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MISSIONS

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 "Shared Funding Partners". 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! 

SHARED FUNDING PARTNERS

AIMEE

HEYER

ONTARIO

With many years of ministry experience both at home and abroad, Aimee is passionate about working with like-minded Christians and sharing God’s love in innovative and creative ways. A resident of Peterborough, Ontario, she uses horses and farm life to connect people to God’s love.

Aimee was deeply burdened to see many middle-class families who were lonely and struggling, and in an increasingly secular society, are statistically unlikely to connect with a local church. Many Canadians today are dealing with relational crises and mental health challenges, and don’t know where to turn for support.

Aimee sensed God’s calling to create a farm ministry where Christians from the area can work together to invite the unchurched to explore Christian faith in a safe and non-threatening atmosphere. She uses riding lessons, support groups, and farm-sharing to provide community for those who might otherwise have no Christian witness in their lives. The ultimate goal of this ministry is to introduce people to Jesus and then, through connections with local churches, walk with them as they grow in their faith and find a Christian church that they can call home.

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ALEXEY & TONIA

PANKOV

NOVOSIBIRSK, RUSSIA

Alexey and Tonia have recently (fall of 2021) made a transition to the city of Novosibirsk to plant a new church. This is a large, metropolitan city of close to 3 million people, located right in the heart of Siberia. Their goal and vision is to build relationships in the community through English classes, counselling, seminars, and discipleship. They continue to provide oversight and leadership to the church in Gorno-Altaisk, Altai, where they had lived and served for almost 14 years. Tonia is a PAOC credential holder from the Saskatchewan district, and Alexey is an ordained pastor with the Russian Assemblies of God.

Prayer Requests:

  • Guidance and wisdom for planting a church in Novosibirsk

  • National workers to come alongside and become part of our ministry

  • Financial provision, health and safety

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ANNA

MORGANTE

MISSION CANADA WINNIPEG, MB

Anna is a Mission Canada worker who is passionate about reaching Canada’s next generation of children and youth who need to find their identity and purpose in Christ. Anna is a gifted communicator and motivational speaker who often uses her own personal story to communicate God’s love to students. She is desirous of seeing Canada’s next generation experience a real encounter with Jesus.

There is much at stake if we are not intentional about reaching Canada’s children and youth.  So many are heavily ‘at-risk’ of becoming involved in self-harming and even criminal activity.  She seeks to walk with children and youth, and their family members, to see them set free through the love and forgiveness that only Christ provides. Purpose, hope and even restoration can result when a young life is transformed, and it’s beautiful when it does.

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BILL & SHIRLEY

PIPKE

BCA AFRICA

Bill and Shirley are global workers based out of Canada. They believe in equipping the local Canadian church to partner with leaders and church planters at home and around the world.  (Currently working in Cuba, Ukraine, Indonesia, Africa and China).  The Pipke’s are working in partnership with Don and M.J. Mann in developing two Africa wide ministries:

BCA (Bridging China and Africa) brings the Canadian, Zambian, and Chinese church together to reach the millions of Chinese workers living in Africa.  BCA will meet their social and spiritual needs through a cultural center.  The dream is to replicate the BCA ministry strategy across Africa.

CLI (Commissioning a Lifestyle of Integrity) is a vision to raise a movement of integrity across Africa that will counter the epidemic of corruption.   An integrity driven generation of leaders in business, church, education, professions, and government will transform the culture.

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BRIDGES FOR PEACE

GLOBAL

Christians supporting Israel and building relationships between Christians and Jews in Israel and around the world.

We are committed to the following goals:

  • To encourage meaningful and supportive relationships between Christians and Jews in Israel and around the world.

  • To educate and equip Christians to identify with Israel, the Jewish people and the biblical/Hebraic foundations of our Christian faith.

  • To bless Israel and the Jewish people in Israel and worldwide, through practical assistance, volunteer service and prayer.

  • To communicate Christian perspectives to the attention of Israeli leaders and the Jewish community-at-large.

