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We Are Taking To The Road

We are taking to the road to cycle because we want to make a difference in maternal and infant healthcare in Zimbabwe at the Gutu Mission Hospital. On September 12 - 16th, Executive Director, Dr. Peter Agwa, and his fellow cyclists will embark on a five-day adventure from Burlington to Ottawa with some fellow [...]

2022-07-05T18:59:29-04:00July 4th, 2022|

Building Lasting Relationships for Impact

Luke, a physician with an eye for detail, had first-hand experience of the infancy of Christianity. He was on one of the pioneering mission teams that had a long-lasting impact, which was recorded in Acts 16-20. Luke was with the apostle Paul during part of his imprisonment in Rome as recorded in letters from [...]

2022-06-17T17:13:44-04:00June 17th, 2022|

The May 2022 EMASSARY is out now!

It is with hearts full of gratitude that we offer this 4-page edition of our May 2022 EMASSARY. Here's a sneak peek of what you'll find within the pages. Watch this short video from Dr. Peter Agwa: Download your copy of the EMASSARY TODAY Thank you! Donate to EMAS CANADA Learn More [...]

2022-05-20T13:31:54-04:00May 20th, 2022|

Where Needed Most

These words speak of one of our core values: Going to Underserved Areas. Our teams bring a variety of gifts and skills to meet needs that have been prioritized by our local partners. We aim to serve only where we are needed. We avoid duplication of services and competing with other organizations through a [...]

2022-05-19T14:54:33-04:00May 19th, 2022|

Accredited By God

Not long after His crucifixion and resurrection followers of Jesus proclaimed that He was a man accredited by God, through miracles, signs, and wonders. These were acts of God that people bore witness to and benefited from. People marveled, overwhelmed with amazement, the impact was qualitative and quantitative: “He has done everything well”, they [...]

2022-04-15T12:27:21-04:00April 14th, 2022|

Changes to Our EMAS Board of Directors

On April 9th, 2022 our AGM and leadership retreat was held virtually, with leadership and staff zooming in from all across the country. Here are some changes to the EMAS Canada Board: Krista Waring, is on a leave of absence and Christopher Wang will be treasurer. Sally Patrick has taken over the role of Board [...]

2022-04-12T15:20:28-04:00April 12th, 2022|

Empowering Local Leadership for the Long-Term

Guest Post by Melony Teague One of the core values of EMAS Canada is to make sure we provide more than just a quick fix in the areas in which we serve. The people we serve need local leadership to step up, and serve their communities. This is important because local leaders can lead [...]

2022-03-12T08:55:53-05:00March 11th, 2022|

Why We Need Interdisciplinary Teams.

Hospitals are complex. The image of patients on gurneys, swiftly pushed through corridors by doctors in scrubs and pulled by nurses, do not tell the full story. There is a backstage. Behind the drama of life-saving teams at work are critical resources hidden from the public eye. These are built and managed by workers [...]

2022-02-17T14:50:44-05:00February 17th, 2022|

Starting With What We Have

Every New Year brings the hope of new beginnings, and it is when we renew our focus and energy for on-going pursuits. We set goals and plan. We pencil timelines into our calendars and fill them with colour-coded intentions. However, we arrived in 2022 during a prolonged pandemic with travel advisories we ignore at [...]

2022-01-20T15:44:56-05:00January 20th, 2022|

Faith Pleases God

We are two years into the COVID-19 pandemic (official WHO declaration was March 11, 2020). This disease continues to pose challenges to our health systems. Its pathogen is disrupting our way of life by frequent and unpredictable mutations that threaten to scuttle our plans for a return to normality. How we practice our faith, [...]

2021-12-20T11:06:47-05:00December 20th, 2021|

Latest News from EMAS Canada December 2021

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul – and sings the tunes without the words – and never stops at all.” - Emily Dickinson Our year-end edition of the EMASSARY is out, but before you download this 4 page newsletter full of hope, take a moment to watch this short [...]

2021-12-08T13:07:04-05:00December 8th, 2021|

A Matter of Trust

Trust is indispensable to good relationships for individuals and organizations. Commerce depends on it and so many other things in life too. We look for reliability in so much of our day-to-day lives at work, at school, and at home. EMAS Canada has relied on trust to deliver healthcare, medical aid, and education by [...]

2021-11-14T13:28:04-05:00November 14th, 2021|

We Need Not Fear the Turbulence Ahead

The foundation on which we build our future as an organization must withstand the next pandemic and whatever upheavals are yet to come. The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted many lives and caused organizations to rethink how they function. There is much talk about reengineering, rejigging, agility, resilience, and pivoting. How do we emerge from [...]

2021-10-21T13:16:30-04:00October 21st, 2021|

Vision And Mission Are Not Enough

Vision is what we see through the eyes of faith as God’s big picture call to service for our lives. Mission is what we do about our vision. Mission produces results, and for that we must have a strategy that is operationally effective enough to propel our vision beyond our visible horizon. The apostle Paul [...]

2021-09-28T13:48:27-04:00September 28th, 2021|

COVID-19 and EMAS Team Travel

EMAS Canada teams are preparing to resume overseas missions travel. The Staff and Team Leaders are carefully monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic trends and regulations in Canada and host countries before moving ahead with programs that involve Canadians traveling overseas. All volunteers interested in overseas opportunities are advised to carefully read their medical insurance coverage [...]

2021-09-14T11:23:19-04:00September 14th, 2021|

Adapting to the New Normal

When the movement led by Jesus’ first followers met with headwinds, some of its mobile teams were unable to journey across borders, so the pioneering leaders adapted quickly.1 Leaders met in faraway locations to draft letters addressing theological inquires from developing communities of faith.2 At least one letter was addressed to more than one [...]

2021-08-24T15:12:32-04:00August 24th, 2021|

Three Things You can Help Provide for the Health Needs in India North

Dr. Stephen and Dr. Stephanie Milone provide an update on the India North project (July 2021) Herbertpur Hospital is located in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains in India. While several hospitals in the region closed, Herbertpur Christian Hospital made the decision to remain open and created a separate COVID isolation ward. Other than [...]

2021-08-12T12:25:55-04:00August 9th, 2021|

Moving Forward to Reduce the Maternal Mortality Rate in Gutu

“I was born at that hospital; I am from Gutu that is why I’m interested.” With these words, Prof. Feresu on last week’s video conference call linking Ontario, Gutu, and Harare, let me know she had a personal stake in Gutu Mission Hospital. She is now on the Gutu Mission Hospital Infrastructure team. She [...]

2021-07-23T11:26:53-04:00July 23rd, 2021|

The Starfish Project – Projet Étoile de Mer

Once a man was walking on the beach. He saw thousands of starfish scattered on the beach. They needed to get back to the ocean just to survive. Further down the beach he saw a man who was throwing the starfish back into the ocean, one star fish at a time. He said, “Man, [...]

2021-07-07T11:56:23-04:00July 7th, 2021|

Why We Stand with Our Partners

“Are you going to leave us after you finish building the clinic? Are you with us for the long run?” A village elder asked one of our team members at the early stages of our involvement in the community of Gambade. They had heard about NGOs that establish projects and programs then abandon them [...]

2021-06-22T11:35:13-04:00June 22nd, 2021|

EMAS Canada

in the Crossroads building
P.O. Box 93055 RPO Headon
Burlington, ON L7M 4A3

phone: (905) 319-3415
toll-free: 1 (866) 648-0664
email: info@emascanada.org


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P.O. Box 89070
Kowloon Post Office
Hong Kong

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