Global Action

Jesus commissions his followers to “make disciples of all nations” and this has been a top priority for the Evangelical Free Church of Lethbridge. Our Global Missions Team is committed to supporting the spread of the gospel beyond the Lethbridge area, including other parts of Canada and around the world.

CHURCH PLANTING AND LEADERSHIP FOCUSED MISSIONS

Brian & Eveleen Bute

Sending Agency: Evangelical Free Church of Canada Mission (EFCCM)
Website: http://www.efccm.ca/wordpress/aboutus/efccm

Ministry: Enruta
Ministry Website: www.enruta.org

Location: Diriamba, Carazo, NICARAGUA

Nicaragua, in Central America, has the second-poorest economy in the Western Hemisphere.  The Butes founded Enruta in March 2015 to walk alongside the Nicaraguan churches, addressing spiritual, economic, and social challenges.  Their mission is “to support the growth of effective and godly local leaders as they lead their people into greater surrender to Christ”, the effects of which overflow into all areas of life, growing God’s Kingdom and improving economic and social conditions in their communities and beyond.  Enruta’s eight-phase, relationship-based, walking-alongside, “Communities for Christ” strategy includes things like:  discipleship and training for pastors and other leaders; evangelism and discipleship training for churches; community Bible distribution; economic development projects; business-as-mission mentorship; and more.  This work has grown to encompass five regions and more than 100 churches, and the Butes have been privileged to see God transform individual hearts and whole communities in awe-inspiring ways.”

Stay Informed: blog.butefamily.net
E-mail: brian@butefamily.net

Dale & Ann Little

Sending Agency: Evangelical Free Church of Canada Mission (EFCCM)
Website: : http://www.efccm.ca/wordpress/aboutus/efccm 

Ministry: Tokyo Multicultural Church (TMC)
Ministry Website: tokyochurch.org

Location: Tokyo, JAPAN

The Littles have served in Japan since 1984, focusing on church planting, evangelism, and teaching theology. In 2013 they launched Tokyo Multicultural Church (TMC), which has a goal of multiple language-specific worship services. Beginning in 2013 with an English service they added a Japanese service in October 2019.  Other ministries include adult Bible studies, small groups, outreach English classes, a monthly family event and a monthly Chinese fellowship.   Dale is also part-time professor of theology at Japan Bible Seminary in Tokyo.  Together Dale and Ann serve as the EFCCM Regional Ministry Facilitators in  Asia.

Stay informed: http://tokyolittles.net/updates/letters/ 
Emails: dale@tokyolittles.net (Dale),  ann@tokyolittles.net (Ann)

 

Yuji & Eri Iwata

Sending Agency: Mission to the World Japan (MTW Japan)
Website: mtwtokyo.com

Ministry: Oyumino Christ Church (OCC) /Covenant Community School International (CCSI)
Ministry Website: https://www.oyuminochurch.org/honda-chapel (OCC)
https://www.ccsijapan.com/ (CCSI)

Homepage for Iwata’s ministry:  http://theiwatas.com/

 Location: Chiba, JAPAN

Mission to the World (MTW) is committed to planting churches which make disciples that reproduce. The Iwatas are helping accomplish this purpose in two ways: Yuji helps give leadership to the Toke Congregation and the Alive International Congregation of the Oyumino Christ Church; Eri teaches Bible and Japanese at Covenant Community School, which serves the children of Japanese Christian parents and MTW missionaries.

Stay Informed: To receive E-newsletter, contact yuji.missiontojapan@gmail.com
E-mail: yuji.missiontojapan@gmail.com (Yuji) iwataerihachristian@gmail.com (Eri)

Brent & Carol Ann Greiner

Sending Agency: OM Canada
Website: www.om.org/ca/en

Serving Field: OM France
Website: www.fr.om.org/en 

Location: Bruay-La-Buissière, Northern France 

Ministry: Serving alongside Le Temple Baptiste de Bruay-La-Buissière

Brent and Carol Ann Greiner have served with OM for 30 years in Canada (Quebec), the UK and presently in France when they joined OM France in the summer 2017. Brent was sent out from the Lethbridge EFC in 1987 to serve as a missionary with the EFC in Quebec. In 1990 Brent and Carol were married and joined OM shortly after that.

OM’s vision is to “See vibrant communities of Jesus followers working amongst the least reached of the world”. Where the Greiners’ are serving is one of the least reached regions of France. The small Baptist church (25 adults) they are serving with is the only evangelical church in a region of 90,000 people! Brent also has a part-time role serving as OM’s International Short Term Missions Facilitator.

