This week there was a lot of wintery good news, including a mom who shovels as a labour of love, a Winnipegger who is going to Olympics, amazing snow sculptures, and local artist Jordan St. Cyr who won't be in the winter weather much longer. 

'The Word is alive & powerful': This pastor's lost Bible changed a man's life

A well-known Oklahoma pastor was recently reunited with a Bible he lost 15 years ago, and is sharing the story of how it fell into the hands of another man whose life it changed forever.

Paul Daugherty is the pastor of Victory Church in Tulsa, Okl. A week ago he made a post on his social media accounts sharing what he called a "crazy story."

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From chaplain at UGM to pastoring a church

After a few short months, a new Winnipeg pastor is sharing the ups and downs of leading a church.

Timothy Harris is the new lead pastor at Christian Fellowship Chapel on Osbourne. 

"I've been here for just over three months now," says Harris. "Before this, I was a chaplain at Union Gospel Mission (UGM) for three and a half years. I really felt called to get involved in local church ministry."

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Learning blooms in Linden Christian geography class

An assignment for some tenth-grade students is teaching them the miracle of growing their own food.

Nick Janzen's Linden Christian School geography class was given some serious homework: grow at least two different plants at home.

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11-year-old B.C. boy helps keep late sister's legacy alive

Lexi Townsin may have been little, but her heart was huge.

Just before her third birthday, Lexi was diagnosed with Blau syndrome, a rare inflammatory disorder that affects the skin, joints and eyes.

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Skating rink for public a labour of love

Charleswood area is home to a new rink, thanks to a mom who shovels the river behind her house for hours each day. 

Donna Bagu is a mom of two kids living in Charleswood. Her daughter Analiese is 10-years-old and Eaden, who loves to play hockey, is 11. They live just off the river in Charleswood.

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Allez-vous? Festival du Voyaguer 2022 is a go

Winnipeggers will be brushing off their elementary-school french skills and practicing their popsicle stick twisting in preparation for a popular festival's return.

French conversations that seem to hang trapped in the speaker's frozen breath and the vibrations from jumping fiddle music are all part of the atmosphere Chantal Vielfaure, the director of marketing, communications, and sales at Festival du Voyageur is excited to be part of once again.

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Jordan St. Cyr makes big announcement and releases new video

Jordan St. Cyr is releasing his brand new music video for 'Weary Traveler,' and announcing that he and his family will be headed down south for their own adventure.

The music video for 'Weary Traveler' premiers today, bringing fans on another emotional journey after his last music video for 'Fires.' 

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Kindness prevails: Children battling cancer receive overwhelming support

It's been 10 years since Naomi Fehr lost her son, Josh, to cancer. 

"Josh was a healthy kid, and all of a sudden he just wasn't feeling so good. We took him in for some testing, and they immediately had us rush him into Winnipeg to Children's Hospital for some blood tests and stuff. We were told he had leukemia," Fehr explains.

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Winnipeg football team tackles snow by shovelling strangers' driveways

Tears were brought to the eyes of a Winnipeg woman who woke up and discovered a group of high school students shovelling her entire street's driveways.

Heather Kennedy's husband woke her up early Tuesday morning, telling her to look outside. When she peered outside of her window, she saw a large group of high-school-aged boys shovelling her long driveway.

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ATC program plus Bible verses equal one sweet ride

A graduate from Adult and Teen Challenge has 'hidden the word of God' in her heart, and upon sharing it, received her own vehicle.

Justice entered the doors of the women's center of Adult and Teen Challenge (ATC) in Brandon on January 15, 2021, to get help battling her addictions.

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Winnipeg speed skater going to the Olympics

A man who grew up watching another Winnipegger compete in the Olympics will be following in her footsteps next month.

Tyson Langelaar learned on Monday that his childhood dreams are coming true: he is going to the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

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Tauren Wells, CeCe Winans, others, nominated for NAACP awards

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is announcing its latest nominations for Oustanding Gospel/Christian Song.

The NAACP recognizes excellence in the United States BIPOC community through awards for music and entertainment. 

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Hot lunch warms hearts at the Charis Centre

Thursday started off with an extreme cold warning which made a hot pizza lunch from Chicken Chef that much more enjoyable for staff members at the Charis Centre. 

The centre is one of the programs run by Union Gospel Mission in Winnipeg. The Charis Centre has addiction programs that are designed specifically for women. Their name 'Charis' is the Greek word for grace.

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Redeeming Love hits the big screen

New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers has published numerous novels—all bestsellers—and she has continued to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the globe.

Most recently, her novel Redeeming Love, has been turned into a film that will be released in theatres Friday, January 21, 2022.

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Sled for Eternity filled with winter fun and faith

Anyone who loves to snowmobile in Southern Manitoba is invited to participate in the 2022 Sled for Eternity event that blesses the community at large.

This year the event will take place in person once again. Daniel Emond, the CEO of Adult & Teen Challenge Central Canada will be at the event, as will Robby Ahuja, the Chief Development Officer at ATC. 

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Dumbo snow sculpture pops up on Winnipegger's lawn

Watching the faces of children light up in wonder make a Winnipeg woman's annual whimsical sculptures worth it.

A new sculpture has surfaced on a Grenfell Boulevard front yard. The homeowner, Gail Asper, has been commissioning family-friendly snow sculptures for more than a decade.

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Infidelity, drugs and alcohol: How God helped restore one couple's marriage

When Travis and Adelle Graham met, it was love at first sight and within a year, they were married.

They enjoyed the honeymoon phase of their marriage before things quickly took a nosedive.

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Dante Bowe goes from homelessness to 4-time Grammy-nominee

Dante Bowe is sharing his powerful testimony, reflecting on his traumatic past, and looking at how far he has come by the grace of God.

Bowe is a Christian recording artist that has also been in a few well-known Christian worship bands, including Maverick City Music and Bethel Music. 

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Astronaut lands on Winnipeg lawn, declaring love for others

A Winnipeg artist is showing off his out-of-this-world snow sculpting skills.

Bradley Gerbrandt, who is a graphic designer by day, has created a new impressive piece out of snow. Outside his family's 20 Elm Park Road home sits a large astronaut holding a white flag with a big red heart. The artist's message was plain and simple: love.

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