Manitobans adjusted to living in a pandemic in the month of April, and that came with plenty of ways to celebrate, as well as a few comforting signs from above.

Family searching for lost phone with emotional significance

The entire family in a slefie

A Winnipeg family was urgently asking for help from a good samaritan to find their lost phone that contains precious memories of their deceased son. It wasn an old iPhone that wasn't worth much when it came to money, but the photos on it were priceless.



Winnipeg couple to tie the knot COVID-style

When Candida Doerksen said yes to her fiance's proposal, she had no idea their wedding would be taking place during a global pandemic. Their wedding was one of the first in the province to adjust to the lockdowns.



Centre cross left standing after Easter Sunday tornado

The cross in the church's yard with emergency vehicles on the road

A church in Alabama shared a powerful image of hope after a tornado on Easter Sunday left a swath of destruction.



Snowbirds flying across Canada to boost morale

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds announced they would be crossing the country in nine-jet formation starting in Nova Scotia and working their way west. Unfortunately the tour would end in tragedy a few weeks later when one of the jets crashed shortly after takeoff in Kamloops, B.C.



Winnipeg woman fighting to see her husband in COVID-19 coma, finding strength in God and community

Her husband's wedding ring may have been cut from his finger, but Genny Funk-Unrau put the 'do' in 'I do' as she fought to visit her ill husband. "I am not always happy with what is happening, but God is still here," Genny said at the time.



Teacher taking daily walks to read to students during pandemic

Jackie Ross reads from the sidwalk while 3 siblings sit in their yard and listen

A Winnipeg teacher went the extra mile (and a few more) to care for her students as schools shutdown in the province. 

"Making those connections with my students has been my goal," Ross says.



'Like a ray of hope': Rainbow lands on Winnipeg hospital Sunday night

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic a sign from above arrived at just the right time and in the perfect place.



Bo Rinehart stepping down from NEEDTOBREATHE

Christian rock group, NEEDTOBREATHE, announced in April that their founding member and longtime guitarist/backing vocalist Bo Rinehart has decided to step away from active collaboration.



WATCH: How a worship team reunited an isolated congregation

While they weren't able to worship together in weeks, one church in southern Manitoba felt close once again thanks to their worship team. It was one of the first churches to put together a virtual worship team video that we've become so familiar with.