January/February 2016 testimony

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JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016 STORIES

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EVEN THOUGH WE WALKSigns of God’s presence in our valley of death

Gail and Colum McDonnell know what it feels like to walk into the valley of death. In their words, “Our whole world collapsed.” But this story is not just about their valley. It is also about the signs of God’s presence they’ve seen along the way. [Full content available to subscribers.]

 

MIDNIGHT PRAYER: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2015Where do Syrian children sleep?

Half of Syria’s population is on the run. Half of those are children—more than two million of them under the age of four. One midnight, as her children slept safely in their beds, Lindsey Gallant’s heart turned to the Syrian children. This is her prayer. Read more.

 

QUIT OVERTHINKING IT—Is finding God’s will for your life simpler than you think?

What is God’s will for my life? Is there a career or location or partner designed just for me? If so, how do I discover them? For some Christians, these kinds of questions can cause crippling anxiety. Martin Mittelstadt believes the answer is much simpler than we think. In fact, overthinking it may be the biggest part of the problem. Read more.

 

HEALING COMFORT—A crushing experience leads to a deeper understanding

One minute Ron Powell was standing in a supermarket aisle. The next, he was lying underneath of a ton of mangled ceiling tiles, shelving and grocery goods. This is his story of that crushing experience and his testimony of the gift that got him through it. [Full content available to subscribers.]
 

SEVEN QUESTIONS FOR: GEORGIALEE LANGA perspective on Canada’s legal landscape

In the spirit of Mark Twain’s famous line, “There was never yet an uninteresting life,” we present our newest testimony feature. What better way to get to know a person than by asking them a question or two—or seven? Over this coming year, Lisa Hall-Wilson will be introducing us to some interesting people in her “Seven Questions For:” column. This first instalment introduces us to Georgialee Lang, a Christian lawyer and longtime member of Broadway Church in Vancouver, B.C. [Full content available to subscribers.]
 

TAKING OFF THE MASKS—The need for recovery groups in our churches

Danny Blackwell knows all about wearing a mask. He also knows what it takes to remove one. In this call to our churches to run recovery groups, he offers a blueprint for a sanctuary where people can unmask and find healing and hope. [Full content available to subscribers.]

Departmental Stories

MISSION CANADA: SHIFTING FAITH—A Wake-Up Call on Canadian Bible Engagement
In May 2014 a Canadian study was released that painted a very real and clear picture—a change in our nation. A shift. In many ways, a decline. The results of this study cannot just be read and commented on, but must be followed up by action—on the part of individuals of all generations, local churches, parents, curriculum and resource companies, Christian educators, and all who would identify themselves as followers of Christ. Natalie Rogge, the strategic manager for Mission Canada and the director of Communications and Strategic Initiatives at PAOC, helps explain what the study revealed and how we need to move forward. Read more.

INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS: GREATER MILESTONES—How Global Workers Impact Lives
Be inspired as you hear from Andrew Ludigo, a Ugandan visual artist, actor, curator, writer and social entrepreneur, about how God has touched his life and shown him how to reach out to serve others. Read more.

ERDO: FOLLOWING JESUS—Seeing Syria Through The Lens of the Word 
Through media coverage, Canadians have witnessed the struggle of Syrian families fleeing danger and desperation, and seeking refuge. The real story, however, is actually much larger than a 30-second news bite, or even a half-hour special report. Learn deeper about how, in the Bible, Jesus asks us to care for them. Read more.

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