From an Olympian auctioning off her medal to help a baby get a life-saving surgery, to new Christian music, this week is filled with good news!

Hope Anyway: Welcoming possibility in ourselves, God, and each other

Against every last odd, you can hope anyway, that's according to author, mother and hope warrior, Leanna Tankersly.

After 15 long years, Tankersly's marriage came to an abrupt and unexpected end, leading her down a path of darkness.

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Retired teacher releases children's book about bullying and prayer

A retired teacher from Grunthal is releasing her first children's book about her own testimony surrounding bullying.

Susanne Funk is from Grunthal, Manitoba, but she hasn't always lived here. Funk grew up in Germany and moved to Canada when she was 15 years old. 

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Christian pop artist Coby James releasing new single, feeling 'Brand New'

At only 19-years-old, Coby James is thrilled to be sharing his joy-filled upbeat music with listeners. 

"I was born in North Carolina. I moved the week of the pandemic shut down last year [to Tennesse]," says James. "I moved before Senior year of high school was even done, when I was 18."

James lives just outside of Nashville and enjoys immersing himself in the Christian music scene.

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Providence excited to have students back in class, with restrictions this fall

Students at Providence University College will be back together in the classroom this year as the school gets ready for another year. 

"We will be in person and we're so happy to say that. We are looking forward to doing what we do best, which is have students in the classroom. We found many students don't always succeed when they're online and so we're happy to have them in class," says Greco.

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Colton Dixon celebrating twin daughters' first birthday

The day Colton Dixon welcomed twin girls to the world was precarious, but a year later he's celebrating their lives.

"I can’t believe it’s already been 1 year. Athens and Dior, you stole my heart a year ago and haven’t let go since," says Dixon on his Instagram. 

The twins celebrated their first birthday on August 18, 2021.

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Olympian with 'heart of gold' blesses baby in need of heart surgery

An Olympic silver-medalist chose to give up her medal to save a little life. 

Polish Olympian Maria Andrejczyk won a silver medal for the javelin throw at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games. Instead of hanging the medal on a wall, she decided to put it to better use. 

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Holy Hot Mess: Finding God in the details of this weird and wonderful life

Over 80 million people watched Mary Katherine Backstrom (MK) explain how she accidentally hugged a stranger to thank him for washing the windows on her car, after all, it was Christmas and she thought he was in the spirit of Christmas…he wasn’t…he was actually cleaning his own car! 

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Manitoba lifting fire and travel restrictions

The Manitoba Wildfire Service has just announced that fire and travel restrictions will be lifted tomorrow in most areas of the province. This is in anticipation of significant rain over most parts of the province in the coming days. The changes will take effect on Friday at 8 am.

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Teamwork to help Haiti after devastating earthquake, killed over 2,000

Multiple Christian groups are helping Haiti in a 'chaotic and extremely difficult' time.

"On August 14 there was an earthquake that really shook the southern part of Haiti. There's still a lot of digging through rubble happening," says Annie Loewen, the Interim Director of Disaster Response at Mennonite Central Committee (MCC).

The extent of damage from the 7.2 magnitude earthquake is still being processed. 

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Elias Dummer opens up about new single and performing in Canada again

Originally from Canada, Nashville-based artist, Elias Dummer will be coming back to his homeland to perform in September. 

Dummer was the lead singer of The City Harmonic based out of Ontario, where he grew up. 

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Tiny home villages provide hope and dignity to Los Angeles homeless community

Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission has a goal to prevent, reduce and eliminate poverty, hunger and homelessness in Los Angeles.

Ken Craft is the founder and CEO, and he has a powerful story of how he became involved with this mission.

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New Canadian artist bringing funk into worship music

An artist from Alberta known as BLSNG (pronounced Blessing) is sharing her new single, 'Miracles.'

"My parents are big music fans and in church, I got roped into leading worship pretty young. When I was 12 I started leading worship so since then I've kind of been involved in music in one way or the other," says BLSNG.

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