The Future Looks Bright!
Imagine the impact…
…we can have on our world by 2015
One dollar. It doesn’t seem like enough to have much of a world-changing impact. However, if each one of the adult members of our PAOC family sowed even a one-dollar ‘seed’ for missions every day, we would reap a world-transforming harvest of $60 million per year.
What would that money do?
What could our world look like by 2015?
For Mission Canada
Up to 100 new faith communities could be established in Canada’s neediest areas by supporting developing ministries in Aboriginal and Francophone communities and in inner city cores.
Supporting leaders like Kyle, who is responding to the physical, social and spiritual needs of the urban neighbourhood he serves.
Hundreds of leaders from Canadian Aboriginal and ethnic communities would be trained for mission through PAOC programs like Aboriginal Bible Academy.
60 mission workers would be equipped and strategically placed in under-served PAOC priority regions. Like:
>Karen – who has moved into downtown Vancouver and is living fully present with her neighbours, offering Christ’s loving redemption.
>Daniel – who would be enabled to serve among teens in Quebec.
We will have provided translated Bibles and resources to congregations across Canada who do not have English as a first language.
New churches will be planted across the province of Quebec.
Youth Leadership & Children’s Ministry certification courses will be made available in French for the first time
Future Pentecostal leaders would be identified, equipped and supported to pursue their calling in Canada and across the globe through leadership development.
People like “Alain” in the Maritimes would have clarity in his calling and the confidence to pursue it, knowing that there is a PAOC support structure to help him get there.
For International Missions
The number of our Global Workers will have doubled with an additional 200 people serving internationally. People like:
Mike & Cathy – Church planting in the Middle East
Charles & Desirea – Caring for vulnerable
Strategically placed trained professionals and business people will be living and working in Restricted Access Nations, particularly Muslim countries. People like:
Jeff & Rachel, who are reaching their neighbours and impacting a North African nation with the Good News.
Youth and children worldwide will have new opportunities to hear the good news, and fresh, effective discipleship resources will have been created, giving hope to the next generation. Like:
“Fatuma”, orphaned by HIV/AIDS, who grew up in a Village of Hope and is now thriving, married and contributing in her own community.
Unreached people groups will have heard the Word of God for the first time through it’s translation into their languages, and we will have supported those who are planting churches in places where the Gospel has yet to be heard.
People like “Madhu” and “Aby”, church planters amongst the unreached.
Thousands of well-equipped national leaders from nations like Ethiopia and India could be released and supported, taking the Gospel to neighbouring Middle Eastern countries. People like:
“Shofar” who is multiplying his life as a follower of Jesus in Muslim nations.
“Anton” who has already planted three churches in the United Arab Emirates.
ERDO’s relief and development efforts will be significantly increased and millions of lives touched in situations like:
Feeding thousands of school children in Zimbabwe, in partnership with the Canadian Food Grains Bank.
Developing a ‘Rapid Action Team’ with expertise and resources to respond more effectively to world crisis, like Haiti, enabling people like “Michel and Louise” to care for and feed the vulnerable.
Our 34 global training institutions will have equipped thousands of national leaders. Leaders like:
“Raha”, trained at PAC University, who now leads multiple churches in Congo and oversees an ERDO (Emergency Relief and Development Overseas) project for displaced people.
Strengthening national church capacity, through training and resources, to respond to need in their own communities.
Recruiting and deploying trained workers to foster local community-based projects that help build sustainable futures.
Thousands of villages will have their first simple church structures, serving as the ‘heart’ of community development, transforming lives and changing nations.
It is unto God
“Give, and you will receive. You will be given much. Pressed down, shaken together, and running over, it will spill into your lap. The way you give to others is the way God will give to you.” Luke 6:38 NCV