Global Outreach Update:
We have a team leaving for Haiti to do ministry and construction at the end of January, 2014. Please keep them in your prayers as they prepare and go to serve for a short-term.
- Missions Day in June was a good success. 20+ visitors from UB world conferences and Missions fields attended, all countries were given an opportunity to speak to the group. ~60 Ontario Conference people attended. I also attended the General Conference meetings that week.
- Our work in Haiti has been a source of great joy and encouragement, from the first trip in 2002 to the present. We have seen progress in providing well-constructed churches in all areas of the country. We have completed 11 work trips to Haiti for Medical and Construction Missions, as well as several visits as Canadian delegates to important events.
- We have maintained a good relationship with Pastor Richard and have supported and encouraged his leadership.
- After the terrible tragedy of the 2010 Earthquake, we were able to provide immediate relief (thanks in great part to the generosity of the US and Canadian donations "above and beyond" our normal giving). Our well-designed Delmas 33 conference centre and church was not damaged. We have assisted in the rebuilding of one of the flattened Citie Soleil churches and have started several more church constructions.
- Our partnership with CH Global has been very successful, with several schools started, micro-loans given and 200+ children sponsored.
- We are thrilled to see our American friends from King Street, Chambersburg getting involved with the Arcahaie and Gonaives churches.
- We were amazed to see the unfolding story of Hermmy, a young girl from one of our new church plants in Haiti come to Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto with a devastating heart defect. Unable to climb a flight of stairs without gasping, she is now healthy, thriving and growing tall at home, a normal girl who is very thankful.
- We have begun a partnership with Dr. Germain, a young physician who lost all this family and home in the earthquake. We are funding his monthly excursions to the remote, impoverished village of Grand Seline.
- Global Ministries
- We have watched Melissa get married, raise three children in Macao and carry on a vibrant ministry in a very challenging locale. We have greatly enjoyed the many visits that the Klines have made to Canada.
- We have had several young people involved in longer Missions Trips, several months to more than a year (Kara-Lynn Ferguson, Kristie Korten, Rick Tyler). John and Chris Polegato are preparing for a ministry in a foreign country.