Global Missions

Global Missions

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Lisa Barber

Barber,-LisaInternational Teams Canada. My role with ITCA is two-fold: As the Canadian Champion for the Refugee ministry in Linz, Austria, I inform churches in Canada of current projects, and connect them with opportunities to participate. As a Member Care Specialist, I help to resource all our ministry Champions who are helping to facilitate the involvement of many Canadians in projects all around the world that are meeting the physical and spiritual needs of widows, orphans and refugees.  www.iteams.ca

Phil & Andrea Bauman

Bauman,-Phil-and-AndreaServing in Mission, Accra, Ghana. We have lived in Ghana since 2000. At present our primary ministry is the leadership of the 25 member SIM Ghana team. Phil is the SIM Ghana Director with responsibility for the strategic direction of our team and liaising with our ministry partners.  He is also has significant involvement with project coordination and oversight, and overseeing the administrative aspects of our office. Andrea’s primary responsibilities are Personnel/Health Coordinator for SIM Ghana, but she also enjoys her time as a health advisor at a street kids drop-in centre. www.sim.ca

Mark & Carmen Brubacher

Brubacher,-Mark-and-CarmenBright Hope, Samfya, Zambia. Serving as Country Director for Zambia, the Brubachers monitor and provide field support for Bright Hope’s projects in Zambia and Uganda. Mark was raised in Zambia and Kenya and has extensive international development experience including post-war reconstruction efforts in Sudan, consulting for the World Bank and working with UNICEF as well as several government agencies. brighthope.org

Adam & Jena Demark

Demark,-AdamNew Tribes Mission, Missouri, USA. The Demarks serve at NTM’s Missionary Training Centre, where Adam is the Director of Ministry Partnership Development, and they are both involved with the missionary students, teaching and discipling them to plant churches among unreached people groups. Jena also works in childcare, caring for the student children, allowing their parents to be equipped for a church-planting ministry. In addition to local community involvement, Adam & Jena are part of an itinerant ministry that equips church leaders in West Africa.  www.usa.ntm.org

Kirk & Patti Durston

Durston,-Kirk-and-PattiPower to Change Ministries, Elmira, Ontario. Kirk and Patti Durston work with the “New Scholars Society”, part of the national ministry “Power To Change”. Kirk speaks and debates across Canada as well as in the USA and the UK, usually on university campuses, discussing topics pertaining to God, philosophy and science. I.E. “Does God Exist?”, “If God is All loving, Why is there so much Evil and Suffering in the World?” and “Evidence for Intelligent Design of the Universe”. He is currently working on a series of short videos responding to objections and attacks made against Christianity.  www.powertochange.com

Hamid & Debbie

Debbie-and-HamidInternational Teams Canada, Austria. In July we moved along with our team leader and his family to the city of Linz in order to start a new work with refugees. We are very thankful that the churches in Innsbruck have begun to actively reach out to the refugees there and thus we felt it was the right time for us as a team to move on. After taking some time to settle in to our new surroundings as well as have some vacation time, we are in the process of collecting information about the refugee situation here in Linz. We want to understand as much as possible about who is doing what for refugees and what the needs are before we jump in with our own ideas of how we want to do ministry. We have made some good contacts so far and are excited to see how God will lead us in the coming months. There is a Persian Church here which we have enjoyed attending and are praying about in which areas, as well as the extent to which, Hamid should be involved there.  www.iteams.ca

Alan & Wilma Findlay

Findlay,-alan-and-wilmaOutreach Canada, Ontario, Canada. As the Administrator for the Canadian MK Network (CMKN), which is under the umbrella of Outreach Canada, Wilma will be helping to research and resource Canadian Missionary Kids, their families, their mission agencies, and churches. This will include ReBoot (re-entry retreat for youth who have grown up outside of Canada making the transition to college/university/working in Canada) and training sessions for church missions committees in caring for Missionary Kids. Both Alan & Wilma continue to volunteer with Waterloo FOCUS, part of Int’l Student Ministries of Canada, which is an outreach to international students and visiting scholars at University of Waterloo.  www.en.outreach.ca

