2016 Fall Newsletter (English version)

Ministry Update

 

60 volunteers and VIPs were able to reach beyond the set targets in 2016 Scotia Bank Charity Challenge in Mississauga marathon!

 

Thanks to the Lord – the 5km marathon in April was immensely successful! God has led 60 sighted and VIPs to participate in this event. Not only were other participating organizations encouraged via this event, they also got to know more about JBVC. We are grateful that the fundraising target was reached, and we have received an award from the Scotia Bank for raising the most amounts of funds. It was a great testimony of God’s amazing works. We’re so grateful that God has watched over JBVC, considering it is still a small, lesser-known charity.

 

Once again, we would like to thank you every brother & sister who participated or sponsored the event!

 

Read MORE, blog written by one of the runner

(http://rtam1206.blogspot.ca/2016/05/5-km-walkathon-along-visually-impaired.html)

 

VIPs won the 2016 international America Region kanCha Award!

 

Thanks to the Lord – in July, Two VIPs competed in the 2016 International North America region Kamcha competition. Among all the experienced, sighted candidates, our VIPs were able to obtain the second place! May God be glorified!

 

We hope that in the future, Cultural Café will have more opportunities to collaborate with different organizations and churches, to use the God-given gifts and give back to the society.

 

Read More the interview by Stella Zhu 加国生活网life416

(http://mp.weixin.qq.com/s?__biz=MzA5OTQxNDc5NQ==&mid=2650357786&idx=3&sn=3ed473e9ff42018bfa8e1c5217dcd52b&scene=5&srcid=0819Zz41oxPxfeAQapFNtyJZ#rd)

 

From Depression to Meaningful life!

 

Thanks to the Lord – God has led a friend from US to the Cultural Café and met with rev. Danny and his team. Three months ago, he started to suffer from depression because he could not accept the fact that he has become blind. Pastor Danny shared with him the works of God in his life, and this friend was deeply encouraged. Two weeks later, he decided to accept Jesus Christ as his personal god, and now he attends church and listens the bible regularly. He is able to live a life with meaning and hope!

 

Prayer items:

 

1.Pray that God will lead volunteers to serve in the Cultural Café and JBVC.

2.Pray that God will call a colleague to serve in JBVC.

3.Expansion of JBVC’s services to the Mississauga area in 2017

4.Funding for JBVC’s operations in 2017 – we pray that God will support us through offerings from church and brothers & sisters.

 

Supporting JBVC

 

JBVC manages by a small team of staff and unpaid volunteers. Please consider helping by making a single or regular donation at

http://www.joybeyondvision.ca/donation/

 

All donations truly appreciate and help to cover the financial costs of maintaining and developing services for the VIP.