Karibu (Welcome) FMC Canada! – Fall Issue 2009

“This seems like the beginning of a new partnership with our FM family in Canada,” Bishop Nixon Dingili of Kenya announced to our small team. In September this year, myself and ICCM-Canada Director Paula Moriarity along with Rev. Kim Henderson (FMCiC Director of Personnel), Carolyn Deyo, and Wannett Reynolds, spent eight days in Kenya. Canadian […]

An eternal Nation of many cultures – Summer Issue 2009

Canadian author and social/political thinker John Ralston Saul has recently challenged the nation with his book, A Fair Country: Telling Truths About Canada. Saul is regarded by Utne Reader as one of the top 100 Visionaries of the World. Saul, the husband of former governor-general, Adrienne Clarkson always pushes buttons with his writings, and this […]

Only One House For Me? Fall Issue 2008

To the untrained eye, the beach near Batticaloa looks like a tropical paradise. The sun shines hot, but not too hot. It’s humid, but bearably so, not unlike the picturesque resorts in Cancun and Jamaica we dream about while caught in the throes of the Great Canadian Winter.                                […]

Leadership for the Missional Church

This past fall I taught a course at Tyndale Seminary on the role of pastoral leadership in helping their congregations live out their “Faith in the Marketplace.” The students were all involved in full-time ministry, most as pastors. They are all in the third year of their MDiv program. Most of these students [experienced pastoral […]

Training leaders in Cambodia

Last November, 33 pastors and Christian leaders attended a two week training module at Tahas Bible Institute (TBI), an interdenominational college led by Canadian FM missionary, Rev. Sok Em. Most of the participants are lay leaders in village churches. They came from five different denominations and travelled from five provinces in Cambodia to Kampong Chnang, […]

Training leaders in Cambodia

Last November, 33 pastors and Christian leaders attended a two week training module at Tahas Bible Institute (TBI), an interdenominational college led by Canadian FM missionary, Rev. Sok Em. Most of the participants are lay leaders in village churches. They came from five different denominations and travelled from five provinces in Cambodia to Kampong Chnang, […]

Missional Living in Niamey, Niger

The old gentleman was insistent as we walked through the craft market. In fact he followed Dave and Jennifer Wright and myself for quite a while trying to persuade us to purchase his product – in this case a particular kind of ‘spiritual’ medicine. He had a small plastic bag with little black beads in […]

Honouring Lois Meredith, Missionary to Africa

Lois is one of the most organized and efficient people I have ever met. She gets things done! She gave of herself and her means, often personally meeting people’s expenses or giving them something extra, because she knew they ‘needed’ it. She genuinely loved and lived out her love in her own way. And, the […]