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Spring 2018 Newsletter

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Hello everyone! Here’s a quick overview of what you’ll find in this edition of my ministry newsletter:

  • DRIME leadership summits – this creative ministry that uses choreographed street drama to introduce people to Jesus recently gathered 63 of their leaders from 12 countries to plan for the future.
  • Journey to Malawi – we are deep into the transition process as we prepare to move our family to Africa! If you are currently giving financially to support our ministry with Power to Change, take a look for details on continuing to partner with us as we move to Malawi
  • A quick Family Update

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Fall 2017 Newsletter

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Hello everyone! Here’s a quick overview of what you’ll find in this edition of my ministry newsletter:

  • Process Improvement: I’ve been able to apply what I’m learning in my Master’s of Business Administration courses to help some Power to Change processes run better
  • Connecting Streams: Learn a bit about one of the 11 ministries our IT team supports. Their mission is to equip and mobilize the church to help society’s marginalized know Jesus and experience His power to change the world.
  • Family Update: We are trying homeschooling this fall!

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Spring 2017 Newsletter

Friday, June 2nd, 2017

Here’s what you’ll find in this edition of my ministry newsletter:

  • Introducing SportAid: I’ve worked a fair bit over the last few months setting up our back-end systems to handle a new charitable organization that is part of the Power to Change family. SportAid is doing some innovative work, combining ministry through sport with humanitarian aid.
  • Family Update: An update on our ongoing journey with cross-cultural missions. And, we would love to connect with people from Ontario when we are back this summer!

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Fall 2016 Newsletter

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Here’s a preview of what you’ll find in my Fall 2016 Power to Change newsletter:

God’s faithfulness to our IT team: we’ve seen God’s care this year, protecting a team member who had a minor heart attack, and providing a new team member to boost our capacity.

What I’ve been working on: I’m spending a little more time on the strategic aspects of planning and coordinating projects and supporting the team.

Christian Embassy ministry update: one of the ministries we’ve been able to support recently does some great work with MPs, ambassadors, and other leaders in our government.

Family update: we had a fun summer, and fall has been busy as we adapt to 2 kids in school and our new Church plant.

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Spring 2016 Newsletter

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Take a look at my Spring 2016 Power to Change newsletter. Here’s what you’ll find inside:

Introducing Naomi! – We have been blessed to welcome our 4th child into the world! Her 3 older siblings are getting used to having a new little one around (and, so are her parents…)

Family Missions Journey – Our family would love to be involved in moving across cultures to help bring the love of Jesus to people groups who are not blessed with the wealth of Christian churches, resources and services that we have in North America. We’ve been taking some concrete steps in that direction, which will likely mean big changes for our family in the years ahead.

Global Technology Leader’s Conference – Jason has worked for 12 years finding ways to use technology to help enable ministry through Power to Change. This spring he had the privilege of meeting with others who have the same passion from around the world at a conference in Thailand.

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Fall 2015 Newsletter

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Check out the latest edition of my Power to Change ministry newsletter. Here’s a preview of what’s inside:

Family Update – we’ve been going through some transition, with a move to a new house, an extensive renovation project, and our oldest son Silas starting Kindergarten this fall. And, we have more transition on the horizon, with a new baby coming in April!

Ministry “Statistics” – I got to work on some ministry statistic reports with some interns I was leading this summer. It’s a little different building reports where the numbers represent actual people (most reports I work on analyze financial data), and thankfully I get to hear some of the stories that remind me it’s about more than numbers. I’ve included one story that really encouraged me recently, from one of our field staff in Winnipeg.

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Spring 2015 Newsletter

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Here’s what you’ll find in the Spring 2015 edition of my Power to Change Ministry Newsletter:

Clean Water for 1 Million – the Global Aid Network (GAiN) just drilled it’s 1000th water well, providing clean, accessible water for about a million people in Africa and Asia!

Family Update – Shannon’s job and a house move are providing opportunities for us to trust God. And, we got to join Jason’s family for a fun adventure.

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Kids pumping well

Summer 2014 Newsletter

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

You can download my latest Power to Change ministry newsletter here. In it, you’ll find:

God’s Provision of Staff – God has provided the staff our IT department needs in some interesting ways over the past few months!

Staff Conference Session – Our annual Power to Change staff conference was in July, and I got the opportunity to lead a session for staff interested in using technology to accelerate their ministry.

Summer Family Update – We had a fun filled summer with our 3 little kids! Our adventures included a 3-week trip to Ontario (with a week at a “cottage” with lots of relatives), camping, hanging out with friends at local parks, and getting to know our neighbours.

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Spring 2014 Newsletter

Monday, March 31st, 2014

My latest Power to Change ministry newsletter, which includes an important family update, is now available for download here! Look inside for:

Family Update – Introducing Fiona Eleni Joy Brink, born March 20th! We are 11 days in, and trying to adapt to our “new normal” as a family of five.

Introduction to WHEN – In the ministry portion of my newsletter, I share a conversation with Florence from the Women’s Heart Engaging Network, one of the 12 ministries of Power to Change I get to support that many of you may not know about.

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New Baby Fiona


Fall 2013 Newsletter

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

Here is the latest edition of my Power to Change newsletter – Fall 2013 Newsletter

Inside, you’ll find:

Resources for You – At Power to Change, our staff are constantly thinking of ways to help equip everyday Christians like you and I to engage in spiritual conversations with the people around us, and to help them discover Jesus. So, I wanted to take a big part of this newsletter and focus on a variety of resources that Power to Change offers, in the hope that some of them may be useful to you this fall as you connect with non-Christian friends, neighbors, co-workers, etc!

Family Update – Shannon’s pregnancy, Silas in pre-school, Missions Feast, family trips, and more!

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