For First Peoples Voices’ Crystal Lavallee and Bev Hadland, the world is at a standstill, but hope keeps moving.
What is faith? I have read these scriptures many times, and have heard numerous sermons preached on them, but today it was different. It was like I was reading it for the first time. Verse 16 says, “In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.” We are wearing the armour, but we must decide to pick up the shield — The shield of faith that protects us from the devil’s arrows.
This past February, I had the pleasure of joining 100 Huntley Street in Halifax for a week of special programming. As a Partner Relations Representative, I spend much of my time fostering meaningful connections with our donors. But this trip, sponsored by a generous donor, offered me the possibility to learn more about what makes the people of Nova Scotia so special, the complexity behind television production, and the importance of giving.
When Crossroads Cares started the Courage in Columbia project last year in partnership with Voice of the Martyrs, we shared with you the difficult conditions in which Colombian Christians were living.
We’ve had another incredible and action-packed season this year on Context Beyond the Headlines – from the terrorist bombings at churches throughout Sri Lanka that killed over 200 innocent Christians – to the Ukrainian plane crash over the skies of Iran – to the story that tops them all – the COVID-19 coronavirus. All this, as our fearless Host, Executive Producer, CEO, and dear friend, Lorna Dueck announced her retirement to care for her beloved and wonderful husband, Vern.
This Giving Tuesday, Crossroads is seeking your prayers and financial support to specifically fight sex trafficking, human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
With your support, Crossroads can provide food, shelter, counselling, education and medical attention to victims of trafficking.
On the first day at residential school, survivor Phyllis Jack Webstad wore her shiny new orange shirt, bought by her grandmother. She loved it! However, it was taken from her as a six-year old girl at the school. September 30th was chosen because it is the time of year in which children were taken from their homes and forced onto a plane, bus or truck and sent to residential schools.
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