From No Hope to New Hope

Dec 07, by Crossroads

Under pressure from Christians, Liberals Change Canada Summer Jobs attestation.

As you may recall, from Lorna Dueck’s column in The Globe and Mail earlier this year, the Liberal government altered the conditions for non-profits to qualify for Canada Summer Jobs funding—non-profits including Crossroads were forced to either check a box on the form, indicating support for sexual and reproductive rights (such as abortion), or lose funding altogether — Crossroads chose the latter.

We decided to move ahead anyway and we funded ourselves a group of amazing young people who worked alongside our team all summer in one of our most successful summer student programs ever.  Several partners assisted with donations and we proved that together we can make a difference. Even now we are welcoming interns and co-op students who have a desire to learn how to be a media missionary.

United under God

Since then Crossroads and other Christian charities and individuals have kept up the pressure on the government.  Now, thanks to these united voices who rallied to protect our Christian freedom and those like you who helped with their prayers, Employment Minister Patty Hajdu has recently withdrawn the controversial attestation from the Canada Summer Jobs Program application— a victory that proves a united Christian voice backed by prayer has the power to bend even the most inflexible of policies.

A strong Christian voice to our nation

As a call to obedience to God’s Word, we will continue to stand in faith and respectfully but firmly defend and speak our Christian values to our government and nation – and that is what Crossroads does every day in the media.

Be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord. –1 Corinthians 15:58

Thank you for praying for Crossroads media missionaries in our daily outreach to people of all ages and stages sharing the hope, peace and love of Jesus. We appreciate you.