Learning Festival 屬靈自助餐

Dec 27-31, 2018 Edmonton, AB

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Chinese Sessions

黃鄭嘉麗Debbie Wong

黃鄭嘉麗 (Debbie Wong) 出生於香港,1992 年隨家人移民到加拿大愛民頓城市居住。1999 年成為基督徒並於 2000 年受洗歸入基督,現在參加愛城華人宣道會。

Debbie 畢業於 University of Alberta with a bachelor degree in Nutritional Science. 在 2007, Debbie 在  Edmonton Capital Health 完成實習 並且成為註冊營養師。Debbie 熱愛服務成人及老年人,在教導病人關於幔性疾病,癌症,吞咽困難,中風,老人痴呆的飲食護理也很有經驗。而且,Debbie 也在癌症機構 Wellspring Edmonton 負責提供健康飲食示範。

在工作以外,Debbie 和丈夫 Philip 雖然很忙碌照顧兩個女兒 Yovella 和 Ivanna。但一家人也很喜歡出外觀賞大自然。此外,Debbie 也很喜歡唱歌,詩歌創作和種植室內盆栽。

黎家琳女士 (卡城中信中心事工統籌, 加拿大註冊音樂治療師) Karen Lai

黎家琳女士自幼在基督教家庭長大, 有一個嚴重智力遲緩的弟弟由於弟弟的特殊情況, 黎女士自小就樂意和特殊需要人士接觸, 還在大學時選讀了音樂治療, 希望畢業後可以透過音樂去服侍這一班的群體

黎女士曾在特殊需要學校、托兒所及私人執業中接觸過不同類型的智障人士,如自閉症人士、多動症人士、視障人士、聽障人士和發展遲緩人士等等…  黎女士亦曾經在教會內帶領一個為特殊需要成人而設的手鈴團契一方面透過手鈴這種樂器, 在合奏中訓練他們的團隊精神; 另一方面在過程中帶出福音的信息, 如教導他們如何禱告黎女士現於卡城中信中心工作, 工作範圍包括為有特殊需要的兒童提供 1:1 及小組形式的音樂治療課程

方劉雅怡女士 & 方偉樑博士 Rainbow Lau & Philip Fong

方劉雅怡女士 (Ms Rainbow Lau)

方劉雅怡女士現仼卡城中信之事工統籌並心理輔導員、協助不同年齡階層的信徒及非信徒走過人生低谷。方太亦曾於不同教會及機構提供有關情緖健康及人際關係之講座及工作坊。方太的專業輔導亦獲亞省政府卡城兒童服務部及傷殘服務兒童部之認可。方太是亞省註冊社工、獲社會工作碩士、表達藝術治療及Gottman夫婦治療証書、社會工作學士及心理學學士、Enrich Canada認可婚前及婚姻輔導、以及是國際表達藝術治療協會之専業會員。
方太曾在政府之兒童及家庭福利處、婦女臨時庇護所、輔導中心、福音機構及其他非牟利機構工作。曾服務對像包括新移民、單親家庭、無家可歸者、青少年、家庭糾紛、家暴個案、及情緒病患者等。

方偉樑博士(Dr. Philip Fong)

方偉樑博士乃卡城中信中心義務靈修系列講員、他曾應卡城中信邀請主領多次的禱告工作坊並退修營。現經常在講台上侍奉,亦有二十多年的成人主日學教學經驗。方博士於維真神學院取得文學碩士,主修靈修神學。方博士現職卡加里大學電腦糸副教授,兼任二級加拿大硏究席。

李程雨玲 Yue-Ling Li

耶穌基督的跟隨者, 上帝的僕人.  自 2010年, 加入愛城宣道會城南堂的教牧團隊, 成為義務傳道, 主要負責粵語部婦女事工



陳吳紫微 Cecilia Chan

陳吳紫微(Cecilia Chan)跨文化研究碩士及心理輔導碩士。並持有Gottman Method Marriage Therapy Level II 文憑。曾從事兒童及婦女事工多年,曾任職特殊教育老師,親子關係專欄作家及講員,熱忱於推廣個人及家庭心理與精神健康教育。

Lawrence Lee

李沛明25年前移民加拿大,與妻子 Sharon育有兩名子女 Grace Kent。從事財務策劃二十年,是一位成功的企業。旗下公司是加拿大證券交易所的領先經銷商和上市公司。分别在埃德蒙頓和溫哥華設有辦事處,擁有一支由20多名活躍代理人組成的團隊,亦是分公司負責人。個人擁有7000多萬資產管理。使命是提供高質量,以客戶為中心的金融護理。閒時,喜歡遠足,打高爾夫球和吃美食。

English Sessions

Ella Doo

Ella and her husband attend Edmonton Christian Community Church, and have lived in Edmonton for over 10 years. She has been drawing and painting since a young age, but it wasn’t until recent years that she begin exploring how to give glory to God through this passion He has given her for art. You can find more of her artworks on her Instragram, @byelladoo.

