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Thousands expected at TheCry Kingston

Special day of prayer and fasting will commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary


On July 1, TheCRY national prayer movement is calling thousands of believers from across Canada to gather at the historic Fort Henry Hill in Kingston, Ont., for a full day of prayer and fasting to commemorate  Canada’s 150th anniversary.

 The event, called TheCRY Kingston, is the 12th event of its kind to take place across Canada. Other CRY events have taken place in prominent locations such as Ottawa’s Parliament Hill and Vancouver’s Stanley Park.

 “Kingston is significant at this 150th year marker,” explains national director of TheCRY, Faytene Grasseschi, “Not only is it the city of Upper Canada’s first Parliament but it is also the hometown of the Prime Minister at the time of Confederation, Sir John A Macdonald.”  Organizers believe God is calling a national representation of praying believers to in Kingston at this historic time to pray in a way that will impact the whole nation.

 “Every time we have gathered over the years we have seen God move - sometimes answers  to prayer have even been reflected in national headlines shortly after.  There is no doubt that prayer is one of the most effective ways we can influence our nation for Christ,” explains Grasseschi.

 TheCRY Kingston will take place at the historic Fort Henry, a nationally historic military site.  It is also the place where the father of well-known Christian television host, David Mainse was posted when he served in the Canadian military.  Mainse retells that every night his father would prayer walk Fort Henry and declare Bible verses. Years later, thousands will now gather in the same place with the same heart declaring God’s glory from generation to generation in Canada.

 Several national leaders and worship leaders are expected to participate in TheCRY Kingston including 100 Huntley Street’s Lorna Dueck and 700 Club Canada’s Brian Warren.

 The day will begin at 9:00am and run continuously until dusk when the City of Kingston’s fireworks light the sky over Fort Henry.  There will also be a pre-CRY event the night before and all-night prayer leading into July 1.  To find out more visit


MissionFest Toronto returns with ‘God Keep Our Land’ Banquet Gala

Since its last conference in 2014, MissionFest Toronto has been on a sabbatical to prayerfully seek the Lord on its future direction and financial sustainability.

 As a result of much prayer, and the building of a transition team made up of Christian leaders and community influencers, MissionFest Toronto is getting ready to re-emerge for an exciting future with a clear vision, direction and new members to the board and leadership team.

 The organization begins its comeback with ‘A Taste of MissionFest: God Keep Our Land’, a gala dinner banquet celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday.

 The banquet will take place on Thursday June 29, 2017 at 7:30pm, and will be emceed by Neil Boron of WDCX-FM Radio, Guest Artists include Treneta Bowden, Ricky and Giselle Theriault.

    Held at World Vision Canada, 1 World Drive, Mississauga, attendees will get to meet some of MissionFest Toronto’s founding visionaries, current Board of Directors and Partners. Early-bird Tickets are $50 per person before June 15. (After, $60 per person up to June 26.) Businesses and Ministries can sponsor a table of 8 for $400. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit


Brantford Summit explores ideas for city-wide transformation

Transform Our World (formerly known as The International Transformation Network) is an alliance of marketplace and ministry individuals working together to to see the presence and power of God meet the felt needs and the systemic challenges of our communities and the world at large.

 The organization will be hosting a summit conference in Brantford, Ont. from July 21-23, where attendees will learn, see, and be a part of a city that is being transformed. Summit meetings will be hosted by Dr. Ed Silvoso and Poncho Murguia from Juarez, Mexico and there will be hands-on experience and community outreach events. The Summit will culminate with “Baptisms In The Square.” The cost is $35USD/$50 CAN per person, and includes Saturday lunch and Sunday Barbecue, all sessions materials and Summit syllabus.


Are you a Christian Game Developer?

The Christian Game Developers Conference is a unique event, focused around encouraging and edifying those who are interested in both making games and glorifying God. The conference is three days of talks, workshops, and fellowship with others in Christian video-game design and production. Come prepared to show what you are working on, and to encourage others in their projects and be inspired.

 CGDC 2017 will be held July 20-22, at Multinomah University in Portland, Oregon.

 This year, attendees will hear talks from the team at Numinous Games (That Dragon, Cancer), Rand Miller (Myst, Obduction), Chris Gwaltney (GameChurch), Jeff Dotson (Charlie Church Mouse) and many more.