Healing quilts
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Healing quilts

Lucy Thomas, the fourth generation of residential school survivors in her family, was five years old when she was taken away from her mother and brought to Kuper Island Residential School in British Columbia. The students called it Alcatraz. While at Kuper Island, Lucy and her siblings were punished if they were seen talking to…

‘Why we love CC’
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‘Why we love CC’

Last month I spoke with three Christian Courier subscribers, Dennis and Jenny DeGroot and John Ravensbergen, to ask why they love Christian Courier. My first call was with the DeGroots. Dennis grew up in Alberta, Jenny in Langley, British Columbia. They live in Langley and are recently retired. “We’re recent personal subscribers, but in some…

A Light to the Lonely
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A Light to the Lonely

On Thanksgiving Monday, Peter Elgersma and his family rolled up their sleeves to cook for Richmond Hill Community Christian Reformed Church’s second “to-go” thanksgiving dinner. I chatted with Elgersma, a CC board member, about the dinner. Peter and his family, five in total, volunteered to cook and individually package 150 meals for the church’s 28th…