This week in good news (Sep. 18 – 24)


This week’s good news includes various worship events across the province, awards won and prisoner releases.

The Gospel at Queen Elizabeth’s Funeral

The King of Kings took center stage at Queen Elizabeth II’s funeral.

The late Queen’s funeral was held 10 days after her death at Westminster Abbey and was attended by kings, presidents and other authorities from around the world, followed by millions worldwide.

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Lucille Williams: How to Find Routine and Overcome Fear in a New Season

It has been a little over a week since school started and for many this time can be challenging.

Lucille Williams, a national speaker who has served couples and families for more than 25 years and author of The Impossible Child: Raising a Strong Willed Child With Love and Grace, says fear can be the biggest obstacle for kids and parents as they step into a new season like school.

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Show kids they’re “loved” with a book inspired by Christian songs

Jordan Feliz’s hit single “Beloved” inspired children’s author Jes Woller to publish a book of the same name to educate children and remind them that they are loved.

In 2015, Feliz wrote the song for his firstborn girl, Jolie. That song then caught the attention of Jes Woller and illustrator Hilary Griffith, who combined their talents to write a children’s book, which is published today.

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After infertility struggles, Skillet welcomes the latest addition

The Skillet lead guitarist is sleeping a little less these days after having a new baby.

Seth Morrison and his wife Hilary are thrilled to bring home a baby daughter after struggling to conceive for several years.

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From Suicide Attempt to Suicide Prevention: How God Saved Jay Lowder’s Life

September is Suicide Prevention Month.

Jay Lowder understands what it can feel like to be in an abyss of darkness. He also knows what it’s like to be saved and find God.

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‘I Don’t Think I’ll Ever Forget’: Two Students Receive Prestigious Entrance Scholarships

Two University of Manitoba students received the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship for their outstanding achievements in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

The Schulich Leader Scholarships Canada recognizes the importance that STEM disciplines will have for the future of the world and is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of entrepreneurial technology innovators. 100 high school seniors pursuing STEM are eligible for this entrance scholarship to partner universities in Canada.

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Matthew West is the first Christian artist to win the NSAI Songwriter Award

Matthew West was among the top names at this year’s Nashville Songwriter’s Awards alongside Taylor Swift.

The fifth Nashville Songwriter’s Awards, hosted by the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), was held on September 20th at the famed Ryman Auditorium.

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Healing What Is Hidden: Practical Steps to Overcoming Trauma

Many people can remember the exact moment their life changed forever. The terrible accident. The miscarriage. The day someone left. Jenny and Evan Owens, the founders of REBOOT recovery, say what happened was wrong and hurt, but it may not define their lives forever.

“There is a way to overcome trauma and embrace a better future.”

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Danny Plett shares new single about identity and touring Europe

Singer/songwriter Danny Plett writes songs to inspire Christians in English and German.

“I spend most of my time in Canada, but my plan is to make two trips a year to Europe,” says Plett. “This summer I was on tour in Germany for five weeks and also made a trip to Ukraine.”

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The Next Gen Worship Center hosts the first annual Global Faith Summit

This weekend, the NextGen Worship Center in Winnipeg will be loud with praise and hope as people gather to praise God.

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Toluwalope Dare is one of the ordained ministers at NextGen Worship Centre.

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Partnership and prayer help end forced labor slavery around the world

The work of the International Justice Mission helps people break free from their lives of slavery through partnership and prayer.

“Think $20 and what you can get in Canada,” says David Pollendine, the national director of development growth for International Justice Mission (IJM) Canada. “Maybe you’ll get a junior movie ticket for two, or maybe a meal for one. In Canada, the money is just enough. But for someone in South Asia, that $20 could buy a pediatric drug you need. Or it could buy food for a month for a family. It goes much further.”

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Freedom Fair: Breaking the chains of modern slavery through prayer

Over the past decade, the ministry of a Winnipeg couple has recognized the power of prayer as it focuses on ending the atrocities of human trafficking.

Marla Friesen and her husband Lowell founded the Freedom Prayer Network almost 10 years ago.

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