World Cup Fever!

World Cup Football fever has hit. I have to admit – I love watching this event. I grew up with football (soccer) and have always loved watching it. The fact that this is in Africa makes it even more compelling to me. I love the excitement in Canada. Next week I will be in Germany for meetings and know...

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The Abilities Church

This year I was introduced to a church in Toronto called the Abilities Church.  They claim to be the first real inclusive church in the world. They are impressive. Their staff and vision are excellent, and have all levels of ability. They model inclusion and invitation to all people. The Ability Church’s goal is to have 50% of their...

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Work in Canada.

The other day as I walked down our office hallway to get coffee I noticed the red light lit up on the wall. The red light meant that one of our volunteer narrators was recording a book. Last week I talked about why we spend most of our resources internationally. I tried to explain how we have to focus...

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Heat Alert in Toronto!

Occasionally I am challenged as to why Hope and Healing does not do more work in Canada. Usually people that do challenge me have a disability, or they are parents of children with a disability. I know that there is poverty in Canada. I know that people with disabilities are often left out of community and forgotten in Canada....

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Dream boldly…

One of our many wonderful staff persons in Hope and Healing – Robin – recently returned from a trip to Malawi. She came back with a challenge to us. Robin said we need to dream boldly. Robin met a man who came from rural village. As a young boy he met a surgeon and he dreamed he too, would become one....

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It's About the Future…

I wondered what would strike me in my return to Kinshasa. Surprisingly it has been the small things – the building thunderstorm, colourful lizards, beautiful butterflies, sunsets that cannot be described, the methodical sound of the chopping of a man pruning a palm tree. Each of these evoked a flash of memory. It is also the people. Phrases that...

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