  • To counter anti-Semitism worldwide and support Israel’s divine God-given right to exist in her God-given land.

https://www.bridgesforpeace.com/

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CALVARY

DEJONG

MISSION CANADA SASKATOON, SK

Calvary deJong is a Mission Canada campus worker in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, working as part of the Mission Canada SERVE Campus Network. The University of Saskatchewan is situated in the heart of the city, just across the river from the downtown core and is the largest post-secondary institution in the province with over 20,000 students. Being present allows for multiple opportunities every day to rub shoulders with post-secondary students, building personal relationships and serving as a bridge between the campus and local faith communities. Calvary comes alongside students, helping them develop a healthy worldview, and connecting their universal needs with a spiritual journey—one that centres on the person, work, mission and community of Christ. In the journeying, vision and purpose are challenged and strengthened, and students are encouraged to seek true meaning for life. Calvary is energized by casting the vision of a thoroughly missional lifestyle in the context of a multicultural secular society that is religiously pluralistic. He delights in helping students engage the social world around them—in Jesus’ name.

DAVID & EILEEN

COUREY

BELGIUM

Investing their lives in Europe, Eileen and David Courey work through two seminaries in Belgium; one Pentecostal, Continental Theological Seminary in Brussels; the other broadly Protestant, Evangelical Theological Faculty in Leuven.  They see their ministry in three dimensions:

  • Shaping Leaders - Both David and Eileen love people. In college ministry, they meet lots of young men and women filled with passion and promise and they love to fan those flames into a blaze. Their home is always open and they have built great life-sharing relationships with young leaders that will grow over the years.

  • Encouraging Churches - Churches in Europe are often small and struggling. David preaches motivational, practical, biblical messages in European (mostly Belgian) churches virtually every Sunday. All over Europe he and Eileen have made friends with pastors, leaders and folk they’ve encouraged in the journey. 

  • Building Foundations -  David’s heart has always been to model spiritual passion, pastoral effectiveness and theological rigor. He does that as a teacher, but also as an author and thought leader with students, pastors and churches. Building strong foundations for spiritual vitality strengthens believers in this highly secular environment.

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ERDO

EMERGENCY RELIEF & DEVELOPMENT OVERSEAS 

GLOBAL

We work for the holistic well-being of families and communities. We know, it’s an easy thing to say, but much harder to make a reality. Through our three main areas of work, child sponsorship, community development and crisis response, we have seen how bringing several solutions to a community creates lasting change. When we provide parents with job opportunities, help them send their children to school, bring the family extra food and provide clean water to the community, their lives change!

At any one time, ERDO is working in over 30 countries around the world. We bring emergency relief during times of natural disaster and conflict, while continuing to help families overcome challenges of poverty to build stronger futures.  

Our child sponsorship program is currently running in 29 countries, and we have programs operating in other parts of the world through various ministry partners. When crises occur, these global partnerships allow us to extend our reach and respond to urgent needs, wherever they happen.

GARY & MARINA

ATHENS, GREECE

Gary & Marina partner with the Greek Evangelical Church to plant new churches.  They also teach classes at the Greek Bible College, which is Eastern Europe's only accredited evangelical seminary.  They provide leadership in the Internationals Student Program and, as a family on mission, engage students around their own dining room table.

Gary & Marina also support their Avant colleagues with short-term training missions in the Balkans, Tky and the Middle East.

Staying engaged in Africa is also important, and they now work as Ministry Field Directors, leading and supervising Avant's African missionaries.

CHILDREN'S CAMP

INTERNATIONAL

GREG WOOD

Children’s Camps International is an evangelical,non-denominational organization that has been promoting the dynamic work of children’s camping ministry around the world since 2003. They work together with the indigenous church to reach the children of the developing world.

Programs focus on complete transformation through intentional evangelism, discipleship and leadership training programs. They train young people from churches that are local to each area, and equip them to reach the children and families in their communities through engaging camp experiences and year-round follow up. The children will then often introduce their families and friends to the people in the church.

Greg Wood is an award winning magician, comedian, and speaker who attends Calvary Temple Winnipeg. He has performed his own brand on comedy and illusions across Canada and in ten countries on five continents.  Greg works with Children’s Camps International to bring the message of Jesus to children around the world.

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IAN & TIFFANIE

ROWLEY

CAMBODIA

Ian and Tiffanie, Emilyn and Sophia, are PAOC/PAONL global workers in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Ian oversees Global Student Center and dorm that aims to reach university students. They engage students through various ministries and programs that are offered at their center.  With housing for 100 students in the dorm and through genuine relationships with the university students off-site, many have come to faith. They are now connected in the discipleship aspect of Global and to the young adult church on site.   Tiffanie administers the ChildCARE Plus program in Cambodia. There are currently 12 community-based sites and 16 staff members that help to oversee 600+ children in the program. The program helps the child receive education, feed their families, look after their medical needs and sees them through to post-secondary studies...breaking the cycle of poverty. While the physical needs are met, lives are also transformed by the gospel through the intentional relationship with the staff and local believers!