Stay informed: https://greinersinfrance.wordpress.com/

Instagram: Brent.Greiner
Subscribe to prayer letters: brent.greiner@om.org 
Emails: brent.greiner@om.org , carol-ann.greiner@om.org 

 

Gordon & Norma Pike

Sending Agency: ReachGlobal
Website: efca.org/ministries/reachglobal

Ministry: ProMETA
Ministry Website: en.prometa.info

Homepage for Iwata’s ministry:  http://theiwatas.com/

Location: Serves Latin America & Spanish Speakers Worldwide (Based in USA)

ProMETA is a distance education program that trains Christian leaders for the church in Latin America. The Pikes are part of a virtual team (working from different parts of the world via internet) that makes quality education accessible, and enables leaders to remain present in their homes and ministries. In addition to teaching a variety of courses, Gordon heads up the Pastoral Counselling Department and is Associate Academic Dean. Norma fills a support and prayer role with ProMETA and serves as the spiritual life leader of the worship team and church.

Stay Informed: https://www.prometa.info/home/ 
E-mail: gordon.pike@efca.org / norma.pike@efca.org 

Norm & Michelle Smith

Sending Agency: Evangelical Free Church of Canada Mission (EFCCM)
Website: http://www.efccm.ca/wordpress/aboutus/efccm 

Serving Field: ReachGlobal
Website: efca.org/ministries/reachglobal

Location: Serving EUROPE (Based in Canada)

Less than 2% of people in Europe report to be Evangelical Christians and the Smiths have committed their lives to sharing the gospel on that continent.  Norm is currently a member of ReachGlobal’s Europe Division Service Team, organizing missionary conferences, training events and providing practical services that support over 200 missionaries and their families who reside in 32 urban centres across Europe.  Michelle ministers to those who are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing.  This includes various Deaf ministries in the Lower Mainland and helping the Deaf Church in Budapest organize an annual Hungarian summer camp for the Deaf.”

Stay informed: For E-Newsletter, contact norm.smith@efca.org

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT FOCUSED MISSIONS

Todd & Kylie Dubber

Sending Agency: Africa Inland Mission
Website: aimint.org/can/

Ministry: Rift Valley Academy (RVA)
Ministry Website: http://www.rva.org/ 

Location: Kijabe, KENYA

Rift Valley Academy is a school for missionary kids in Kenya, East Africa. They strive to educate and disciple students towards their potential in Christ, thus enabling families to serve. Todd teaches Canadian Studies and Wood tech classes.  Kylie is an administrator and coaches field hockey. Together, they support a school that serves 500 kindergarten to grade 12 from over 20 different countries.  (Cassidy is in Alberta for further education.)

Stay Informed: Facebook, Rift Valley Academy
Instagram, Rift Valley Academy
E-mail: Todd  – tdubber@rva.org , Kylie – kdubber@rva.org

 

Jason & Andrea Miller

Sending Agency: Evangelical Free Church of Canada Mission (EFCCM)
Website: http://www.efccm.ca/wordpress/aboutus/efccm

Serving Field: Faith Academy
Website: faith.edu.ph

Location: Manila, PHILIPPINES

What a joy to wake up and go to a place where missionaries and other like-minded parents are hoping that I will train their children in the gospel and knowledge of the Lord Jesus and his Word.  Teaching Bible and being chaplain at an MK school is unlike any other youth ministry job in the world!  As a family we get to meet people, try foods from many cultures, and be involved with a church that is also teaching the nations.  My wife is also helping raise our sons to be active in the Kingdom.  It is a good life.  Thank you, Lord.  Youth workers of Lethbridge, join us!  Email for discussion of opportunities.

Stay informed: For E-Newsletter, contact yaseandandi@yahoo.com
Emails: yaseandandi@yahoo.com

Rich & Lynn peachey

Sending Agency: Evangelical Free Church of Canada Mission (EFCCM)
Website: http://www.efccm.ca/wordpress/aboutus/efccm 

Ministry: EFCCM Manager of Recruitment and Mobilization

Location: EFCC Home office Langley BC

Rich is a member of the core group of managers that carries out the key leadership functions of the EFCCM.  Rich’s role on that team is primarily two fold Recruitment of new missionaries to strengthen existing EFCCM ministries and launch new initiatives.  This primarily involves interfacing with churches, helping them realize their vision for mobilizing their people into global ministry short term including teams and career.  He wants to help churches foster a gospel sharing culture in all age groups that for some will translate into global interest and international missions involvement, short or long term.  He also represents the EFCCM at colleges and other recruitment venues.  Additionally Rich overseas the entire Mobilization process for individuals and teams with the EFCCM; from inquiry and application, through screening and assessment, interview and assignment, equipping and pre-field training, to where he hands them off to mission and field leaders for apprenticeship, language learning and into full time international mission work. 

