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  • A Furry Gift From God

    I was not a cat person -- until Squibby purred her way into my life. August 16, 2017 by Mildred Jarvis
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    Faith & Friends
    One Saturday morning, my son brought Squibby to my home and an unexpected friendship formed.
  • "I Was in Satan's Choice"

    A Bible started ex-biker Mark "The Hammer" Carlos on a new road. August 9, 2017 by Ken Ramstead
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    Faith & Friends
    Mark Carlos wasn't nicknamed "the Hammer" by his biker associates for nothing.
  • Marathon Man

    More than fitness was involved in my running of the London Marathon. August 2, 2017 by Major Wayne Bungay
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    Faith & Friends
    I’d wanted to run a marathon in my brother's memory, and my sights were set on the London Marathon in April.
  • The Life Aquatic

    For swimmer Jillian Friesen, practising faith is more important than practising strokes. July 26, 2017 by Jayne Thurber-Smith
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    Faith & Friends
    How does 15-year-old swimmer Jillian Friesen train devotedly all year round, even though there is no indoor pool facility in her hometown of Arborg, Manitoba?
  • Dunkirk

    When 400,000 men couldn't get home, home came for them. July 21, 2017 by Ken Ramstead and Geoff Moulton
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    Faith & Friends
    Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk, out in theatres this month, recreates a turning point in the Second World War.
  • From Dusk Till Dawn

    The Salvation Army’s SNOW Night in Winnipeg helps women in the sex trade find a safe place. July 12, 2017 by Ken Ramstead
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    Faith & Friends
    Most of us take for granted the opportunity to have a fun night out, share a laugh with our friends or even just hang out in our pyjamas at home. But for many marginalized women working in the sex industry, this isn’t their reality. This is why The Salvation Army in Winnipeg created SNOW Night.
  • Giving Soap Today

    Young Salvation Army member uses award money to give back to the community. July 5, 2017 by Diane Stark
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    Faith & Friends
    "Would you like to buy some Hope Soap?” 12-year-old Warren Butler asked his friends and family. “I’m going to donate the money I raise to the Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador.”
  • Having a Ball

    A Salvation Army thrift store in Toronto supports a kids' soccer camp. June 28, 2017 by Krista Henry
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    Faith & Friends
    There are many things that are learned about life, success and hard work through kicking around a ball on the soccer field. Toronto's Bloor Central Soccer Club (BCSC)—with the assistance of a Salvation Army thrift store—is helping to teach those lessons to underprivileged children.
  • Stepping Out

    For Alex Woodley, dance and faith are two sides of the same God-given coin. June 21, 2017 by Ken Ramstead
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    Faith & Friends
    "I used to feel that my dancing and my faith were separate, that one was my job and the other my religion, that they rarely intersected or affected the other,” says Alex Woodley. “But I’ve come to recognize that the Lord has made the two readily accessible to me. Both my ability to dance and to have a relationship with God are blessings that make up a huge part of my identity.”
  • Finding His Voice

    Recording artist Anthony Evans' message resonates beyond the hit TV show. June 14, 2017 by Christy Heitger-Ewing
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    Faith & Friends
    Recording artist, worship leader and The Voice alumnus Anthony Evans had just finished performing in New York City when one of his fans
    approached him during the post-show meet-and-greet. The man extended his forearm to reveal a tattoo that read, “Could It Be?” Anthony’s eyebrows raised, shocked to see the title of one of his songs permanently inked on someone.