En Route Missions


En Route Missions @ Glad Tidings Creating meaningful mission opportunities that honour the good intentions and deep desires of the people of Glad Tidings Church to engage with their world in response to the Gospel call of Christ and the leading of the Holy Spirit David Adcock


L'Viv Theological Seminary

With the fall of communism in 1991, a great door for the gospel opened up in Ukraine. Hoever, it is estimated that 90% of those who are leading the church today have no theological training. L'viv Theological Seminary is committed to preparing Christian men and women for ministry, equipping them with the tools they need to be leaders in the Ukrainian church of tomorrow. Please pray that LTS would continue to be a catalyst in the development of pastors and leaders in reaching Ukraine.

PETER & PATRICIA DEWIT

Location: France, Eurasia Ministry Focus: We believe in Urban Ministry with all our hearts. After over 15 years in Bangkok (22 years in Thailand) we feel that the city is the most strategic place for Gospel ministry. It is from the cities that the gospel best goes out to the towns and countryside. The city is our Jerusalem. Paris is our Jerusalem. On a secular note, "Just 100 cities account for 30% of the world's economy and ALL of its innovation" - Foreign Policy Magazine 2010. That speaks of a great number of people, creative energy, and prodigals are drawn into the city. “Neither revolution nor reformation can ultimately change a society, rather you must tell a new powerful tale, one so persuasive that it sweeps away the old myths and becomes the preferred story… one so inclusive that it gathers all the bits of our past and our present into a coherent whole, one that even shines some light into the future so that we can take the next step… If you want to change a society, then you have to tell an alternative story.” We want to serve the leaders of Paris, connecting with them, learning from them as they build Gospel movements that help their city write a better story. Within six months after arriving in Paris, President Hollande declared a state of emergency. A city on high alert for terror is a very different place from the Paris in the movies. We believe that God is giving us eyes to see through the dark fog of terror and into the clear Light of Gospel Hope. We are partnering with visionary leadership of two young churches in the city, as well as coming alongside a community of Parisian creatives excited about reimagining this Hope, rooted in the way of Jesus. Follow our Facebook page for stories of how God’s love is transforming the people of this great city! Ministry History: We started our missionary life in Quebec, learning French and planting churches. We moved to Thailand in 1991, where we served for 22 years! Then off to Europe after much prayer and a life-threatening circumstance for Peter. We served in Germany for a year caring for missionary kids at an international School called Black Forest Academy. For the last two years we have been in Paris France. Prayer Requests Pray for ​individual partners and ​churches, who have God’s heart for Europe and especially France, to invest in Kingdom work here. Pray with us for the people of France, that they would be restored to the loving heart of the Father, moving beyond violent protests and into creative thinkers and changers as they have been often throughout history. Pray for our outreach parties called 'Party with a Purpose.' We do these five times a year with the goal of inviting our non-believing friends or the de-churched. Pray for more global workers here. We could use some gifted children's workers and a French-speaking worship leader!

ERDO

Established in 1983 as the Emergency Relief and Overseas Development arm of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC), ERDO has been reaching out to women, children and men around the world for over 25 years, helping them through crises of war, natural disaster and the hunger and thirst of poverty. "Do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the orphan. Plead for the widow." Isaiah 1:17 ERDO has provided a compassionate response to the needs of hurting people since 1983. We are now involved in over 35 countries worldwide, offering hope through Crisis Response, Food Relief, Community Development projects and ChildCARE Plus sponsorship. ERDO is committed to methods that respect the inherent dignity and worth of every man, woman and child. It is a privilege to come alongside people, to discover their abilities and dreams, and to partner with them to realize hope. It is our goal to see transformation: within the community, within the family, in the individual and also in our own hearts. ERDO supports people through these challenging times. In all we do, we seek to do good, following Christ's compassionate example, helping our neighbour in need. These global emergencies and situations of poverty are heartbreaking. But they are opportunities for us to share God's love by reaching out with compassion and care.

