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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|

Proactive Mindset Brings Action Despite Challenges

We waited patiently, there is no law against forbearance. However, there is a law against travel during the pandemic. But when we could no longer bear it, teams began to take steps to serve from a distance. We have been separated from our overseas friends and partners for far too long, but only in [...]

2021-05-26T15:58:06-04:00May 26th, 2021|

Welcome Dr. Robert Forsey

It is our pleasure to welcome Dr. Robert Forsey to the EMAS Canada Board. Dr. Robert Forsey has been a family physician and teacher in Goose Bay, Labrador since 1988. He does full scope generalist rural medicine at the Labrador Health Center and along the coast of Labrador in remote Northern communities and reserves. A conversation with Dr. Bob Stephens [...]

2021-05-17T12:00:24-04:00May 17th, 2021|

Our May 2021 EMASSARY Newsletter is Available Now

Our May 2021 EMASSARY has begun landing in mailboxes across Canada. In this edition, Executive Director, Dr. Peter Agwa, shares about the hope we have for the future, you will also find a report on how you've helped the medical students in DR Congo, and the latest updates of our other teams as we [...]

2021-05-11T11:02:48-04:00May 11th, 2021|

Fighting the Disease of Complacency

30 years ago, Tom Peters’ wrote the book “Thriving on Chaos”. It was even popular in Kenya where I read it in 1990. It was about flexibility as an essential for corporate survival in a world where customer preferences were so unpredictable that constant market volatility was the order of the day. The main [...]

2021-04-27T11:53:33-04:00April 27th, 2021|

The Certainty of Redemption

There is an audacity that comes from certitude. This kind of conviction that drives action is deeply rooted and nothing can divert it. I am persuaded beyond all doubt that an ancient Jewish prophecy about God showing up and being available to everyone was fulfilled through Jesus Christ, I live and work with people [...]

2021-03-25T13:12:58-04:00March 25th, 2021|

Celebrating the Women Serving with EMAS Canada

By Peter Agwa Many women work hard away from the spotlight of team reports. That means there are many women that no list could do justice in honoring them. Furthermore, some have chosen anonymity out of self-effacement: allowing the light to shine on their work and not on themselves. In governance, we have Sally [...]

2021-03-08T11:09:28-05:00March 7th, 2021|

The Road to Songdin, a Way in The Wilderness for Our God

In difficult times as has been with the pandemic-related restrictions, curfews, disease, deaths, income instability, and all the uncertainty we are still going through it is easy to become discouraged. God not only speaks tenderly to (re)assure us of His promises, but also plans prophylactically for our despondency by giving us work to do. Words [...]

2021-02-25T14:52:15-05:00February 24th, 2021|

The Shadow of 2020 is Fading

It may have been an act of foolish pride or the custom of the day, but King Hezekiah exposed his royal treasures and military resources to a future enemy. It was part of a downward spiral of unfaithfulness to God accelerated by successive generations of poor leadership, which fractured the relationship between the kingdom [...]

2021-02-24T19:30:05-05:00January 26th, 2021|

China South Team Update

We have come through a challenging year in 2020, but in learning to adapt and change with the times, the China South Team are still serving those in need. It may have looked a little different, but no less valuable. Your role hasn't changed in helping us reach those who need life changing surgery. [...]

2021-01-04T08:40:36-05:00January 4th, 2021|

God Cares

The siege lasted seven years. It was brother against brother; the offspring of Abraham the Midianites through Keturah against the Israelites who were sons through Sarah. Israel went into total lockdown; everyone was confined to caves; such was the curfew that food preparation was a dangerous activity. The devastation felt like a swarm of [...]

2021-02-24T19:31:10-05:00December 17th, 2020|

In Memory of Dr Roberts

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Paul Roberts who died peacefully at Sunnybrook Hospital’s Palliative Care Unit on Sunday, November 22, 2020. Dr. Paul Roberts (March 20, 1923 – November 22, 2020) was one of the founding members of EMAS Canada since 1960 and will be deeply missed. His work to [...]

2021-05-17T10:20:47-04:00December 8th, 2020|

Our 2020 Year-end Newsletter is Out!

Your December 2020 Edition of the EMAS Newsletter, the EMASSARY is out now. It has been a challenging year, but we still have good news to share. Executive Director, Dr. Peter Agwa has a special message for you: READ THE DECEMBER 2020 EMASSARY ONLINE HERE You can give your year-end gift online by donating [...]

2020-11-29T12:21:10-05:00November 28th, 2020|

God’s Plan is Still Relevant

Four labour-intensive projects in the Old Testament had similar ends: people connected with God; became worshipers or by the admission of their moral failure renewed their relationships with Him. These projects separated by decades and, at times centuries, were part of an overarching scheme to elevate Jerusalem into the spiritual Mecca for all humankind, [...]

2021-02-24T19:31:55-05:00November 19th, 2020|

Hemmed in, but not Confined

Our teams have known the frustration of having willing hearts eager to serve held back by the restraints of international public health regulations and the laws that govern use of donor funds entrusted to us. Like everyone else, we long for freedom to travel and meet family and friends without masks. Yet, we face [...]

2021-02-24T19:28:20-05:00October 27th, 2020|

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P.O. Box 93055 RPO Headon
Burlington, ON L7M 4A3

phone: (905) 319-3415
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