“Our once great western Christian civilization is dying. If this matters to followers of Jesus Christ, then we must set aside our denominational differences and work together to strengthen the things that remain and reclaim what has been lost. Evangelicals and Catholics must stand together to re-establish that former Christian culture and moral consensus. We have the numbers and the organization but the question is this: Do we have the will to win this present spiritual battle for Jesus Christ against secularism? Will we prayerfully and cooperatively work toward a new Christian spiritual revival ― or will we choose to hunker down in our churches and denominationalisms and watch everything sink into the spiritual and moral abyss of a New Dark Age?” - Mark Davis Pickup

Friday, May 15, 2015


Maria Victoria Venancio is a 29 year old Edmontonian who came from the Philippines to work in the service industry. In June 2012, she was struck by a truck on her way to work leaving her quadriplegic and unable to walk. Now, the government wants to deport her as a burden, knowing that she will never receive the help she needs in the Philippines. Let's be clear: Ms. Venancio was in Alberta doing a job most Albertans will not do.

With your support, we can help Vicky stay and get the help she needs. I ask Alberta readers of this blog to write to their MLA and Premier-elect Rachel Notley to demand Ms. Venancio be allowed to stay. All readers (whether Albertans or not) can tweet Alberta Premier-elect Rachel Notley @RachelNotley and call upon her to allow Maria Victoria Venancio to stay in Alberta and restore her Alberta Health Care Number so she can receive the care she desperately requires. I want the new premier to know that North America is aware of how we treat people brought here to work in the low paying service industry and are hurt.

For more information about Maria Victoria Venancio's situation see http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/alberta-health-minister-denies-coverage-to-temporary-foreign-worker-1.3019954
"Alberta health minister denis coverage to temporary foreign worker", CBC News, 02 April 2015 

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