Intervention in Nepal

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The level of disruption the earthquake in Nepal has caused is both horrible and sad.

Our partner humanitarian organisation, World Relief Canada, has already begun mobilising to intervene with emergency relief operations and supplies.

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We invite you to direct your giving to this worthy organisation, assisting its personnel to ministry grace and comfort to the survivors of the devastation.

We also request you to pray for the country as its continues its rescue and salvage operation, and contemplates the massive tasks of clean-up and rebuilding.

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”What Do You Need Most?”

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An update from MEMO Ministry’s work in El Salvador.

“Jerome, this is the most important meeting you have had this trip!”

Eduardo was referring to the brief tour given by an elderly, spritely town counsellor who showed Jerome the conditions of La Presa. La Presa is a village close to the larger town of Texacuangos, but is separated from it by a steep, often treacherous pathway. The people have great needs and we have the ability to help physically, socially and spiritually.

Dutchaks scrap metal in Thunder Bay, ON is setting aside 1,000ft of hand rail over the next little while to help make this pathway safer. MEMO volunteers will pick it up from time to time and MEMO will start shipping it to the region.

Of course that is the easy part. With the help of the community and town workers the pipe has to be cut and welded and then installed. But what an opportunity to show care in a practical way!

We want to collect child’s and adolescent size shoes so kids can go to school. The Shalom clinic is a 20-minute walk away for serious medical problems. MEMO will supply a “sitting” stretcher to carry patients down the mountain.

Finally, it is possible for us to provide a pre-fabricated first-aid post and church building, with 2 rooms, galvanized walls and a concrete floor, if we receive $3,000 in donations.

There are no churches or significant help from churches in La Presa. The town with its limited resources brings in food once a month.

MEMO wants to be involved in a supportive role in this community in this time and for Eternity. This is its vision and with your help this community can learn that God loves them!

For lots more about MEMO, visit the ministry’s website by clicking here.

Do Your Christmas Shopping In Japan

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In November 2014 the Onagawa Megumi Project opened an online store. Their unique products can be purchased online from Canada or the USA, and made great Christmas presents—especially for ladies. And all proceeds go toward helping rebuild the lives of some people in Onagawa.

The Onagawa Megumi Project is an income generating social enterprise that transforms vintage kimonos into beautiful products. The Megumi Project shares the love of Jesus Christ in a tangible way in the town of Onagawa, Miyagi-ken that was devastated by tsunami generated by the 9.0 magnitude earthquake on March 11, 2011.

The Project is a ReachGlobal and EFC of Germany initiative that the EFC of Canada Mission (EFCCM) is partnering with. The Project received over $30,000 from the EFCCM disaster fund for the construction of their working trailer where they make all their crafts.

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The EFCCM church planting ministry at Tokyo Multicultural Church (TMC), led by Dale and Ann Little, is closely connected with the Onagawa Megumi Project. Throughout 2014 TMC ladies have prepared kimono fabric for the Project by seam ripping many donated kimonos so the ladies in Onagawa do not have to do that time consuming work.

Several times in 2014 Dale and Ann delivered the prepared kimono fabric to Onagawa, and offered encouragement to the missionaries and workers there. They will continue to do this in 2015.

World of Hope is Launched!

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IMGP9030The EFCCM’s World of Hope has been running since 2008. It has attracted a large number of donors (over 800 last year) who’ve contributed generous amounts of money (just over $117,000 last year!).

What a boost for the EFCCM’s life-changing ministry around the world!

As I (Brad) write this, our World of Hope impact giving catalogues are on their way to churches and individual EFCCM-supporters, all across Canada!

If you have any particular needs for highlighting World of Hope in your church, whether for a church bulletin, a notice board, or even a button for your website — whatever it is, let us know!

We want to do the absolute most and best we can to promote the ministries our missionaries are involved in, wherever they’re called.

Join us in praying that people’s hearts will be turned toward other people’s needs, and that God’s presence will be felt in how physical needs are met, truth is offered, and love is shared.

If you can’t wait to see the booklet, you can see a web-ready version by clicking below:
World of Hope 2014

You can donate to World of Hope by clicking below:
Donate to World of Hope

 

World of Hope Video Clips

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Here are three clips revealing projects highlighted in this year’s World of Hope. We invite you to share these with your church, small group, family even your favourite goldfish!

You can download these by clicking on “Vimeo” in the clip, and looking for the download link below the vimeo clip on the website. (Contact us if you need help with that.)

Also the digital file of these clips are being mailed to each church on a DVD. The booklets will be on their way to you soon!

World of Hope has had a significant impact over the last number of years, and we’re expecting big things again this year!