Hope for the Deaf

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Patricia Gyang, a mother of three, is deaf. Living in Nigeria, where the unemployment rate, according to economywatch.com, ranges from 30 to 50 percent, she is fortunate to have her own business baking pastries, meat pies, and custom made cakes for all occasions.

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Some thoughts about thoughts

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Some of my thoughts honour and please God; some dishonour and displease him. Some of my thoughts are helpful to me and people around me; some are harmful to me and to others.

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Letters

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Food for thought re August; The power of the blood re August & September; Information too old re October; Fish, potatoes, oil re October; One year later re June

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Fundraiser unaffected by recession

Sunday, November 1, 2009

This year’s recession didn’t seem to dampen the spirit of giving at the 40th MCC Festival Auction and Relief Sale. The annual event drew thousands of people to the Abbotsford (B.C.) TRADEX to eat, shop, visit, play, listen, bid, and give, raising more than $650,000 for MCC’s Food for All projects around the world.

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An invitation to listen

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Back in March, the MB Herald addressed the theme of our Aboriginal neighbours. We surveyed the landscape of Mennonite Brethren and Aboriginal ministry, and were challenged in articles by pastors Norman Meade and Rob Kroeker to consider how much we really care about the Native people of our country.

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The promise of peace as well as the sword

Sunday, November 1, 2009

When Jesus was born, the heavenly host announced, “peace on earth, among those on whom his favor rests” (Luke 2:14).

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ETEM: École de théologie évangélique de Montréal

Sunday, November 1, 2009

This year, ETEM has 41 part-time and 1 full-time student enrolled. In addition, several University of Montreal students are taking casual courses. These numbers represent a slight decrease from the previous year.

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Ten Thousand Villages: Living Gift

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Ten Thousand Villages, the oldest and largest Fair Trade organization in North America, kicks off its annual Living Gift Festival No. 28.

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Book notes on development

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Books profiled are: The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World, Author: Jacqueline Novogratz; My Business, My Mission: Fighting Poverty Through Partnerships, Authors: Doug Seebeck and Timothy Stoner

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On Remembrance Day: an act of peace

Sunday, November 1, 2009

A kilted piper and the sounds of Amazing Grace shattered the opening silence at my daughter’s November 11 service at her school. She was in Grade 3.

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A stone to revive memories: the life of Jakob Reimer

Sunday, November 1, 2009

A remarkable story has unfolded in recent years to revive the memory of one of the founders of the Mennonite Brethren Church.

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Being truly Christian in times of conflict

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, militarism and the polarization of the world into “good guys” and “bad guys” has been up. The current war in Afghanistan has made this immediate for Canadians. In such a world, what should characterize Christians?

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MB churches join in conspiracy

Sunday, November 1, 2009

In 2006, three young church leaders decided to revolutionize the consumerism of Christmas by encouraging their communities to “spend less, give more, love all, and worship fully” the ultimate gift of Christ.

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Fight gangs and drugs by focusing on youth, says ex-drug boss

Sunday, November 1, 2009

“In a time of scarce resources,” said Serge LeClerc, “concentrate on saving your youth!” The warning to a closed meeting of B.C. Fraser Valley leaders came from a former Ontario gang leader and drug kingpin, now a Christian and a Saskatchewan MLA.

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November Transitions 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Introducing Walter Fast, Peter Jackson, Dave Ens, Lyle Morris, Noel Hudson, Vern Kehler, Kimbal Martens, Sim Rainer, Almina Funk

Farewell to John Willems, Victor Kliewer, Lyndon Plett

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