Mission Sunday Projects
We are looking forward to missions Sunday this coming week on March 13th. As in years past, we have selected several projects for us to join with, both financially and in prayer.
MB - Multiply
This Missions Sunday we are excited to join with M&R and Multiply in two projects. First, we are looking for help to raise funds for people that don’t have the financial means or community support needed to join programs like TREK, ACTION and SOAR. We have a bursary fund that helps people from marginalized groups join our discipleship programs and develop as leaders in their communities. This year the fund went towards helping people from The Bridge in Saskatoon join the SOAR SASK program.
Additionally, we are looking to support H with his travels to this years’ ICOMB (International Community of Mennonite Brethren) Conference in Brazil. H is working towards establishing a Mennonite Brethren conference in his home country in Central Asia. Attending this conference will allow him to connect effectively with MB brothers and sister from around the world.
Katherine Koop – TeachBeyond The Sparrow Project
TeachBeyond’s Mission connects us to communities with limited resources for Christian Education. As followers of Jesus we are a global community providing transformational education to children and adults. We provide teaching and learning services to see individuals and communities become all God intends, promoting holistic personal growth and enduring social benefit.
Africa is one region where God has opened many doors for TeachBeyond to join in what He is already doing there. The Sparrow Project is training, empowering and equipping God’s children to be transformed in their own relationship to Him and then to take this transforming gospel into their classrooms and to the students they serve.
This two-year training program is a Biblical perspective to transformational education focusing on strengthening the student-teachers' relationship with Christ, establishing relationships, developing discernment, servanthood, and lifelong learning in a culturally contextualized environment.
West Portal Church – Central Asia Visioning Trip (Fall 2022)
We are looking to send a team to Central Asia in Fall this year to join with Multiply, our conference missions organization, in discerning what long-term partnership and involvement with God’s work in Central Asia can look like. As a church we have been involved directly in sending missionaries to this country in the past and have maintained ongoing connections with workers. We are again in a position to consider what it might look like to send out workers from our midst!
The funds will go towards supporting travel costs for visioning team members which currently includes Ryan & Nicole Peters and will include a member from leadership team as well as one of the pastors.
We are excited to see how God will continue his work through these projects and are thankful for your thoughtful giving towards them! If you are planning to give in person, you can have your donation ready to put in the box at the welcome center. For online giving, gifts given this coming week and Sunday will go towards missions Sunday projects – you can also send a note to the office to designate your giving.
If you have any questions, please reach out to the office or one of the missions team members. We can’t wait to share more with you in just one week.
Looking to get involved? Want to learn more about missions? Interested in joining the team? Let us know!
Katherine Koop, Teachbeyond
Katherine is supporting and caring for our members in Kandern, Germany through Member Care with an emphasis on Prayer ministry and coaching.
Teachbeyond values its members and recognizes that before they can be catalysts for redemptive change by the power of the Holy Spirit, they must experience ongoing growth in their own faith and integrate their faith into their lives and ministry. Member care provides pastoral, personal and spiritual support to our members so that this continual growth can happen amid the challenges of living cross culturally and/or working in multinational teams. Our main approaches are: one on one coaching, counselling and mentoring by our team of experienced missionaries.
Tyler and Ally Stein, Youth for Christ Saskatoon
Tyler began working with YFC Saskatoon Youth Unlimited on April 16, 2018. His focus at YFC is on working within the YFC Drop In program and continuing a strong partnership with the Carpenters Church Youth Group. His passion is for the evangelism of Saskatoon's innter city youth. He has distinctly felt God’s undeniable call into ministry at YFC Saskatoon. On January 10, 2022 Tyler, Ally and Zdeno welcomed Eberley Miranda Jane into the world.
Kristin Duchak, Youth for Christ Saskatoon
Kristin saw the role that her youth leaders had in her life as a teen and desired to impact youth the way she had been impacted. Kristin has been serving as a volunteer youth leader with West Portal for over 15 years and has always felt passionate about young people. After many confirmation and answers to prayer she began working at Saskatoon Youth for Christ in the Fall of 2019 with the desire to share the love and hope of Jesus with more young people. Kristin runs a cooking program for teen and young moms called Stepping Stones. Through Stepping Stones Kristin aims to bring hope to young moms through support, care and community.
This couple serves in Austria, as well as continuing to travel to Central Asia, seeking to encourage and disciple believers where historically the Church once flourished.
M&R serve with the Mobilization Team in Central Canada and are involved with the Global Media Network. They also serve to train missional leaders and support church plants in regions of Central Asia.
Ministries We Support
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