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News From The Office April 2020

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are taking all measures necessary to keep our staff and their families safe, as well as our volunteers. As of the end of March, 2020, until further notice, our EMAS Canada staff are working remotely. Phone calls should be directed to (905) 484 0100 during this period of temporary [...]

2020-03-31T11:29:25-04:00March 31st, 2020|

Cancellations, Postponements, Closures and Hoarding.

Covid-19 is laying siege on the world. Almost everywhere, the pandemic is disrupting businesses and industries, local and international travel; schools and colleges are closing; courts are postponing hearings; and governments are making urgent plans to curb the spread of the causative corona virus.  All over the world, hospitals are scrambling to increase intensive [...]

2020-03-18T08:21:22-04:00March 17th, 2020|

Experiencing Teamwork Despite Tragedy

A personal story about generosity and teamwork. My father died on January 28th. I knew it would happen someday; but I was not ready for it; suddenly I had to face the implications of his death. He had been unwell for a long time and an invalid since July. Now I was in charge. [...]

2020-02-25T09:40:57-05:00February 24th, 2020|

How Serving Makes Our Vision Tangible

Our MISSION to heal, teach and SERVE those in need in a Christ-like manner translates our VISION: Christ-centered healthcare teams proclaiming God’s love to all the world through healing and teaching into tangible and measurable outcomes. Service means more to us than what healthcare workers do for individuals and for communities. Christianity teaches that [...]

2020-01-15T14:30:11-05:00January 15th, 2020|

India North 2020 Trip a Success

by Dr. Stephen & Dr. Stephanie Milone As team leaders for India North, we are pleased to inform the EMAS family of our latest team visit to Herbertpur, India. The team consisted of Dr. Anna Davenport and her daughter Larkin. Dr. Anna is a family physician in Orangeville, Ontario and practices sports medicine as [...]

2020-01-13T13:29:41-05:00January 13th, 2020|

Servants Who Will Not Stop Serving

Abraham1   was 99 years old, he was wealthy, he owned servants, and his wife too had her own servants. At his age and with his resources Abraham had earned “the right” to enjoy eating with his guests within the cool shade inside a tent, and being waited on by servants. However, the spontaneity of [...]

2019-12-19T16:54:17-05:00December 19th, 2019|

Thank You And Farewell to Henk Visser

It is a pleasure as the current Chair of the Board to thank our Past-Chair, Dr. Hendrick Visser, for his years of service on the Board of EMAS. Henk was initially invited by Dr. Marvin Clark over 15 years ago. In 2007, he became Chair of the Board until he stepped down in 2016. [...]

2019-12-09T11:41:56-05:00December 9th, 2019|

Poking Crocodiles Eyes

Stunned by a scream from the river, 11-year Rebecca looked towards its source and saw her friend Latoya in the jaws of a crocodile. Rebecca sprung into action, jumped onto the reptiles back and hit it on the head with bare hands, and then pushed her fingers into its eyes until it let go [...]

2019-11-14T16:54:51-05:00November 14th, 2019|

What is Maternal Mortality Ratio and What Can We Do About It?

Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) is the number of women dying from pregnancy related conditions for every 100,000 live births, it expresses the likelihood of death due to pregnancy. Our latest projects are bold attempts at significant and long-term reduction of MMR in rural communities in Haiti and Zimbabwe. In these countries chronic adversity is putting [...]

2019-10-25T14:34:15-04:00October 24th, 2019|

5 Reasons Volunteerism is Thriving at EMAS Canada

EMAS Canada’s work force is voluntary, serving where our skills and resources are needed. It also consists of non-traveling team members, board members; supporters who raise funds, cook and serve meals at team meetings, collect and pack supplies before missions. It includes those who run numerous pre and post mission errands while patiently waiting [...]

