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Serving Jesus in the Arctic

I had the chance to catch up with my friend and seminary colleague Rebecca Osborn. She and her husband, Jared, are priests serving the Lord in Iqaluit, Canada. I first learned of Rebecca’s call to Iqaluit and the Inuit people when I saw a picture of her and her two, super cute preschool aged children in full snow suits in the middle of what looked like (at least to a Floridian) a terrible blizzard. I thought to myself, wow, she is freezing her butt off for Jesus. 

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StoriesVictoria Hassell
What is your mission in life?

“I have a question for you: What is your mission in life? The answer to that question may come quickly to your mind or the question itself may stop you in your tracks. Your answer may be multifaceted, even complicated, or the question may cause you to realize that you have never really given it much thought or prayer…”

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Better Together: Reaching out to Refugees in Pittsburgh

“We visited a local church the next Sunday together with her sister-in-law and their nine kids in tow (walking to church ended up being a hilarious type of extreme sport - I neglected to look at the topography of the area and pushing the prams up the very steep streets of north Pittsburgh was a challenge!)…”

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Are We Ready for God to Surprise Us?

“I really enjoy mysteries. There’s something fascinating in knowing there’s something you don’t quite know, but also being aware that down the road there will be a big reveal and all those pieces of narrative that didn’t fit together logically will, in the end, form a beautiful—and maybe tremendous—mosaic…”

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Better Together: The Theme of the 2019 New Wineskins Conference

“The theme Better Together for the next September 26-29, 2019 is straight from the heart of God. He wants us focused on building His Kingdom, spreading the Gospel to those who haven’t heard, and strengthening our witness by working together in mission. We need each other in this task of reaching our world!”

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New Staff Introductions: Meet Victoria Hassell

“I joined the New Wineskins staff in June and have enjoyed learning a hundred new acronyms, finding new places to hide our stash of chocolate from the church staff we share an office with, learning what a IRS 941 form is, and learning how to be a part of this team of Godly women as we run 100mph in a million directions…”

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