We Go Into The World!
We believe in reaching beyond ourselves, beyond our borders and our culture, beyond the familiar. Calvary Temple is taking the good news to many parts of the world in many ways…
One way is by supporting long-term missionaries who are involved in sharing the gospel in many countries around the world. We refer to these programs as our "Fields of Burden".
But Calvary Temple also supports missions projects that grow from the vision of people in the church. This could be a short-term missions trip, or could be evangelistic outreach by evangelists who are associated with Calvary Temple. We refer to these programs as "Family Business"
…and we want you to meet some of our Partners! The first section lists our Fields of Burden. The lower section describes some of our current Family Business projects.
FIELDS OF BURDEN:
The Manitoba District of the PAOC has embarked on a focused ministry to reach the next generation of Aboriginal People in Canada. Under the direction of pastor Robert Mclean the vision is "To be a catylist for evangelism, for new and healthy churches, for healthy pastors and for excellence in next generation leadership among Aboriginal Peoples". Calvary Temple is supporting this outreach.
For further information visit their website at http://www.aboriginalmissions.ca/#/welcome
Stephen & Heather Chaloner, AFRICA REGIONAL DIRECTOR
Profile...Based in Nairobi, Kenya, I lead PAOC's team of over 90 missioinaries deployed in Africa in the areas of evangelism, church planting, leadership development, education, health, community development and emergency relief. My mandate is to facilitate the healthy development of PAOC initiatives in Africa and it's network of AFrican churches known as the Pentecostal Assemblies of Africa. You can contact us directly via email at; email@example.com
Pray...for Godly wisdom and discernment; for health and safety; that God will strengthen and encourage ministries and churches affiliated with The Pentecostal Assemblies of Africa and beyond.
For the latest information please follow this link paocafrica.spaces.live.com
John & Ruth Kerr, ZAMBIA
Profile...We serve at the Trans-Africa Theological College in Kitwe, Zambia where John is the Principal and Ruth has a hand in everything from music to missions. They work with approximately 80 mature and motivated students; most of them have already planted a church. John is also working with a team to organize lay leadership across Zambia. Ruth is involved in AIDS Awareness training and takes this urgent message into teacher training institutions and churches. Currently, they are developing a national committee to raise awareness in all the churches.
Click to see their webasite: www.zambiakerrs.typepad.com
Pray...that graduates would continue to evangelize the nation, disciple new believers and reach out to the greater southern Africa region.
Darrell & Sharon Desrosiers - NAMIBIA
Profile... After 18 years of pastoring in Canada Darrell and Sharon have followed Gods call to the country of Namibia in Southern Africa. Their areas of ministry include encouraging the local chuch and helping strenthen the work that has already been done.
They are providing leadership development, theological education, networking with the national church and most of all lifting heavy hands and hearts of those working tirelesly to bring healing and help to a desperatly needy country.
Check out their ministry at http://namibianow.com/
Gary & Marina Cymbaluk - PAC - KENYA
Profile... The Cymbaluks have sold their home in Ontario and have moved to Nairobi Kenya where Gary is teaching at Pan African Christian University (PAC).
PAC University is intentionally focussed on training and equipping leaders for the dynamic and fast growing African church. Through a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs and a church based diploma program the university serves about 1,800 students. Many of the challenges that Africa faces are directly related to poor leadership. The vision of PAC University is to raise new generations of godly, servant-minded leaders who will be instrumental in the transformation of society. As an internationally recognized and fully accredited Christian university the institution is positioned for great influence. For more information on the university please visit www.pacuniversity.ac.ke and www.questleader.com
Gary teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in leadership as well as conducting leadership training seminars through the university’s leadership institute Quest. Marina is active in discipleship ministry with the PAC university community and in the local community where the university is situated.
Follow Gary's observations and activities at http://www.cymbaluk.com/ .
