MISSION of the Month
David Burke - LifeLine @ Ryerson University
September Mission of the Month
LifeLine is a students' ministry, currently serving the Ryerson University campus with regular weekly meetings, outreach and social events. LifeLine is highly passionate about social justice, takes time to serve the poor and is actively seeking new ways to serve and help those in need.
The goal is to see LifeLine expand and serve on other university campuses around Canada. We believe this can be done through the students we have mentored, and helped hone their skills of evangelism. Jesus said “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation” (Mark 16:15 NIV), and considering Ryerson University has students from over 147 different nations, it seems fitting to share the good news here.
Centreview Church - Mississauga
October Mission of the Month
William Raposo and Roger Figueiredo will be launching Centre View Church in partnership with Willowdale Pentecostal Church. They will meet at the Cineplex theatres in downtown Mississauga near Square One Mall.
As the population of Mississauga continues to grow our hope is to reach the people in the downtown core and engage those that live in condos and residential dwellings in the surrounding area. Centre View Church exists to equip people to become mature and committed disciples of Jesus. We want to see people be transformed in their thinking and affections, be one living in community with others and be sent to share what Christ has done in their lives.
Andrej & Lydia Zelenjak - Slovenia
November Mission of the Month
Andrej and Lydia are church-planters in the European nation of Slovenia. Slovenia has the 14th lowest amount of evangelicals per capita of any country in the world, making it is one of the most unreached countries in the world. Through the Lord’s grace, they have been able to put on many outreach events, and worship and charitable concerts in the town of Kobarid. A core group has been established in this church plant, and is excited about reaching this area.
Master's College & Seminary
December Mission of the Month
Master's College & Seminary is located in Peterborough, Ontario and serves as the Pentecostal Bible College for Eastern Canada.
Master’s College & Seminary delivers the kind of leadership necessary to impact the current and future world. Their mission "..is to create a learning community that provides programs and services which equip Pentecostal leaders for ministry."
If you are looking to establish a foundation of faith, learn a life of service and commitment and make yourself available to God, there is no better place than Master's for you to learn, grow and be equipped for life and ministry.
Reality Outreach Ministries
January Mission of the Month
Flames” and “Last Chance” are drama presentations intended to impact the audience with truth and fulfill one common goal: to impact thousands in local communities to make commitments to Jesus.
Reality Outreach employs representatives to work with a volunteer cast from a local church to prepare for each weekend presentation. Not only are they prepared for the drama, but they are spiritually prepared for the outreach through times of worship, devotion and prayer.
Thomas Spiridigliozzi - NLI Canada
February Mission of the Month
Thomas Spiridigliozzi is the National Director of NLI Canada and member of Next Level International (NLI) Network. Previously, he has served 15 years in senior leadership roles within the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada (PAOC) and has been a guest speaker both nationally and internationally with a desire to help serve the vision for Europe.
Thomas is married and has two sons, currently living in British Columbia.
Alejandro & Mercedes Cetrulo - PAOC Uruguay
March Mission of the Month
With a fresh vision and a new country call to Uruguay, the Cetrulos are engaged in ministry which fulfills PAOC International Missions’ mandate of reaching the lost and caring for the poor and marginalized as well as spiritual and leadership training for people of influence.
They are planting a church, developing a theological and leadership training centre, a mission training/sending centre, and a feeding program for impoverished children through the auspices of ERDO.
Raul & Lily Carrasco - PAOC Spain
April Mission of the Month
The Carrasco's vision is to plant churches in the Province of Galicia, which embraces the geographical area of the northern Portugal border and the tip of Northwestern Spain. Within this region, there are hundreds of unreached towns with no church groups of any kind. It is the reason they are also leading a church planting ministry within the Province of Galicia, which as an organization is further focusing in planting 1,000 new churches throughout Spain over the next decade. World missions continues to be at the center of God’s will for His church, and they have identified an urgent need to reach lost souls for Christ in this region, one millennia ago known as ‘the ends of the earth’.
NLI - Italy Church Planting Project
May Mission of the Month
The latest initiative by Next Level International (NLI) is to plant churches in this nation. Willowdale supports through NLI, Spirit-led missionaries who are working in three regions of Southern Italy which have little or no Evangelical witness:
HOPE CENTRE: Scampia, Naples. Led by Salvatore & Anna D'Andrea.
EMMANUEL CHURCH: Sant'Antonio Abate, Naples. Led by pastor Vincenzo & Pasqualina.
BETHEL: Casamassima. Led by Cristian & Miriam Molino.
For more info on these new plants read all about it in this latest report
June Mission of the Month
Adam House is a Christian refugee reception centre located in Toronto, Canada. They provide a safe and comfortable home for newly arrived refugee claimants who have chosen, at least temporarily, to settle in the GTA. The staff provide assistance with the immigration and settlement process which can be very difficult to navigate.
Since opening in September 2002, Adam House has served approximately 1400 refugee claimants from countries around the world; from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
We believe that God has called us to care for the very real needs of newcomers to Canada, and to share the Word of God as we have been called.
Gary & Bev Laing - PAOC Cambodia
July Mission of the Month
Gary and Bev are excited to lead the growing Canadian team in Cambodia and to mentor national church planters. They will also teach at the Cambodia Bible Institute and the Impact School of Missions in Bangkok, Thailand. Together they dream of a modern Khmer church plant aimed at reaching the unreached middle and upper classes of Phnom Penh.
Bev will continue medical missions trips to the villages and plans to work with a ministry that supports girls rescued from the sex trade.
Oto & Liz Perez - PAOC Latin America & Caribbean
August Mission of the Month
Oto is married to Liz and is blessed with three daughters: Lesly, Jessy, and Kaylee. Otoniel and Liz Perez are heading up an outreach initiative to children 4 to 14 years of age and have begun by partnering with the National Church in Dominican Republic through a network of committed ministries. The goal is to reach a whole generation in ten years. This has already been started by training children’s workers to use “Semillitas”, a 14 week Gospel course in Spanish that is to be used to disciple children in the local church and in Christian and public schools.
In addition, Oto and Liz lead Canadian teams to strengthen and communicate the vision, work with Canadian congregations to cultivate discipleship and generosity through innovative ways.