Helping Deacons Thrive
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Helping Deacons Thrive

When diaconal coaches Helen VanBeilen and Alicia Hamming Navarrete reached out to the deacons of Jubilee CRC (St. Catharines, Ont.), they were delighted to be invited to one of their upcoming meetings. The deacons there were struggling with their benevolence ministry and hoped the coaches could help. Essentially, they were asking “is the help we’re…

Educational Training
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Educational Training

When Resonate Global Mission missionaries led the first Educational Care training in a refugee camp in Uganda, God worked in surprising ways. Four people decided to follow Christ. Educational Care is a curriculum of Raise Up Global Ministries that Resonate missionaries use to instruct teachers and school administrators with best teaching practices from a Christian…

Welcoming a New Director of Planned Gifts and Investments
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Welcoming a New Director of Planned Gifts and Investments

Christian School Foundation The Christian School Foundation is pleased to announce that Kevin teBrake (Hons. B. Comm., M.Div.) is our new Director of Planned Gifts and Investments. Kevin’s lifelong commitment to Christian education, along with his training and professional experience as an accountant and as a pastor in the Christian Reformed Church, give him a…

Salim’s Pentecost testimony
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Salim’s Pentecost testimony

“When I read the Pentecost story in Acts, it’s so amazing to think about all the people represented in God’s Story,” said Salim. “We’re talking about thousands of languages.” Born in Lebanon, Salim grew up learning the country’s three official languages – Arabic, and English primarily, as well as some French. But Portuguese was the…

A new life, new calling and new creation
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A new life, new calling and new creation

At Easter, believers celebrate God’s redeeming work in all things. Marta and Resonate Global Mission are giving thanks to God for Marta’s new life and calling in agriculture. Marta lived “a normal life like any other” in San Salvador, the capital of El Salvador, for many years. But then gangs threatened her family. Her brother…

Hamilton church opens homes to refugees
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Hamilton church opens homes to refugees

With most shelters at capacity, exorbitant housing prices and an increase in negative perceptions of refugees, the lack of proper housing for refugee claimants has become a crisis. Started in 2018, Open Homes Hamilton (OHH) is a multi-church network supporting refugee claimants by offering home-based hospitality. Local Christians with extra space in their houses (called…