The Arrival of the Hutterites in Alberta

Written by: Paul Wipf on Thursday, June 28th, 2018

Posted with permission from Simon Evans
Thank you to Simon Evans and Peter Peller for this interesting and informative post about Hutterite arrival in Alberta.

One hundred years ago, during the early spring of 1918, Paul Stahl and a small group of Hutterite leaders were scouring the country north of Calgary looking for land. After several disappointments, they found a splendid parcel of land along the tiny Rosebud River and purchased nearly 4000 acres from the Calgary Colonization Company. Some men stayed to build barns and residences for t....

A Prayer For Our Country of Canada

Written by: Paul Wipf on Saturday, July 1st, 2017

We join together in prayer for our country of Canada, on this the 150th year since Confederation.

As Christians, life is a delicate balance; standing for that which is true while seeking unity amongst ourselves whenever possible, standing firm in faith while showing grace to those who falter, holding our leaders accountable while praying for their wisdom and well-being. We believe that everyone is born with a purpose and each of us knows our job here on earth, but it takes faith and courage to live our best life. Faith means that we’ll be ....

Dariusleut Elders Response to LGBT

Written by: Paul Wipf on Monday, April 3rd, 2017

Dariusleut Elders Response to LGBT
Written by Elder Prediger Joe Wurz.
Reprinted with permission.

To understand the Hutterite faith and culture, it is helpful to understand the foundations of the system. The founders and charter members of the first Hutterian Bruderhofs were refugees who had endured persecution for their faith and were willing to lay down their lives for it. They were men and women of deep religious convictions and sincere consecration. They identified with the Brotherhood not from self-seeking motives, n....

Hutterite colony creates first-of-its-kind farm safety program

Written by: Paul Wipf on Thursday, May 12th, 2016

Posted with permission, Courtesy of Alberta Farmer newspaper,www.albertafarmexpress.ca
Written by Alexis Kienlen.


The Viking Colony is partnering with a safety expert to create a 
program geared to Hutterite colonies and their diverse enterprises.

Paul Wipf has a passion for safety and has always wanted to raise awareness about farm safety on his colony.

That prompted the farm manager of Viking Colony to partner with a workplace health and safety consultant to develop a first-of-its-kind safety program specifically for Hutterite c....

Chanda. My Wife’s Therapist.

Written by: Paul Wipf on Friday, April 22nd, 2016

Written by Micheal Wollman. Allan Sask. CA.
Posted with permission.

Chanda
We got to know Chanda 6 years ago when my wife Miriam started therapy at Daniels Kimber in Saskatoon. She was one of the many therapists that helped Miriam rehab from a highway accident. An accident eerily identical to the one that claimed Chanda and her family.

Chanda was a friendly compassionate person with a big heart, big smile and kind words. We remember her care and patience. We remember her joy in her children, evident when she brought Kamryn and Migui....
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