The Budgells (Julia & Stephen)
Address: Box 99, Hopedale, NL A0P 1G0
Julia & Stephen Budgell moved to their first pastorate
in Hopedale, Labrador, 224 air kilometres
north of Goose Bay, in August 2008.
Hopedale has approximately 600 people of
mixed Inuit and settler ancestry.
The Budgells have both been to Hopedale before on Outreach teams from their
home assembly of Springdale, and already knew many people, especially children and
youth in the area.
Pray that they will have the love and wisdom to get beyond the cultural and social
barriers, and that the gospel may be accepted as a positive alternative for the people.
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Clarence (Junior) and Ivy Andrews
Address: Box 219, Nain, NL, A0P 1L0
Nain is the largest community, and the largest centre for the Inuit nation on the coast of Labrador. It is the mostly northerly community in our province, approximately 25 kilometres north of the Voisey’s Bay mine site. Its mixture of cultures, social issues and religious tradition make it a challenging area for ministry.
For 10 years Junior and Ivy gave leadership to the construction of the Village of Hope for orphaned children in Lilongwe, Malawi, on behalf of the PAONL. Recently they accepted the invitation to minister in Nain, Labrador beginning January 2011.
They have a clear sense of God’s call to Nain and compassionate hearts toward the needy. Please pray God’s wisdom and power for the special circumstance which they will encounter.
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The Smith Family (Deanna, Steven, and Caleb)
Address: Box 153, Norman's Cove, NL, A0B 2T0
The Norman’s Cove Assembly was planted in 1984 and has been self supporting for a number of years. However, in 2007 due to a high level of out migration, the assembly was unable to meet its budget. While the assembly has only two children directly associated with it, there are over thirty involved in Kids Zone.
Pastor Deanna conducts an inter-denominational Biweekly Women’s Coffee. The regular Bible Study and Prayer meeting also has many coming from other denominations. A new Youth Group has been started, again, for the community youth.
The assembly is also involved
in a monthly Community Prayer Chain which includes all churches in the area.
The small assembly has a very committed group of believers who are determined to
bless their community with the gospel. Please pray for the pastor and congregation.
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Address: 1496 Topsail Road, Paradise, NL A1L 1R1
The community of Paradise is a fantastic place to be! So much so that it is Atlantic Canada's fastest growing community. For many years the Avalon East Presbytery of the PAONL had prayed about, wrestled with, and planned for a church plant in Paradise. In 2002 Spruce Hills Community Church (SHCC) began as an outreach of Elim Tabernacle in St. John's. Around the same time concrete plans for a church plant were being implemented, God was also birthing a passion in the hearts of Pastor Jeff and Debbie Callahan to launch a Community Church in Paradise that would connect people of various denominations (or no denomination at all) to Jesus Christ. From a small group that started with four people in early January of 2006, it grew to a large group of around forty by the fall of that year. On October 29, 2006 Spruce Hills had its first sunday morning worship gathering at Paradise Elementary School. From that point on the congregation packed up and moved to various facilities for worship gatherings, which included another school gym and two different community centers. In the summer of 2008, Spruce Hills purchased 1496 Topsail Road. This facility was formerly used as a drug store (now the sanctuary), two doctors clinics (now used for KidzNet, kitchen and finance office), and a physiotherapy clinic upstairs (now used for staff offices, youth room, small group loft, and mid-week Prayer Gatherings). For more information, visit the Sprucehills Community Church Website
Address: P.O. Box 56875-00200, Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa
Address: 242 Moo 2 T. Yawa, A. Sanpatong, Chiang Mai Thailand 50120
Cavell has been involved in various ministries in Thailand since 1977. She has taught missionary kids, instructed Thai students in English-as-a-Second Language programs, written Sunday School curriculum and trained teachers in the use of this curriculum, teaching and administration at Thailand Pentecostal Bible College, and Women's Ministries. In 2004 Cavell moved to the north of Thailand and is involved as advisor to the district, in teaching at the Ministry of Love Bible Training Center and working with new, young leaders in church planting/cross-cultural ministry. She continues teaching teacher training seminaries, and teaching at Thailand Pentecostal Bible College as well as helping with developing and training Thai missionaries. Her greatest joy is to work alongside men and women of vision, to be involved in opening new areas of ministry, and to worship Jesus with the children of Abundant Love Children's Home, a home for 85-100 Hilltribe Children.