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Ministry in Israel feels like it has been long and slow. It is a limited access country where the gospel ministry is not only despised, but technically illegal. Usually Christian ministries are limited to humanitarian aid and assisting new immigrants. From the beginning we dedicated ourselves to church planting. This approach is biblical, but it can be a tedious process in the Middle East, often ending in failure and frustration. But this year the Lord has had mercy on us and showed us clearly some fruit of our labours. This year our first church plant in Israel celebrated its 25 anniversary. Here is how it began.

Read more: Patience with Joy

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Anticipation was something that you could feel in the air at ABWE International headquarters in Pennsylvania as twenty-four individuals attended the July Candidate Seminar this year. As these potential career missionaries attended and participated in various seminars and activities, everyone could feel the excitement in the building as another group of men and women were being sent out by their local churches. It was exciting to see two young Canadians included as they answer God’s call on their lives.


Read more: Anticipation...

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"Change" — This word conjures varied emotions to each individual person. Some people hear this word and are immediately thrilled because they know that something new and different is on the horizon. On the other end of the spectrum we have people who hear this word and immediately they feel a pit develop in their stomach and worry begins to gnaw them. Finally, the group of individuals between these two extremes have no feelings one way or another.

Read more: Change...

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At the beginning of World War II, the slogan “Keep Calm and Carry On” was created in Britain and printed on posters. The plan was to distribute them widely, if there was a major attack on the British people in order to reassure the general public. ABWE Canada is experiencing a transition, as the new appointed President returns from Portugal and begins serving in the head office in London, Ontario. Minne Bouma will be settling in to his new role and leading ABWE Canada into the future, by God’s grace.

Read more: Keep Calm...

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What would history look like if people had done their due diligence? I know there would be some major mistakes that I would have avoided if I had done my research. When we use hindsight, we can have a clear vision of what needs to be done. For example, the rich man in hell (Luke 16) requested that someone go to warn his family, so that they would not go there too. The answer was given that they have Moses and the Prophets, in other words, the Old Testament. They should have diligently read and believed the Word of God that they had been given.

Read more: Due Diligence...

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ABWE Canada sent $26,200 for refugee relief in December 2015. Here is a report from our partner in the Middle East who works with refugees:

“Allow me to start by saying thank you, thank you for your heart, thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve those in need from Syria. Thank you for the offering you gave to provide for our ministry amongst the Syrian. We highly appreciate you.


Read more: Refugee Ministry Report...

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Recently, one of ABWE’s medical personnel, Todd DeKryger died after contracting a virus while serving at the Hospital of Hope in North Togo. He leaves his wife, Jennifer and their four young boys. Obviously, the field of Togo and the whole mission is grieving the loss of a faithful servant who served as the Medical Director at the hospital. The DeKryger family have served for more than 10 years in Togo. This leaves a big gap in the leadership and personnel at the Mango hospital. It is hard to understand why this happened. I am comforted to know that events like these do not take God by surprise. If you are interested in reading more about how God is working through this tragedy, I encourage you to go to Dr. Kelly Faber’s blog . Kelly explains some of the events surrounding Todd’s homegoing.

Read more: Grief and Loss...

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