To receive E-newsletter, contact visit http://eepurl.com/gywfo1 
Phone:  778 222 6071
E-mail:  thepeacheys@gmail.com 

 

GOSPEL JUSTICE FOCUSED MISSIONS

Lane & Sheri Elliott

Sending Agency: Serving In Mission (SIM)
Website: www.sim.ca

Location: Calgary – Red Deer Corridor, Alberta, CANADA

SIM wants to see a witness to Christ’s love where He is least known, disciples of Jesus expressing God’s love in their communities, and Christ-centred churches among all peoples. Lane contributes to this vision by helping reach immigrants who come to Canada and settle in the Calgary – Red Deer corridor in Alberta.  

 The Elliotts also travel to northern Mexico each year to evangelize the migrant workers of southern Mexico.  Thousands of young men travel from southern Mexico up to the north each spring to harvest grapes in the vineyards surrounding the city where the Elliott family used to live full time.  Lane plays a Christian film after the labourers come in from their work and then after the film, Lane preaches the gospel to hundreds of young men who do not know the Lord Jesus. 

Stay informed:www.sim.ca/missionaries/elliott
Phone: 403-415-6683 
E-mail: lane.elliott@yahoo.ca  

Alan & Linda Ross

Sending Agency: InterAct Ministries 
Website: www.interactministries.org

Serving Field: Alaska Freedom Journey / Hearts Going Towards Wellness 
Website: www.alaskafreedomjourney.org /
 
www.heartsgtwellness.org

Location:Kenai, ALASKA, USA

InterAct Ministries exist to make disciples among the least-reached peoples, and they focus on communities in Russia, Alaska, and Western Canada. Alan and Linda live among the Kenaitze Indian people in Kenai, Alaska and they work with the “Hearts Going Towards Wellness” program of the native-led ministry, Alaska Freedom Journey. This program focuses on healing past damage and present issues in peoples’ lives. Much of the Ross’s ministry opportunities come out of living as an integrated part of the community.

Stay informed: To receive E-newsletter, contact aross@gci.net  
Phone:  907-395-0633 (Home) / 907-942-4100 (Cell) 
E-mail:  aross@gci.net  

International Justice Mission Guatemala Project Summary

International Justice Mission (IJM) is a global Christian organization that protects the poor from violence. They accomplish this by partnering with local authorities to rescue victims of violence, bring criminals to justice, restore survivors, and strengthen justice systems. Our church has formally partnered with IJM since 2014 and, beginning in 2020, we decided to focus our support on their Guatemala project. While Guatemala is a place of natural beauty, IJM reports that “there is a hidden plague of sexual violence against women and children.” They report that 1 in 5 girls are sexually abused at least once in their lives and 65% of victims in reported cases of sexual violence are children. Human rights experts said the system was too broken in Guatemala to protect people in poverty, but IJM has worked tirelessly since 2005 to meet this challenge. Their efforts have resulted in stronger laws against sexual violence and a new Sex Crimes Unit being launched, evidence of a country getting serious about tackling this crime. The IJM Guatemala field office has now asserted themselves as a strategic hub of operations in Central America, and we are joining their efforts to establish a Northern Triangle Hub, which encompasses the countries of Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras. This regional hub will allow IJM to scale its work and footprint in Central America and ignite a transformational movement of justice and protection for women and children across the region.  

 

For more information on IJM Canada, please visit their website at: https://www.ijm.ca/   

 

 

The E-Free Missions Team oversees Local and Global Missions at the Evangelical Free Church of Lethbridge. This team is chaired by the Minister of Community Engagement and includes facilitators for local and global missions, as well as a secretary and treasurer.

We also work with key leaders of E-Free gospel justice initiatives, such as Prison Ministry and Intercultural Ministries, recognizing they are a vital part of our missions program.

For more information, please contact Myron Krause, Minister of Community Engagement.

Myron Krause

Myron Krause

Director of Community Engagement

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Worship Centre Service,
Traditions Service,
Family Worship Service

In-Person Service at 6PM:
Church @ 6

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Phone

+(403) 329 3125

Mail

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Address

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Lethbridge, Alberta T1K 7C1