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Stories

Whether here in Canada or around the world, we love to share the diverse ways that people discover belonging and joy in their communities. Through these stories, learn how Christian Horizons is making a positive impact in the lives of people who experience disabilities thanks to your ongoing partnership and support.

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Impact Story Update: Elias

In our spring newsletter, we shared a story about Elias. We thought we would share this update with you as an example of how our team comes alongside sponsored children even during this time of COVID.

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Judy’s Faith Story

Judy is an integral part of the Priory Park Baptist Church community in Guelph, providing a rich welcome to those who enter the church’s doors. Judy finds “family” and friendship at Priory Park and experiences belonging in her community.

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Global Update

Updates from Guatemala and Ethiopia, thanks to your donations our teams have been able to provide much-needed food and sanitation supplies to vulnerable families.

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Impact Story Update: Elias

In our spring newsletter, we shared a story about Elias. We thought we would share this update with you as an example of how our team comes alongside sponsored children even during this time of COVID.

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COVID-19 Sponsor Update

We are grateful that our Christian Horizons Global teams in Ethiopia, Guatemala, Nicaragua and Haiti have been able to remain active in providing needed nutritional and educational resources.

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Back to School in Guatemala

It costs just $26 a month to help students like Esteven and his classmates be part of important inclusive education programs.

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Mehuba: Thriving with the Right Supports

Read about how Mehuba and her families lives have changed in the last year after being connected with the right supports.

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Elias: An Update

Here’s a follow up on how support from donors like you have continued to make a difference in Elias’s life and the life of his family and community.

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Michelle

From a young age, Michelle had big dreams for her future. Michelle’s determination led her to join Christian Horizons’ culinary program partnership with Humber College for people with disabilities, and she worked hard to make her dreams come true. Watch to hear about Michelle’s career, friends, and growing independence as she now volunteers in serving her community.

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Casey and Dzidra

Casey and Dzidra share their story of finding intimacy and love – overcoming barriers as they advocate for their rights and the rights of other people with intellectual disabilities. Learn how people like Casey and Dzidra help shape the future of Christian Horizons through the Our Voice Matters advocacy movement.

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David’s Journey Finding the Right Care

After living with his family for several decades, David’s transition away from home brought about a mental health crisis just as he hit middle age. Be encouraged by David’s story of resilience and learn how he bounced back from depression and is now a vital part of his community.

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Vic Let the Dogs Out

Vic loves animals. His love and care for dogs has led to a flourishing dog-walking business in his neighbourhood in Warman, Saskatchewan. Vic processes things differently than most people, but his gifts and entrepreneurship make a real difference in his community. Watch to the end to hear how his career helped a dream come true.

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Daniel’s Dream

Cerebral palsy means that Daniel experiences certain mobility challenges. Thanks to Daniel’s dedication and commitment, together with innovative solutions from Christian Horizons and Daniel’s network of support, Daniel’s dream of playing hockey with the Kitchener Ice Pirates is now a reality.

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Justin and Kevin’s story

Justin works hard toward his goals, from building independence and life skills to writing a resume and pursuing a career. Kevin is a vibrant part of his church and community. Learn more about their journeys with Christian Horizons.

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Kevin’s Story with Christian Horizons

Kevin was a part of institutional living for many years before seeking support with Christian Horizons. In Cobourg, Ontario, he now lives semi-independently. Watch to discover how Kevin both figuratively and literally lights up his community.

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Liz’s Story with Christian Horizons

Discrimination, bullying, anxiety and depression are all part of Liz’s journey of living with a developmental disability. She has faced and overcome many barriers. Christian Horizons has been a source of hope and support as she pursues her goals of freedom – keeping her own space and finding belonging with the people around her.

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Patricia’s Story with Christian Horizons

In Burk’s Falls, Patricia is building confidence and autonomy as she participates in her church and community. It required skill-building and growing self-awareness for Patricia to get to where she is today, and Christian Horizons has been thrilled to be a meaningful part of her story.

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