Through local mission and global mission, we believe it is the local churches responsibility to reach out and make a difference. When we care about people they see the love of God in action. It is our mission to be the hands and feet of Jesus in our city and around the world.
The gospel continues to influence the nation. We are involved in a variety of ways through teaching, church planting and development. Jeremy works in teaching and leadership development. With the great move of church planting there is a desperate need for new local church leadership. He is traveling to various regions to give local church based training. He also works with campus ministry. Teresa works in teaching music and working with youth in an English church in Addis. She also teaches English in the church and in the community.
Darren and Patty McCrea's work in Colombia is multi-faceted and includes missionary training and church mobilization. They also help coordinate missions teams through a partnership with International Teams:
Their ministry includes:
• Training Latino missionaries, many of whom will be ministering in closed nations.
• Mobilization means organizing events like community and medical outreaches and raising up local Christians to serve. Their heart is to see Colombians reaching Colombians!
• International Short Term Outreach Teams help build up local churches through construction projects and training. Team members have opportunities to love needy children and to share the Gospel in schools, shopping malls and other public venues.
In Colombia, Darren and Patty work in partnership with Mobile Teams, Youth With A Mission (YWAM), Bogota. Through their outreaches they touch the lives of tens of thousands of people each year.
After pastoring in BC and Alberta, Gary and Kathy attended language school in San Jose, Costa Rica for one year. From there they went to Baja California, Mexico where they have served as PAOC Global workers for the past two years. They spend time building relationships with local evangelical pastors and churches.
The Heinrichs have hosted various short term teams from the US and Canada. Teams assist pastors and churches with construction projects and they conduct children's programs.
In the Fall of 2014, the family will be transitioning back to San Jose, Costa Rica, where they will continue with the same type of ministry, and also would like to add ministry to the Indigenous peoples. The Heinrichs feel privileged to be called minister to the people of Latin America.