Why should I attend?
Because of stories like Assiya Yawa, a villager from Sara Akpindja, Togo.
“We dig to be able to get water, and for that we need to wake up very early, at around 1am. It also takes up a lot of time. Because water comes out very slowly and there are so many of us, waiting to look for that dirty water. We, including our children, get back home very late, causing our children to be late for school. Most of the time they even sleep in the classroom because they do not get enough time to sleep at night.
“All these realities have changed for us since the GAiN water well was provided,” Assiya said. ”I was a Christian but I left the church. So with this new church, I started attending again and I am learning a lot… God is doing so many great things in my life and in the village. This well and church is a blessing.”
It’s stories like Assiya’s that make us excited about our renewed vision of eradicating water poverty and restoring human flourishing through the power of the gospel.
Brooke Nicholls is 2020 GMA Canada female vocalist of the year. She is a Canadian Worship Leader and Songwriter who has been named Female Vocalist of the Year by the Canadian Gospel Music Association three times.
Brooke currently serves as a Worship Leader in Ajax, ON. She’s married to her guitar player Steve and together they live in the Toronto area.
Jacob Moon is known for his giftedness as a singer, songwriter of award-winning pop and folk songs. He is also a master of the art of ‘live looping’, a performance style where he records what he’s playing in real time and layers sound on sound to make one guitar sound like an orchestra.
Artists like Rush, Marillion and Gordon Lightfoot have taken a shine to Moon’s renditions of their songs and have lavished him praise and a spotlight that has gained him international attention.
Odessa Doell is a self taught artist and based out of Calgary, Alberta. From a young age, she has had a unique relationship with Jesus which has overflowed into her art work. Odessa works with mainly oil paint and charcoal. Her desire is to bring healing to the broken-hearted and create an avenue for the Holy Spirit to speak. Since before Odessa could hold a pencil, she fervently believed she would one day become an artist.
Alanna Arseneau, the host of our event, is a raging extrovert who can’t get enough of people. Her daily life includes helping 150 seniors, getting outside and trying to love others the way Jesus did!
Tim Lee, Director of GAiN’s Water for Life Initiative, has worked in both non-profit and for-profit organizations that allowed him to have an extensive international working experience by traveling to various countries in Asia and Africa. He is passionate to see life change happening around him and is very excited use his skills to help bring tangible change in people’s lives around the world.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who is Global Aid Network (GAiN)?
We are a registered non-profit organization and worldwide humanitarian relief and development organization. Our mission is to reveal hope and
restore life to women living in poverty and injustice.
How much does it cost?
There is no cost for you to attend this event.
Why is there an early bird registration?
We would like to send you an event box prior to the event and you will be entered into a draw for two paintings. The early bird registration requires a cut off date of October 1st to allow us to mail it to you in time.
How long will the event last?
The program is being finalized but at this point we are looking at a length of approximately an hour and you will want to stay till the end as we have a few surprises, including a draw for two paintings.
Is the program different for the events?
The program for the events on October 14 and October 15 is the same. The only difference is that one time works better for the east and one works better for the west.
Do I have to be technologically savy to attend the virtual event?
No! Not at all. After you register, we will send you information on how to access the event. It will be very simple with one website address that you either click on the link OR type it in. But we will help you with all of that. Please don't miss the event because of technology. If it helps, we will even connect with you on the phone and explain it to you.