“As long as you don’t mind living off the land,” she concluded. My host’s caveat assured me I’d found the ideal location for a three-day retreat from the busy life I lead in the city.
EFC appears against government of Alberta; Bus Stop Bible Studies; CMU’s membership with AUCC; U.S. Conference of MB Churches doubles membership; General Assembly of World Evangelical Alliance; Marv Frey passes away October 19, 2008; Violence in Orissa; Investors and the environment; MEDA a finalist for Innovation Excellence Awards; MCC discontinues shipping used clothing overseas
Travelling through the isolated hills of northeastern Pennsylvania on the way to a seminar one Advent, the man jolts to attention when his gas tank warning light flashes red. The S curve snakes into a tiny burg: a gas station, post office, branch bank, and a few clapboard houses.
The Willow Park Church crew organizing a major B.C. youth conference called Rush is pleased: they have secured major speakers and musicians to headline a 2009 event that no longer must limit registration.
Westview Christian Fellowship entered a whole new arena of ministry when they purchased a building in downtown St. Catharines, Ont. Three years ago, the church acquired an old church structure on Queenston Street, an area where it’s common to see people who are homeless and women working the streets late at night – many because they’re addicted to drugs or alcohol.
Dressed in bright colours, three teenaged girls strolled up to the well in the middle of a Nanerige village in Burkina Faso. When Phil Bergen addressed them in their language, their faces lit up with delight at the surprise of speaking with a non-African man in their own language, and they giggled as they responded.
One of my two brothers died at 15. His name was Norman, and he was a thalidomide baby.
Thalidomide was a medication briefly prescribed to pregnant women to help them deal with morning sickness. Unfortunately, the medication had catastrophic teratogenic effects. It caused severe birth defects in infants exposed to the medication during pregnancy.