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JEANETTE

SHAHEEN

TANZANIA

In sub-Saharan Africa, millions of children have no access to education, or their parents don’t have the means to send their children to school. Without proper education and other essentials like nutrition and healthcare, little hope exists for many children in this region of the world.

To help respond to this need, I serve as VOH's administrator for all ten of our centres, ensuring we maintain sound financial accountability and effective programming, policies, and strategies. My desire is that all the children who come to VOH Centers receive the highest quality care possible.

PRAYER REQUESTS:

  • For God to transform the lives of many more VOH children as they experience His love for them.

  • For God to fill our VOH staff with His wisdom and creativity to implement life-changing programs for the children with our care.

  • For God to continue to guide me, use me for His kingdom work, and help me take one day at time.

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JEREMY & CANDACE

POSTAL

WHISTLER, BC

Jeremy pastors Church on the Mountain, one of Whistler’s only churches which meets every Sunday evening in the heart of Whistler Village.  He also provides leadership to Snowboarders for Christ, a group who invites all who will come, attracting transient young adults in great need of community.  Candace leads a ministry to women and moms.  Together Jeremy and Candace have a desire to see the mission of Jesus lived out in the town of Whistler.

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JEREMY & CHRISTINE

FESER

KENYA

Rift Valley Academy has a long and rich history of serving missionaries across East Africa for more than 100 years. It is a boarding school run by missionaries for missionaries, providing a high quality western education to nearly 500 students each year.

Jeremy's primary responsibility is as the Food Services Manager, managing a staff of thirty national workers who cook nearly 1000 meals a day for the boarding students. Christine is overseeing the travel and immigration for all of the students as well as the 120+ missionaries. Additionally, they get to pour in to the lives of the students through Sunday School classes, small groups, class sponsorship, teaching (Jeremy is the super Science sub and Christine is involved in a variety of ways in the elementary classrooms), mentoring students one on one, providing dorm cover, and so on and so forth! 

The vast majority of the students who attend RVA are Missionary Kids, and the existence of the school allows those families to remain on the field when many others return to their home countries as their children reach high school age. There are also children of foreign expats scattered across Africa who attend the school, plus a significant percentage of Kenyan students. RVA may not look like traditional missions, but it enables hundreds of families as they spread the Good News to those who don't yet know Jesus.

Jeremy and Christine have four children, Jacob, Natasha, Paul, and Benjamin who all have the privilege of attending Rift Valley Academy.

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JOHN & RUTH

KERR

ZAMBIA

The Kerrs serve with a great team of Zambian leaders, their ministry centres around Trans-Africa Christian University in the copperbelt city of Kitwe. Here various development programs are offered, along with the training of pastors and leaders.  A teacher-training college has recently been added. Over the past 50 years, graduates of TACU have filled many strategic roles and pulpits across Zambia. Surrounded by Shanty Towns of 400,000 people, TACU reaches out to its impoverished neighbours through an agriculture co-op, skills-training, tailoring school and the Barnabas Soccer League and Discipleship program. The soccer league disciples some 700 youth weekly through the "Brian's Place" Youth Centre.

PRAY

  • That peace and divine favour would prevail in Zambia

  • That the scourge of poverty might be lifted, providing all Zambians with a future and a hope

  • For continuing good health and vitality for John & Ruth and their Zambian colleagues

  • For safety in their "going out and coming in" -- especially on the roads

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JOHN & LAUREL

ARCHER

WORLDWIDE

John directs humanitarian relief and development projects and gospel witness in Africa and Asia. Their calling is to serve in the world’s impossible places. They have two children, Caleb and Emma. Their desire is to open doors for people to impact their world in ways and places they never thought possible. Their family is a witness to the fact that God can use unlikely candidates to do just this.

 

John grew up in Calvary Temple, and now lives in Fort Langley BC with his wife Laurel and his two children Caleb and Emma.  He is an Associate Global Worker with the PAOC.

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JORGE & JACINTA

MELO

PORTUGAL

The Azores Islands have the highest rate of school dropouts in all of Europe. It also has the highest rate of poverty and domestic violence in Portugal. Furthermore, with a population of approximately 235,000 people, only about 0.3% are actually believers.

With these sobering facts in hand, Jorge & Jacinta have begun planting churches, developing discipleship programs, teaching anger management courses to address domestic violence in families, leading Bible teaching in the homes, and developing a feeding program for impoverished individuals.

