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Mobilize a Mobile Medical Clinic: Save a Life!

Mobilize a Mobile Medical Clinic: Save a Life!

I am new to WOW. I mean brand new. My third day on the job, half an hour into my commute, and stuck in bumper to bumper traffic on a major highway, I received the call no mother wants: my son was being rushed to the emergency room. He was anaphylactic: his eyes and...

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Without a choice

Without a choice

What did you eat for breakfast this morning? Did you pack something for lunch? When you open your fridge what do you see? Did you make a grocery list at the beginning of the week and check out the local flyers for deals? Maybe you are inviting some friends over this...

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Merry Christmas from Jim Cantelon

Merry Christmas from Jim Cantelon

Dear friends. It's Christmas, a time to celebrate the incarnation: God "taking on flesh and dwelling among us, full of grace and truth". Kathy and I love this time of year, and we celebrate totally with our kids and grandkids. BUT- we are so aware of the horrors of...

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A threat to injustice

A threat to injustice

"...violence against women and girls remains one of the most widespread abuses of all human rights worldwide." (Global Affairs Canada) Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. This is an issue that spans across cultures, religions and...

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A beacon of hope

A beacon of hope

It’s been 10 years since peace was negotiated between the Ugandan government and the Lord’s Resistance Army, bringing to an end two decades of terror in northern Uganda. During this time countless people were displaced, abducted, assaulted, raped and killed. As I...

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What makes us great?

What makes us great?

There really is no need to say that the media has been overwhelmingly saturated by the US election. It’s far past the point where it has all just felt like a lot of noise. So, I want to ease your nerves and tell you now this is not a blog about the election, it has no...

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Silent No More

Silent No More

Silent no more. This is the name of the movement against gender-based violence in Malawi that WOW is a part of. It is a choral of voices crying out in the aftermath of countless acts of sexual violence against women saying “Enough. We are human. We are not objects to...

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An Invitation to the Table

  Going into this Canadian Thanksgiving weekend working for a ministry that serves some of the most vulnerable people in the world forces me to analyze my life circumstances. I love Thanksgiving. Spending time with family celebrating and giving thanks to God for...

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Sewing Seeds

Last week I had the opportunity to spend the afternoon with the Compass Point Kids at their Quest Camp. My son Kyle is one of the coordinators and he asked me to come share with the kids about WOW and the work we are involved in overseas. They had been learning about...

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Father To The Fatherless

When we glimpse the heart of God in the Bible, we find widows, orphans and the fatherless.  There are more than seventy verses about taking care of the widow.  In nearly fifty additional passages, orphans are mentioned, with a mandate to keep them from falling through...

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Charlotte’s Story

Charlotte’s Story

Inspired, amazed, humbled, over-joyed and grateful. These are just some of the words that describe our sentiments about the generous people who give their time and resources to support WOW as we care for vulnerable orphans and widows in Africa. One of these donors is...

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Choosing to give than to receive

Choosing to give than to receive

Donors are critical to the mission of WOW, young and old. Last week I had the privilege of speaking to one of our youngest donors. Her name is Alison Brandt and in lieu of multiple gifts for her birthday Alison asked her friends to give a percentage of their gift...

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A twenty minute miracle

A twenty minute miracle

Vicky Amito bowed in a deep curtsy as we emerged from our vehicle.  This was the second village of grass roof huts, and not the last in a morning of moving portraits. The two-week vision tour was a stirring “show and tell” for Visionledd founders Jim and Kathy...

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For A Few Dollars More

“Do your little bit of good where you are;  it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”  — Archbishop Desmond Tutu I’m in recovery after the unfathomable loss of an appendage—the little camera that is usually attached to my right hand.  But...

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Join us in prayer: Mobile Medical Clinics

Join us in prayer: Mobile Medical Clinics

I have been reminded lately of how privileged we are in Canada with our access to health care. There are very few, if any, obstacles we face to see a doctor or receive medication. Many of us have family doctors who are available to us, we know their number and...

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