Profile...After several years of ministry in Romania Debbie is now involved in developing new fields fand opportunities. Debbie reports:
"My new role provides an incredible opportunity to share the need, recruit new candidates, assess, train, mentor and provide care and support for workers throughout the journey. These are not simple tasks. There is rarely a dull moment!!Though the harvest looks quite different in some areas of the world, we can see God opening doors where relation-ships are developed, influence gained, the gospel shared and disciples made. This is not a call for the weak-hearted but for those that have audacity to press through barriers and live fully surrendered lives for the cause of Christ."
Peter & Patricia DeWit, THAILAND
Profile...Peter and Patricia and their family have been serving the Lord in Thailand since 1991. Peter gives oversight to the Thai field as team leader and is also involved in church planting, youth leadership training and the 250 kids sponsored by ChildCARE Plus. The Thai church is still a needy church with many churches not able to support themselves. Out of 43 churches in the fellowship, only one-third are self-supporting. Since 2002, nine new works have started. The spiritual atmosphere is changing and Thais are more ready to receive the truth of Jesus now than ever before!
An integral part of their strategy is to train God-loving teenagers, who will become future leaders in the fellowship. We are seeing many teens who desire to attend our Bible School and receive training but it takes years for a young person to become respected, equipped, experienced and ready to plant new churches.
Peter and Patricia also have a burden to minister to Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos. The Lord has opened a wide door for Southeast Asia, (Revelation 3:8) but a desperate need for laborers to walk through that door are required.
To follow their blog click on the link...http://wisdomfromme.xanga.com/weblog
Pray...for NewSong Bangkok, that many life changing stories will be told; that our five children would walk closely with God and in His truth; that God's provision will exceed our budget needs; for our spiritual vitallity; that the Thai church will grow in influence here and in neighboring countries.
James & Colleen Guskjolen - CENTRAL AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
Profile... James is the Regional Director for Central America annd the Caribbean. He has ministered with The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada for thirty years. During this time he has served as pastor and church planter in Saskatchewan and as a missionary to the island nation of Seychelles. Presently, they make their home and ministry base in Panama City, Panama.
Colleen is called to ministry and the market place. She has a passion and desire to see women everywhere grow to fulfill their personal destiny. Colleen has had the privilege of sharing the word of God with women around the world.
Their vision for the region of Latin America and Caribbean is to LEAD in a SPIRITUAL, SOCIAL and ECONOMIC Transformation of Nations. They recognize that this visions is far greater than themselves and are depending on God to help engage the task.
For the latest information please click on the link http://www.lacministries.org/
Wayne Hilsden - JERUSALEM
Profile... Wayne is senior pastor of King of Kings Community Church in Jerusalem. He gives leadership and oversight to the King of Kings Ministry team. In addition to preaching regularly in Jerusalem, he travels the world sharing with the nations about the restoration of Israel. Wayne has been a resident of Jerusalem since 1983.
In the past few years King of Kings Community purchased and renovated Jerusalem's largest movie theater and transformed it into a worship and conference center called the Jerusalem PAVILION. The top floor (14th story) of the same building was purchased and is now the "Jerusalem Pavilion Prayer Tower."
Wayne Hilsden has also served as academic dean of Israel College of the Bible and has helped mentor young Israeli leaders who have subsequently planted Hebrew-speaking congregations in Israel.
The church's website is at http://www.kkcj.org/
Dan and Donna Davies - LIBERIA
Profile: Dan and Donna have been involved in missions programs for many years. Recently they felt the call to move to Liberia as full time global workers.
- Pray for God’s blessing on their lives and ministry as they work to build capacity in LIBERIA;
- Pray for souls to be saved, believers to be disciples, and new churches to be planted;
- Pray for God’s wisdom and direction in their ministry and all decision making;
- Pray for the government and country that peace will prevail;
- Pray for on-going health and safety in this war recovering country of 80% unemployment and roaming ex-boy soldiers;
- Pray for God’s blessing on their children and grandchildren in Canada
Joel and Laura Harder
Profile: For the past three years, Joel & Laura Harder have a been sensing the Holy Spirit leading them toward the mission field, and are thrilled that their dream is now about to be realized. Joel & Laura will be taking over the leadership responsibilities at The Village of Hope in Chongwe, Zambia.
