After serving with a church in Quebec for 15 years, God began to burden “R” and “H” for the people of the Middle East. In 2011, God called “R” and “H” and their family to Central Asia to help refugees who were fleeing the war. While there, they actively shared the Gospel and were able to see the Lord save many souls.
Two years ago, the family moved back to Canada in order to take care of a few necessary family things. With a burden still for refugees and the Middle East, they began serving in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) which is one of the most diverse places in the world. As missionaries to refugees in the GTA, they host English language classes, provide job training, offer trauma care, and counsel people as they adjust to new life in Canada. Recently, they have begun hosting home group discipleship training.
While they intend to return to Central Asia by the end of the year, God has been faithful to their obedience here in Canada. Here is one story they shared of God’s favour on them amongst refugee families:
“We recently met a Syria refugee woman with her two children at the grocery store and invited her to the ESL class. We then were able to meet her brother in law who was very interested to know about Christianity and was looking for some Christians to talk to. Now, we meet with him every week to answer his questions about the Bible and Salvation. He is reading the Bible now and is close to putting his faith and trust in the Savior. We need to not be afraid to make friend with the refugees in Canada. Many are looking for friends in Canada, and many are thirsty and want to know the answers to life.”
Points of Prayer
- Pray for wisdom and knowledge for “R” and “H” as they seek to minister to the refugee and immigrant families.
- Pray for the local church that “R” and “H” work with. Pray that they would continue to develop a heart for reaching out and welcoming refugees.
- Pray for the various services the “R” and “H” are involved with. Pray that God would continue to give them favour with refugees.