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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
In October 2020, various members of EMAS Canada volunteers and staff participated in the Ride for Refuge. Due to the Corona virus, the virtual event allowed participants to ride on their own in small groups, on their chosen days, while reporting their mileage. Our Executive Director roped in two friends to join him to [...]
It is with great sadness that we mourn the loss of Dr. Winston Chow who died peacefully at home surrounded by family on July 3, 2020 and we celebrate his life and legacy. Born in Guangzhou, China on December 30, 1934, Winston was the second child of Chow Kwan and Chan Fung Ying. Winston [...]
As of May 2020, we have moved to having virtual offices. This means that our mailing address has changed. We are excited for what the future will bring. Take a look: FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HOW WE ARE FORGING AHEAD HERE Find out how we are adapting to the changing times. Donate to [...]
All of EMAS’ projects plan to survive the pandemic, but three quarters of EMAS’ volunteers will not travel in 2020 due to the pandemic. When teams travel again, they will be serving communities for whom the after-effects of the crisis are far worse than for us in Canada. For instance, before the COVID -19 crisis [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
We have the pleasure of welcoming our new EMAS Board members. Three New EMAS Board Members: Dr. Slysz has practiced family and hospitalist medicine for 28 years. During that time, he taught medicine undergraduates and family medicine residents as well as led medical missions to Haiti and Jamaica. In 2016, he was awarded a [...]
There is a special kind of joy that wells up when believers gather to celebrate God’s faithfulness. In April, 2018 EMAS Canada Board, Team Leaders, friends, family and supporters gathered in Toronto to do just that.
Christine Malmberg is a hospital pharmacist who joined the EMAS Canada Board in 2008. Her term ended at the 2018 AGM after excellent service as secretary to the board. Married to an Anglican minister and a busy mother of two, she could at times be working on EMAS business in her car between children’s activities [...]
Dr. Walter Woo, Dentist, retired from EMAS Canada on October 31st. He has served as the Director of China Projects for 14 years. During this time, he faithfully attended team meetings, led the China Committee; and traveled both as a team leader and team member to more than 30 EMAS sites. Walter has been [...]
Dear EMAS Family, I am grateful to have had the opportunity to serve EMAS Canada as Board Chair for these last number of years. From my early years in medical school, I have had a heart for medical missions, and served in Africa for five years early in my career. Upon return to Canada, [...]
In February 2017, Bette and I spent two precious weeks in the beautiful Vietnam delta area, with Father Tien Tran, Dr. David Neima, and a full medical, dental, ophthalmology team.
It was a grand occasion at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton on December 8, 2016. The Royal Canadian Artillery Band played as family members and other guests entered the room. You could feel the excitement and anticipation in the air.