Journey to Hope

TWR Canada President Ray Alary blogs each Thursday, telling behind-the-scenes stories and ministry updates you won't find anywhere else. Come back weekly to read the latest, or sign up to get Ray's blog delivered directly to your email inbox.

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  • Stories Seldom Told

    September 5, 2019 By TWR Canada President Ray Alary
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    TWR Canada has been quietly raising funds for a project in Africa. The agreement on this project was if we couldn’t raise all the funds upfront, we wouldn’t do it. This is one of those projects where there will be no appeal. We have already made other commitments around the globe, and those projects are priority. Basically, this...
  • “La Porte Du Non-Retour"–The Port of No-Return in Benin where over one million slaves were sent out

    Amazing Grace

    June 27, 2019 By TWR Canada President Ray Alary
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    Summer is often a slower time for many people. For me, it has its slower days, but it also brings a lot of preaching in churches and meeting with people. I’m thankful for every opportunity that I’m given to share about TWR Canada or to share my own story of how I got to where I am. I am also thankful for the slower days where I can...
  • It's Not About Being President

    A story of surrender, adventure, loss and God's miraculous power. June 20, 2019 By Ryan Sluban
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    Africa, Canadian Ministry, Leadership, Testimonies
    This is the second of two feature stories our Communications Intern Ryan has written for the blog. I was delighted to have her interview me and share what God has done in my life through my time here at TWR Canada. To read last week’s feature story on Ross Campbell, our board chair, click here

    Ray Alary has been serving faithfully...
  • The Joy of Serving

    A Humbling Story of God's Provision and Faithfulness June 13, 2019 By Ryan Sluban
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    Canadian Ministry, Leadership
    Ross Campbell testifies of God's greatness through the story of his involvement with TWR Canada.
  • Ray (left) and his father (right).

    Will You Fight?

    June 6, 2019 TWR President Ray Alary
    He was a good hockey player, good enough that he played for General Motors (this would be equivalent to what we know as Junior A hockey now). The year was 1940; he was 26 years old and living the good life. But then something happened, and every man had to make a decision: would he or wouldn’t he serve? 

    Canada had declared war on...
  • Walking in His Purpose

    May 23, 2019 By the TWR Canada Team
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    Canadian Ministry
    A couple of weeks ago I shared how blessed we are at TWR Canada to have staff who have worked here for many years and, in some cases, decades.
    This week I want you to get to know Colleen Shoemaker. Colleen began working in the office of TWR Canada in 2004 in an administrative role. In 2005, she moved into the role of overseeing the...
  • A 2006 newspaper clipping from the Harare Herald in Zimbabwe.

    Showing God’s Care in Desperate Times

    May 23, 2019 By TWR President Ray Alary
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    It was a safe city in Africa. I loved to go there because it was one of the few cities that I could walk in after dark and not be fearful of being robbed or that someone would do harm to me. I would stay in a hotel close to the centre of town precisely so that I could go for a walk at night.

    In those days, our TWR studio there was on another...
  • The Drawing Power of the WORD

    May 16, 2019 Gust Blog by a faithful TWR friend
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    Persian Ministry
    As you well know, I have the privilege of not only travelling globally to meet with listeners and connect wi th our on-the-ground partners, but I also have the privilege of working here in Canada with so many incredible people who partner with us to make the work of TWR Canada possible. On rare occasions, I have the opportunity to see these...
  • The Reason They Come

    May 9, 2019 By TWR Canada President
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    Persian Ministry
    North Americans celebrated New Years over four months ago. Chinese New Year was celebrated in February; and in March, the Persian New Year was celebrated. This is a time of year when many Persians vacation, and their time off to travel provides us with an excellent opportunity to meet with them outside their homeland. For many years now, TWR...
  • Faithful to Serve and be a Blessing

    May 2, 2019 By TWR Canada President Ray Alary
    One of my first trips as President of TWR Canada was to Central Asia. In those days, the airport terminal at my destination was in a state of disrepair, and the people in immigration didn’t smile. It was a quiet and intimidating process. As I came out into the reception hall, I was met by Frank Reyburn.

    Frank had an Irish accent, and, for...