According to Doctors, Chris was not supposed to be here today. Doctors told his mother that, were she to carry him full term, he would likely die, and so the medical team recommended that she terminate her pregnancy. Gratefully Chris’s mother chose to tell the medical team that she was going to have her baby and Chris was born happy and healthy. Chris was given the name Christopher which means “Christ Bearer”. Chris’s story took him down some tough and lonely roads where for years he turned to empty meaningless escapes to handle his pain. The Holy Spirit kept wooing Chris during all this time, and through the love of a colleague at work, who chose to obey the prompting of the Holy Spirit, Chris heard the words “I have been praying for you” and she gave Chris a recording of worship songs and a letter with encouraging scriptures. Driving alone in his car, Chris listened to the music and then pulled over to read the letter. When Chris read the words in Psalm 66:5 “You Lord are good and ready to forgive and abundant in mercy to all who cry out to You” he was overcome by the presence of the Holy Spirit and he cried out to God for forgiveness and asked God to make his life new and to live inside of Him. Chris knows that Jesus rescued him that night and he knows that, no matter what comes his way in life, he is loved, accepted and never alone because he is a child of God.
Steven shares Bill Prankard’s vision for spiritual revival in Canada and has the same heart for Canada’s Indigenous people. Under the mentorship of Bill Prankard, Steven has become a dynamic minister of the Gospel across Canada and in communities throughout the Canadian Arctic. His powerful story of God’s miraculous healing power in his life after suffering the trauma of sexual abuse, along with his Inuit heritage, resonates with the youth of Canada’s Arctic. He spearheads the Arctic Hope Project, which is a Spirit-empowered ministry designed to address the epidemic of youth suicide and social crisis in the Arctic, to bring healing and hope to those who are broken, and to prepare Inuit youth to become effective future leaders. Steven’s wife Becky is an integral part of the ministry. They live in Ottawa, Ontario and are parents to five beautiful little girls. http://bpea.com
Sandra is called to bring hope and healing to broken lives and dreams of God's people and to see divine purpose and destiny restored. Sandra is passionate about releasing the love and presence of God through prayer, intercession and the teaching of God's Word. Her heart is to release the kingdom of heaven on earth by helping to meet the needs of people according to Matthew 25:40...Inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these...you did it to Me. Sandra ministers in the gifts of teaching and healing; her passion for prayer, intercession and worship has helped to unlock vision and destiny for the people of God. She carries an apostolic mantle releasing hope and healing over cities and regions to bring kingdom transformation. Sandra's background is First Nations of the Ojibwa and Cree nations, and lives in Hamilton Ontario, Canada and presently works as a Wellness Case Manager with the Indigenous community.
Andrew Blackwood is a Teen, Individual, Couple and Family Coach. With a Masters of Divinity in Counseling and a Doctorate in Ministry to Marriage & Family, Andrew has helped hundreds of families through all kinds of difficult situations including depression, anxiety, substance use, self-harm, stress, anger, self-esteem, abuse and overall parent/teen & relationship conflict. http://coachdrew.ca