Be encouraged by the experiences of our next generation of global workers who have seen Jesus at work in their lives. Open your heart and explore what God may be calling you into.
I was raised in Alberta and completed my Master of Arts in Leadership, after which I did my internship in the Middle East with one of our global workers.
Following two years of focused language-culture acquisition, we are working with a kingdom-minded company in the Middle East. I am developing an HR program that will enable the business to grow. This has allowed me to develop relationships with the female employees, both believers and non-believers.
I grew up in Newfoundland. While getting my MBA, I participated in short-term missions in China, Guatemala and Ukraine, followed by my internship in Turkey.
The company we are working with serves its clients personal and professional development needs. As the Chief Business Development Officer, I focus on marketing, developing new business programs, and interacting with staff and clients. Our dream is to help the company become self-sustaining and run by local believers.
We believe God is calling us to North Africa. Our hope is to establish a business there and develop meaningful relationships. We want to start a church and invite our neighbours into a relationship with Jesus.
The story of God’s love is powerful and changes lives.
Explore what God is calling you into.
To share His story of salvation and to make disciples.
I served as the OMEGA Global Director at Summit Pacific College; it is a one-year discipleship program training a generation of leaders for Canada and the world.
Now, as the Executive Director of Imagine Thailand in Bangkok, I have the privilege of working with university students and young professionals. I support and train young leaders in many Thai Pentecostal churches; we use our education, experience and faith to bring change to our local communities.
Previously I worked as a Doula (birth coach), assisting women and their families through birth and the adventure of a new family.
Now, as Director of Health and Wellness with Imagine Thailand, I focus on learning and understanding Thai beliefs and gender roles in the family, workplace, and society. As I learn how their beliefs about gender affect maternal health, I am creating Thai-based curriculum that will educate Thai women (aged 8-30) about sexual and reproductive health.
Our work shapes global citizens who partner to bring real benefit and change to local communities, the marketplace and the world.
WE BELIEVE IN A NEW GENERATE OF YOUNG ADULTS WHO WANT TO MAKE A MEANINGFUL DIFFERENCE IN THEIR WORLD.
Co-founder of imagine thailand | regional director, southeast asia
IF I COULD SPEAK TO MY YOUNGER SELF
As I reflect on my ministry, I recognize that I have not sufficiently valued some people who have been a part of my journey. I wish I could tell my younger self that every person that God brings into your life can add value, whether you recognize it or not. Even the ‘unexemplary’ should be received as a gift. Yes, we should choose mentors and models. But many times it is the providential gifts of people we have not chosen, who turn out to be exactly what we need to become our best selves. Be humble and pay attention (Rainer Mittelstaedt, 2019).
Rainer and Elizabeth Mittelstaedt have a passion to develop leaders. They worked overseas in Africa from 1977 to 1986 and in South-East Asia from 1988-1995. For a time they pastored an international church in Canada and, since 2007, they have resumed missions work and serve on the GlobalEd team as leadership development specialists.