2019-09-12T13:45:37-04:00September 12th, 2019|

God-given People for a God-given Mission

The late Doug Sparks, a former missionary and Navigator leader, once defined a Christian leader as, “A servant of God given a mission and people to help him accomplish it.” My mission was to accept an invitation by the Reformed Church in Zimbabwe to visit their hospitals at Morgenster and Gutu in Masvingo Province [...]

2019-08-12T16:34:29-04:00August 12th, 2019|

Seeing the Face of God

By Dr. Remy Fu Tam Praise the Lord for a successful mission to Bali in June/July, 2019. The theme for our trip was the Beatitudes as recorded in Matthew 5:3-10 (NIV) and we experienced the joy of working cohesively as a group. The Beatitudes captured our attention with the promises of wonderful news for [...]

2019-08-09T12:02:15-04:00August 9th, 2019|

Exploratory Mission to Gutu Mission Hospital Masvingo, Zimbabwe

by Peter Agwa In June/July 2019, we traveled on a learning mission, to investigate through experience, observation, and dialogue about the needs of Reformed Church in Zimbabwe health services at one of its bases: Gutu Mission Hospital. We went by invitation to determine if a partnership with EMAS Canada might strengthen existing healthcare services [...]

2019-11-29T11:26:58-05:00August 8th, 2019|

Opportunities Within The Inner Workings of EMAS Canada

A Canadian Charity EMAS Canada is a body corporate registered under federal law. The Corporation The EMAS Corporation is predominantly composed of team members, past and present team leaders; and a few others who subscribe to its Vision and Mission; these are donors, past board members, and former staff. Membership is by application or [...]

2019-07-02T14:08:56-04:00July 9th, 2019|

Operation Esperanza Touching Lives in Ecuador

by Janet Greidanus Again this year (2019) we have been so blessed on our Mission to Cuenca, Ecuador,” said orthopaedic surgeon, Thomas Greidanus. “We were able to do a record 48 hip and knee replacements. Our patients were so grateful for the help they received, and we, in turn, were moved by their gratitude.” [...]

2019-06-20T09:06:39-04:00June 20th, 2019|

EMAS Canada and the Church

According to the Bible, God wanted people to relate to Him through love and worship. (Exodus 19:3-6 & Deut. 6:5.)The Old Testament is about that desire, its frustration through the choices made by people, and God’s plan to restore to Himself a people who love and worship Him.The New Testament is about God’s redemptive program, [...]

2019-06-13T17:47:53-04:00June 13th, 2019|

Our May 2019 Edition of the EMASSARY is out!

We are bombarded with troubling news every day, but it is good to hear some good news nowadays. We have the pleasure of announcing our May 2019 EMASSARY is out now! In your May 2019 Edition of the 4 page EMASSARY, you will read plenty good news stories of how God is at work through EMAS [...]

2019-06-14T13:10:16-04:00May 22nd, 2019|

Why Our Leaders Meet Face to Face

Through an appreciative inquiry process, the EMAS leadership identified the shared Vision, and Mission, that bound the different teams. The process also revealed the existence of an unwritten but distinctive set of Core Values that were consistently expressed throughout the organisation. Definition or "what is EMAS?" became clearer: Christ-centered healthcare teams and, Direction:  or [...]

2019-05-13T08:57:21-04:00May 13th, 2019|

The Stewardship of Leadership

God brought the Jewish people out of captivity in Egypt. He did this by entrusting them to leaders. Psalm 77:20 Team leadership in EMAS Canada is multifaceted including clinical, spiritual, and administrative responsibilities. Much can be and is delegated, but the overall responsibility remains with the team leader. There are four tasks for the [...]

2019-04-03T17:30:09-04:00April 3rd, 2019|

Why Non-Medical Team Support Matters

by Beatrice Vandervelde I have now been on two medical missions to Vietnam. Since I don’t have medical training, I come as team support. What would my role be? That first day, there was a huge crowd so I helped keep order. AT first, by the end of the day I was a bit [...]

2019-03-25T08:11:41-04:00March 25th, 2019|
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1295 North Service Road
Burlington, ON L7R 4M2

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