Bolivia Compassion (Video)

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Here is an overview of the Compassion Ministry that the EFCCM is engaged in within Bolivia. This includes the ways that we are working to directly intervene in circumstances that are beyond people’s control. This is an important part of being the hands and feet of Jesus, shining the light of his hope into dark places.

Download video file to your computer (right click or option click to save):
BoliviaCompassion.wmv (should work with most PCs)
BoliviaCompassion.m4v (should work with most Macs)

PulseTV Episode 2

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Episode 2 is here!

Not only is it available online, but just like the first episode, I’ve also made it available in two different versions for download (simply right click and select “save link as…”):
MP4 version (approx 17.5MB)
WMV version (approx 23MB)

Additionally we have a convenient DVD with both episodes heading to all of our EFCC congregations with the printed Pulse. The Pulse and PulseTV, together at last. Cue violin music and sunset lighting. :-)

We appreciate your comments and suggestions offered for Episode 1. We’ve tried to incorporate many of them into Episode 2. And with your help, we’ll keep making it better as we go.

We hope that you will be encouraged and inspired as we continue to share the stories of what God is doing in Canada and around the world. We hope that you’ll share these stories with others, and that you’ll share your stories with us!

Here it is! First Episode of PulseTV! Update: Now with New File Format

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Here it is — the first episode of PulseTV ever! Take a look, and tell us what you think below in the comments. All told, it squeaks in just under 4mins long — hey you were about due for a coffee break anyway, right? :-)

In future episodes of PulseTV, we’re hoping to tell a wide range of stories from within Canada and around the world. If you know of a compelling story that you want to share with the greater EFCC community, fill us in. You can tell us about it in the comments, and be sure to let us know how to track down more information. Or maybe you have a topic suggestion. We welcome those, too!

Video From Mexico

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One of the biggest concerns in missions is that we not create depency among the people we’re working with. It isn’t responsible to simply offer handouts — it creates expectations, and it hurts local industry. That’s why I like this particular story. This is all about getting people (Mexicans and Canadians) to partner together to address the needs of one family. It’s a time of shared commitment and effort amongst the Mexican church, and a real testimony to the surrounding community too.

New EFCCM Staff in Mexico

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Lane and Sheri recently joined Greg and Shelli in Hermosillo, Mexico. They are developing ministry to bring relief to the poor in a variety of ways. This is one that caught my eye:

“There is a lady in the church who is raising 3 kids (16, 13, 7) on her own and she is getting by, but with no room to spare. She lives in a tiny 3 room house in a very modest neighbourhood where there are many abandoned houses. Two of these abandoned houses front her property (one on the side and one behind). Now these types of houses tend to attract people who are up to no good. Often drug deals and other such things happen there. This family doesn’t have a wall to separate their property from the others and therefore after doing their “business” in these abandoned houses, the people will often walk right through their yard or even through their house! The 16 year old girl often cares for her younger siblings while Mom is at work. This obviously isn’t the type of environment in which anyone would want to raise 3 kids on their own!” (Read more here…)

They posted a clip that you can watch that gives a real impression of how strong a need this particular need is, and how it’s being addressed.