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Getting free from addiction starts with connection

by Keri Vermeulen background In Surrey’s downtown core, in the Whalley area is a community of people who exist along one block of road, a piece of 135a Street. Most days, the number of residents on the block are just over 100 people, and while their population is small, the attention given them in the […]

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God uses the most unlikely people

By Reverend Dr. Ed Hird Remember the late Bobby Gimby’s best-selling song ‘Ca-na-da’ created for the 100th Anniversary of Canada in 1967? Known as ‘The Pied Piper of Canada’, Gimby wore a cape as he led countless Canadian parades. Fifty years later, we are celebrating again this amazing land of Canada. We won’t soon forget […]

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Stella’s Voice Canada: Rescuing children of Moldova from human trafficking

by Agnes Chung It was mid-December 1996. Sixteen orphan children in Moldova froze to death in their beds, while age-out kids (16-year old teens) living in state-run orphanages were put out on the streets. Among them was Stella, a young girl exploited and sold into sex slavery, who contracted AIDS and died at age 19. […]

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S U R R E Y – snapshots of faith 1

By Peter Biggs  [See Other Cities – snapshots of faith] TABLE of CONTENTS (click to go to): • Background     • Whalley’s STRIP     • Refugees     • Cloverdale Pastors Surge     • Church leaders meet Mayor     • Seniors     • Friendship with Sikhs     • Surrey […]

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From Coquitlam to Sri Lanka

Gospel and Mission Series from Missonsfest   by Sandra Crawford   When our newly formed Missions Committee announced the destination for our spring trip, Sri Lanka was an interesting and exciting prospect. However, for a mere ten days (seven days on the ground) it seemed a long way to go, considering travel time, jet lag […]

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Faith under fire

by Keri Vermeulen   The congregation of Cariboo Christian Life Fellowship (CCLF) in 108 Mile, BC, had been so excited about the month of July. The church had planned to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday all month long, with music, parties, Friday night gatherings and special Sunday sermons where Lead Pastor Rick Barker would preach through […]

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Jumpstart social enterprise with a Biblical mission

by Agnes Chung   You want to be a change-maker. To transform your innovative ideas into rewarding solutions, to advance social and sustainability impact – and make the world a better place to live. A growing cadre of BC companies is doing just that. BC is progressively gaining global recognition as a hub for social […]

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Building community, transforming lives

by Adrian Prasad David Morgan, pastor of the newly founded church plant, Eden Whalley, calls Whalley “Greater Vancouver’s forgotten child.” The City of Surrey has worked hard in the last few years to create a new image for its infamous town center by building the new city hall and beautiful apartments within Whalley’s core. Though […]

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ACLN luncheon presents plan for Abbotsford’s homeless

By Debbie Cazander   At a recent Abbotsford Christian Leaders Network (ACLN) luncheon the issue of homelessness was discussed and city representatives shared plans to address some of the concerns in Abbotsford. ACLN executive member and pastor at Bethel Reformed church, Ron Opmeer, welcomed everyone and led in a brief time of worship. Salvation Army […]

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Celebrating Voices Together 2017

by Pastor Giulio Gabeli   A s we look back on July 1, 2017, Canada’s 150th Birthday was characterized by unprecedented events right across the lower Mainland and across Canada. It was an historic day for our nation, butalso for the Church in Metro Vancouver as a wonderful representation of churches and ministries gathered to […]