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.

Love in a time of Ebola
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Love in a time of Ebola

Patricia Kamara, Executive Director of the Christian Health Association of Liberia (CHAL), knows exactly what her organization needs to fight the raging Ebola epidemic which, by the end of August, had already killed 694 in Liberia alone, 1,546 throughout the West Africa region. She knows the need. She just doesn’t know how to fill it.

The world stage: Confusion and despair
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The world stage: Confusion and despair

As the long days of summer give way to autumn’s disappearing sun, and as frost greets each morning, Canadians retreat to the warmth of our homes and the sense of protection they provide. We shared many a summer night with family and friends, often shielding our too-short vacations from the anxieties induced by global current events. Yet the world’s war-torn strife remains.

The Brethren in Christ:
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The Brethren in Christ:

A small, formerly bi-national Anabaptist denomination has more than doubled in size in Canada over the last 15 years — in an era when most mainline denominations are experiencing decline. The Brethren in Christ (BIC) grew from about 3,500 members to over 10,000 Canadian attendees in the last 15 years. While the numbers are due mostly to the crowds that gather at expanding regional sites of The Meeting House megachurch in southern Ontario, it signals a new day for the denomination.

Set apart for healing and hope
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Set apart for healing and hope

After five years at the Centre, its current Director, Visser-Wikkerink, is attempting to read the Bible from a more indigenous perspective, assisted by the community at the Centre and Indigenous theologians in Canada. Her goal is to let go of the western European constructs through which most CRC members view the Bible.

Is buying sex a crime or a social problem?
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Is buying sex a crime or a social problem?

Faith communities in Canada can contribute to the necessary change in social attitudes to make buying of sexual services socially unacceptable. While moralistic messages are often dismissed in our pluralistic society, Christians can help to promote the dignity and rights of all persons and help to build a society that enables all people to live with dignity.

Inside
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Inside

Smith offered this assessment: “The narrator finds inner courage and self-worth in her work as an aide in a group home. The parallelism of visible and invisible disabilities effectively broadens the theme. The imagery of the story is subtle and effective, the car and the piano, for example, serving as tender portraits of the narrator herself.”