Standing with Manipur’s tribals against overwhelming odds Rev's Ed Hird & David Kitz Why has the Canadian media left us largely in the dark over the Manipur genocide? What has the Canadian government been doing to protest the slaughter, rape, and displacement of tribal indigenous people of India? In the remote and beautiful landscapes of Manipur, India, a … [Read more...] about Urgent Call for Prayer
Creating community; belonging, connecting and supporting one another, celebrating the joys, and facing and overcoming the challenges in our common life together.
Dear Pastor, As Pastors, you and I are Kingdom People. We have a Kingdom message and a Kingdom responsibility to uphold and present the Word of God to this lost and broken world. It is my conviction that we need each other if we’re going to maintain a Christian witness in our country! That’s why I’ve written this open letter to you. Canada needs our collective Christian … [Read more...] about An open letter to church leaders
On a trip to the holy land, Jericho is another stop along the way. It sits at 250 m below sea level. At first, it doesn’t seem much to look at. Nestled within the Palestinian territory labeled as the West Bank, with a current population of around 20,000, it features ancient ruins among contemporary accommodations. This centre of civilization is one of the longest enduring … [Read more...] about Jericho
by Monet Lamphere-Ma MCC Thrift Shops are known for funding life-changing projects around the world, providing food, water, education and more. Thrift volunteers and staff are also making a difference in their own communities while creating a safe space. One of over 85 MCC Thrift Shops in North America, the MCC Thrift Shop in Surrey, BC welcomes customers from all … [Read more...] about A safe space in the thrift shop
My odyssey into mania culminated on my 48th birthday when friends intervened and took me to the emergency room. I was admitted to the psychiatric ward and diagnosed with mania and bipolar 1 disorder (formerly manic depression). For a few days, I pushed against the diagnosis and hospitalization in a manic-driven sense of grandeur until I started listening to fellow patients and … [Read more...] about Faith & mental health: Finding a sanctuary in the Church