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Out of Season

November 29, 2021 | 3 minute read

Keryn
I went for a run on a nice spring day. An hour later I found myself in a place and situation I really did not want to be in. While on my run, I suddenly had a severe allergic reaction and within minutes I was on the ground in distress.…
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From War to Earthquakes: God Led and Protected John and Penny Hall

November 26, 2021 | 3 minute read

The Alliance Canada
In 1974 when we were living in Pleiku in the central highlands of Viet Nam, there were many attacks on the villages in the area, particularly between Pleiku and the Cambodian border. As a result, the South Vietnamese government began evacuating people from the villages under threat and moving them…
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Greenhouse: Leader Cultivation

November 22, 2021 | 3 minute read

Frances Kim
Envision began with the vision and purpose to identify, equip, and launch a new generation of Alliance leaders. Throughout COVID-19, our team was faced with the reality that a major shift was needed. We were no longer able to facilitate missional engagements or gather for our annual Summit in the…
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First Wave to Russia: Doug and Julie Tiessen

November 18, 2021 | 3 minute read

The Alliance Canada
The Berlin Wall was torn down, and the Soviet Union was opening up. Doug and I, married and both students at Canadian Theological Seminary, felt strongly that The Christian and Missionary Alliance (C&MA) should respond (we were both members and Doug’s dad had been an Alliance pastor). Dr. Arnold Cook,…
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Sore Knuckles

November 15, 2021 | 3 minute read

Nathan Weselake
A few times every year, Prairie Alliance Church (PAC) takes a week, or month, and prays 24/7 for Jesus to open specific doors. One of those prayers was for reconciliation. The door hadn’t opened yet, but we were persistent with our knocking—praying together for over ten years. This persistence is…
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Follow Me: Murray and Michelle Derksen

November 11, 2021 | 3 minute read

The Alliance Canada
Cristina and her husband were our neighbours in Guadalajara; they lived on the corner of the next block, on our way to the preschool our boys attended. Many days we would stop and talk coming or going from school. Over time we became friends. Her husband had served in the…
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Opening New Doors

November 9, 2021 | 3 minute read

Bryce Ashlin-Mayo
One of the many advantages of being the oldest child is knowing how certain technology works before your siblings, and exploiting that advantage. For example, I convinced one of my younger brothers that the automatic door at the grocery store opened by voice command. Now you have to understand that…
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Passing on the Legacy of my Heritage: Gaileen Warden

November 4, 2021 | 3 minute read

The Alliance Canada
My goal in life was to become a missionary, a goal I had since I was eleven years old. I had dedicated my life to the Lord at a missions week at an Alliance church in Burnaby, British Columbia. Coming from a missionary family, we had been instructed in God’s…
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五里霧中 ごりむちゅう| Five Miles in the Fog

November 1, 2021 | 3 minute read

Wendy and Henry
If you can read traditional Chinese or kanji, you may have guessed what this Japanese idiom means. The direct translation is “5 miles in the fog.” We don’t know how the Japanese measured 5 miles in ancient times, especially when the road ahead and the road behind were clouded with…
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Following God: Lois Franklin

October 28, 2021 | 3 minute read

The Alliance Canada
I had a personal mission trip planned to visit Doug and Ann Snowsell, Alliance missionaries to Chile. It was one of those unforgettable trips. As the plane was coming in to land in Santiago, Chile, it was as if God said to me, This will be your new country, take…
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