The Wrights Return to Niger

At the end of this month, David and Jennifer Wright and their boys, Ben and Cole, return to Niamey, Niger for a four-year term. This will be the third time they’ve returned… home. (There is a point in a missionary’s life where it gets confusing. What’s home and what’s abroad? ) And it isn’t easy […]

Church planter Bruce Zantingh makes community impact

There were three consecutive stories about church planter and FM ministerial candidate Bruce Zantingh in Simcoe news last week.  Bruce has renovated the Historic Melbourne Hotel in order to provide affordable housing to the community.  While he hopes to accommodate artists and entrepreneurs, several units have specifically been set aside to for people recovering from […]

True Romance

In about half an hour, I’m going to go be a Matron of Honour for an impromptu wedding held in my husband’s office at the church.  The bride is a friend and John-Mark is officiating the wedding.  I just found out about an hour ago that this was going to happen.  My friend calls me […]

From Ghana to Edmonton

Here’s a great article about parishioner and board member at Edmonton Free Methodist Church, Nathan Andrews. Ghanaian is a Trudeau Foundation scholar, posted on, “Canada’s largest ethnic newspaper.” Photo of Nathan Andrews, Trudeau Scholar, from Of course I have a keen interest in Ghanaian news because of our church‘s long-standing mission partnership with […]

Rooting for our own

I receive a daily Google Alert for any updates posted on the internet relating to the term “Free Methodist.”  Up till now it has just been a whole lot of notices for potluck dinners.  So I was excited to see this story online, of Alannah and Victoria Day, who worship at Valleyview Community Church, and […]