Blog #286: From the Past to the Present – Mission Focus

Evangelism and ministries of compassion through partners outside the local church has always been a strong focus.

Missionaries and mission groups we support today include:

  • Edmonton’s Missions Fest Alberta—we are a founding member church
  • The Mustard Seed Street Churcha community outreach started by our Baptist denomination 
  • Old Strathcona Street Missiona mission to the disadvantaged of Edmonton
  • Intervarsity Christian Fellowshipevangelistic outreach ministry at the university
  • Restored Ministriesseeking to restore to sexual freedom and solidify personal identity in Christ to those with sexual addictions 
  • Adearaa Christ-based Edmonton addiction recovery program for women 
  • The Pregnancy Care Centrea support ministry for pregnant women
  • Cornerstone Counseling CentreChrist-based professional counseling group
  • Gull Lake Baptist CampChristian camping outreach and discipleship for children, teens, and families
  • Canadian Baptists of Western Canada and through them, Canadian Baptist Ministriesa missions agency serving the Lord in 9 countries around the world
  • Vacation Bible Schoola week-long enthusiastic day-camp-type event during one of the weeks of summer holidays

Missionaries and mission endeavors in the past carried out by church members include:

  • Patricia Smith Kachmana career medical missionary to both India and Kenya. We were her sending church
  • John Clineparticipated in a teaching mission to train Kenyan pastors
  • Rebecca and Jereme Dooleserved the Lord in Taiwan for many years, particularly to college-aged students and to the Taiwanese Deaf community
  • Daniel RadersmaYWAM outreach in Thailand 
  • Rebecca Ipeministered to the homeless in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside and later in Kolkata, India with Mother Teresa’s Sisters of Charity
  • Graeme and Serena Rattraycalled to reach college-aged students and the sex-trade workers in Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • John Renfreeseveral home-building trips with Habitat for Humanity
  • Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child the filling of shoe boxes for distribution to children
  • Myrna Rawdingdistribution of the Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes with Samaritan’s Purse in Costa Rica
  • The Church Youth Groupto Mexico
  • Karen Cline – CBM Board Member and Western Canada’s Missions Coordinator 
  • Young Life and Campus Crusade for Christevangelistic and discipleship groups supported in the past

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