Learning a new language always opens doors for meaningful conversations.
One of our single, global workers living in the Middle East reports," “Because of the advanced levels of Arabic I was [learning], the discussions during class moved away from surface level, diplomatic conversations to the role of religion and God in our lives. I was grateful for the opportunity to share about the nature of the Christian scriptures, comparing the teachings of Jesus to that of their prophet. We even talked about the status of Christians in the country.”
We currently have 50 global workers serving with our Restricted Access Nations (RAN) Network.
Latin America & The Caribbean
The mission of God includes equipping and empowering national leadership to transform communities.
Adrian and Sharon Thomas have been serving alongside national leaders in the Dominican Republic for the past 15 years. They are joined by fellow Canadians, Ryan and Heather DeWeerd, Brad and Christine Hiebert, and, Trent and Rhonda Lipinski. We rejoice in the completion of 70 church construction projects, the establishment of a Bible Seminary along the North coast, and the development of a community transformation project that involves building homes for families.
This team organizes training conferences, hosts short term teams, and offers annual, Women of Destiny conferences.
Partnering with national leaders strengthens our global impact.
Bishop Never Muparutsa overcame a difficult childhood and responded to God’s call to ministry. After graduating from Bible School in 1995, he pastored a church in an impoverished suburb of Harare, Zimbabwe. In 2000, Pastor Never was appointed National Evangelist for the Pentecostal Assemblies of Zimbabwe (PAOZ) and witnessed thousands coming to faith in Christ. He assumed the pastoral leadership of Jubilee Christian Centre (Harare) in 2006. Last year, Pastor Never was appointed as Presiding Bishop-Designate of the PAOZ.
In December 2018, PAOZ celebrated 70 years of faithful ministry in their country.
Witnessing the transforming power of God’s love as people receive rehabilitation treatment for substance abuse.
In Russia, most drug addicts are between 16 and 30 years of age. In the last decade, the age of “first use” dropped from 17 to 14 years. One report estimates that 70,000 Russians die from drug overdoses each year. In response to the tremendous need, Ilya and Janet Bantseev began the first official Teen Challenge (TC) Centre in Russia and have started 15 TC Centres throughout Siberia. Program participants are going on to plant churches once they are clean and have received training. The Bantseev’s recently celebrated 25 years of faithful ministry in Siberia.