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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
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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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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Go and Make Disciples...Rooted in Jesus

“We have seen the Lord using the Rooted in Jesus groups to bring hope and transformation. This resource is indeed a gift from God. In the course of the year, many people came to know the Lord through the RinJ groups. Broken relationships in families were restored…”

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Victories and Losses on the Mission Field

*This event is postponed to a later date, details to come.*

Although it’s been just over a decade since I left the mission field, some people and events, victories and losses, are still fresh in my mind. I think of Ayse and Yusuf, the fourth-floor neighbors in our apartment building. In the five years we lived there, they were our closest friends, helping us adjust to the rhythms and routines of their culture…

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StoriesVictoria Hassell
An Exciting Journey with the Persecuted Church

Twenty years ago, I heard a strong message on Christian radio from the Word of God that changed my life.  The Lord used it to wake me up to what is happening to millions of my brothers and sisters in Christ and stir me to action!  Through prayer, He graciously helped me get past my fear of failure and perfectionism and start doing what I could to raise prayer and support for the worldwide persecuted Church.

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