From bird-watching at sunset, to inspiring reads, to families overcoming grand obstacles, this week is filled with inspiring and good news stories.

WATCH: Manitoba man seeing God move in Mozambique

A missionary is moved by the generosity of people caring for their neighbours.

Rick Neufeld and his family spend close to a decade in the East African country of Mozambique, but recently, he felt the call to return. Working with Love Mozambique (SAMM Ministries) he was asked to give some general help.

"This is where my heart is. This is where my heart lives but I actually live in Canada," Neufeld says, acknowledging his Manitoba roots. 

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Brooke Nicholls releases "Still" with Movement Worship

Canadian Christian worship leader and songwriter Brooke Nicholls is releasing this October a brand-new song, “Still”, a collaboration with Movement Worship.  

Brooke was named Female Vocalist of the Year by the Canadian Gospel Music Association three times and has also been nominated for a Juno Award.  

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Queen Elizabeth praises BBC TV program for showing ‘living faith’ in Jesus

Queen Elizabeth recently congratulated BBC One's program Songs of Praise as it celebrates 60 years on the air.

With nearly 3,000 episodes, it is the world's longest-running religious TV program. It first aired in 1961 from the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Cardiff.

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By the grace of God: A family's faith journey out of poverty

Judy Richichi grew up in a family with eight children and an abusive father.

Eventually, constant marital fights and the father’s aggressiveness led to divorce, leaving the children to figure out how to survive on their own, with only a mother suffering from schizophrenia left to look out for them. 

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PHOTOS: Northern Lights mesmerize Manitoba

The Northern Lights have put on a dazzling display for Manitobans the past two nights, and many have sent in their pictures to share.

Jordan Carruthers is the Founder of Manitoba Storm Chasers. He says there have been a number of big solar events recently that were responsible for the show.

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U.S.A. border to reopen to Canadians for non-essential travel

A congressman from New York state says the United States plans to reopen its land border to vaccinated Canadians in November.

In a statement, Rep. Brian Higgins says proof of vaccination will be required for Canadians to enter.

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'God laid it on my heart': Man finds missing toddler in woods

A man who found a young boy who had been missing for four days says it was all thanks to God's leading.

Christopher Ramirez, 3, went missing from his Texas home around 1:30 on Wednesday, Oct. 4, while chasing the family dog into the woods, according to ABC News. The dog returned, but the child never did.

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TobyMac, 'I believe, with all my heart, that I will see my boy again'

TobyMac recently opened up about walking through a deep valley following his son's death, thanking fans for their support.

TobyMac's oldest son, Truett McKeehan, died in 2019 at the age of 21. He and his wife have four more children.

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How God saved one woman from over a decade of sexual exploitation

Katarina MacLeod says if it weren't for God and her eldest daughter, Deidre, life would be so much different.

Growing up, MacLeod experienced physical and sexual abuse, along with plenty of other trauma. This led her down a very dark path.

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'I need to be reminded of the treasure, the value of the gospel every day'

For people who feel overwhelmed with the size of the Bible, there is a new video series that's helping connect all the pieces. 

"I didn't grow up in the church or hearing the gospel," says Murray McLellan, the Lead Pastor of Grace Fellowship in Saskatoon, Sask. "That's why I have a heart for people like me whom God was not even on the radar."

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McNally Robinson celebrating 40th anniversary Friday

Warm wishes have been rolling in for McNally Robinson as they turn a new page on another year.

Generations of Winnipeggers have been giving books from McNally Robinson to loved ones on birthdays, but this year, it is the bookstore that is celebrating.

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Faith in the midst of pain and darkness: A daughter's perspective

As a child, Deidre Haight both watched the abuse her mother suffered and suffered abuse herself.

She is the daughter of Katarina MacLeod, a survivor of sexual & physical abuse, drug addiction, forcible confinement, and 15 years of commercial sexual exploitation.

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The first Chicken Chef lunch break

The team at Adult & Teen Challenge Super Thrift were the first recipients of the CHVN Chicken Chef lunch break, being blessed for their hard work.

The CHVN crew brought a whole meal for the group of people working at the St. James Super Thrift location. While they were closed for a portion of time during the pandemic, they are back up and running from 9:30 am until 8:00 pm weekdays and until 6:00 pm on Saturday. 

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Sunset Goose Flights taking off at Fort Whyte

Locals are gaggling at a local outdoor education centre, waiting to see thousands of geese settle in for the night.

As the sun starts to set on the edge of Winnipeg, as many as one hundred people gaggle, waiting for a magical sight. Carolyn Townend, the Communications and Brand manager for Fort Whyte, says from Wednesday to Sunday nights, people sit on lawn chairs, blankets, and hay bales, watching the birds fly home for the night during the Sunset Goose Flights.

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Manitoba nurses consent to new tentative agreement with province

The president of the Manitoba Nurses Union is glad to see an agreement move forward after nurses have been working four and a half years without a contract, but says more work needs to be done.

President Darlene Jackson says after week-long voting, the majority of its members are ratifying a tentative agreement between then and the province, a first since March 31 of 2017.

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MissionFest hosts first online event for church leaders

At the end of October, the MissionFest team is hoping to inspire church leaders in getting their ministries up and running after the pandemic. 

"Historically MissionFest has been a yearly gathering," says Alison Wells-Dyck, a volunteer coordinator with MissionFest. It's most often held at a big church in Winnipeg over the course of three days. 

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Singer-songwriter and author Ellie Holcomb releases first devotional book

Named after one of her hit songs, "Fighting Words," Holcomb has penned a journaling devotional book filled with encouraging, honest reflections and questions to help you process scripture. Fighting Words is a place where you can wrestle, respond to, and take hold of precious truths in God's Word to help you push back the lies that so often consume, distract, and destroy us.

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