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Meet the Hansma Family!

Meet the Hansma Family!

Just before the rainy season, Nicole and Scott Hansma travelled to Zambia with their son to help with crop planting on Rob’s farm. They partnered with local farmers in ploughing and planting tomatoes. Check out this week’s blog post to hear about their experiences in Zambia.

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Inside WOW with Intern Katie Fabian

Inside WOW with Intern Katie Fabian

This summer WOW has had the exciting opportunity of hosting a university student as an intern in our communications department. Chances are that you may all have seen her amazing social media and blogging skills already. Well, we thought it would be a...

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Stories from WOW’s GBV Volunteer Workshops in Malawi and Zambia

Stories from WOW’s GBV Volunteer Workshops in Malawi and Zambia

During the summer of 2016, a team made up of counsellors, social workers and therapists travelled to Malawi and Zambia to lead gender based violence workshops for GBV volunteers. Prior to their trip, this team developed a trauma counselling handbook for counsellors and survivors, in collaboration with our local partners, that were introduced to volunteers during these workshops. Check out our latest blog post to hear Rebecca’s experience as part of this team.

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A Story of Miraculous Transformation

A Story of Miraculous Transformation

Jacob and Nya play an important role as part of our partner’s gender based violence awareness team. In his previous life, Jacob was an alcoholic and a severely violent man towards his wife and children. With the help of GBV support groups and God’s abundant grace and forgiveness, God has done an absolute miracle in Jacob’s life and their family as a whole. Jacob and Nya now maintain an incredible influence in spreading awareness regarding gender and family issues within the communities they have have developed relationships with. Click the link below to hear Jacob and Nya’s story of healing and transformation.

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Stories from the Home of Mercy

Stories from the Home of Mercy

The Ministry of Gender, Children, Disability and Social Welfare’s Violence Against Children and Young People in Malawi survey highlights the current heart wrenching reality surrounding physical and sexual abuse experienced by children and young people living in Malawi. Check out this week’s blog post to hear stories of some of the many children benefiting from services offered at the Home of Mercy.

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Women, Water and WOW: Ushering in Revival in Malawi?

Women, Water and WOW: Ushering in Revival in Malawi?

John 4:5-42 relays the story of Jesus, a woman, and water: So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from the journey, sat down by the well....

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Turko’s Well

Turko’s Well

This past spring a new deep borehole well was drilled in Chatimba, Malawi. How that well came to be drilled is just one small part of Vancouver’s Master Coffee Roaster Brian Turko’s miraculous story. Or perhaps better said—miraculous His-story! Turko, who...

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John Knox Christian School Service Saturday

John Knox Christian School Service Saturday

This past sunny Saturday morning we had the pleasure of hosting John Knox Christian School Oakville’s student service team for a service project and learning experience with our WOW Team. The John Knox team consisted of 15 students from grades 6-8, along with some...

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The Women of WOW

The Women of WOW

God loves women! We were made in his image (Genesis 1:27). Women followed Jesus and ministered to his needs out of their own means (Luke 1-3). After his resurrection, Jesus revealed that he was alive first to a woman (John 20:11-18), and then commissioned...

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Baby Blessings in Zambia!

Baby Blessings in Zambia!

The number of babies contracting HIV during childbirth in Zambia has dropped dramatically over the past half-decade! For example, between 2011 and 2012 the number of infants contracting HIV during birth declined a whopping 51%, and dropped again between...

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Love Remains

Love Remains

In honour and in memory of Rob Hall on the 7 year anniversary of his death, his wife Kate Smith (daughter of Jim and Kathy Cantelon) shared a beautiful tribute. Rob passed away serving in Zambia in a construction accident. As part of WOW's tribute we...

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Alpha’s Miracle

Alpha’s Miracle

(Alpha when we met him at age 7) On Jan 15, 2018, Time magazine published an article entitled “The Birthday Breakthrough” written by its editors.The feature article includes a full-page photo of 5 -year-old Mohamad Nasir (also featured on the front cover)....

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