Stories

  • July 17, 2019

    Ministry with People of Different Faiths: What Is Real Friendship?

    Dena Nicolai works with refugees from different countries and faith traditions who have moved to Vancouver, British Columbia. Pastor Jay Blankespoor’s congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, unexpectedly found themselves in friendship with the mosque down the street.

    “We want to engage them as Christians,” said Nicolai. “We want to feel we’re well equipped to do that.”

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  • April 16, 2019

    Finding God in Movies: Part Two

    The gospel has resonating effects! This story is the second part of a two-part post on how students are finding God through a campus ministry movie night. You can read the first story here.

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  • April 15, 2019

    Finding God in Movies: Part One

    When Heng Li fell away from God, he walked through what he calls “the darkest valley.” But God gave him hope when he attended a movie night hosted by Nancy Smith, international student ministry leader at Geneva House, a Resonate Global Mission campus ministry partner at Queen’s University in Ontario.

    Unsteady Faith

    Heng became a Christian in China after his aunt invited him to church. Even though the rest of his family disapproved of his faith, he was baptized a year later.

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  • April 9, 2019

    Loved By God

    “Depression stole my life in every way imaginable,” said Leenza Thompson, a student at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. “[I felt] completely empty at some points, like I was just a shell of a human ... I really felt like I was a waste of space on earth. I felt that no one could ever love me.”

    Then Leenza joined a discipleship huddle through Resonate Global Mission partner Geneva House campus ministry. There she began to discover her identity as loved by God and was able to take her first steps toward healing.

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  • March 5, 2019

    Redefining Leadership through Campus Ministry

    Nadeana was not a leader. At least, that’s what she believed before beginning her internship with Western Campus Ministry. Now she’s encouraging other students to be leaders too.

    Western Campus Ministry is a Christian Reformed Church campus ministry in Ontario supported in part by Resonate Global Mission. When the team launched a Bible study, Mike Wagenman—campus pastor and Nadeana’s mentor—encouraged Nadeana to lead it. But she was intimidated. She had never been in a leadership position and said no.

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