CHVN has had the immense honour to speak with hundreds of women of faith throughout the years. On March 8, International Women's Day, here are a few of those inspiring women of faith from the past year. 

How a local woman and Lauren Daigle helped set an inmate free

Today, Anna Chaboyer is happily married and raising her four children in a blended family in Winkler, but five years ago she was sitting in a Headingley prison cell addicted to meth. 

The chance came for her to attend a Bible study group run by women who volunteered their time to come and minister to the inmates. Anna is quick to admit that worshiping Jesus wasn't at the top of her list when she decided to go to the meetings.

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A ministry survival guide: The joys and challenges of life in the spotlight of ministry

It has been 40 years since Lisa Elliott entered the world of ministry. During that time, she experienced plenty.

Lisa recently released a new book, A Ministry Survival Guide: Straight from the Heart, that explores the challenges of life in the spotlight of ministry. 

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LISTEN: Tasha Layton hopes new song reminds listeners that they are never alone

Tasha Layton has released a new song and hopes it reaches those feeling alone.

'Never', released on June 23, was produced by Layton's Grammy and Dove Award Winning husband, Keith Everette Smith.

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Crisis Pregnancy Centre fighting to stay open after Prime Minister moves to revoke charity status

A non-profit that provides counselling to pregnant women is worried that a move by the Liberal government to revoke the charitable status of "anti-abortion organizations that provide dishonest counselling" will have dire consequences for them.

"In Canada, the law says she can have an abortion and she's free to do that as well. Our Christian faith says that she has full agency to do whatever she wants. Everything we do has consequences for the good or the bad."

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Reborn and responding: Kat Von D defends her baptism amidst Christian backlash

Kat Von D is speaking out about her recent baptism. 

A year after making some major life changes, including leaving her life of macabre and the occult, Katherine von Drachenberg, a.k.a. Kat Von D, felt drawn to take the next step.

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Mother praises God after having both legs amputated following kidney stone surgery

A mother from Kentucky who recently lost both legs and is scheduled to have her hands amputated is praising God for saving her life. 

"My husband and sister were there, and they told them that I was on the edge of a cliff, and it was about to get worse before it got better," Mullins said in an interview with Good Morning America. "After the surgery, I was put on ECMO and dialysis and was still on the ventilator."

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Faith-based film shot in Winnipeg, starring Hilary Swank, hits theatres this Friday

A faith-based movie shot in Winnipeg is just days away from premiering on the big screen. 

Originally slated to debut in the fall, Ordinary Angels, starring two-time Academy Award winner Hilary Swank and “Reacher” star Alan Ritchson, will hit theatres on Friday. 

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From fundamentalism brainwashing to following Jesus: How God transformed Carrie Sheffield's life

Carrie Sheffield's upbringing was anything but normal. She was the fifth of eight children with a violent, mentally ill, street musician father who thought he was a modern-day Mormon prophet destined to become U.S. president someday.

Growing up, Sheffield moved around a lot. They often lived like drifters, camping in sheds, tents and motorhomes. In her lifetime, Carrie attended a total of 17 public schools.

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Ministry helping create new non-violent normal for women and children

International Justice Mission is passionate about seeking justice to set women and children affected by violence and human trafficking free.

Lorianne Dueck is the Mobilization and Advocacy Programs Coordinator. She grew up in Manitoba but moved to the GTA in Ontario two years ago to work for International Justice Mission (IJM) Canada. 

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LISTEN: Gloria Gaynor teams up with virtual choir to share the gospel

Legendary singer Gloria Gaynor has teamed up with Harrison Sheckler and his virtual choir to release a special music video.

The special version of Gaynor's song, 'Talkin' Bout Jesus,' was released in time for Martin Luther King Jr. Day to share the message of how hope and resilience can be found in Jesus Christ. 

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'You will receive your healing': Brooke Nicholls opens up about chronic pain

A Canadian Christian singer-songwriter has opened up about her experience with chronic pain in hopes of helping others.

On Thursday, Brooke Nicholls took to social media to write a letter to those suffering in silence.

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Former Victoria's Secret model who quit to follow Jesus diagnosed with stage 4 cancer

A former Victoria's Secret model who gave up her career to follow Jesus has been diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. 

"Unfortunately, [the doctor] said when younger people get it, it’s usually more aggressive since it’s less common," said Nicole. "I’m staying positive and always trusting God."

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Nurturing the spirit of healing: Nurses Christian Fellowship hosts inspiring prayer breakfast

Nurses from across the province will meet in Winnipeg this weekend for breakfast, fellowship and prayer. 

The group is part of Nurses Christian Fellowship Canada, founded in 1932 to give nursing students and graduates a place to do Bible study and pray together. 

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'The best thing about you is YOU': Annie F. Downs releases new children's book

New York Times bestselling author and podcast host Annie F. Downs is preparing to release a new children's book. 

So Happy to Know You! is her second children's book. Her first book, What Sounds Fun to You? released in 2021, helped children and parents see that fun is everywhere. She hopes her latest project will remind kids that "the best thing about you is YOU!"

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'I need God to be real': Finding faith that works when life doesn't

Stephanie Morales-Beaulieu grew up in a home filled with love and Jesus, but life took a turn when her father was diagnosed with a terminal illness. 

"He called me and said 'The doctor says I have ALS. It's fatal. There is no cure and I have 3 to 5 years.' The more I learned about it, the more I realized how bad it was."

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