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The purpose of this weekend is to gather Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to hear stories of how Jesus is at work amongst Indigenous peoples. This will bring awareness, desire and hope moving forward as Kamloops Alliance seeks to make Jesus known amongst Indigenous people and prepare non-Indigenous people for truth and reconciliation. Our guests, coming from all over Western Canada have powerful testimonies, as well as demonstrated passion, to move towards a brighter future together.

The conference will be full of amazing content and stories presented from our special guests but will also be intentional in forming spaces and time for debriefing and discussing in small group circles what a better future could look like for all of us.

Who will  you invite to join you?

When: Friday, May 13, 2022 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
             Saturday, May 14, 2022 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Where: Kamloops Alliance Church 
Cost: Free
Please Note: There will be no child care provided

If you would like to register for this event, Click HERE

If you would like further information please contact Bethany or call Elder Norm McCallum, 306-317-2427

Guest Speakers

JUDY MCCALLUM

"I’m from the small community of Pinehouse Lake Saskatchewan. I’ve been together with my high school sweetheart for almost 35 years, married for 23 years. My husband and I have been blessed with four beautiful daughters and ten grandchildren. I see it as a blessing to be a Kindergarten teacher. I attended Teacher College at the age of forty-four and graduated with a bachelor’s degree through the University of Saskatchewan at forty-eight. This just goes to show you that its never too late. I give God all the glory for His many blessings in my life." 

 Judy will share her story of how Jesus has made all the difference in her life.  

ANNETTE MAURICE

"I am a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  I was born and raised in northern Saskatchewan and after many early life lessons and challenges, I found myself relocating to British Columbia in 1969. I was raised within the Catholic church and was one of many children in the residential school system. I first found the Lord as an 18-year-old living in Edmonton, Alberta”, I then rededicated my life in 1981 after several years of wandering. “The Lord has been gracious, merciful, and most loving. I am honored to share my love of Jesus with you in May and most importantly share of his miraculous navigation of my life.”

 Annette will be our keynote speaker on Friday night. She will be sharing on, “Sharing stories, sharing hope” 

IVAN CHARTRAND

"I’m 61 years old, married, have 6 children and grandchildren. My wife and I are employed with the Saskatchewan Government as Correctional Officers in Prince Albert Saskatchewan. I was born in Barrows, Manitoba to Margaret and William Chartrand. At the age of 10 my father passed away. As a teen, I told my mother I was quitting school. In response she shipped me off to Winnipeg to work in the construction field with my older brothers. Alcohol, which came with making good money, took hold of my life and brought me down. In 1991 I gave my life to the Lord. He set me free from alcohol. “Lord Willing”, our plan, upon retirement, is to do my music ministry full time."

Ivan will lead us in musical worship throughout the conference. The integration of his passion and musical skill will add so much to our conference as we worship Jesus through song together.  

DAVE WRIGHT

"My wife, Judy, and I serve with Ethnos Canada as missionaries of Osler Mission Chapel. Our first twenty years were as church planters in Papua New Guinea, and the last five years have been with the Establish ministry in Canada.

We both came to faith at early ages. While I became en­thralled with tribal missions as a teenager through the stories of furloughing missionaries, it was while at Millar College of the Bible that God matured my passion for missions and led Judy as well.

In Papua New Guinea, we had the privilege of being part of a team of church planters amongst an unreached people. While there we reduced the oral language to writing to teach and translate God’s Word. The goal was true biblical transforma­tion that would shine through the distinct culture. Praise the Lord, today there are three churches with 100+ believers who are well on their way to maturity.

The Lord transitioned us in 2015 to the Establish ministry in Canada. We are now adapting Ethnos’s sharpened church-planting/discipleship material used overseas to provide the church here with a relational structure for disciple-making so that all people are established in Christ and equipped to make disciples."

Dave will be presenting on “Understanding how to work with different cultures". 

NORM MCCALLUM

After 17 years of addiction and running from Jesus, Norm’s life changed when a neighbour introduced Him to Jesus. Since the early 80’s, Norm has strived to make Jesus known amongst his people. He has served Indigenous people in the Arctic and all-over Western Canada serving on Police Commissions, as Band Manager, as Addictions Recovery Counselor and much more. An Elder with the Woodland Cree Nation, Norm works with Kamloops Alliance Church leading the KAC Indigenous Connections Team as we journey towards truth and reconciliation.

Norm will be presenting on "We Walk Together: A Vision for Unity"

CAROLINE RATT-MISPONAS

"I am from Pinehouse Lake in northern Saskatchewan. My husband Raymond and I share 3 adult children and 3 granddaughters. I have been a Mental Health Social Worker for the last 22 years in my hometown. I began my career 36 years ago in the health care field."