Monthly Archives: May 2014

Hail the Day that Sees Him Rise — Charles Wesley

An important festival in the Christian Church, Ascension Day, was observed this past Thursday. Here is a beautiful Ascension Day hymn by Charles Wesley that speaks of Christ’s reign over all things. Alleluia!

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Bibles for Victims in Sudan Transforming Their Lives Reports The Voice of the Martyrs

The Voice of the Martyrs – Canada (VOM), an organization that supports persecuted Christians worldwide, provides Bibles to people.  In the May edition of the VOM newsletter, the feature article describes how VOM is transforming people’s lives by providing them … Continue reading

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Agencies Helping People Recover from the Aftermath of an Abortion

How are you affected by abortion?  Are you experiencing grief? Shame? Anger?  Regret?  Looking for assistance as you carry your baby to term? If you want to talk to someone, call 1-800-395-HELP. A Lutheran agency that can help if you are … Continue reading

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Planting the Missional Church: A Distance Learning Course

The Center for United States Missions is offering a Distance Learning Course for people engaged in birthing a new church.  The Connections E-Newsletter (May 25, 2014) reports: Planting the Missional Church is a 10-week distance-learning course that is more than … Continue reading

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World Refugee Day is June 20! You are asked to pray, learn, and give in support of refugees!

Canadian Lutheran World Relief (CLWR) encourages you to observe World Refugee Day by praying, learning, and giving in support of refugees. This months  CLWR News Brief reports: Thanks to your support, a young refugee named Siyad has new hope for … Continue reading

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God’s Word Moves Us to Speak — Martin Luther

There is a vital connection between missionary proclamation and the power of God’s Word.  God does not simply “zap” Christians with faith apart from the means of grace; nor does God transport Christians from place to place via a “Star … Continue reading

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Pray for the People of Ghana

To learn more about the prayer needs of the people of Ghana, visit: PRAY!

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Good Christian Friends, Rejoice and Sing — The East Texas Youth Chorus

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Iran: Christian Prisoners Beaten and Tortured in Prison

Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has been informed (May 14, 2014) that Iranian Christian Silas Rabbani has reported being tortured while in Gohardasht prison, while Amin Khaki, also a Christian, has attested to being violently beaten in Ahwaz Prison.   Silas … Continue reading

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Unborn Children Need You!

To borrow a thought from David Scaer, “An unborn child has no more rights than a set of tonsils.” (CTQ 77 (2013): p. 213.) This is certainly true in Canada where abortion is just another surgical procedure.   Sadly, more than 3 million babies … Continue reading

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