2014 mIsSiOnS gUiDe mIsSiOnS pLaN | mIsSiOnArIeS | lOcAl mIsSiOnS
A WoRd FrOm OuR PaStOr
2014 BuDgEt Ilya & Janet Bantseev
Ed & Natasha Dickson
Independent Eastern Europe
Ray & Margi Bradbury
Don & Marie-Jose Mann
PAOC South Africa
Bible is that God sent His best, His only
Son, to bring hope and salvation to the
Darren & Patti McCrea
world. As followers of Christ, we must do
Mark & Sharon Davy
Independent North Africa
of reconciliation. The Great Commission
Independent Southeast Asia
that Jesus gave to all of His followers is
Mike & Sheila Middlebrook
Bob & Magda Emberley
Mati & Julie Gali
into our own community and then to the
communities and nations around the world.
Pastoral Staff Missions
Kenya & Ukraine
Watoto Childrenâ€™s Village
Missions is the heartbeat of God and therefore a high priority at Bethel Church. The whole redemptive message of the
the same by doing our best to advance the good news of Godâ€™s love and message
to GO into all the world and proclaim this praying, sending, supporting and doing missions. It starts from our church reaching
This brochure is our Missions plan at Bethel for 2014. It is where we start - not where we end. May I encourage each one at Bethel, work of God through Missions, but also use this brochure as a daily prayer guide for the missionaries, ministries and outreaches
that we support. God will richly bless you in return for doing that which is of His heart -
reaching the lost and hurting.
The Rock on Campus
Bethel Local Outreach
-Pastor Tim Gibb
mEeT oUr mIsSiOnArIeS IlYa & JaNeT BaNtSeEv RuSsIa
MiKe & ShEiLa MiDdLeBrOoK KeNyA www.comewithustokenya.com
The Bantseevs are pastoring a
Michael and Sheila Middlebrook
church of approximately 1,200 people in Novokuznetsk, Siberia; 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,
Michael and Sheila both teach and Michael serves as Academic Dean of the College. Please pray that the Lord would strategically place these graduates in ministry within Kenya and beyond. Also pray that the young people of Kenya would continue to hear and respond positively to the call of God upon their lives.
BoB & MaGdA EmBeRlEy
RaY & MaRgI BrAdBuRy ArGeNtInA www.wnministries.org
Bob Emberley grew up as a teen and young adult in Bethel Sarnia.
The Bradbury’s pastor the Potter’s
He and his wife, Magda, have been
Hands Christian Center, located just
working full-time with YWAM (Youth
blocks from the national parliament
With A Mission) for many years. They
buildings in the Congreso District of
assisted in starting a YWAM base in
Downtown Buenos Aires. They are presently meeting in a rented building;
Recife, Brazil and recently have been working in Afghanistan. Bob is currently working with a YWAM team in Thailand. He and Magda
however, they need to secure a permanent location. Their facility
will be in Brazil, for the months of July and August, teaching at the
is rapidly becoming inadequate to meet the many needs of their
YWAM Recife base. In the Fall, they plan to go to Pakistan for 3
growing congregation. Congreso needs to know that they are here
months to teach at a “School of Evangelism” with Pakistan students.
to stay. They must know that they are a permanent voice and that
Please pray for the door to open wide and for the needed funds and
their commitment to them as well as to Christ will not fail. Their son
visas to go into Pakistan.
Jeff, also assists full-time in the work with worship, teaching and youth outreach.
DoN & MaRiE-JoSé MaNn SoUtH aFrIcA www.reinventingthechurch.com
eD & nAtAsHa dIcKsOn EaStErN EuRoPe Bethel Sarnia has been very involved
After 3 years in Zambia, Don and
with the missions work of Ed Dickson
Marie-José are now based in Pretonia
in Ukraine in the last 3 years. What many do not know is that Ed’s ministry
South Africa is to come alongside
extends beyond Ukraine. Ed’s ministry,
pastors and church leaders with the goal to: “Encourage and equip
Loads of Love, is also actively involved in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Russia, Afghanistan and China.
existing churches to work together with emerging leaders toward
The ministry is focused on three targets: helping orphans, reaching
the simplicity of the Acts 2 church.” Another aspect of their ministry
out to forgotten seniors, and sending messengers of light into dark
is to “empower people in developing nations to become self-
MiSsIoNaRy ReStRiCtEd NaTiOn
mAtI & jUlIe gAlI bRaZiL www.jocumrecife.org
This Missionary couple has the
YWAM Recife works with different
privilege of serving in a Restricted Access Region which is 97% Muslim.
