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DEAR CANADA, WHY CAN’T I COME HOME?

I know the whole “I Am Canadian” speech word for word. I’m the first in line to get my face painted red and white on July 1st. I am the girl cheering loud and proud, wearing my hockey jersey, come Boxing Day when our youth step onto that ice to represent our country. (more…)
Bob Jones
January 10, 2020
Life Stories

WIDLENE EARLE: DEAR MR TRUDEAU

Vaden Earle is a patriotic Canadian citizen, a lifetime humanitarian and a loving father. He was forced to hide his twelve year old daughter Widlene to protect her from the police. To protect her safety he had to keep her back from attending school. Vaden first met Widlene and her mother in the Dominican Republic during a humanitarian visit. They were living as refugees from Haiti. Starting in the 1990's, Vaden led short-term missions teams of Canadian youth into the DR. Following her mother's death, Widlene was to be moved from the Dominican Republic to Haiti where orphans in her situation are often sold as slaves. Vaden refused to let this happen. In June, 2009, Vaden took guardianship of Widlene.…
Bob Jones
January 10, 2020
Life FormationLife Stories

THE WISDOM OF WINSTON: 5 DAILY DECISIONS

My mother's family endured the Luftwaffe's relentless bombing of London during World War II. Hitler sought to destroy London in an attempt to demoralize the population and force the British to come to terms. In a time of war, words don't carry as much weight as bombs - unless you're listening to the words of Winston Churchill. (more…)
Bob Jones
January 4, 2020
Life Stories

CHANTYL PETERSON’S CHRISTMAS GIFT OF LIFE

One of my favorite Christmas stories is about Chantyl Peterson. She was your typical five-year old - all smiles and adventure. That is until the nose bleeds and constant bruising started. Donor Needed at Christmas Doctors diagnosed Chantyl with T-cell lymphoma, a terminal disease that stops the function of bone marrow. The only cure was a transplant. Surprisingly, none of her family members were matches. Doctors said there was a 1 in 20,000 chance of finding a donor in time. And then the call came that would change Chantyl’s Christmas. Terry Farrell, a married, forty-five year old father of two and a New York firefighter, had placed his name on a donors list. He was the one in 20,000. Terry…
Bob Jones
December 1, 2019