An invitation to discipleship

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Invitation. That sums up the last year of our family’s life. We have felt God inviting us to step out in faith, trust and obedience. Our question is…

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“Jesus and” or “Jesus only”?

Friday, September 1, 2017

I stopped reading the Bible. Seriously, I did. Actually, I stopped reading everything due to my sixth concussion. After a few weeks, when I tentatively picked up the…

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Pray for Steve!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Do you know the man pictured here? I hope so – even if you don’t know him personally. Steve Berg is the leader of your national church –…

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The gospel calls us to be unsettled

Friday, August 25, 2017

Restoration, reconciliation and adult Sunday school Living in Canada in 2017, we have much to be grateful for. We are spared from armed conflicts, famines and so much…

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Being a witness to those who are dying

Saturday, July 1, 2017

How do you describe yourself to others? “To really understand me, you need to know that I am ______”. How do you fill in the blank?  With your…

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Redeeming refugee stories

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Johann Matthies, MB Mission Europa director, told his story at the ICOMB consultation in Thailand, Mar. 7–11, 2017. I was born in the Soviet Union in an area…

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Can beauty grow out of ashes?

Friday, June 30, 2017

A journalist, who was exploring this concept, called to ask me, “Can you thank God for the good things that have come out of the murder of your…

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Mission is our prayer

Monday, May 1, 2017

As I looked upon the 230 people from at least 35 countries (and more cultures) who attended the ICOMB consultation on mission and prayer, I was excited and hopeful about what God wanted to say to us. But I also had a burden about a few things. Both elements were active in my presentation.

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The inescapable call of global mission

Monday, May 1, 2017

The inescapable call of global mission Have you ever felt that you were a part of something big? Maybe you were part of a national political movement. Maybe…

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To walk together in a good way

Sunday, April 30, 2017

In my younger years, my family’s history in Canada sparked a feeling of pride. In the late 1700s, my father’s family settled in Upper Canada, and my mother’s…

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How to encourage global service workers

Friday, April 28, 2017

Here are some ideas from MB Mission’s regional mobilizers on how churches can encourage their global workers. Support existing friendships. Fostering genuine friendships takes time and presence, and should not…

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The parable of the ostrich

Monday, April 24, 2017

Have you ever seen an ostrich? Though awkward and gangly, these birds have a unique way of operating under attack. When threatened, the ostrich attempts to hide itself by lying flat on the ground and sticking its head into the sand. If this technique doesn’t work, it tries to run away. If cornered, the ostrich goes on the offensive with a kick of its powerful legs.

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Learning to bear witness

Friday, April 21, 2017

What all comes to mind when you hear the phrase “being a witness”? Does it necessitate speaking or being active? Can one bear witness simply by listening? I…

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Who is my neighbour?

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Who is my neighbour? I met my twin in Germany in 2012. His name is David Wiebe. I was struck by the similarity of our physiques. But unlike…

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The world is watching

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

  The world is watching Do you have a love-hate relationship with anticipation? It is often exciting to wait for a birthday package to arrive in the mail…

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