Laurie Cheung

With more than 10 years combined experience in media relations, strategic communications, social media, branding and journalism, Laurie currently works as a marketing & communications professional in the public sphere. She sits on the Deacon Board at Edmonton Christian Community Church and has served in various ministries including Power to Change, The Mustard Seed, and Education, Medical Aid & Service.

Seeds of Grace

Founded and based in Edmonton, our group was formed in early 2016 out of a discussion about how our University church fellowship could become more involved in the community by serving individuals in need. We started off as a small group of students helping out with Mustard Seed dinners, hosting small fundraisers, and issuing care packs, and have continued to grow ever since.

Since the start of 2017, we have officially incorporated as a registered Society in Alberta, established a committee of talented individuals with a shared passion for fellowship and outreach, and are continuing to see our fellowship expand. In January of 2017, we met with the Mustard Seed in Edmonton and proposed the idea of building a Wellness Centre in our city, and we have worked closely with the Mustard Seed ever since, partnering with them to bring the Wellness Centre Project to fruition.

In our short journey, God has never ceased to amaze us with His faithfulness, and we are excited to see what new directions He will take us in the future as we strive to build His kingdom in Edmonton.

 

Ernest Hui is the President of Operations at Seeds of Grace and works at a youth correctional facility for the Edmonton John Howard Society. Seeds of Grace is an outreach focused street ministry that began in 2016, starting with a group of youth leaders that were passionate about volunteerism, servanthood and fellowship in the inner-city of Edmonton. Personally, Seeds of Grace was a call to response for Ernest, knowing our role as Christians with those that have been afflicted with physical and spiritual poverty. So far, it has been a blessing to witness God work in more ways than they could have ever imagined and they have been blessed to witness God’s kingdom be advanced in their ministry.

 

Jonathan Le is the VP Strategy of Seeds of Grace and a recent BCom graduate from the University of Alberta School of Business. Convicted by the daily hardships suffered by the homeless in Edmonton, Jonathan has been a member of Seeds of Grace since 2017, working together with like-minded brothers-and-sisters to end homelessness and poverty in the city. Reflecting on his experiences of serving with Seeds of Grace, Jonathan recognizes that each street ministry and organized event is an opportunity to grow as a kingdom builder, and a chance to witness God moving in the streets of Edmonton.

Sally Ho

Sally Ho has been practicing as a Registered Dietitian since 2011, and as a Certified Diabetes Educator since 2012. She graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelors degree in nutrition science, and University of Calgary with a Bachelors degree in biological science. Sally has worked in various hospitals and clinics in Alberta, and was the Alberta coordinator for two nation- wide nutrition research studies. She is a Certified Craving Change TM facilitator, and certified with the Home Support Exercise Program for the elderly. She is passionate about making the latest nutrition research simple to understand since she believes the best way for people to take care of their health is if they understand how food affects their body.

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Sally loves to eat just as much as anyone else, and believes the keys to happy, healthy living are: balancing healthy food with treats, and giving yourself room to explore and learn from challenges or “speed bumps.” She loves flavorful food, and will try almost any cuisine. It is said “The way to a man’s heart is through his stomach”, which also applies to this food-loving dietitian.

In our short journey, God has never ceased to amaze us with His faithfulness, and we are excited to see what new directions He will take us in the future as we strive to build His kingdom in Edmonton.

Mehrshad Masoumi

Mehrshad came from Iran and was raised in a Muslim family in Tehran. His family, especially his grandma had a huge impact on his Islamic faith which remained the foundation of his character. Starting in 2008, Mehrshad had to leave his country because of several reasons and this led him to travel and be acquainted with other religions. One of the fundamental questions he came across was how could God send two prophets and create two Abrahamic religions? Why would the world of believers in Moses be divided into two camps and lead to so much historical division. These questions led him to actively participate at church and talk to Christians to see what they believe. Three years of prayer and studying the bible later, Mehrshad gave up and simply ask God to make sense of faith for him. That was a turning point in his life because God spoke to him through three dreams that confirmed Jesus as the Son of God. In his last dream, a voice from above filled with light loudly said to him “read in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.”

Now, Mehrshad is in a seminary and doing his MDiv masters. He also has a bachelor of political science from University of Alberta. He is currently working for Hope Mission downtown as a Housing Worker and helps homeless people to find housing. Working in that agency, God has been using his gift of dreams to interpret His words and messages that homeless population dream of.