Stories, practical resources & thought-provoking articles to help mobilize God's people in Canada to be fruitfully engaged with God, on mission.
There are more opportunities today in Canada than ever before to reach out as a local church and welcome people of different language communities around us! From sponsoring a refugee family, to hosting a neighbourhood celebration, to simply getting to know our friends and neighbours who speak different languages and letting them know they are welcome here – and welcome in our churches.
With over 450 individual languages identified in the 2021 census there may be more languages spoken by people already in your church than you realize. Deb & Ramón share how you can find and use digital Bibles and digital Bible-Based discipleship tools in different languages...
Conversations. We have them all the time! After all, how could we offer hospitality without one? But, have you ever thought of conversation itself as an act of hospitality?
God speaks through Scripture. It is a core means by which God makes himself known to us—a communication initiative of God toward us. Have you ever just stopped and said thank you to God for the gift of Scripture? For the gift of speaking to us?
But of course, one of the challenges we must face for God to speak to us through Scripture is that we are confined to the languages we know. The original texts of Scripture were given in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. I speak none of those languages. You may not either. But Scripture, when translated into the languages of the people of the world, has proved to be a powerful conduit through which God speaks and draws people to himself.
Bible translators have recognized 8 conditions that, when they are all met, greatly increase the likelihood that deep spiritual impact will result from interacting with God’s Word.
We hope this new blog series will equip you and give you courage to introduce your neighbours to the God who speaks.
Explore the inspiring journey of Loving Muslims Together in their mission that every Muslim in Canada would have a Christian friend who was companioning them in a journey of exploration and discovery about Jesus Christ—whether Jesus is a prophet (as claimed in Islam) or whether he is the Son of God, the Saviour of the world (as claimed by Christians).
This article recounts a pivotal moment at a conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where the author's search for nearby mosques sparked a realization of the need to re-evaluate their approach. Discover how LMT's vision evolved, aiming for every mosque community to have at least one church community praying for it…
God is giving us an opportunity. The nations of the world have come to our neighbourhood.
The Loving Muslims Together Network encourages, mobilizes, equips, and supports the Canadian Church in helping Muslims in Canada to become disciples of Jesus.
Here is a short (4 minute) video introduction to Loving Muslims Together....
A story of unexpected hospitality! A broken fence that led to neighbours showing mutual hospitality to one another... ...
I don’t like to run. My experience of running is that I’m short of breath, sweaty & hot, and there’s a voice in my head telling me to STOP!!!!
Recently, while praying for Muslims in Canada during Ramadan, an image popped into my mind, (a not-infrequent experience when I’m praying).
The image was of a person running along a road that stretched into the distance. They were running in a long-distance race that was called ‘Journey of Discovery’. Actually, there were quite a few runners, but they each were running alone.
I noticed that at some points in the race there were people cheering the runners on, encouraging them and spurring them to keep going. At other points in the race there were refreshment stations where the runners could receive nourishment for the next leg of the race. Sometimes people would run alongside the racers, keeping pace with them, encouraging them to keep running.
Some runners kept running strong. Some runners who were faltering were encouraged by the cheering, and the nourishment, and the companionship they received. Some runners slowed to a walk. Some stopped altogether and left the race...
5 Questions to Consider as you Build Cross-Cultural Friendships.
Vanilla describes many of our childhoods: Food was predictable, community was homogenous, and the exotic or unusual was reserved for travelogue shows on TV. Join the author as she shares her journey to reconsider the world and our place in it through the lens of cross-cultural friendships.
As the Sikh community celebrates Vaisakhi (a spring harvest festival) beginning April 13th/14th, would you join us in praying that the Lord of the Harvest will produce much fruit among them?
In this article, Lorna shares some basics about the Sikhism, and a prayer guide to help you pray for the Sikh people.
If you look through the wrong end of a telescope, rather than enlarging your view, the telescope actually shrinks and distorts what you see. If the viewer didn’t know better, it would be possible to believe that what was being seen from the wrong end of the telescope is the correct view. But viewing from the other end, a whole new understanding opens up and is enlarged. What has been hidden becomes clear.
If you were an astronomer observing someone looking at the stars through the wrong end of a telescope, could you resist telling them the right way to truly see the fullness of God’s beautiful celestial canopy?
If you are a lover of Jesus Christ, forgiven and cleansed from your sins, and made right with God, can you resist telling your Muslim friends and neighbours of the fullness of all that God has already accomplished for them, and the freedom and hope they can enjoy in walking with Jesus?
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