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Last evening, my friend Narry Santos and I wandered for a few hours through Welfareville. Really – that’s what the folks here call a massive squatter officially known as Addition Hill, near downtown Manila. What a hopeless name for a slum! Over 100,000 people are crowded into a chaotic urban ghetto, roughly organized into 40 […]

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Play the Word/Deed Game

Yesterday, we played at work. Well, it was work but also a fun game. We put a piece of white tape down on the floor – 20 feet or so. At one end, we wrote WORD, at the other DEED. We were asked to think back to an earlier time in our Christian life, maybe […]

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A Sign of Hope

YIKES!  It’s been way too long since I have written.  A hectic fall travel schedule took me to four continents. And I came home with a severe bout of shingles which sidelined me for three weeks upon my return.  Not an easy condition and definitely not conducive to writing. My WORDEED highlight this fall is found in the very poor city of […]

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Healing a Broken World, a few women at a time.

I have just returned from India and am compelled to share a tragic story with a happy ending with you. After the tragic events inflicted against Christians by Hindu fundamentalists in 2008 / 2009, a group of 61 teen-aged women fled into the forest, seeking shelter and safety from the attacks committed against Christians. Most […]

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He has anointed me to proclaim good news to the… smart

I am writing  from Berlin, Germany. Yesterday, I met with two leaders of Friends for the Mission Among Chinese in Germany (FMCD), a German-Chinese mission reaching out to bring the good news of Jesus to the Chinese diaspora here. Our staff, Ruth and John Chan, have been serving faithfully with this organization for the past […]

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Integral Mission and Bug Spray

Chagas 2012 Video from CBM on Vimeo. Adrian Gardner is a believer! He has seen integral mission firsthand in Bolivia. He and a team of Canadian Seminary students witnessed a remarkable program of social and spiritual transformation. Here are his reflections: As a team we had the opportunity to visit the chagas project in the […]

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Care for a cup of tea?

It’s been a few weeks since I posted on Wordeed. I’ve missed blogging. Mostly, I have been away from the office, enjoying the charm and beauty of Eastern Canada on a very long but enjoyable road trip.  As my wife and I drove almost 7,000 km with dear friends from the UK and France, drinking […]

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Peace Building…

Rev. Gato Munyamasoko works as Peace Building Advisor for Canadian Baptist Ministries in East Africa. You can read his story on page 60 – 61 of Wordeed. I asked him to elaborate on a few issues regarding integral mission. He recently wrote some additional thoughts on reconciliation, peace and integral mission.   Terry, Thank you […]

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