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Refugees in Canada

compassion or concern ? by Jack Taylor Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, on January 28 at 12:20 pm, tweeted: “To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada.” With this open door policy has come some apprehension and concern – will Canada become the new […]

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Options may not be available

By Doris Fleck For the first time in its 31 years of life, the South Fraser Pregnancy Options Centre is in danger of shutting down. In February, the Christian faith-based agency in the heart of Surrey sent out an appeal letter to all of its donors. “If we don’t raise $100,000 in the next few […]

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A meditation on discernment

by John Hall Missions Fest would like to thank everyone who came out to the “Justice and the Gospel” conference this year. We are so pleased with the ongoing enthusiasm that Vancouver and the Fraser Valley express for God’s mission. We know that many people who attend are in a phase in life where they […]

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Happy Birthday and O Canada! Refugees one year later

by Jack Taylor Refugees, politicians, and sponsors joined New Hope Community Services leaders and staff Feb. 11 in the bright lobby of New Hope’s Surrey apartment building to celebrate the one year anniversary of its opening. Children from Syria, the Congo, Eritrea, and Iraq led a rousing rendition of Happy Birthday and O Canada. New […]

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Voices Together: Lifting Jesus High

by Pastor Aldrin Navo, VT Core Team Member A Henry Ford quote aptly describes how Voices Together started: “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”  Since the first Voices Together event occurred in 2008, significant things took place as far as unity of God’s family is concerned. Thus, the subsequent […]

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Hearts of Hope

by Debbie Cazander The birth of a baby is not only the culmination of nine months of pregnancy, it is most often the fulfillment of the woman’s greatest desire to finally hold her newborn child in her arms. The motherly nurturing in her heart can now come to fulfilment as she cares for her little […]

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David C. Cook Canada rebrands as Parasource

by Lisa Hall-Wilson The March 2016 purchase of Augsburg Fortress Canada by David C. Cook Canada created a Canadian-owned entity, based in Paris, Ontario, that is now the largest independent Christian product distributor in Canada. In September, the company unveiled its new corporate name: Parasource Marketing and Distributing. In the past, these behind-the-scenes changes in […]

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Signal Hill’s The Value Project 

Signal Hill’s The Value Project will take place February 23 – 26, 2017 at Zajac Ranch in Mission, BC. Signal Hill has invited 30 students from six schools to a three-day symposium where they will learn that valuing themselves and valuing others has the power to transform their personal lives and their school community. Led […]

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Interrupt winter with family fun

by Doris Fleck Granville Island’s family-friendly Winterruption Festival will be melting the winter blues away with hot maple flavoured chocolate, delectable food, colourfully costumed stick walkers, and lively musical performances. In its 12th year, Winterruption will be showcasing a new covered venue called The Forge that will be the hub of the February 18-19 weekend […]

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Festival of Hope

Visit FestivalOfHope.ca for more information on the Greater Vancouver Festival of Hope, including how you can prayerfully and financially support this ministry. Hillsong Young & Free joins Festival of Hope music lineup Pastors appreciate how Festival sparks evangelism, unity A beacon of hope Not being scared about sharing my faith             Hillsong […]