As 2022 draws to an end, my gratitude runs deep for your partnership in our mission. In part here is what we’ve been able to accomplish together. Your funds have fueled our global impact. Your prayers have changed hearts. Your assistance made days like Canada Day Sunday fantastic. Thank you.
Each month we support partners, agencies and special projects to advance the Gospel of Christ’s love
- 2022 allowed us to support flood relief in Merritt, Hope and First Nation reserves
- We raised over $300,000 to help purchase property in southeast Asia to break the cycle of human trafficking
- We raised over $250,000 for Ukrainian refugee / church support during a year of war and displacement
- City Serve Langley continued incredible work in our public schools, our community garden & funding a local foodbank & support centre
- BC Boxes of Love raised $55,000 for their project in local schools and weekly feeding programs
- French Canada outreach including a backpack program for school children in St Hycinthe, Quebec
- We helped fund an important Wycliffe project through Stan Anonby (Bible translation)
- Boxes of Love raised $40,000 to build more boxes in Africa for the first time this year
- $35,000 was sent to Jeremy Feller for an important church planting / leadership development project in Ethiopia
- $28,000 for another Ethiopian project through Cara and Yohannes Yadagne
- $15,000 was sent to Poland for church planting and a one-year Bible School discipleship course (like SPC’s Omega)
- Our monthly Beyond Our Walls projects have helped The Helm in NS, Langley Foodbank, Guatemala STM, and church planting in Italy
- We helped the PAOC in Chennai India, in Thailand through Imagine Thailand, and through ERDO (Emergency Relief & Development Overseas)
- Locally we continue to support Wagner Hills, Teen Challenge, Advokate Pregnancy support, & South Fraser Pregnancy Options Centre
- We gave support to Langley Memorial to help them build a new spiritual care chapel
- We continue to support our Bus Ministry and Metro Kids in Surrey
- We continue to work in RAN settings (restricted access countries) sharing Jesus in word and deed in some of the most challenging places
I want to thank Adriana Andrews for her amazing support in all things administration and Peter Paluch for his guidance and courage. Mandy Martens and Pastor Carl remain “light in darkness”. I was proud to see our first STM (short term mission) in two and a half years go to Guatemala last month (way to go Dannii Neufeld).
Last month at our Ukrainian refugee dinner I met Vitaliy Shalukhin, a pastor and church overseer in Kherson, Ukraine. His family escaped Ukraine in a dangerous way. Led by God they had just enough time to flee, over fields, being shot at, eventually getting to the boarder and on to Canada where they ended up in Langley and at CLA. His city and congregation was under Russian bombing recently, a lady was shot, and his pastoral heart is heavy. CLA was able to purchase 5 generators, one for each church in Kherson. We used our ERDO funds to purchase these gifts in Germany and then the church organized transport to Ukraine. Now these churches will have some warmth for hospitality, services, outreach, including helping their communities recharge their phones. You are helping to make a difference in word and deed throughout the world.