| Sea to Sea is a declaration that Canada should be a missional focus of the church. We’ve dedicated hands and feet to that desire, setting a goal to see every Christian and Missionary Alliance church multiply in at least one way every five years. The ways churches can multiply are seemingly endless. Some examples include churches that reach new Canadians, missional communities that go beyond traditional brick and mortar churches and informal congregations that naturally develop the potential to become a full church.
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| Throughout the Asian Spice region we see God at work in fresh ways. Encompassing immense diversity, all the major religions, languages, culture and political expression find its place in grass root rural villages to the mega-cities of this amazing part of the world. Spice personnel currently engage in the 12 countries of China, Taiwan, Mongolia, Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. From nomads hidden for centuries from Christ’s love to the refined expatriate membership of many of our international churches, from a primitive floating school and young church for Vietnamese refugees living on the Ton le Sap Lake in Cambodia, to the ultra modern streets of Japan, where C&MA workers minister to a culture that witnesses thousands of suicides each year and continues to heal from the mammoth earthquake and tsunami, this region’s needs remain as diverse as the histories between these highly populated countries.
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|Niger is part of the diverse Desert Sand region on the African continent, where C&MA workers introduce Christ equally amongst the upper middle class as they do amidst the abandoned, marginalized and downtrodden. There is growing momentum here. It takes many forms. In some cases compassion ministries meet the urgent, direct physical needs of children and families grasping to survive the toll of drought or the grip of AIDS. Other workers focus on developing leaders and training nationals to better serve and connect with their own people. The backdrops here are immensely different on this continent. The conversations are in an impossibly long list of languages. And in nearly every tongue and dialect, the stories of Jesus are told and retold, offering hope, and guiding our actions in this part of the globe.
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Latin America is a fusion of diverse cultures. Even the food is distinct and full of flavors that often compliment each other, yet sometimes compete for your full attention. That’s what it’s like here. Politics, socio-economic classes, races and faith traditions merge, collide, compliment and compete.
Caribbean Sun LogoThe sun greets a lot of things as it rises to its midday heat here – poverty, unrest, persecution and intensely held belief systems that often hold people in fear and bondage. But amidst that backdrop, C&MA International Workers see hope and freedom emerge in the beautiful people they live their lives with every day.
From the diverse and carefully nurtured church plants in massive Mexico City, to outreach programs amidst millions of searching people in Caracas, Valencia, Guadalajara, Tijuana, Panama, Jamaica, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Aruba and El Salvador and beyond, C&MA workers are just beginning to tap into the needs amidst the hardest places in Latin America. They see God providing energy, hope and renewal in many corners, yet they are keenly aware of the magnitude of need here.
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|The Silk Road is a vast region including Europe, the Middle East, the Arabian Peninsula and Central Asia. The eyes of the world often focus here, as the region shifts and moves, regimes change and political climates heat up and cool down. There are a lot of intersecting borders in this part of the world. Creativity is the order of the day here. Our workers need to be flexible, adapting alongside their communities. While most of us watch things unfold on the news, our International Workers are immersed in the realities of this huge region every day. They see how average people live their lives amongst uncertainty, yet find solace in faith, hope and love. In some cases, C&MA workers have the privilege of seeing masses of people receive Christ’s life-changing message. Others continually move and work and love in their neighbourhoods, watching God bring it all together on a no less significant, yet smaller, scale. Their roles are vital and you can see their passion for the people on their faces and hear it in their words.
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