Giving hope for tangible
The work that Wycliffe Canada does ultimately hinges on bringing hope to many
individuals globally through Bible translation, community development, literacy
classes, alphabet creation for oral language
groups and empowerment of nationals to do
translation work. These initiatives result in
many individuals experiencing tangible and
The Yonge Street mission
What Christmas really is
“I get a delicious home-cooked meal
with real vegetables, salad and pie. I sit
at a table that’s all decorated, and I have
nice people around me. I got none of that
in the place where I live” said Bill who
lives in a rooming house and cooks on a
If you take away the trees, the Ho Ho Hos,
and the nicely wrapped gifts, we can get back
to what Christmas really is – simple acts of
giving rather than receiving. We thank donors
for every $3.11 they donate, knowing that
this Christmas somebody will receive a warm,
It can be hard to feel the Christmas
spirit when food and presents are scarce.
Thankfully, your generosity brings the community together as meals are served, carols
are sung, and gifts are exchanged. Here,
Christmas is about seeing Christ work on a
For our community, kindness at Christmas time can leave a lasting impression.
“My son’s birthday is at Christmas. At the
banquet, the staff surprised him with a piece
of cake and made him feel special. Thank you
for the happy memories.”
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microbusiness, care for needy children, and
community health initiatives, we are seeing
communities change and the influence of the
local church grow. The local church is making
history in the countries where we work.
We are launching our second thrift store
in Calgary, Alberta, opening in January 2013.
The proceeds from the thrift store go directly
to the administrative costs of WorldServe
Ministries. Ultimately, our goal is to have all of
our administrative costs covered so that 100
percent of donations can go directly to the
projects. To find out more about WorldServe
Ministries and how you can help, please contact us at 800-414-7788 or worldserve.org.
All these tasks are accomplished with less
than ten percent of the donated funds staying in Canada to cover overhead costs. The
remaining 90 percent of donated funds go
directly toward international work. So, while
this giving has substantial results, it also is
facilitated in a responsible manner.
Wycliffe also offers hope for the future.
By 2025, Wycliffe and its partners have an
ambitious goal of starting translation work in
all 2,040 remaining language groups that do
not have access to the Word of God in their
By giving to Wycliffe this Christmas, you
will responsibly give many individuals around
the world hope for tangible change. Isn’t hope
what Christmas is all about? Please join with
us today and help eradicate Bible poverty. By
simply going to give.wycliffe.ca and making
your donation, you will bring hope to minority
language groups this Christmas season.
February 1 - 3, 2013 February 1 - 3, 2013
Church of the Rock, 1397 Buffalo Pl., Winnipeg
“Hope for Europe: “Hope for Europe:
Missions in a Secular World” Missions in a Secular World”
Keynote Speakers: Jeff Fountain, Stuart McAllister,
Vince Antonucci, Bruce Clemenger and
Greg & Oonaugh Wood
Keynote Speakers: Donna Boone, Greg
Musselman and Barry Slauenwhite
February 22 - 24, 2013 February 22 - 24, 2013
Shaw Conference Centre
9797 Jasper Ave., Edmonton
“Reaching a World “Reaching a World
in Crisis” in Crisis”
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We need your help to serve hot meals and provide other
essential services to the hungry, homeless and hurting
in the Toronto area this Christmas season.
For just $3.11, you can provide a hot meal or a safe
place that can be the start of a new life.
Please help us feed and care for the hungry,
homeless and hurting by mailing your gift today.
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Mission Vision (Fort St. John, BC)
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The Yonge Street Mission is a Registered Canadian Charity 11930 6181 RR0001.
Please make your cheque payable to:
The Yonge Street Mission
306 Gerrard St. East
Toronto, ON M5A 2G7
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