“The very fact that our people, especially as a church, has had that experience in their background. That they understand what it means to be a refugee. What it means to be resettled. What it means to pick up on a new life. But even more so the terror and the upheavals which was the reason for them leaving their home country. It’s something that has to be part of our giving back. A reason for a response.”
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“The way the church responded spoke volumes not only to me, but it is a testament to the community of how Christians help others in time of need.”
A familiar Scripture passage comes to mind when I ponder how to pray for the upcoming federal elections. According to Matthew 6:9-10, Jesus identifies us as people or citizens of God’s kingdom, and as the children or family of God. In our identity as citizens of God’s kingdom family, we are invited to pray for our nation — for his kingdom to come and his will to be done here in Canada as it is in heaven.
“When your name is Christian Press, you’d better live up to it,” says Ron Wood, general manager. Now called CP Printing Solutions, the printing company CCMBC fully purchased in 1964 to print the Herald will close in February 2020 as its general manager retires.