Many parents who have children using in-vitro fertilization (IVF) are faced with a difficult decision if they no longer wish to attempt pregnancy but have embryos remaining. The most common options are to preserve the embryos indefinitely, to destroy them or to donate them for research, after which they will be destroyed.
On April 25, Arizona residents Pete and Ila Diepersloot were on their way back from a World Renew Domestic Disaster Response workshop in Grand Rapids, Michigan when they heard about the devastating earthquake in Nepal.
When Wybe finally called on April 27, it was on a borrowed phone – just after two in the morning in Ontario and noon in Nepal. “I don’t know why you’re worried about me!” he said. “People here need help.”
There is something wonderfully paradoxical about the Christian church. Its origin as a unique social phenomenon clearly dates from the Pentecost events described in Acts 2. Yet at the same time, Jesus’ disciples would say that this “new” community of faith was simply part of a centuries-old already existing people of God, stretching back all the way to Abraham and his family.Login to View
When a high-risk, low functioning repeat child abuser was released from prison in the Hamilton area in 1994, many locals responded with predictable revulsion. Mennonite pastor Harry Nigh was not among them. He gathered a small group of people who reached out to the man. They offered support and accountability. The man never reoffended.Login to View