September 24th-28th

Effect Hope is excited to present a speaking tour with accomplished Christian author, Philip Yancey.

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Sunday, September 24th


Bethany Community Church – St. Catharines

Monday, September 25th


ClearView Church – Oakville

In partnership with Chartwell Church

Tuesday, September 26th


Tyndale University – North York

Wednesday, September 27th


Community Christian Reformed Church – Kitchener

Thursday, September 28th


Scarborough Chinese Baptist Church – Scarborough

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About The Event

Neglected diseases like leprosy affect 1.7 billion people worldwide – that’s 1 in 5 of us. Effect Hope is the only Canadian Christian global health organization exclusively focused on addressing diseases like leprosy. We are thrilled to partner with acclaimed Christian author Philip Yancey to share this message of hope with you. In a world that often seems dark, it can be easy to lose sight of the things that truly matter.

Together we will rediscover the power of hope and the difference it can make in our daily lives. Philip will also share his perspectives on understanding the purpose of pain, and how to make sense of human suffering.

Philip Yancey’s writings have impacted millions of people around the world. He has a unique gift for blending deep theological insights with practical wisdom, and his books have been translated into dozens of languages.

A Talk With Philip Yancey

Dive into a thought-provoking conversation between Effect Hope’s Darcy Rumble with acclaimed author Philip Yancey as we unravel the intricate threads of wisdom, faith, and the human experience.

Phillip Yancey, The Author

In his book, The Gift of Pain, Phillip recounts the story of a woman he met in India who had lost all feeling in her fingers due to leprosy. Although the numbness of her hands prevented her from feeling pain, it also put her health at risk. Without pain, she wouldn’t know if she was injured, and the injury could go undetected and untreated for weeks or months.

Injuries like this can result in long-term damage due to infection, cause disability and sometimes death.

Philip’s new memoir, “Where The Light Fell” is a deeply personal and honest reflection on his own journey of faith. In this book, Philip shares his struggles, doubts, and questions as he wrestles with some of the most difficult aspects of the Christian faith. But through it all, he never loses sight of the hope that sustains him and the love that drives him forward.

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Whether you are seeking to restore hope in your own life, find meaning in your pain, or learn from one of the most gifted Christian authors of our time, this event is for you. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from Philip Yancey and rediscover hope.

About Philip Yancey

Philip Yancey is a prolific American author who primarily focuses on spiritual topics. He has sold over 15 million copies of his books in English alone, and his works have been translated into 40 languages, solidifying his position as one of the most successful contemporary Christian authors.

He co-authored three books with the renowned leprosy surgeon Dr. Paul Brand. “No one has influenced me more,” he says. “We had quite a trade: I gave words to his faith, and in the process, he gave faith to my words.”

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About Kim Evans

Kim Evans is the CEO of Effect Hope, a Canadian Christian Global Health Organization that serves people affected by neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) like leprosy. Founded in 1892, Effect Hope partners with generous Canadian donors and other global health organizations worldwide.

With a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership, Kim has served on the boards of several Canadian charities. Previously, she practiced law and also worked in leadership roles at other charitable organizations.

In her spare time, Kim enjoys golf, a great cup of coffee, and God’s creation. To connect with Kim, email or call 1-888-537-7679.