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News and Highlights

  • Change a Life: ChildCARE Plus in the Philippines and Cambodia Wednesday, November 1, 2017

    In Canada, children typically go to school Monday to Friday, from September to June. Some children enjoy math, some enjoy English, while others enjoy science or maybe gym class. This is a normal part of life from the time children are around 5 years old until the age of 16. School fees in Canada and many other developed countries, are paid through government taxes that allows all childre...

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  • MAK Feature: Lego, Brocks and Mashed Potatoes Monday, October 30, 2017

    The McCrea Family in Colombia  Greetings from Colombia! Serving in another country, God always finds new ways to astound you. The last couple of years He has really been teaching us to be builders; in some really cool ways! Do you like Lego? I know that James and Darien do. They love everything from the basic stuff to Star Wars Lego and Lego Technic, bu...

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  • MAK Summer 2017 Issue Now Available Monday, June 26, 2017

    The MAK Summer 2017 issueis NOW AVAILABLE for FREE download!   Special features includes: The Seilingsin the ​​the PhilippinesThe Kenyamanyaras in ​​TanzaniaThe ​W. Family in ​Eurasia                              &n...

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  • Pray, Give, Go - CELEBRATING MISSIONS IN RURAL COMMUNITY Friday, June 23, 2017

     This past Mother's Day weekend, I had the privilege to participate in Glad Tidings' first missions convention in Perth, Ontario as a representative of PAOC International Missions and as manager of the Missions and Kids (MAK) program. This two-day missions celebration comprised of a Saturday evening gathering involving guest speakers from local and international ministries (with PAO...

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  • Global Worker Spotlight: The Kenyamanyaras in Tanzania Wednesday, May 24, 2017

     We are the Kenyamanyara family – Julius, Jade, Ezra and Gabriel - and we live in Tanzania. We have lived in a city called Mwanza for almost three years now. Ezra (6) is in Kindergarten at the local International school. He loves school and is doing very well. He is learning how to read and write and also participates in extra-curricular activities like Swim Club. He’s l...

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  • Life in Cambodia by the Rowley family Friday, April 21, 2017

    Sue-seh-day!!  We are the Rowley family and my name is Emilyn Rowley.  I live with my Dad (Ian), Mom (Tiffanie) and sister (Sophia).  I’m 6 years old and Sophia is 4 years old.  5 years ago our family moved from beautiful Newfoundland and Alberta (we lived in both places) and travelled 42 long hours in an airplane to the opposite side of the world and made a new...

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  • ChildCARE Plus in Zimbabwe Thursday, April 20, 2017

     My name is Esheka Takaendesa. I am 20 years old turning 21 on the 19th of December 2017. I first came under the care of VOH Zimbabwe on the 9th of July 2008. I was doing grade 6. I am the firstborn in a family of ​three girls and we all live at the Village of Hope. Before coming under the care of VOH, I used to live with both my parents and siblings. My mother, however passed away ...

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  • God is Good by the Paluch-Chiriseri family Thursday, April 13, 2017

    Have you ever heard the saying ‘God is good’?  Have you ever really thought about what it means?  There are lots of ways to describe God’s goodness.  He is kind, loving, helpful, caring and He provides for us.  All of these things are true… God is also good when He directs our lives when He shows us what He wants us to do.  And then He do...

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  • Introverts and Global Work by the Wylie Family Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    An introvert: a person who is energized by spending time alone, draws strength from quieter or more isolated environments or one-on-one social interactions, a person who is drained by loud or highly stimulating environments. Does introversion fly in the face of traditional missionary work (global work)? As a family, we chose to sell all our belongings, set aside our language and our cult...

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  • ChildCARE Plus in Brazil Sunday, April 9, 2017

     Meet Andreia, Ademar, and Ademiro, three siblings who were brought to the Home of the Good Shepherd, a vocational and residential school, after being abandoned and neglected by their mother and abused by their father. The three children were removed by Child and Family Services after they experienced horrific abuse at the hands of their family.  At age 15, prior to coming to ...

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