2022 Year End Project

2022 Year End Project

Each December Woodside raises funds for specific Year End Projects. This year there are three areas we are focusing on: Refugee Ministry, Facility Equipment and Upgrades, and Global Missions.

Total amount raised: $176,104.45

Pray for the elders as the discern how these additional funds should be distributed.

Refugee Ministry $10K

“Peter” is a 24-year old man who was raised in a devout Muslim family in Somalia. On an academic visit to China, Peter came to know Christ. As a Christian his life was in danger in Somalia and he escaped to Kenya. Pastors in China and elsewhere have assured us of the authenticity of Peter’s faith and of his perilous situation. Funds raised will assist Peter to travel and settle in Canada.

Facility Equipment & Upgrades $40K

This may include a new oven unit, dishwasher replacement, carpet cleaner, cafe improvements/ book nooks, blinds (worship centre/ lower foyer etc) and Donna’s Place drainage and grading.

Global Missions $75K

1. Van for Carlos & Becky Ortega- $25K

Carlos and Becky’s current 17 year old vehicle is tired and needing to be replaced while it still has some value.  Cars are very expensive in Ecuador due to import duties and other costs. 

2. Muskrat Dam- $10K

For continuing ministry in Muskrat Dam. We hope to have an ongoing relationship with our friends there.

3. Jen and Serge Kamari: Children’s Education Centre -$25K

Jen and Serge have an opportunity to build an Early Childhood Education Centre. They hope to provide free education in a very low-income community for up to 100 children (kindergarten age).  

4. Mark and Carmen Brubacher: Theological Training Centres- $15K

Samfya Bible School’s Extension Ministry establishes biblical training centres throughout Northern Zambia, providing pastors, church leaders and ministry workers with a one-year biblical foundations course. This is a great investment and encouragement to the Bible School.

There are several ways to support these initiatives financially:

  • cheque or cash (to be put in the offering boxes on Sundays or dropped off during office hours)
  • e-tranfer to transfers@woodsidechurch.ca – please indicate Year End Projects in the memo
  • pre-authorized debit
  • for more woodsidechurch.ca/give

If more than the targeted amount is received in the Year-End project, the Elders will have discretion on how best to use those funds.

Please clearly indicate on your offering envelope or e-transfer that you want to direct your donation to the Year-End Project .
We will accept donations for the year-end project until Saturday December 31, 2022. Official receipts will be issued in early 2023.