May/June 2016 testimony

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MAY/JUNE 2016 STORIES

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THE HOLY SPIRIT AND MEHow I found my place in the continuing story of Pentecost

The church he attended while growing up taught Bob Jones that Pentecostals and their kind were all foolish and deceived. His first visit to a Pentecostal church cemented that belief in his mind. Here is his story of a watershed moment that changed his mind—and the course of his life. Read more.

 

SEVEN QUESTIONS FOR: ROBERT MCAFFEESeeing the light of hope in the Canadian landscape

You never know who might be sitting beside you in church. That woman with her eyes closed in earnest prayer may be a trial lawyer who has stood before the Supreme Court of Canada. That man with his hands raised in worship could be a professor of sociology at a Canadian university. Or, as you will discover in this Seven Questions interview, maybe it’s one of Canada’s most respected landscape painters who is passing you the offering plate. [Full content available to subscribers.]

 

FOLLOWING THE TRAILThe unfolding of God’s story in a family history

Mike McIntrye has learned a story about his friend, Fred. The full story is much bigger than Mike knows, but he wants to tell us what he knows. We invite you to follow the trail of God’s ongoing work in the world through Fred and his family. [Full content available to subscribers.]

 

GOD HAS OTHER PLANSA post-Easter meditation

Easter Sunday dawns but once a year; the resurrection it celebrates flipped the calendar upside down. In this look into the Word, Garry Milley reminds us that a new age dawned when Christ exited the tomb. The resurrection declares that God has other plans. Read more.

 

A BEAUTIFUL LIFEA son’s thoughts about his mother on her passing

Edith Leona Osborne passed away on March 9, 2015. She and her husband, Rev. Don Osborne (PAOC), had been married for 58 years. Together, they served in pastoral ministry, opened the Vancouver Teen Challenge Centre, worked in Canadian and international evangelism, and played key roles in the startup of the television ministry 100 Huntley Street. Here is an edited version of Robert Osborne’s thoughts about his mother and the beauty of Jesus he saw reflected in her life. [Full content available to subscribers.]

 

ONE BEAUTIFUL LIFE AT A TIMEThe unfolding story of W.I.N.G.S. Maternity Home

We are conditioned to think that it is people in high positions who effect change. We look to a new government, with new policies and a fresh approach, to fix our broken society. Well, Marion Cozen proves that thinking wrong. Her story demonstrates that real change happens when ground-level people offer themselves in sacrificial service to the broken world around them. [Full content available to subscribers.]

 

Departmental Stories

ERDO: LEGACIES—Celebrating People and Moments in Time
Hear from Carol Froom, ERDO's director of resource development, on what a privilege it is to connect with all of the people who very generously donate to ERDO's programs. Read more.

 

MISSION CANADA: CONSIDERING FRENCH MINISTRY—Taking the Gospel to Francophone Canada
A few years ago, Mission Canada launched FIT4M, a one-year program for graduates of Bible colleges and credential holders. Participants are introduced into francophone ministry by being incorporated into a local church setting as an active staff member of a local “host church” while they are enrolled as students at a French university in linguistic courses. Read more.

 

INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS: IT BEGINS WITH "ONE"—Going into All the World
To see a nation changed, we must see a community changed—and that begins with one life, one family. As we press in to the 21stcentury, we are turning our missional attention to the thousands of unreached people groups that still have no witness of Christ. They are not only lost in the sense of being unsaved, but they are also completely in the dark in terms of opportunities to hear about Jesus. Read more.

 

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