The inability to gather in person did not discourage Manitobans from showing love to their neighbours. November highlights include a woman who packed close to 1,000 OCC shoeboxes, a man who spent 44 months (and counting) giving strangers flowers in honour of his late wife, and one woman's efforts to "lighten" spirits with Christmas lights.


Woman creating Winnipeg Christmas lights map

Carol Cassell mapped out over 1,000 houses that were being lit up for Christmas. She says she dedicated the hours and hours time so others could have some extra joy during the holiday season.

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For King & Country release first full Christmas album

Last year For King & Country released one Christmas song, their version of 'Little Drummer Boy', which inspired their entire brand-new holiday album. While For King & Country has done Christmas tours, this is their first Christmas album.

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Friesen thanking churches for COVID help, says more may be needed

Minister Cameron Friesen is asking people "how can they be the church" during the pandemic. Now that the province is asking people to volunteer to help during the pandemic, he has a specific message for Christians. 

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One woman packs almost 1,000 shoeboxes this year, says 'it's my happy place'

A retired Winnipeg nurse, alongside her 'elves', has packed and dropped off 904 boxes for Operation Christmas Child this year. A convoy of vans and trucks, all carrying between 100-200 shoeboxes brought and dropped off the things Barbara Shumeley needs to pack the boxes, something she has done for 15 years. 

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Man gifting flowers for past 44 months in honour of late wife

kim and bonnieKim and Bonnie Morfoot, before she passed away from cancer. (Supplied)

A Winnipeg man who used to buy his wife flowers on a weekly basis now does so for strangers in her memory. After meeting when he was 16 and she was 15 years old, Kim Morfoot was married to Bonnie for 41 years and after she passed, Morfoot had a statue of an angel and plaque placed in that same park in memory of her. 

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Tim Keller says he doesn't fear death but does fear leaving his wife behind

Christian pastor, theologian, and author, Tim Keller, has opened up about what life has been like since revealing his pancreatic cancer diagnosis earlier this year. 

He says the diagnosis has helped them come to new terms with the reality of God's presence and control over their lives.

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Doctor prescribes more love for Manitobans

dr rossDr. Timothy Ross

A Winnipeg doctor, and Christ-follower, is calling on Christians to combat COVID-19 with love for others. That means both how we treat one another in public and online, and that means doing things like wearing masks, he says.

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LISTEN: Jeremy Camp and wife Adrienne release new worship album

When all that Jeremy Camp knew suddenly stopped due to COVID, a beautiful worship album was birthed,  in collaboration with his wife Adrienne. After writing a song, Jeremy asked his wife Adrienne if she wanted to sing along with him. Without really thinking about it, the couple took a quick video and posted it on their social media. 

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