There is nothing quite like watching the sun rise and set over the African landscape. In May 2017, our team of 11 volunteers witnessed God's sunrise and sunset artwork as we worked at Karanda Mission Hospital. Karanda Hospital, established in 1961 is situated in northern Zimbabwe, within the Zambezi River Valley; 200 kilometres from the capital, Harare.
In Canada, when you have a problem with your teeth, a toothache or a cavity, you call your dental office, make an appointment, and are sometimes able to see the dentist the same day. For the rural Burmese people, this is not an option.
Dr. Sharon Reece, Dr. Lindsay Bowman, and Mr. Josh Matthews spent 1 week in Herbertpur, India at the Herbertpur Christian Hospital serving patients of all faiths and walks of life alongside the local doctors and nurses.
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.
Julie Sparkes, a nurse from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec shared her story in the McGill University Health Care magazine. In the September 2016 issue of, En Bref Magazine, Julie was interviewed and talks about travelling with the EMAS China South Team for two weeks and about her motivation for going, the preparation involved, the challenges [...]
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.
We welcome Sandy Rumford to the position of Bookkeeper and Office Administrator. Sandy has worked as a missionary in Haiti during the earthquake of 2010, at which time she provided administrative leadership at the Mission of Hope Hospital during that crisis. She has worked for three other faith based missions with responsibilities for donor relations, [...]
When I reflect on our mission trip to Gambade along the Grand Riviere du Nord near Cap Haitien, my thoughts return to the delivery room at the local public hospital …the metal chair with stirrups was not unlike others, but the ripped and dirty foam covering the chair is an unforgettable image.
December marks Ellen’s retirement after 31 years of service, from the very early days of EMAS (see her article in December 2016 EMASSARY). She will be missed immensely as she understands the organization inside out and has been with us through thick and thin. She has been an incredible gift to this ministry and to [...]
The December 2016 EMASSARY is now out. What a wonderful time to reflect on what God has done in 2016. Included in this edition is a special message called, Transition by Dr. Peter Agwa. Ellen Watson, our retiring Director of Administration, shares about her 31 Years of Blessings, serving with EMAS Canada. We rejoice [...]
Our brand-new offices in Burlington at the Crossroads Centre have space for our rubber plant which has been with us for many years now! If you have visited the office in the last decade, you would have seen our famous plant. This rubber plant has seen and heard much over the years and wouldn’t it [...]
It all began in 1948, when Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children decided to construct a new building with new equipment. When a group of local doctors heard this news, they banded together and requested that medical equipment from the old hospital be sent to under-resourced hospitals around the world. The administration approved the request, [...]
Dr. Winnie Siu, MD, MSc, CCFP, FRCPC, has generously served on the EMAS board since her medical school years at the University of Toronto. Her term on the board ended on July 17th, 2016. Dr. Siu served sacrificially during the busy final years of medical school and throughout her residency. Now as a young mother, [...]
EMAS Canada is pleased to introduce the newest member of the EMAS CANADA Board of Directors. Chan Du was appointed at the EMAS Board and Leader's Retreat, held in April, 2016, in Toronto. Chan Du, CPA, CMA is a Certified Management Accountant with 10+ years experience in multinational companies in IT & Telecommunication, CPG and Pharmaceutical industries. She played [...]
This year’s EMAS Haiti team continued to provide hope to a disadvantaged community. The post-earthquake state of Haiti continues to slowly improve. The team travelled to Port-Au-Prince in February, 2016. One of the Team Leaders, Rachelle Brière, arrived in Haiti one week before the team to prepare for the team’s arrival including orientation teaching sessions [...]
Christine Lancing, CPA, CA; has faithfully served on the EMAS board since 2012. Her term on the board ended on June 01, 2016. Using her expertise in Appreciative Inquiry, she led EMAS Canada’s process of developing the Strategic Plan 2013. Christine has served as Treasurer giving valuable oversight to our financial management, advising on fundraising [...]
The May 2016 EMASSARY is out. Included in this edition is a special message called, The Privilege of Partnership. Read more about this year's India North trip and find out what the celebration was about in Haiti this year. In addition to these inspiring stories, there is some news and updates you will not [...]
By Melony Teague Your gifts in action. What if you were able to see the impact that sponsored surgery and care of children with disabilities has made in the lives of those served by EMAS Vietnam’s Medical Aid for Vietnam program? Through the eyes of Dr. Pete Greidanus and Neveah Dumas, who served in [...]
My life of working part time, driving kids to hockey practice twice a week, hockey games on weekends, piano lessons and driving to school was interrupted by 2 1/2 weeks of serving the psychiatric patients and nurses at the psychiatric hospitals in two cities in China.