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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 [...]

2019-10-25T14:34:15-05:00October 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 [...]

2019-09-12T13:45:37-05:00September 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 [...]

2019-08-12T16:34:29-05:00August 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 [...]

2019-08-09T12:02:15-05:00August 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 [...]

2019-08-08T10:38:30-05:00August 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 [...]

2019-07-02T14:08:56-05:00July 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.” [...]

2019-06-20T09:06:39-05:00June 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, [...]

2019-06-13T17:47:53-05:00June 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 [...]

2019-06-14T13:10:16-05:00May 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 [...]

2019-05-13T08:57:21-05:00May 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 [...]

2019-04-03T17:30:09-05:00April 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 [...]

2019-03-25T08:11:41-05:00March 25th, 2019|

Haiti Trip 2019 Cancellation

TRIP CANCELLATION NOTICE To protect our volunteers and in keeping with our policies, EMAS has had to cancel the Hand-In-Hand-with-Haiti 2019 mission due to a travel advisory.  The EMAS Haiti project, called Hand in Hand with Haiti, is a partnership between EMAS Canada and the El Shaddai Church community in Port-au-Prince. For more information [...]

2019-02-15T12:36:01-05:00February 15th, 2019|

Farewell and Thanks from EMAS Board

Dr. Garth Slysz, MD. has resigned from the EMAS Board effective February 5th 2019. He will be taking on more responsibility with the Fellowship of Associates of Medical Evangelism, Canada (FAME). His new responsibilities will include medical mission to Ethiopia. On behalf of the Board, Team Leaders and Staff, I wish him and his wife [...]

2019-02-07T10:16:21-05:00February 7th, 2019|

From a Team of Leaders to a Leadership Team

EMAS Canada is highly decentralized. Team leaders and their team form the functional units through which the Vision of EMAS is turned into its mission. We have cultural diversity among the leaders, our volunteers span two generations, and younger leaders are emerging. Our services are carried out within the boundaries of well defined core values. [...]

2019-04-03T16:15:29-05:00February 6th, 2019|

Compassion Leads Us to Action

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. (Matthew 9:36) Jesus responded to the needs of the people around Him. He healed all manner of diseases, He fed the hungry, and He announced the good news of the Kingdom of God. [...]

2019-01-24T09:41:32-05:00January 17th, 2019|

Looking Forward: 2019 and Beyond

  I see three opportunities to live out our confidence in the promises of God. What if God would give us: Leadership that is united by our common Vision, accountable to Him and to one another. Stewardship of His people and His task for increasing momentum to advance the gospel through healthcare teams. Improved [...]

2019-01-07T12:34:15-05:00January 7th, 2019|

What is EMAS Canada?

Two things permeate the life of every EMAS Canada team which define us: our Vision and our Mission; and then there are five Core Values that we treasure. With 70 years to look back on, we see that our vision has become even more unifying, our mission remains constant, and our core values continue [...]

2018-12-07T16:38:41-05:00December 7th, 2018|

No Hidden Agenda

Jesus never used His healing miracles as bait for preaching the gospel or for gaining publicity, nor were they a public relations tool. He did not exploit healthcare for the purpose of marketing His spiritual program, or as a magnet to draw people to some hidden agenda. He did good for their bodies because He [...]

2019-04-03T16:14:31-05:00November 20th, 2018|
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1295 North Service Road
Burlington, ON L7R 4M2

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