World Day of Prayer next week

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On Friday, March 4, the women of Chile invite us to reflect on the many gifts that God has given each of us - and our call to share these gifts.

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On Friday, March 4, the women of Chile invite us to reflect on the many gifts that God has given each of us – and our call to share these gifts.

Joint them in the World Day of Prayer celebration as we ask a question that draws is into the bible, into the real context of Chilean lives and communities.

There are several steps we will take together as we address the question asked in the theme, How Many Loaves Have You?

The republic of Chile stretches between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes mountain range in the extreme southwest of South America.

It borders with Peru, Bolivia and Argentina with Antarctica to the south and the Pacific Ocean to the west.

In the 16th century Spanish explorers came to Chile and went on to conquer it, although there was strong resistance from the indigenous peoples, especially the Mapuches in the south.

The conflict went on for four centuries and continues even today with disputes about the ownership of their lands.

Chile began its independence on September 18, 1810, the date established as National Independence Day.

Please join us and invite your friends to attend the World Day of Prayer service and learn more about Chile and its unique culture and heritage.

Join Christians in more than 170 countries around the globe and some 2,000 communities across Canada who will gather to pray and act in solidarity with the people of Chile.

The Kitimat World Day of Prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. at the Christ Church Anglican.

For more information on the World Day of Prayer service in this community, contact Marjorie Phelps at 250-632-5507.