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Most of the mandatory regulations for the prevention of spread of COVID that were brought in by the
Alberta government before Christmas have been extended for at least two more weeks.
For this reason, we will continue to work from home, and will continue to have church services online only.
Church is not stopping though. We encourage you to be involved in a small group.
Small groups can meet online using Zoom or other platforms, or can meet in the church sanctuary or fellowship hall.
If your group would like to meet in the church building, or if you are not involved in a small group
and would like to be, please contact the church office.
If you would like to give to VAC online, we can receive Interac e-transfers at email@example.com.
Answers to the security question can be sent to Byron James (Treasurer) or to the church office.
MOMENT IN MISSIONS
Pray for persecuted Christians in Nigeria.
Five Christians have been executed by an Islamist group after they were kidnapped on Christmas Eve from their village in Nigeria's northeastern Adamawa state.
The Islamic State West Africa (ISWAP), a break-away faction of Boko Haram, attacked the town of Garkida on Christmas Eve, looting and setting properties on fire. Amidst the attack, they abducted five Christian men. Days later, a video posted by the Islamic State's media channel Amaq reportedly shows the victims being shot dead from behind after they each mention their name and say they are Christians. A community leader confirmed to Open Doors the five men were members of the church that only a few days earlier had celebrated Christmas together.
During the attack at least two more people, including a 5-year old, were killed while many others fled and spent the night in the mountains. The largest church denomination in the region, the EYN, on its Facebook page posted photos of people returning to their homes the next day.
Pray for peace in the West African country of Cameroon. Boko Haram militants have killed 14 people in an overnight attack in the town of Mozogo, in Cameroon's Far North region. The jihadist group has in recent days staged several attacks in the same region despite the government's claims of success against them. According to the mayor of Mozogo, Boukar Medjewe, local residents started fleeing to a nearby forest as soon as they heard that the attackers were approaching the town. A suicide bomber who hid among the fleeing civilians detonated explosives killing 11 people on the spot, before gunmen shot dead three others.
Cameroon is also dealing with conflict between the English-speaking and French-speaking regions. Militias have been fighting for secession since 2017.
MESSAGE - PASTOR DARREN DRIEDGER
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