Kelly Stouffer is the Director of UPward, a
leadership development initiative for high
school youth at UrbanPromise Toronto
(UP T). Kelly has worked in the Warden
Woods community of Scarborough for the
past seven years.
I never attended Bible college; nor do
I have any formal certification as a youth
worker, but these past seven years at UP T
have been an education.
Having grown up in a small town in rural
Ontario, I often wonder how God can use me
in the thick of the city.
My “in” was basketball. I
became the “girl who could
keep up to the boys” and
was quickly accepted. I soon
transitioned to a friend who
cheered from the stands at
sports events and watched
proudly at school plays.
Over time I became like
a sister to many of the girls.
I celebrated at birthday
parties and baby showers. I also attended
parent-teacher meetings, court trials and
probation hearings. Mothers ushered me
into meetings with principals and lawyers
saying, “It’s okay, she’s family.”
It’s hard to believe that my
role with the youth is now “Mama
Kells,” and mothers now call me
for advice and support.
God’s love is . . .
. . . girls in Asia, eagerly learning to read
and write in their heart language,
opening the doorway to a new world
of educational opportunities.
You can help marginalized groups, the poor
and the overlooked to have a chance to
know God’s incredible love and escape
poverty. God’s love is . . . YOU!
joinus.wycliffe.ca to learn how you can be involved.
May 8, 9, 10, 2013
WEDNESDAY MAY 8
at The Canadian Tribute to Human Rights
corner of Elgin and Lisgar Streets
National March for Life Ottawa
THURSDAY MAY 9
Prayer Services and Masses
(for locations check the website)
Gathering on Parliament Hill
1: 30 pm
MARCH through downtown Ottawa
returning to Parliament Hill
2: 45 pm
Witnessing by Silent No More
Closing Prayer Service on Parliament Hill
Rose Dinner, Speaker: Reggie Littlejohn
President of Women’s Rights Without Frontiers
Youth Banquet, Speaker: Jason Jones
pro-life activist and movie producer
Hampton Inn, Ottawa
and ticket prices for banquets and conference
are available by calling
800-730-5358 (toll free)
8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hampton Inn, Ottawa
FRIDAY MAY 10
Women and the academic life.
“All of us are to be people of spiritual influence for the kingdom. Women are equally
called, gifted and commissioned to be a
follower of Christ,” said Dr. Janet L. Clark in
a recent lecture at Urbana on Women and
the Academic Life.
Dr. Clark is Senior
Vice President Academic
and Academic Dean of
the Seminary at Tyndale
University College &
Seminary and therefore
understands the call to
be a follower of Christ and
the call towards academ-
ics are inter woven. She
states, “If you have a love
for learning, a love to
teach, an academic yearning, and if you are
Holistic theological education is a
passion of Dr. Clark’s. She believes that
education should inter weave spiritual, intel-
lectual, vocational and missional dimen-
sions of Christian leadership. This type of
education should be encouraged for both
men and women.