2019 WAS A MEMORABLE YEAR. Here are a few reasons to celebrate!
But first, a reminder that our global response is a natural expression of our commitment to seeking and doing justice in our local community.
WE MADE BIG STRIDES IN CAMBODIA (OUR CENTRAL FOCUS)
- Advanced goals and relationships with our 10 long-term partners:
- Alongsiders, Asian Outreach, Chab Dai, Christian and Missionary Alliance (CMA), Daughters, DOVE, Manna4Life, Precious Women, Ratanak, and World Vision.
- Celebrated the opening of Shalom Valley, the Alongsiders’ adventure camp for youth and children.
- Experienced deep spiritual renewal as Tenth teams led 5 spiritual retreats (3 in Shalom Valley, one in Phnom Penh and one in Siem Reap).
- Helped facilitate the successful succession from DOVE founder to new Executive Director.
- 40 people participated in 3 Justice Journeys in Cambodia.
WE PIONEERED SOME IMPORTANT RELATIONSHIPS IN MEXICO
- Built on our relationships with Rancho el Camino, El Pozo de Vida, and the CMA.
- 16 people participated in our first family-oriented Justice Journey in Mexico.
WE CONTINUED TO WELCOME REFUGEES IN VANCOUVER
- Hosted annual Borders to Beginnings event and Refugee Awareness Sunday.
- Continued engagement with 6 refugee families.
- Provided settlement for a new family of 8, as well as 3 individuals.
- Began community meals in partnership with Killarney Park MB Church.
- Developed transitional housing in partnership with Killarney Park MB Church and 2 Tenth
- Hosted 5 families at Tenth’s Weekend Away.
- Experienced countless meals and special moments with our families under the volunteer leadership of Mim Wickett.
WE ARE SEEING OUR PARTNERS RADICALLY WELCOMING REFUGEES IN THE MIDDLE EAST
- Walked alongside the Free Evangelical Alliance of Lebanon (FEAL) as they empower Syrian refugees in Beirut and the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon as well as other Middle Eastern nations.
WE CONTINUED TO STAND WITH OUR LOCAL AND GLOBAL WORKERS
- Continued to support 28 Tenth missionaries who serve full time in 13 countries.
- Continued to support the Global Advance missions program of the CMA.
Thank you for your continued prayer and support. It is because of your financial support to the mission fund that we can do what we do.
Wishing you a shalom filled Christmas!
Patrick and the Missions Leadership Team