TAKE 2 minutes FOR TRAINING
Connecting Streams’ vision is “Society’s marginalized and the church transformed together by Jesus”. His heart for marginalized people and building His kingdom is a global vision. It’s not just Edmonton; it’s not just Canada, but it’s global and around the world.
And I’ve often reflected why society is marginalized; why is God calling us to that? But I really believe that it reflects, actually, his heart and the gospel. When you think of where people are at – whether they’re in long term care or they’re in the inner city and they can’t get out of their addictions, or they’re in prison covered (you know) feeling ashamed, whether they’re foreigners among us, new Canadians to Canada… the gospel is for them.
When I was at the Fort prison the other night; when this man had given his testimony of how he’s been changed and he’s now leading his fellow inmates, they led us in a singing time (and they actually performed for us) and they were singing that song “Savior, He can move the mountains. Our God is mighty to save.” And they said it was their favourite. And then he said (looking at his fellow inmates) he said, “If God can change us, He can change the world.”
Whether you need forgiveness or deliverance and freedom (that reconciled relationship with God),whether you don’t feel like you belong, the Lord is actually calling us all home. To a relationship with Him. It’s not that we just go and share the gospel, but he wants us to actually experience it and be transformed ourselves. And when the volunteers go (and that’s been the heart from the very beginning) that when they go that they are transformed. That they come to new levels of maturity and surrender and character and growth and development.
TAKE2 Videos by Title
TAKE2 Videos by Trainer
TRAINER: Donna Mitchell, Ntl. Director
SOURCE: Edmonton Celebration Event (2017 05)
POSTED: Apr 2018