MC Canada joins MCEC's call to prayer for people of the East Coast

Tropical storm Fiona destroyed homes and left thousands without power



We call our family of faith to pray for the people on Canada’s east coast in the wake of tropical storm Fiona, one of the strongest ever to hit Canada.

The hurricane-force winds, which peaked at about 100 mph in some regions, left hundreds of thousands of residents without power this past weekend, September 25-26. Fiona travelled across southwestern Newfoundland, eastern mainland Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, Prince Edward Island, southeastern New Brunswick and the Magdalen Islands in eastern Quebec.

Pray for our sisters and brothers at Petitcodiac Mennonite Church in Petitcodiac, New Brunswick. Gordon Driedger provides pastoral leadership to the congregation.

He reports, “The storm just brushed by us so very little damage was done in our area. We will be watching and seeing where we can help our neighbours to the east, who have suffered so much damage.”

Mennonite Disaster Service Canada, our partner in ministry, is accepting donations to help those impacted by Fiona.

More information and to give.


God is Our Refuge

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change,
though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea;
though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble with its tumult.
God is in the midst of the city; it shall not be moved;
God will help it when the morning dawns.
The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.
Be still, and know that I am God.
- From Psalm 46