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Exciting things are happening in the Bible work around the world. People are finding hope, comfort, and renewed lives as God speaks to them through His Word - in their language!

We are delighted to share these stories of God’s amazing work.


 

Our Volunteer Manager, Alison Li, wrote the following blog post fresh from her trip to British Columbia where the only Bike for Bibles week-long ride – the Rocky Mountain Triangle Ride – took place. Laugh, cry, stress-out and rejoice with her in this candid sharing of her first-ever weeklong ride.

Bike for Bibles is an annual event that helps raise funds for Bible distribution. This year, funds raised will go towards Bible distribution in Canada.

 

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“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJV)

When I read over the testimonies received from our donor family, I am often touched and encouraged by the messages of hope and healing I find as people turn to God in His Word by reading Bible verses like Jeremiah 29:11.

Read more of Trusting in God: Angela’s Story

“Seeking Creative Ways to Engage Society with Scripture”  

The Canadian Bible Society (CBS) has just celebrated the distribution of 1 million Bibles in Cuba last month. Having just returned in June from the United Bible Society’s (UBS) annual gathering in Cuba, CBS National Director Rev. Dr. Rupen Das made this landmark announcement.

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Most of us in Canada celebrate the Civic Holiday on the first Monday in August. In some regions it is known as Simcoe Day. The historical figure behind this holiday was John Graves Simcoe, a British Army general and the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada from 1791 until 1796 in southern Ontario. He founded the village of York, which is now Toronto, and was involved in introducing courts of law, trial by jury, English common law, and freehold land tenure.

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“Let the nations be wakened.”
Joel 3.12 (NKJV)

TORONTO, June 21, 2018 – The Canadian Bible Society (CBS) has released their “31 Days of Prayer for our Nation” brochure this month to encourage all individuals, prayer groups and churches to stand together and unite in prayer for Canada.

“As we approach Canada day, we are excited about this opportunity to engage in prayer for Canada,” says CBS National Director Rev. Dr. Rupen Das, “and gratefully ask God to keep our land so that Canada can be a blessing to others.”

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For the many dads who are struggling to become heroes to your children … you are not alone. It is said that any man can be a father, but it takes a real man to be a good father. (Tweet this) God has given fathers unique roles in the family setup. The responsibility spans across serving as priests, protectors, providers, servants, coaches, friends, motivators, nurturing talent, and some more.

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There are two principles that I have always abided by in my interactions with young people and youth:

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I grew up the youngest of four siblings. My mom the youngest of nine. And my dad the youngest of six. Our household was often bustling with family members of all ages and stages. Our concept of family extended beyond the traditional mother-father-children roles, but bled out to name aunts, uncles, big sisters, big brothers as care-givers in such a large family. We found ourselves mothered and fathered by one another in uniquely loving ways.

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Genesis 1.26-27: “Then God said, ’Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.’ So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”  (NIV)

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TORONTO, March 26, 2018 – Former Executive Director of the Canadian Bible Society, Wallis (Wally) Arthur Sherwin, passed away peacefully at his home on March 18, 2018.

Wally grew up in Edmonton, Alberta where he attended high school at Camrose Lutheran College. Following high school, he spent a year at Foothills College in Mountain View, California, then the University of Alberta where he majored in Accounting and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

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