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Lent Resources


Our 2020 Lenten reflections incorporated audio reflections and asked people to Listen to the Gospels. Seven guest contributors read the Sunday Gospel lessons and their own reflections. Click here to learn more.


PWRDF’s Lenten resource, Our Lenten Journey through the Waters of Baptism, provides an opportunity to pray, act and give while deepening your understanding of the work of PWRDF and partners. Written by the Venerable Charlene Taylor of the Diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador.

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We are grateful to former Youth Council member Allie Colp for writing this year’s Lent Resource, which was enjoyed by more than 700 subscribers.

Download 2018 Lent Resource

Advent Resources


In 2020, PWRDF staff and friends collaborated to produce an At-Home Advent with PWRDF, a collection of video reflections focussing on how our work with PWRDF has changed us. Click here to read the daily devotionals or here to view the videos.

Advent Lives 2020 Children’s Resource


For this resource, we asked four specially selected writers and theologians to connect themes of Advent to PWRDF areas of work:

Laurel Dykstra, John Hannen, Marion Taylor and Mary Jo Leddy delve into the scriptural readings for Advent and connect them to the weekly themes of Advent, and the work of PWRDF.

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Advent Lives

This 2019 resource for children tells the Christmas story through the animals that help contributed to the lives of our partners in our All Mothers and Children Count program, many of which are available in our World of Gifts guide. Cows, goats, sheep, even guinea fowl all play a role in this resource. Children will learn about the importance of PWRDF’s livestock program to food security in Mozambique, Tanzania and Rwanda. This resource can be used in Sunday Schools, Youth Groups or at home, in whole or in part. Includes stories, candle lighting prayers, activities and crafts. Download the Advent Lives PDF


The Reverend Robert Mitchell, parish priest of St. Olave’s, Swansea in the Diocese of Toronto, connects stories of courage and resilience exemplified by women in the Bible with stories of women in PWRDF programs. Each reflection includes a scripture reading, a reflection and prayer.

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The Rev. Shawn Sanford Beck created the 2017 Advent Reflection for PWRDF.

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