Elly Boersma: A passion for worship
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Elly Boersma: A passion for worship

Elly Boersma’s path to ministry in the Christian Reformed Church (CRC) wasn’t straightforward. Raised in Surrey, British Columbia, Elly graduated from Simon Fraser University with a BSc in Kinesiology. God’s Spirit eventually led her to Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she graduated with a MA in Worship.
Elly, 27, now serves as Pastor of Worship at Covenant CRC in St. Catharines, Ontario, where I attend. I recently interviewed her to discover how God led her to her present position and to plumb her thoughts on being a young leader in the CRC.

Kenya kids can: “feeding and teaching the world changers of tomorrow”
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Kenya kids can: “feeding and teaching the world changers of tomorrow”

One of my children died. My wife and I were struggling. I felt like the Lord said, “Make your wife’s dream come true.” She had always wanted to go to Africa. We had friends working at Rift Valley Academy (RVA) in Kijabe, Kenya, and they invited us out for a year to be dorm parents. It ended up being 14 years. Africa can get a hold on you.

Bringing hope to those left behind

Bringing hope to those left behind

When Jenny and Richard Bowen read a newspaper headline about the report – “U.S. rights group asserts that China lets thousands of orphans die” – they knew they had to do something. Sending money – where would they send it, anyway? – didn’t seem like an adequate solution to a crisis that involved the deaths of predominantly “unwanted little girls.”