Alumni Mosaic

Mosaic Stories

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April 29, 2015

Africa Prays for Europe

by Berdine van den Toren

To begin with, Benno and I want to send you our warmest greetings, which at the moment is from our home in Groningen. We would also like to thank you for your interest in our journey of mission, which for some of you is over many years. In this letter, I want to tell you about my latest trip to the Central African Republ... Read more


April 28, 2015

Neighbourhood Connections

by Sharon Forsyth

For alumna Karen Reed started with a vision of reaching out to her neighbours through a simple pot of soup ... MAKING CONNECTIONS, ONE BLOCK AT A TIMEVancouver Foundation’s grants program proves successful in creating local unityWhen they find out that we at the Vancouver Foundation trust them enough to give them a grant, that is the beginning for many of them. - Lidia Kemeny, Directgor of Grants and Community Initiatives, The Vancouver Foundation.Every Thursday evening last summer, Jim Balakshin loaded up a cart with board games at the Gordon Neighbourhood House in Vancouver’s West End and rolled it up the hill to an outdoor plaza at Davie and Bute. With the help of volunteers, he unloaded the games, spread them out on picnic tables an... Read more


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March 23, 2015

How Chuang Chua | 1959-2015

by Kaori Chua

“For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” (Phil. 1:21)This verse had been in the mind of my late husband, How Chuang, as he battled cancer for the last nine months. Now he has gained full restoration of health, all the riches of Heaven, and most of all, the all surpassing joy of meeting Jesus and being with Him... Read more


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March 21, 2015

Healthy Living With Chronic Conditions

by Ken Kutney

First a definition: “HES is an idiopathic condition (which means they don't know what, when, where or why) associated with marked peripheral eosinophilia and gastroenteritis. ...HES involves other organs such as the heart, lungs, brain, and kidneys and generally has a progressive fatal course.” (Fauci, Harley, Roberts... Read more


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March 1, 2015

Killing Fields, Living Fields

by Don Cormack

In 1982 when we arrived at Regent with Beth, a babe in arms, we were exhausted. The previous decade had taken me through language study and service in Malaysia, Taiwan, Cambodia and Thailand. Following the harrowing flight from Cambodia and the Khmer Rouge in ’75, I had immersed myself in intensive language study at Lo... Read more