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Look up towards the sky. Who created everything you see? The Lord causes the stars to come out at night one by one.  He gives each one of them a name. His power and strength are great. So none of the stars is missing. Isaiah 40:26 NIRV With this word from Isaiah, we want to […]

Posted Jul 04, 2014
Visit the Garden of Jesus" Sufferings and Resurrection in the desert of Arizona

Nothing will bring us closer to Jesus than reflecting on the Passion, for His suffering reveals His heart. It is all about having a fresh vision of the Man of Sorrows and hearing Him speak to the heart: “Do you love Me? Where I am, My servant also will be.” In her prayers, songs and […]

Posted Mar 30, 2014

PRAYER  OPENS UP UNIMAGINED POSSIBILITIES Through prayer, people, things, problems and relationships can be transformed. PRAYER HAS INFINITE POWER. “My husband and I have used this booklet for 10 years now. God has done for my family more than I could have asked or imagined. It is a trustworthy message. God is waiting for people […]

Posted Feb 07, 2014
Wishing you a Happy New Year!

We have a heavenly Father who is almighty.  He knows about our problems and worries. He sees every anxious thought. Knowing what pain anxiety causes, He wants to help. He promises to care for us. Could anything be better? He wants to make a way where we can no longer see one. He wants to […]

Posted Jan 01, 2014
Wishing You, our dear Friends, a very blessed Christmas!

   For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.> And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.                                                            Isaiah 9:6 NIV Christmas […]

Posted Dec 14, 2013

Thank You, Father, for blessing me each new day with Your steadfast goodness, renewing me in the power of Your love. Thank You, Father, for being the very best of fathers — compassionate and gracious, patient and brimming over with kindness. Thank You, Father, You know all things—past, present and future. In Your love You […]

Posted Nov 19, 2013

Posted Jul 17, 2013
More Precious than Gold

   SINAI – Mount of Decision   Who is like God? Who is like God? None is like You! No one, no, none with You can compare! O Lord, we worship You. Your goodness reaches to heaven above. To the clouds, O Lord, extends Your faithfulness, Your righteousness is like the mountains of God, And […]

Posted May 12, 2013
An Easter " Emmaus " Greeting

Our dear Friends, We wanted to greet you very warmly during this special time of year. Mother Basilea made it so impressive for us that during the 40 days between Easter and Ascension our Lord Jesus would come to His own and encourage them. He had personal words for everyone. So this little “Emmaus Message” […]

Posted Apr 05, 2013

Jesus, my dearest, Jesus, the purest, Jesus most glorious, yet so despised. Jesus, Jesus, we love You, Lord. Jesus brings rapture, Jesus, my treasure, Jesus transforms deep grief into joy. Jesus, Jesus, we love You, Lord. Jesus is pure love, steadfast and faithful, Jesus my ransom paid with His life. Jesus, Jesus, we love You, […]

Posted Feb 13, 2013

North of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, Arizona, lies Canaan in the Desert, the American branch of the Evangelical Sisterhood of Mary with its Prayer Garden. A sanctuary of peace and blessing ... A place to meet with God ...

Many stories could be told of the Prayer Garden with its sculptured reliefs depicting Jesus' Passion and Resurrection: stories of release from despair, marriages restored, lives healed of addictions -- all in answer to prayer. Spring is a favourite time for school classes to visit. It's a little bit like being in Paradise -- with birds singing, rabbits scurrying under the nearest bushes and children, hand-in-hand, chattering delightedly, "We're going to see Jesus!" Many return with their parents. People on their way to work like to stop by before facing another busy day. Retirees enjoy a quiet moment to reflect on their lives, while the bereaved find peace of soul.

Founded by Mother Basilea Schlink in 1968, Canaan in the Desert also serves as a base for our literature, audio/radio and video ministry. Television programs, including the Easter Special No Greater Love (a walk through the Prayer Garden), have been shown all over America. To quote one program director in Rhode Island: "They talk about God and love -- and I love it!"

Prayer is a way of life for us, whether trusting God to supply our daily needs, celebrating His redemption, or engaging in intercessory prayer for society and the nation at large. Called by God from various countries to serve in Phoenix, we long to help others enter a closer walk with Jesus, to bring encouragement to those who are hurting, to see a return to God's directives for living: the Ten Commandments. We seek, in the spirit of repentance, to work for reconciliation, and over the years bonds of love have been formed with Holocaust survivors and members of ethnic minorities such as Native American Indians. We also explore ways of contributing practically to those in need. As prison populations increase and budgets provide nothing for Christian literature, chaplains are thankful for free, faith-inspiring printed messages to encourage prisoners and their families.

Living near an area of such outstanding beauty as the Grand Canyon, we felt led to set up plaques pointing to the Artist, our God and Maker. God touched the hearts of officials to give permission. Meanwhile plaques have also found their way to the Rocky Mountains and other parts of the country. In view of recent natural disasters, books and videos like Nature Out of Control? help those struggling to make sense out of life. As the needs grow, so do the opportunities for sharing the love and comfort of God with others.

In 2014, RETREATS are held in Colorado and Texas.

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