on the ‘younger generation’ which
There is a very small percentage of
are children at risk. Each year they
Christians. They are working with
train and mobilize more than 100
local believers who feel God’s call to evangelize and plant churches. They do this by training them in
students and volunteers and have 70 full time missionaries. Although the economy of Brazil is thriving,
at times dangerous.
extreme poverty is very common in the cities and all across the
Pray for God’s protection on their lives and those they train. Pray
spiritism and witchcraft oppress many people from knowing the
country. Because of this crime and violence are ramp everywhere,
for boldness for the national workers as some will literally lay down their lives for the Gospel. Pray for courage for those who become Christians are often rejected by their family. God often speaks to people hungry for truth through visions, dreams, and supernatural signs and wonders. Pray that He will reveal Himself to millions in this way who may not otherwise learn about Jesus.
mArK & tAmMy gRiFfIn gErMaNy
Lord in a personal way. Please pray for people to be open to hear the gospel. Mati and Julie will be hosting teams that are coming for massive evangelism during the “World Cup” (soccer) as the nations are coming to Brazil.
MiSsIoNaRy ReStRiCtEd NaTiOn This missionary has a burden to minister to impoverished families
serve as PAOC Global workers
and children in Southeast Asia. There
in Germany. Although Mark
are literally tens of thousands of
has a background in worship,
children displaced from their homes
evangelism, and youth ministry, the ministry has been primarily been living in Europe as their primary residence since the summer of 2010. In the spiring of 2013, they opened a leadership training and church planting facility. In cooperation of a catalytic, proactive movement which desires to see leaders equipped and churches planted - churches that will continue to plant other churches; thus expanding God’s Kingdom.
MaRk & ShArOn DaVy NoRtH AfRiCa
due to much civil unrest and natural disasters. Parents struggle to meet the basic family needs (food, clothing, shelter, medical). Their long term vision is to develop a care center for needy children. The centre would help meet their physical needs but would also provide opportunities for selfimprovement through English teaching programs, technical and vocational skills training, counseling and more. They have begun the work by launching ESL programs in local villages and in a Bible college.
MiKe KeRyChUk SoUtHeAsT AsIa www.reachingkids.org
Missionary Evangelist Mark Davy has
Reaching Kids International is
preached the good news of salvation,
dedicated to meeting the spiritual,
healing, and restoration through Jesus
physical, and educational needs of at
Christ for over 28 years and in over 75
risk children in third world countries.
nations of the world. Often notable
Most of the children where RKI serves
miracles have accompanied his ministry
are bound in incredible poverty
including deaf ears and blind eyes opening, the lame walking and
who have no chance of escape unless Christians help. Most of the
even the dead raised. Over the past 13 years, Mark has seen over
countries where RKI serves in are Buddhist and so they pray to spirits
2 million decisions for Christ. Mark is a Canadian evangelist with a
and hope for good luck to help them in life. Most of the areas are
heart for Canada and the local church, often ministering in Canadian
very impoverished and it seems that the government works against
churches across the nation. His primary missions work is in Sudan and
them. A true revelation of Christ would break these strongholds!
lOcAl oUtReAcHeS CrIsIs PrEgNaNcY CeNtRe
The Pregnancy Centre in Sarnia exists to provide support, care and
Neighbourlink is a local help line which mobilizes hundreds of
www.neighbourlinksarnia.org volunteers from 20 local churches to work together to respond to
The Centre provides services to women, teens, their partners and
needs of their Lambton County neighbours. Whether it is giving
parents who are feeling these deeply personal issues. The goal
a senior a ride to a doctor’s appointment, tutoring a child, or
of the Pregnancy Centre is to provide a safe place by providing
helping a disabled person with a home repair, church volunteers
education, post abortion care and relationship counsel. The Centre
can express their love for God and their neighbours in real and
does not provide nor refer abortions.
ThE RoCk oN cAmPuS www.therockoncampus.org
BeThEl SaRnIa www.bethelsarnia.com
The primary goal of The Rock On Campus is to provide Chaplin
At Bethel, we believe that Missions should start at home. We have many people right here in our own community who need to know the love of God through Jesus Christ. As funds are raised in our missions giving, we become involved in a variety of outreach efforts and support various local ministries. Past outreaches of Bethel into our community have included: Neighbourhood picnics, Family Fun Day, Kids Adventure Week, The Solid Way, Divorce Care, Cancer Support Group, Rescue Junior High Program, support for The Landing, etc.
services to students and staff on community college campuses. Chaplains seek to “be there” for students and staff, offer care as requested. Dan Helps is currently serving as the Rock on Campus Chaplin for Lambton College.