Villages of Hope provides food, shelter, medical care and education to vulnerable children who have nowhere else to turn. Here the children are given the love and care of a family and the chance to hear about Christ’s love for them. VOH currently has villages in 5 African countries, the newest of which is located in Chongwe Zambia, the country’s third village.
Prayer and Praise:
- Praise God for those who have began supporting us as we prepare for what God has called us to do in Zambia!!!!
- We continue to praise God for His protection as we travel throughout Manitoba and Northwest Ontario.
- Praise God for the interest shown in supporting the children of Village of Hope; each Sunday we are approached by people who want to support a child .
- Pray for our children who will be going through many transitions in the upcoming year
Profile: Over the past quarter century missionaries like Bill and Linda Mercer, Stephen & Heather Chaloner, Izirlei and Lenilda Guimaraes, Manuel & Agripina Bessa, and others from Canada have been working with the churches in Mozambique, focusing on theological training , pastors seminars, and and extension program that provides training at many locations in this large country. These ministries are now under the direction of national leaders. Calvary Temple remains in partnership with these national leaders through ongoing support for the Bible School and the extension program.
Profile: Since the mid 1990's Calvary Temple has been partnering with Pastor Reuben Nazurchuk to bring the message of salvation to the people in Russia. In October 1988 Reuben was called by God to minister in this city in central Russia that had no evangelical Christian witness. He traveled to Manitoba to receive his theological training and while he was in Canada he developed a relationship with Calvary Temple.
Reuben and his wife Lyuba now lead a large church in this strategic city as well as numerous daughter churches in the surrounding region. Calvary Temple supports three areas of ministry:
- evangelistic outreach
- ministry to orphans
- rehabilitation ministry
More information can be found at http://russia-church.com/
Other Cross Cultural Ministry
Calvary Temple is involved with Arab World Ministries right here in Canada, as well as care and ministry for new immigrants here in Winnipeg. We care for needy men and women through organizations like Union Gospel Mission and Canadian Lifelight Ministries.
Since sending our first missionary in 1908 (Martha Hisey to Liberia) to this day, Calvary Temple has believed the Gospel is for everybody in every part of the world.
There are exciting ways to be involved in Missions at Calvary Temple. You can give financial support, pray for our partners, or serve in volunteer mission’s ministry!
Family Business projects are missions projects that grow from the vision of people in the church. This could be a short-term missions trip, or could be evangelistic outreach by evangelists who are associated with Calvary Temple. We refer to these programs as "Family Business". What differentiates them from Fields of Burden projects is the time frame. These missions projects involve a specific trip to a missions field, and finish once that trip is completed.
Each proposal is presented to the Board of Calvary Temple. The Board reviews each proposal to ensure that the project is in accordance with the church's missions vision, is well planned, and is likely to be supported by members of the church. Once the project is approved the proponents can bring it before the congregation requesting prayer and financial support.
Recent Family Business projects include:
- Pastors' seminars and outdoor crusades in Uganda and southern Sudan by Pastors James Okot and Alfred Flett
- Evangelistic Crusades in Argentina by Alfred Flett
- Evangelistic Crusades in the Philippines with Alfred Flett and the Amoyos
- Distribution of food and Bibles in Cuba by Alonso and Rosa Rosales
- Evangelistic crusade by David Rose and Alfred Flett with missionary Cartland Palmer in Clarendon Jamaica along with a work team led by Jared Clarke at the Project of Hope training centre in Clarendon
Alfred Flett - EVANGELIST
Profile... Alfred is an international evangelist who has ministered around the world. In addition to his ongoing ministry among First Nations communities throughout North and South America, Alfred partners with Calvary Temple in conducting crusades and Pastoral Training Seminars around the globe.
Read more about Alfred's ministry at http://web.me.com/alfredflett/Alfred_M_Flett_Ministries/About_Me.html.