone” When Jesus asked the bystanders, family members, and community to roll away the stone, what was asked seemed wrong, shocking and offensive. As a prison chaplain,…
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