The Blog for Act Five by Redeemer

Nina Drenth

Placement Reflections: Rieneke & Shir-El

Miraculously, all of our students were blessed with the opportunity to participate in a six week placement with local businesses and organizations in Hamilton and the surrounding area. Read stories from two of our students from these placements!

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LOOKING BACK AT ACT FIVE: AN ALUMNI VIEWPOINT FROM JAMIE

In any given moment we often cannot fully understand the importance of what we are learning and living until we step back and gain some perspective.

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Looking Back at Act Five: An Alumni Viewpoint from Matt

Alumni Matt writes that "Act Five taught me a lot about what it means to listen well. The importance of listening well has continued to grow in my life, whether it be with family, friends old and new, and even in business."

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Looking Back at Act Five: An Alumni Viewpoint

With Covid affecting so much of our lives, the friendships I made and the lessons I learned in Act Five have become doubly valuable, and I’m so grateful that God directed me down that path. 

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Student Reflection: Finding God In Uncertainty

The truth is, I do not know how or when I will start to trust the Lord with life. Maybe it will happen next week, next year, or maybe when I am 60 and retired... What I do know is I'll try to live in the present and let God be the driver for now.

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A Student’s Reflection on Home

So in a sense when I am homesick, I am homesick for God. For His presence, His refuge, for a time when God will make all things, all places, people who are broken and shattered new.

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Changing & Praying: A Student’s Reflection on Prayer

“If God is everywhere, and prayer is being in the presence of God, then anything can be a prayer.”

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Resilient Hope: Looking Ahead to 2021 at Act Five

We here at Act Five are looking ahead to 2021 with hope, even in the midst of what continues to a trying time around the globe. We are leaning into our vision to raise up resilient disciples and foster Christ-like hope.

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Bookending, Acceptance, and Making Home: Reflections from Resident Leader Alyssa

Resident Leader Alyssa shares about her experiences being a part of Act Five for the second year in a row: how she's watched the community house grow, and how she's experienced her own discipleship journey alongside the students.

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Learning from Canada’s Indigenous Peoples: Students’ Reflections

A key aspect of the Act Five program, particularly first term with our Place, Home and Land course, is learning from the indigenous peoples of our area. Read reflections from our students on their experiences this past month.

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