This week in good news (Sept 5-11)
With students back in the halls of school cherishing this precious life, and new Christian music, we have a lot of good news to share this week.
Small town raises $ 2,500 for HEART
The community of Sundown helped raise $ 2,500 to support the Hutterite Aquatic Emergency Response Team, or HEART, specializing in underwater search and recovery.
Naomi Murray was on hand to receive the donation and explained why the organization means so much to her and her family.
Uganda-based ministry works with youth at Emmaus Church to fund Bible purchase
Nixon and Chasity Katabira lead Love All Ministries Uganda (LAM-Uganda), a non-denominational Christian youth empowerment ministry.
Operating under the auspices of Winkler-based Sixteen13 Ministry, the Katabiras serve more than fifty young people, many of whom come from broken homes. Their goal is to create a family where hope is restored and skills are learned.
Discipleship school reopens in southern Manitoba
A discipleship school that has been forced to close due to the pandemic is once again welcoming students and is excited to develop leaders in the Kingdom of God.
“Gospel Mission Discipleship School is a school that was started a few years ago and then last year with COVID and all the craziness going on there, it couldn’t function, and so we are really, really excited, “said the principal of the school, says Bryan Neisteter.
Hope blooms thanks to the kindness of strangers
A woman from Winnipeg shares a good deed done for her by strangers and it turns out that this is just the good news people need to hear right now.
“I went shopping at St. Leon’s Garden Market and took my two year old son with me. We picked up all of our stuff, we stand in line and just when I was about until I suddenly realized I don’t have my wallet, ”says Janessa Nayler-Giesbrecht, Youth and Young Adult Pastor at Fort Garry MB Church in Winnipeg.
“I will continue to serve God in Cuba as long as I can”: pastor imprisoned
A Cuban pastor recently released from prison shares his experience and prayer requests for the future of Christian ministry in his home country.
Pastor Yéremi Blanco and his friend Pastor Yarián Sierra were jailed for 14 days after being detained during the July 11 protests in Cuba.
Paul Hernandez releases new single
Canadian Christian hip-hop / rapper releases his new single “Highs and Lows”.
“Creatively there was a lot that went into it. It developed over a period of time. I wanted to highlight the journey of his life, especially the life of a believer,” says Paul Hernandez, one from British Columbia.
God “sticks” her to the school as they fully welcome the students
Winnipeg School Celebrates Full Return to the Classroom; a first since the start of pandemic restrictions.
For the past two school years, the halls at Mennonite Brethren Collegiate Institute (MBCI) have been more empty than usual. A silent music room and screen faces have become the norm for the school, like many others, throughout the pandemic.
Manitoban dribbles to Guinness record
A runner from Blumenort unofficially broke a Guinness World Record.
Steffan Reimer achieved a dribbling feat on Sunday in the annual Manitoba Marathon in Winnipeg.
“God breaks through” in Afghanistan
A man asks for prayers that people will be “hidden from the enemy” as they fight for survival.
Zobair Deen, who was involved in violent extremism research in Afghanistan until 2019 and political analyst and strategic advisor for the NATO-ISAF mission from 2004 to 2014, continues to have conversations with locals. Through these conversations with people he knows and strangers, he sees God moving and protecting them.
Augustine Center a beacon in the heart of Osborne Village
Augustine Center in central Winnipeg is halfway through its renovations to further help and engage the community.
“We are in the same situation as many churches right now. We have huge churches and the number of participants is decreasing,” said Glynis Quinn, executive director of Oak Table, which is in the basement of Augustine Center.
Motivation “Taste and see that God is good” for the new CMU school year
A university literally sings with joy as its hallways and classrooms are filled with students.
The last time President Cheryl Pauls saw the halls of Canadian Mennonite University (CMU) full was in early spring 2020. A year and a half (and many hybrid classroom sessions) later, Pauls is beaming in full view of the students.
“Life is short, please love yourself”
A month after the Goertzen daughters passed away, their aunt and uncle share their hearts on the precious nature of life and the importance of faith.
“Hold on to your children and be ready to let them go. This world does not last forever. There is no time like now to be sure what will happen after you die,” said Chuck and Danea Lawrenson in an article on social networks. .
Lecrae opens up about his journey through depression and what helped him
Christian artist Lecrae talks about his own mental health issues.
September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day.
“I want to talk to you about how I dealt with depression and anxiety. It’s a serious topic,” Lecrae says on his YouTube channel.
Shearon Epps: When God Is Known
Shearon Pearson Epps comes from a large family of 18 siblings. Although she grew up constantly surrounded by her family, she always felt lonely.
Her mother raised her in the church, but she never felt a part of the church. Later, when her older cousin opened a church next door, she fell into a spiritual world she never knew existed. It was in this little backcountry church that Shearon Epps found Jesus.
Hidden treasures could be thrown to the curb this weekend
Making the most of the Winnipeg Giveaway Weekend is good for the wallet and the environment.
Colleen Ans, Living Green and Living Well Coordinator at Winnipeg’s Green Action Center, is participating in the annual Giveaway Weekend this year, encouraging others to do the same.
New bright outdoor space for people to meet or work downtown
The Winnipeg Biz launches a brightly colored workspace for students and business people, including wifi.
“We are here to promote care and defend a vibrant and inclusive downtown,” said Pamela Hardman, Director of Marketing Engagement and Communications at Downtown Winnipeg Biz.