Patrick Elaschuk
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N, a recent graduate of Regent College, serves with Every Nation, focusing on outreach to refugees through personal evangelism and Bible study. In addition, he is involved in the work of equipping the local church for ministry to refugees from Middle Eastern countries. He is married to M and together they have three children. 

A Special Canada Day 

N and his family are grateful to be in Canada, participating in God’s work of reaching out to refugees from Middle Eastern countries and helping the Canadian Church to join in this fruitful ministry. This photo is of N’s wife, M, and their first daughter, G, singing a special song over Canada. “Protect our country, O Lord and fill it with your good. Let your glory to her return and healing her lands regain. Your altar so mightily would remain, protect our land O Lord”. This is a song of prayer they sing over Egypt, too, the country where they are from.

Bible Studies  

There are many from Middle Eastern countries who have never read the Bible before. N and his team organize Bible studies especially for these people, creating opportunities for them to discover powerful biblical truths and to enter into loving relationships with God and others. Please pray for this ministry.

Summer Mission Trip 

In August 2018, N visited two countries in the Middle East and Europe. The focus was on these two things: 

  1. Engaging in bold evangelism with those who visit Europe for vacation. N reached out to tourists, especially from closed countries. Typically the work with refugees from Middle Eastern countries involves a long process of building relationships. Though opportunities for building long-term relationships during this trip were limited, this was a strategic opportunity. N experienced the powerful work of God through his encounters with the tourists in Europe from Middle Eastern countries. Enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness.” Acts 4:29
  2. Working with Syrian refugees in a Middle Eastern country. N worked with an organization that cares for Syrian refugees, especially children and young adults, and shared the story of Christ with them. Though the Syrian refugees have fled from distressing situations, many have experienced God’s goodness through loving Christian workers in Europe and the Middle East. Please pray for those N was able to share the Gospel with. “Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel.” Ephesians 6:19  

Please pray for N and our other missionaries, that they will be effective in making disciples of all nations!