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Posts Tagged: International Messengers Canada

A Mind-Boggling Answer to Prayer

I want to give God a praise shout-out this morning. Here’s why:   As national co-directors of International Messengers Canada, one of the most difficult tasks Gene and I face every year is finding volunteers to minister with us among Romanian teens living with life-threatening illnesses. We believe cost is the factor. Volunteers must raise… [ read more ]

Overcoming Fear in a Sometimes Scary World

When people hear about our overseas ministry travels, they sometimes ask us, “Aren’t you afraid?” They refer to our traveling in countries where we don’t understand the language, we (as obvious foreigners) must be alert to the risk of pickpockets in trains and train stations, and driving on narrow tree-lined highways where passing slower vehicles… [ read more ]

God Uses Ordinary People

Gene and I left home two weeks ago and have been traveling through Alberta ever since. The weather’s been cold—down to minus 33(Celsius)—but the hearts of those with whom we’ve met have been warm and inviting.   Our trip’s purpose has been to connect with churches, pastors, small groups, and individuals wanting to learn more… [ read more ]

Friendship Friday

I met Dwayne Buhler several years ago in a shuttle enroute from the Mt. Hermon Christian Writers’ Conference to the San Jose airport. As we talked, we discovered several common denominators: we both live in British Columbia, we share a passion for missions, and amazingly, we have loved ones with hydrocephalus (too much water on… [ read more ]

The Truth About Missionaries

My husband and I have been involved in career missions for nearly 20 years. We spent three years in Nepal, 11 years at Camp Homewood off Vancouver Island, and we’ve worked with International Messengers with a focus on Eastern Europe for the past 4½ years. The past two decades have been a white-knuckle ride in… [ read more ]

Do It Afraid

This is a post I wrote enroute to Europe on June 30th. It was originally used as a guest blog for another site. Thought I’d post it here for you today. Maybe someone out there needs this encouragement today! I’m writing this at 32,000 feet, somewhere between London and Budapest. My final destination is Resita,… [ read more ]

Saying Yes to God

It was April, 1996. My husband sat at the kitchen table, his head in his hands. “It’s time for a change,” he said. “I’m simply not interested in doing this any longer.” My husband was a successful civil engineer. His income had allowed us to design and build a lakefront home four years prior. We… [ read more ]

On to Slovakia

Our team traveled to Budapest where we spent the night and then went separate ways the next morning. Gene and I caught a shuttle van to Kosice, Slovakia with one of our team members who will now minister there in an evangelistic family camp with five other Canadian volunteers. She was transporting her personal luggage… [ read more ]

I've Been Sent To…

It was a busy weekend. Besides speaking three times at a ladies’ conference in Red Deer, Alberta, I’ve had five meetings with long-time friends and individuals who ministered with International Messengers (IM) last summer, and two with pastors who have expressed an interest in future short-term ministry opportunities with IM. This evening my husband and… [ read more ]