The goal is to primarily reach younger families that profess some form of religion but do not understand how to have a genuine relationship with the Lord. The hope is to see more and more people turn away from an empty religious life and hopeless idol worshiping, to enter into a fully committed relationship with Jesus Christ!

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JOSEPH

BAGAZA

MISSION CANADA
CULTURAL LANGUAGE WORKER

Joseph’s heart desire is to continue being God’s kingdom ambassador, sharing Jesus at all times. As Jesus commanded us to go and make disciples of all nations in Matthew 28:18-20, Joseph’s heart is for all the nations of peoples God continues to bring to Canada, and in central Africa.

Engaging with Newcomers to Canada, Joseph is:

  • Committed and engaging, serving newcomer families as they make Canada their second home to help them have access to their basic different services such medical, food, schools as well the place of worship and being there for them emotionally, psychologically and spiritually

  • Committed and engaged, sharing the gospel with newcomers and seeing them integrated into faith communities within the city

  • Committed to continue sharing the gospel through in the community, on the street and through his media channel. These missions serve local immigrant groups in Canada, as well as host evangelistic campaigns, outreach street evangelism, feeding programs, and refugee assistance in Africa

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MELAT

HAILU

YOUTH FOR CHRIST, WINNIPEG

Melat Hailu works as the Senior Ministry Director, responsible for community youth ministries and fundraising events.

YFC's passion is to combine healthy relationships with creative programs to help young people make good choices and establish a solid foundation for life.  They believe that transformed youth have the opportunity to transform communities, our country and the world.  They engage and equip youth to know and follow Jesus.

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R.A.N.

Restricted Access Nations

Creating access to places where the church of Jesus Christ does not yet exist.


RAN’s purpose is to make Spirit-filled disciples and plant multiplying fellowships of indigenous believers, particularly where a non-missionary identity and pioneer approaches/creative strategies are required.

We currently support three R.A.N. global workers.

TAMBOV

RUSSIA

RUSSIA

​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 encourages them in three areas of ministry: evangelistic outreach, ministry to orphans and rehabilitation.

 

Visit www. russia-church.com

MOZAMBIQUE

BIBLE COLLEGE

MOZAMBIQUE

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 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.

TAMMY

JUNGHANS

MISSION CANADA U of M

Tammy’s passion for seeing young adults serve God and others led her to develop Segue, a student group at the University of Manitoba.

“Segue”, meaning smooth transition from one thing to the next, focuses on seeing students transition well, building faith community and addressing injustices like human trafficking, poverty, and food security. In 2013 Segue expanded to include Red Frogs initiatives on campus where teams creatively serve thousands of students.

Tammy’s heart is to disciple students and walk out the love of God. You might find her in the campus community garden, investing in the life of students over coffee, handing out food and beverages at a Red Frogs event, teaching a study or planning an initiative with students to combat injustice. Tammy is also a student at the University of Manitoba which helps in maintaining an understanding of the unique rhythms and challenges of student life. Her love for God and others is contagious and inspires others to search, learn and grow.

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RYAN

REMPEL

GIVE THE WORD, MANITOBA

Ryan works with Give the Word to equip churches, ministries and believers for outreach and evangelism.  Every year the ministry raises funds to distribute approximately 50,000 Bibles across Canada and into Spanish speaking countries.  They also visit churches with the intention of challenging and equipping other believers to be ministry minded by sharing the Gospel with those who do not know Jesus Christ.

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PAUL & LYNN

KOHLS

SLOVAKIA

Paul and Lynn are in Slovakia in Central Europe to develop a 2nd year program with an emphasis in leadership for Gateway College. Gateway (which has been birthed and nurtured by colleagues Miro and Marta Toth and Kristus Mestu Church in Nitra, SK) is the bible college of The Apostolic Church in Slovakia. The primary focus and passion of the ministry is to develop young leaders to become a church planting movement across the region. Both will teach in the college and come alongside leaders to help build and expand the kingdom in this ever-so-needy post communist, post-Christian very secular mission field.  

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SHOAIB

EBADI

AFGHANISAN TELEVISION

Shoaib Ebadi is the president and executive director of Square One World Media, which provides Christ-centred programs for all ages and audiences.


Square One World Media shares the Good News of Jesus Christ with people around the world: in languages they can understand, in formats they can access, and with content that invites and challenges audiences of all ages.

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

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.

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