Stories

  • July 20, 2020

    It Takes a Network to Feed a Neighborhood

    Mission Montréal, a Resonate Global Mission partner, is meeting needs in the city during the coronavirus pandemic by packing and delivering food baskets—and it’s taking a network to make it possible.

    Feeling Anxious and Alone

    When the coronavirus hit, universities in Montréal shut down and university students found themselves facing a lot of challenges—especially international students.

    “They were living with a lot of stress and anxiety and were very isolated,” said Jacynthe Vaillancourt, who leads campus ministry for Mission Montréal.

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  • July 8, 2020

    What's On Your Doorstep?

    "One day at three o’clock in the afternoon, Peter and John were on their way into the temple for prayer meeting. At the same time …"  Acts 3:1 (The Message)

    I have been reminded of this passage of Scripture so many times over this season of lockdown. It seems that Peter and John were doing what they did every day. They were engaging together and then found an opportunity in front of them. I believe that, much like Peter and John, we have found an opportunity in front of us.

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  • June 9, 2020

    This Is Our Church

    The Christian Reformed Church in North America started as an immigrant congregation, but immigration isn’t only part of our history—it’s still part of our story today.

    Historically, many members of the CRC came from the Netherlands. While many members are still from Dutch backgrounds, the denomination is becoming increasingly diverse and multicultural. Today, people from a variety of cultures and countries are resonating with the Reformed expression of faith and finding a home in the CRC.

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  • May 21, 2020

    Something to Believe in

    Allie’s life was in a downward spiral after her friend died by suicide. Running out of hope, she doubted whether she could go on living. At this terrible time in her life, you were there for her.

    “I didn’t know what to do with myself anymore, and I didn’t know why I was still living,” Allie said. 

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  • March 2, 2020

    Belonging

    When one of Allie's friends died by suicide, she spiraled into depression.

    "When she died, I didn't know what to do with myself anymore," said Allie.

    "I didn't know why I was still living. that made me really sad and really hopeless. Trying to reckon with that brought me to the point of suicide."

    In the hospital, Allie found comfort reading the Psalms. She thought maybe she could find a way through it with God—and then a friend invited her to Guelph Campus Ministry, a Resonate partner in Ontario. It changed her life.
     

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