- Alpha's presence in Break Forth next year. The event itself is several months away, but our application and details of our elective presentations must be completed by July 31. We will be presenting two elective sessions, one on reaching youth, and one on rethinking evangelism in a post-Christian world.
- A visit to Calgary in October by Elaine Young, our National Director for Alpha's Marriage and Parenting courses. Along with Wanda Ho, our National Director for Chinese Alpha, we hope to reach out, mainly to the Chinese community, with our Marriage and Parenting resources. Having said that, all will be welcome. The challenge here is to find a venue. One by one, various Chinese Churches and others have found themselves unable to host such an event. Please pray for the proper venue and God's blessing for this event.
- A "tour," also most likely in October, with Shaila Visser, Alpha Canada National Director, with stops in Edmonton, Red Deer and Calgary, meeting Senior Church Leaders in a discussion focusing on evangelism.
- A visit in mid-August from Josh Canning, Alpha's National Director for Catholics. This is one I'm particularly excited about. We are hoping to expand the participation of Catholic Parishes in Alpha, especially in the Archdiocese of Edmonton. We have lined up a number of appointments in local parishes, and with a number of "key players" as well. Please pray for favour with the Archbishop Smith's office
Thanks & Blessings,