Intervening in Desperation

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Zimbabwe is in and out of the news as a desperate country. This documentary shares some of the realities behind the headlines.

If you would like to participate in what the Zimbabwe Gecko Society is accomplishing in desperate communities, there are many, many ways. Contact Susan through the ministry’s website for more information:
Zimbabwe Gecko Society

If you would like to donate directly to this ministry, select “Janetti, Frank and Susan” in the dropdown list provided on this page.
garagesale
As a fundraising effort, the Society is putting on their annual garage sale later this month:

Saturday May 24th, 2014
8:00am-2:00pm
White Rock Baptist Church
1657 140th Street, Surrey BC

If you can make, they’d love to see you there!

Reflecting on Rwanda

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This update comes from Eddie and Bonita serving in Rwanda, Africa. The country recently marked 20 years since the terrible genocide rocked that nation, and the whole world. Eddie was recently interviewed on TV about his perspective — that clip is linked to at the end of this post.

Construction in progress

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We have a good start on construction of the new CentrePEACE church outside Kigali, Rwanda. People are coming to Christ, believers are growing in their faith, choirs are singing, and young ministers are learning to preach the Word. All are eagerly anticipating the switch to a church with walls and a roof.

Three walls are built, only one more to go before we raise the roof!

Many of our church people, including a large number of women, have been hired to help with construction on tasks that don’t require special skills. This provides much needed income.

Click here to see Eddie’s TV interview about his work with interPEACE. (The link will take you to site that is external, and unaffiliated with the EFCCM.)

WM Project 2012-13

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We are all very excited about the EFCC’s Women’s Ministries new project unveiled at Conference. Zimbabwe is facing extreme poverty and debilitating disease, which has pushed the average life expectancy to under 30 years old.

This project is an effort to bring assistance to Zimbabweans, to show compassion, and to share hope.

The nuts and bolts of project focus on agricultural improvements which are primarily aimed at subsistence farmers, and which will have a benefit on the whole community.

Please share this video with your small groups, your church and anyone else who you think should see it.

If you’d like the insert, you can find it by clicking the on the links below:
High-res version
(~3MB).
Low-res version (~260KB).

You can also contribute to this project right away by visiting our donation page and inputting the project code 2-4040.

World of Hope 2012

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We are hard at work on this year’s EFCCM World of Hope impact giving catalogue.

Now we need your input!

Could you tell us how many copies of this your church could use?

We’re prepared to print up to one per person for your church, and there is no cost to you.

Just send us an e-mail at info@efccm.ca with your church’s name, the address and the quantity.

Thanks so much!

Continue to Pray for Petros

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For those of you who have been aware of and praying for our Africa Area Director, Petros Yergatian, last week we informed you that he had a pneumonia-like infection and with a treatment of antibiotics, he was on the mend.

Unfortunately, we received word yesterday that he is back in the hospital with more fluid on his lungs. Please continue to pray for his recovery.

Update: Petros was released from Hospital is still a bit short of breath, tired and a times dizzy. He is working from home on some details but also trying to catch up both mission and business items. He is scheduled for another specialist consultation next Wednesday. Please continue to pray for the restoration of his health.