National Missions Coordinator
I had the privilege of doing a Missions Workshop at this year's Convention in Halifax. It was a great opportunity to share more about Canadian Foursquare Missiology and to openly dialogue about Missions with many pastors and leaders from our Foursquare Churches across Canada. I was so excited to hear about all that is currently taking place through our churches and to talk about how we can strategically partner together to grow Canadian Foursquare Missions even more. If you were unable to attend this session, I would love to hear about the current projects that your church is doing around the globe. We have such a gift as Canadians to be openly welcome all around the world and I am excited to see the new doors God is opening for us.
We are currently working to update our Missions page on the website and we have added a new update button which will include any recent news or updates and a short-term missions button where you can let us know about upcoming trips so we partner with you in prayer and also where you can share praise reports and videos of your recent trips. Other new buttons are still being developed. We would love to use your stories from the field to create more Missions' buzz and to help build faith in other churches, so please share with us how and where God is using your church to help plant seeds for the Kingdom!
Thank you to all churches/individuals who have donated towards the relief efforts in Nepal. Together we were able to send $3,934.06 to date to Foursquare Disaster Relief (FDR). The current need is getting people into longer term but still temporary housing before the monsoon season starts and rains begin to fall heavily. There are a few different styles of homes being built using a mixture of old and new materials as well as repurposing of some materials which is helping to save on costs as well. These shelters are something that could last for 1-2 years while the families try to save money to rebuild. FDR is also trying to think of better ways to build homes in the remote mountain villages. Basic costs for one of these temporary homes is around $150 USD each (Approx $185 CDN). If you would still like to donate, please click the "Nepal relief" button on our website or donate through your local church offering marking the donation as "Disaster Relief". Note: FDR is also looking for two Physiotherapists or Occupational Therapists to join a short-term team heading to Nepal in the near future. If you are currently licensed and are interested, please email me.
Canadian Foursquare Missions partners with PLBC by investing in the Lifelaunch Annual Missions Trip. These trips provide students with an opportunity to step out in faith and answer the call to be a part of a Missions team. This year the PLBC LifeLaunch Team spent four weeks serving the people of Barbados and working alongside of the Local Foursquare Church. Led by Pastor Steve and Becky Witmer, God used this team to help with construction and to serve through various ministries to Children, Youth and Adults.