The Basics of Going

I’ve experienced some amazing things. I’ve seen people healed of illness by the power of God. I’ve stood with a family beside their home of cardboard and plastic tarps on the site of a torn down building with rats running over my feet praising God at the birth of a baby. I have seen young […]

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Originally Published by: Faith Today “Some have asked, ‘Wouldn’t it be easier to just make the Covenant voluntary?’ Of course it would. But this question misses the point.” by Amy Robertson My boss is from the U.S. We see a few things a little differently—the name of a winter hat and the last letter of […]

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Single Women on the Mission Field


Amy Carmichael, Gladys Alward, Lottie Moon and Mary Slessor—these are just a few missionaries of long ago whose stories continue to challenge and motivate us today—particularly single women who aspire to follow in their footsteps. Statistics show that there is still a strong presence of singles on the mission field, with a surprisingly high number […]

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The Perspectives Course Has Framed My Work As An Associate Pastor


Several years ago a friend of mine who had been a missionary in Thailand, and was running a YWAM school, twisted my youth pastor arm enough for me to attend a course he was hosting. I relented, partly to get him of my back and partly to make him feel better for all the work he had put into […]

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Exciting Changes to Missions Fest 2017


We are making some exciting changes to Missions Fest 2017 that we believe will help the church become more meaningfully engaged in Christ’s mission. One-Stage We have observed a couple of things about our General Session which raises two questions. First, the session relies heavily on the speakers to communicate the theme and its message. […]

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Hospitality as a Gateway to Mission

Hospitality is at the heart of mission. It is extending to others God’s welcome to us.  This is the hospitality that Jesus calls for and it’s not always easy. Like in Jesus’ time we find it easier to extend hospitality to people we like. Most birthday parties, for example, are filled with people whose presence […]

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April 11, 2016: Welcoming St. John’s Richmond Church


On April 11th, St. John’s Richmond Church welcomed Missions Fest to their staff meeting and Missions Fest welcomed St. John’s Richmond as a new Missions Fest Sponsoring Church. Missions Fest and St. John’s shared in a participatory devotional where we named where God’s Spirit was at work. Some of St. John’s staff noticed God’s Spirit […]

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St. Simon’s and Justice Globally


Dr Tim Keller memorably commented: “A life poured out in deeds of service to the poor is the inevitable sign of real, true, justifying, gospel-faith. Grace makes you just.”  One of our St. Simon’s NV missionaries who embodies this heart for restorative justice and reconciliation is Hilary King, Executive Director of Embrace Rwanda.  After seventeen […]

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Mission Agency Breakfast 2016


Mission Agency Breakfast – Recap MFV hosted a round table discussion on the topic of: “Social Sharing” March 22, 2016 Catered breakfast with assorted egg wraps, fruit plates and pastries set the tone as Missions Fest Vancouver (MFV) welcomed their attendees to the 2nd annual Mission Agency Breakfast. Special thanks to all who attended. MFV appreciates the […]

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March 14, 2016: Welcoming North Shore Pacific Grace Church


On March 14th 2016 North Shore Pacific Grace MB Church welcomed Missions Fest to their volunteer and staff meeting. Missions Fest welcomed North Shore Pacific Grace MB Church  as a new sponsoring church. While waiting for the meeting to start I was warmly welcomed by Pastor Eileen Li and Mrs. Joanne Lai Hing Choo, the missions […]

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