2019 Impact Report2020-04-27T16:15:39-07:00

2019 Impact Report

Let your light shine so people will glorify God.

 

Dear Friends and Co-Labourers in Christ, 

As I write this, the world around us is being gripped by the stress, anxiety, panic, and fear arising from the coronavirus crisis. We are responding by reaching out with the gospel in innovative ways because especially now, people need the gift of everlasting peace found only in a relationship with Jesus Christ. 

We are so grateful for your faithful partnership with the Power to Change family of ministries and staff. Together, we are making a lasting impact in the lives of many as they experience the Light of Life. 

Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Knowing Jesus compels us to shine brightly to overcome the increasing darkness of the surrounding culture, and advance the Kingdom of God by sharing the gospel for the salvation of everyone who believes. 

We hope you are inspired by the impactful stories highlighted in the following pages, which proclaim how God is revealing His light in dark places through the ministries and humanitarian partner of Power to Change. Thank you for standing with us as we continue to love and reach people in creative ways to help them experience the love of Jesus! 

In the midst of growing darkness, we have the opportunity to shine even more brightly before others so that they may see our good works and give glory to our Father in heaven.

Yours in Christ,

Rod Bergen

President, Power to Change

Coaching Hearts

Coaching Hearts

In Leon’s three years serving as a chaplain at Ottawa University, he’s seen God do amazing things.  With a background in football and strength training, Leon was perfectly positioned to minister to the football team at Ottawa U. However, when he first...

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God’s Presence on the Hill

God’s Presence on the Hill

  John* is a newly elected Member of Parliament serving in Ottawa. After only a few weeks in Parliament, he’s already experienced the peace-filled presence of the Christian Embassy. “I notice that Darlene, the director of the Christian Embassy,...

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Drawing Closer to God

Drawing Closer to God

Richard* did not believe in God. When he attended a meeting at Connecting Streams’ weekly ministry at a senior subsidized housing project, he made it very clear that he was an atheist. He sat with his arms crossed and listened to the conversation, but...

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Multiplying Faith

Multiplying Faith

When Samantha* first wrote to Digital Strategies, she was a brand-new Christian. She was passionate about sharing her new faith, but her enthusiasm had resulted in several challenges in her life. As a manager, she shared her faith with all her employees...

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No Longer Forgotten

No Longer Forgotten

Jeremy* was accompanying the DRIME team as they entered the heart of downtown Toronto. As their creative gospel presentation started, he mingled in the crowd and noticed a man sitting alone, away from everyone else. The first thing that caught Jeremy’s...

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Seven Years of Prayer

Seven Years of Prayer

Linda* was struggling to hold back her emotions when the mic was handed to her during the women’s session at the Blue Mountain Weekend Getaway. As the Q&A time began, she jumped at the opportunity to share what had just happened in her marriage....

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More Than Just Water

More Than Just Water

Water is a hot commodity in the village of Nangumbu B, in southern Tanzania.  Global Aid Network (GAiN) provided a deep-capped water well to this community in 2019 and the village is putting it to good use. The water point is constantly buzzing with...

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Equipping for Growth

Equipping for Growth

Pastor Philip James Moiwo is a young pastor who partnered with the JESUS Film Church Planting Strategy (JFCPS) team in April 2017 to help plant a church in the village of Tombay, Sierra Leone. He attended all of the follow-up leadership training offered...

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Facing the Truth

Facing the Truth

When Fausto began attending LeaderImpact group meetings, he told everyone that he was happy and content in life. He was a project coordinator in the construction industry and appeared to have his life together.   After a few meetings, however, the...

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Fully Confident

Fully Confident

Andrew was wary of Christianity. His family had been mistreated by Christians in the past, and he had grown up with one Christian parent and one Buddhist parent. Andrew didn’t want to pick one over the other as he was afraid this would show favouritism....

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Discovering a Faithful Father

Discovering a Faithful Father

  When Amy* moved to Canada from China in 1997, she was used to depending on herself. She and her husband worked hard to get where they were, and never relied on other people to help them, even when they went through hardships with finances and...

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