Esther Frey

Frey,-EstherMSC, San Juan, Puerto Rico. I am mainly involved with directing the Emmaus Bible correspondence office in Puerto Rico. We have 400 active students, mostly inmates, and in at least 15 institutions. This keeps me in the office 4 days a week. Then I help in our local church with some secretarial work, discipleship among women, and some children’s work. I am actively involved with the camp ministry and specifically as treasurer.  www.msccanada.org

Serge & Jennifer KamariKamari Family photo

International Teams Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda. Impact Rwanda takes a holistic (spiritual, physical and mental) approach to meeting the needs of the desperately poor and vulnerable people of Rwanda by offering: a community development project in Nyamirama; food, shelter, and education to street children and orphans in Kigali; medical care, leadership development, and income generating projects to people living with HIV/AIDS in Kigali; financial support for education, leadership development and micro-enterprises in the Kiziba Refugee Camp.  www.iteams.ca

Becky & Carlos Ortega

Martin,-BeckyMSC, Guayaquil, Ecuador. In the squatter community of Bastion, Guayaquil, I help to run and manage the child sponsorship program in the school. I am responsible for building relationships with students, learning about their family situations, creating profiles, and translating letters to and from their sponsors abroad. I am involved in ministries such as kids club, Bible camp, and youth mentoring. I truly am passionate about serving these kids and seeing the change that the Lord may have in their lives. Thank you for your prayers and support!  www.msccanada.org.

Brian & Alicia Martin

Martin,-Brian-and-AliciaNew Tribes Mission of Canada, Elmira, Ontario. Brian and Alicia are serving with New Tribes Mission of Canada as Missionary Care Coordinator – walking alongside and facilitating care for missionaries as they spread the Gospel and plant churches around the world.  www.canada.ntm.org

Rick & Linda Martin

Martin,-Rick-&-LindaMy People, Sioux Lookout, Ontario. Rick and Linda facilitate seminars across Canada helping aboriginal people deal with sexual abuse and also train aboriginals to help others with abuse issues. They also spend considerable time bringing Jesus to Linda’s Oji-Cree people in north western Ontario by cultivating relationships, attending funerals and providing counseling. They are involved, through these programs, in holistic evangelism.  www.mypeopleinternational.com

Russ & Meredith Martin

Martin,-Russ-&-MeredithPower to Change Ministries, Waterloo, Ontario. We work with the student ministry of Power to Change. Our mission is to help students on every university campus in Canada discover Jesus. Meredith is a graphical designer of all our evangelistic materials. Russ is the associate national director. Last year over 200 students placed their faith in Christ on our campuses!  www.powertochange.com

Terry & Brenda Martin

Martin,-Terry-&-BrendaRising Above Ministries, Niverville, Manitoba. Terry has been serving as Executive Director of Rising Above, an Aboriginal inner healing ministry, but in September he will relinquish those duties to an Aboriginal leader and transition into a new administrative role in the current office in Niverville, MB. The transition falls in line with the mission of empowering Aboriginals to reach their own people.  www.risingabove.ca

Pete & Faith Olver

Olver,-Pete-and-FaithNew Tribes Mission of Canada. Durham, Ontario. We serve at NTMC’s headquarters. Pete is the Coordinator for the International Security Team. He is responsible for overseeing the security of Canadian missionaries overseas. Faith home schools our kids and occasionally helps out with guest services at our mission campus.  www.canada.ntm.org

Rachel & Uche Nweke

Neumeister,-RachelJos, Nigeria, West Africa – Scripture Engagement. Wycliffe serves minority language groups worldwide by fostering an understanding of God’s Word through bible translation, while nurturing literacy, education, and stronger communities.Scripture Engagement activities seek to equip people to interact with God’s Word in their heart language for transformed lives. People can truly understand Scripture when it’s expressed in their own language, rather than a foreign/unknown language preached in church (ie English).  www.wycliffe.ca

Gordon & Janet Wohlgemut

Wohlgemut,-Gordon&Janet-2015New Tribes Mission, Missouri, USA & Papua New Guinea. Gordon and Janet’s ministry involves training, teaching and mentoring missionary students (around 100 students a year) for a specialized ministry among unreached tribal people in the remotest parts of the world. Their ministry also includes continued contact and an itinerate ministry with national church leaders in Papua New Guinea. Gord is quite heavily involved in writing books for the believers in PNG and Janet also spends some time on this project.  www.canada.ntm.org