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July Praise & Prayer Guide

Each month MBCM produces a Praise & Prayer Guide highlighting 2 Manitoba MB churches or programs. The following is an example: The July guide featuring Elm Creek and Crossroads MB Church. Click here to subscribe to the monthly mailing and receive your praise & prayer guide as PDF. Elm Creek…

The Psalms, and Praying Hatred

Growing up, my Christian teachers said that I could—and should—talk to God conversationally, just as if I was talking to a friend. (Although my Dad also cautioned me against speaking to God too casually, because God is more than a buddy) All this good advice was unsurprising, since I…

Kijiji, Ben Franklin, and Generosity

This past fall, I started a new position with MB Mission. Around this same time, I was also beginning another semester of university. I was sitting in our school’s commuter lounge one day when I had the opportunity to tell those around me what my…

God Of Our Fathers, Ancestors, and Social Media…

There is a trend growing among millennials who frequent social media hubs and also value their relationship with God. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and the like are now becoming platforms for people to put their relationship with God out there for all to see. Posts can…

A to B, and In-Between

  This summer I had the opportunity to go spend some time with B*rmese believers in Thailand and Mya*mar on MB Missions’ Action program. Part of our assignment was a ten day evangelism trip into Mya*mar where we encouraged believers and shared the gospel with…

Feelings and Prayer

“What are you feeling?” As the other participants in the assertiveness training seminar answered the facilitator’s question, I was at a loss as to what to say. When my turn finally came, I said, “I’m feeling a sense of questioning about this seminar.” The teacher…

Old Testament Praying

Which prayer is best: spontaneous prayer or prepared prayer? Which prayer is most effective: the deeply-felt utterance, sent like an arrow directly from the heart? Or a carefully prepared, thought-filled, written prayer? Which is more meaningful? I feel the tension between these polarized perspectives when…