• No Need to Fear

    Written by Donna Mitchell for The Life “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold [...]

  • Writing Stories

    Do you have a story to tell? Our lives are made up of hundreds of stories, some very personal and some interwoven with the stories of others. Connecting Streams is a ministry built on stories: [...]

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Addiction Recovery Ministry (ARM) is making an impact in Abbotsford

My name is Shelly, I am a leader with ARM (Addiction Recovery Ministry) in Abbotsford BC.  We are a faith-based 12 step group using the 12 steps with Scripture and biblical teaching to align with those steps. This ministry is very special to me personally, as I am a recovered addict. I got involved after [...]

2021-01-04T16:14:04+00:00January 4th, 2021|Our Blog|0 Comments

Building the Future with GPS

With the new year comes exciting new ventures for Connecting Streams! We are thrilled to announce that we are beginning the building process for a brand new ministry program: GPS! GPS is a gap-year program for students who have graduated high school to ignite their faith, explore God’s calling on their life, and experience vocational [...]

2021-01-04T16:08:20+00:00January 4th, 2021|Our Blog|0 Comments

Prison Christmas Project

Recently, Connecting Streams was given the opportunity to provide hundreds of chocolate bars for inmates at two Edmonton-area prisons.   These prisons currently house approximately 1600 inmates combined.  We have 35 CS volunteers who served regularly on teams at these two facilities prior to the pandemic. The prison chaplains give a Christmas bag to each [...]

2020-12-07T12:25:30+00:00December 7th, 2020|Our Blog|0 Comments

Faithfulness, Suffering, and Thankfulness

As we enter the season of Advent, a time of preparation for Christmas, there are 3 words that resound in my head: FAITHFULNESS, SUFFERING and THANKFULNESS. As I reflect back over the COVID-19 pandemic, I see SUFFERING everywhere. Sometimes it looks like anxiety over the uncertainty of jobs, finances, stability, and even routines. It may [...]

2020-12-07T12:18:16+00:00December 7th, 2020|Our Blog|0 Comments

Feedback from nation-wide online gathering

On Saturday, November 7th, 2020, Connecting Streams held it's first Canada-wide online volunteer gathering. The purpose of the gathering was to come together, learn what is happening with Connecting Streams, and thank the Lord for the great things that are happening, even through these challenging times. The event was well attended, and powerful testimonies were shared. [...]

2020-11-09T16:08:08+00:00November 9th, 2020|Our Blog|0 Comments

You can count on me

I think there are few words that hold as much assurance, confidence, and comfort as these words uttered from a valued friend, especially when life is full of challenges and disappointment. While on my silent retreat in the summer of 2019, Jesus revealed Himself to me in a profound, personal, and intimate way. As I [...]

2020-10-06T08:29:07+00:00October 6th, 2020|Devotionals, Our Blog|0 Comments

Prison Ministry in Ottawa

I volunteer with the Connecting Streams prison ministry in Ottawa.  Every third Saturday I meet partner Roger. at the OCDC reception.   We go through a security check and then head to the worship centre and collect the materials we need. From there we walk past minimum-security, through the segregation unit and then into maximum [...]

2020-09-02T09:11:53+00:00September 2nd, 2020|Devotionals, Our Blog|0 Comments