GREG & SARAH SEILING

Ministry Location: Philippines Ministry Focus: Sarah is a Registered Practical Nurse by profession. Greg was a small engine mechanic and graduated from Master’s College and Seminary in 2013 with a Bachelor of Theology degree. Greg and Sarah first arrived in the Philippines in 2005 for a two-month vision trip. Despite culture shock these two small town kids faced they felt God’s peace and leading, and so returned two more times for a total of three years. After taking these steps towards God’s calling, they surrendered to God’s leading to minister full-time to children and youth in crisis. They joined ACTION International in 2010 and were given the opportunity to take over leadership of Honest Hands Discipleship home in 2011. They returned to the Philippines as a family of four in April 2014. Prayer Requests: -Good adjustment, health and spiritual growth for our family as we serve in the Philippines -Wisdom as we lead this ministry

JOHN & AUDREY VAN BELLE

Ministry Focus: John and Audrey Van Belle are from Port Perry, Ontario. John has been a self-employed contractor for over 25 years. Audrey is a Regulated Pharmacy Technician, working in pharmacies for over 25 years as well. They have 4 sons, Jonathan, Curtis, Andrew and Travis and 1 grandson, Austyn. John and Audrey completed their year of language studies in December 2014 at The Spanish Language Institute in Costa Rica. Having arrived in El Salvador on July 8, John & Audrey have begun working with King's Castle Ministries. Their vision is to provide hands-on support in the way of building projects and/or medical care, thus providing practical help while reaching those who need Christ. John will oversee the construction projects, Audrey will be working in the pharmacy at the onsite Medical Clinic. They will also be involved in feeding programs, food distribution and medical teams. Ministry History: In November 2000, John & Audrey completed their first overseas missions trip, with a trip to Jamaica. From that time forward, God continued to grow the seed within them to reach others with the gospel through hands-on ministry. In September 2001, they took their first trip to Guatemala to work on the William Cornelius Vocational Training Centre. Over the years, they led many construction teams to Guatemala. It was on this first trip, that God told Audrey that they would one day do missions on a full-time basis. Many years later, in July 2011, when John & Audrey led a team to El Salvador, God then impressed upon John to do missions full-time. After much prayer and counsel, they were approved as fully appointed Global Workers in November 2012. After a year of preparation and fundraising, they spent 2014 in Costa Rica studying Spanish to prepare them for the work they would do in El Salvador. Prayer Requests: - That their faith in God throughout this journey will remain strong - For continued provisions both spiritually and financially

ILYA & JANET BANTSEEV

Location: Siberia, Eurasia Ministry focus: The Bantseevs are pastoring a church of approximately 1,000 people in Novokuznetsk, a city of 600,000 people. Their congregation ministers in prisons, orphanages, and to people with life controlling problems or addictions. They also organize various ministry and missionary teams to plant churches throughout Siberia and share the gospel with professional groups such as doctors, athletes, government officials and police.

Hector and Ruth Aragon

Ministry Location: Guatemala, Latin America & the Caribbean Ministry ​Focus: Hector and Ruth have been actively involved in evangelism and administration for ChildCARE Plus since January 1997. The program currently benefits 17 schools in Guatemala. Each school is linked to a local assembly and provides education up to technical studies. The Aragons host many short term missions teams who are involved in ministry, completing building projects and providing medical services. They also engage in teaching and preaching in churches and gatherings of pastors and evangelists. Ministry goals: • Translate, print and promote a Sunday School Certificate Program. • Train pastors and their leaders with a discipleship program. • Help the CCP schools close the three-year gap for preparing students for the William Cornelius Vocational School. • Promote the need for more child sponsors.

Mark & Kim Steinfield

After serving for 13 years in Armenia, the Steinfields have moved to Madrid, Spain where they are partnering with the Salem Churches. Mark will work alongside the Salem leadership to establish a Bible school and Kim will engage in marriage ministry. In addition to their ministry in Spain, Mark and Kim both serve on the Eurasia Region’s lead team. Mark overseas education initiatives in the region, and Kim provides member care for global workers. They have three energetic children: Alyssa, Madeleine, and Caleb. Please pray for: A smooth transition to Spain as they set up their home, learn Spanish, and establish relationships. Opportunities to share the gospel with Spaniards and to see them discipled in Christ.