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Alcohol and Substance Abuse in Rural Canada

We continue our series, “Struggles in Small Town Canada,” highlighting problems faced in rural North America. Makenzie McNeill discusses the topic of alcohol and substance abuse in rural Canada. A Common Struggle Humans have struggled against addiction to alcohol, drugs, or any other substance history. It still continues to affect millions around the world. Canada …

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Landon & Renee Brent, Mattawamkeag, ME

Mattawamkeag is a town of approximately 670 people, situated on the confluence of the Mattawamkeag and Penobscot Rivers in Northern Central Maine. When the Interstate was built, it devastated the local economy, formerly fed by traffic on Rt 2, the main road North. With almost no industry here, most people are retired or unemployed/underemployed. PRAYER REQUESTS: …

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JD & Katie Milton, Buskirk, NY

West Hoosick Baptist Church is located about 30 miles northeast of Albany, NY, right on the Vermont border. Our little church is often forgotten on the backroads outside of our community. Once a bustling river town with several factories, Hoosick now suffers lasting effects from those now-closed factories that dumped chemical waste into the rivers …

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Struggles in Small Town Canada

The communities of small town Canada are often viewed through rose-colored lenses as idyllic places immune from troubles. This nostalgic perspective of rural communities still lingers in many peoples’ minds. Whether it be reinforced by our culture or media, small towns are either idealized as sanitized and carefree, or overlooked as insignificant. Sometimes both. But …

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Candidate School and staff May 2016

Spring Candidate School 2016

Last week, May 15-20, we held a candidate orientation school, at Faith Mission Retreat Centre in Falkland BC. For the past many years, all of our Canadian candidates would make the trip to Kansas City MO. or Dallas OR, to join together with the the US candidates for the orientation meetings. But this year, due …

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