"...this gospel of the kingdom
will be preached in the whole world
as a testimony to all nations"
MATTHEW 24:14a (NIV)
means telling others
WHO WILL YOU TELL?
At Gateway, we are using a TARGETED approach
& inviting those who have not yet heard about Jesus.
around the world have yet
to hear about
Please check-out Gateway's international partnerships
& future short-term mission experiences below:
Bill & Illana Lobbezoo
To facilitate ministry that adds value impacts the whole person. We encompass discipleship and leadership training principles enabling the National Church to impact Cambodia in every walk of life. Our ministries are for all people groups and will offer assistance through education, skills, and employment training.
Next short-term mission experience:
CAMBODIA - AUGUST 4-14, 2020 (POSTPONED)
Bill Lobbezoo launched our second Cambodia school building project at the end of February 2020.
Gateway’s Missions team is excited about this opportunity to fundraise towards building a place of learning
that provides a Christ-centered education in Poi Pet! We hope to raise $11,000.00 USD or approximately $15,500.00 CDN by September 30, 2020 to build a new school for the 100+ students to experience Christ’s love in Poi Pet.
Gateway’s first school build in Kamping Pouy was a great testament to God’s faithfulness. Betsaida English School is self sufficient and growing in numbers! Together with other non-government organizations working in Cambodia, God provided school supplies, desks, white boards and even slides for the children to play on. Betsaida’s church facilities have also recently grown, a new kitchen was constructed to help them further provide for their community. They are now able to feed students, host Christian celebrations and conduct outreach events. Betsaida Church is meeting its community’s needs and bringing the gospel to life.
Please pray about supporting the school build in Poi Pet. Christ-centered education furthers the Kingdom and leads to personal salvation.Here are a few of the ways you can give to the Poi Pet School:
1. Mail cheques to the church with Poi Pet School noted on the Approved Specials line. The mailing address is Gateway Church, 15 Haldimand Rd 66, Caledonia, ON., N3W 1N7
2. Online Giving thru the website, under the fund: Approved Specials and then put a note in Message for Gateway box for Poi Pet School.
3. E-transfer, where one can note the Poi Pet School in the Note/Message box when in their online banking. We do not have any specific space on the E-transfer form for Approved Specials.
PERU & ECUADOR
Rich & Elisa Brown / Inca Link
Born and raised as missionary kids Rich and Elisa Brown found each other in high school at the Alliance Academy in Ecuador. Then they went to Toccoa Falls College and started dating. Rich studied and graduated with a degree in Missiology and Elisa with Interpersonal Communications. The two were married on June 23, 1990. One year later, the couple moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, to serve as youth pastor and wife at North Ridge Church. In the four years spent there, Rich completed the ordination process and graduated with a masters degree in Bible and Theology from Wheaton Graduate School. They soon found themselves in Costa Rica and then moved to Peru in 1995. After 10 years of ministry in Peru, Rich and Elisa witnessed the growth of the Alliance youth from 30 in one church to over 1000 in three churches. God continued to use their gifts and talents in different parts of Peru until 2005. In 2005, they began their ministry in Ecuador, beginning a network of youth leaders in Ecuador, Peru and Colombia. The plan: To connect youth groups in North America with youth groups in South America through short-term missions. They are called to reach the 300 million youth in Latin America with Christ’s irresistible love. Elisa is part of a Christian Rock band called Corban, which opens all kinds of doors for youth ministry in Latin America. Rich and Elisa have four children: Olivia, Michaela, Josiah and Alexa. All of their children are intimately connected to the Brown’s ministry, especially with short-term teams as translators, Corban and helping in the orphanages and garbage dump ministries.
New Inca Link Canadian Office!
The mission team has an exciting announcement. Inca Link now has a Canadian office. You might say why is that such an exciting announcement? Well for years now we have partnered with Rich and Elisa Brown and Inca Link. We've been sending short term teams, supporting them financially, and even sending two of our young adults on a 9 month link year internship. Through all of this we have had to juggle the administrative and financial details through the US office. Now with a Canadian office we will be able to have a more seamless relationship and a simplified process for supporting the inca link ministries. On top of that, one of our own, Melanie Horning, is part of the board here in Canada. We are super excited that this will make it easier for us to support ministries in South America.
We also want to remind you that during this pandemic, our IW and national workers have been working hard to continue reaching out to those in need of the gospel and compassion around the world and here at home. Please remember that your prayers and support are a vital part of their ministries. You can support our missionaries through the Global Advance fund or by supporting them through their respective ministries. Please contact the office if you would like more information regarding the missions and ministries we support here at Gateway.