We are so much looking forward to the Greater Vancouver Renewal Mission on March 25th to 27th. God has a way of touching each of us deeply, refreshing us, reviving us and restoring us in unexpected ways. My prayer for each of us is that we will come to the Greater Vancouver Renewal Mission with a great sense of hunger that God will fill us and transform us.
We do believe that the Harvest is ripe, and that the Holy Spirit is on the move. Rev David MacFarlane is a very dynamic communicator whom you will not want to miss. We are so blessed to have him coming for the Renewal Mission. Pastors Giulio and Lina Gabeli are an amazing team who work so well together in ministering to the needs of broken and hurting people. Please pray about whom you might invite to the Renewal Mission. I believe that God is going to do for us above all that we can ask or imagine.
The theme is John Chapter 4: “The Harvest is Ripe. The Spirit is Moving”. We will be holding it again at Harvest City Church, 57th and Victoria St in Vancouver. Elsbeth Turner is the leader and registrar of our Renewal Mission Planning Taskforce whom you can contact at 604-929-4224 or email@example.com
Greater Vancouver Renewal Mission 2011 Brochure (click to open the brochure)
Dear friends in Christ,
You are encouraged to pray for our 29th Alpha Course ( and other Alpha Courses around the world) which is currently having its Holy Spirit weekend at a retreat centre. Please pray for our Youth and Young Adult Pastor Jill Cardwell who is giving leadership to the weekend.
Jill Cardwell who has been with St Simon’s NV for 1 1/2 years, shares her excitement about youth ministry
Blessings, Ed Hird+
b) Deep Cove shoreline (click to view the beautiful scenery)
bishopsilas.blogspot.com ( you can still sign up today for another 100 days of prayer with Bishop Silas Ng)
Bishop Silas Ng writes: “There is no better teaching I have heard than what our Chairman bishop, Rt. Rev. Chuck Murphy, teaches about tithing. So you really need to see all the clips now from his talk of Theology of Stewardship last Saturday in our 1st ACiC/AI Regional Conference. That way at least, you will know why you need to tithe, though like many people you might still do what you want to do and not what God wants you to do”:
By Antoine Rutayisire: Find and share articles, videos, research and links regarding Cape Town 2010 Congress Video on The Lausanne Global Conversation.
Ed Hird Dr Os Guinness is always well worth watching and listening to. A most original thinker. Click to watch these Lausanne 3 videos.
ii) Dr Os Guinness video on Globalization, given at the Lausanne 3 Congress.
Dr Os Guinness said: “The rarest commodity in the west is attention, not gold, because in the West everyone is speaking, emailing, texting, tweeting, everyone is speaking, but no one is listening.”
3c) Ed Hird Bishop Cyril Okorocha of the Anglican Church of Nigeria shares at the Capetown 2010 Congress about Globalization: Worldliness and Renewal.
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3d) Ed Hird an amazing video of Archbishop Benjamin Kwashi, of Jos, Nigeria, discussing life at the intersection of other faiths. He shares how he represented Christ in the midst of racial unrest and violence. “I have a gospel worth living for, and I have a gospel worth dying for.”
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3e) Becky Pippert is the author of the best-selling ‘Out of the Salt Shaker’, and spoke at our Anglican Mission Winter Conference. Her books are well worth reading.
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3f) Ed Hird Very insightful short skit
In this drama, a group of Ephesian Christians await Tychicus’ arrival with Paul’s letter to their church. Fearful that he has been arrested at a Roman checkpoint on his way, they rejoice upon his arrival and begin reading the letter. Join the Conversation…