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Current Mission Work

The Ship of Life and the Nutrition Program, Cambodia

Asia, with 63 percent of the world’s population, is receiving only 8 percent of the total funds spent in missions by the Churches of Christ, according to research from Christian Colleges.

In Cambodia, South East Asia, the Nutrition Program is feeding 1,000 children five days a week and is also sending more than 300 children back to school, who had dropped out because they could not afford a uniform.  The Ship of Life is sailing the Mekong River, examining 150 patients a day.  New churches are growing, preachers are being trained, and 300 women will meet on March 8 for the Annual Ladies’ Day Lectures.  Help us share the Love of God with South East Asia.

Key to the Kingdom

Key to the Kingdom is a Canadian outreach television ministry that reaches every province and territory in Canada over the Vision Network and The Christian Channel.  Edmonton residents can view the program every Friday at 6:30 a.m. on The Vision Network, Channel 93.

The speaker for the program is Max Craddock, an Evangelist of the Strathmore Church of Christ in Toronto, Ontario.  During the broadcast, callers from all listening areas are invited to participate in free Bible studies.  The World Bible School (WBS) material is used in this study. The order of the booklets used in the study has been rearranged as follows: God Has Spoken, Knowing Jesus, Born of Water and Spirit, The Family of God, Living a Life of Love and This is Good News.  There are two advanced lessons, The Church and The Christian Life.

During 2007, there was an average of 78 requests per month for the World Bible School course (August was the lowest month and April and September were the highest).  Several have gone on to study and have become Christians as a result of these requests. Other people continue to study and visit with congregations across the country because they have heard of the Lord’s Church through the programme.

The viewer pool is going to grow by a potential three-and-one-half to four million very soon.  S-VOX, the owner of The Vision Network, has purchased CHNU-TV and CIIT-TV stations, operating in Vancouver, British Columbia and Winnipeg, Manitoba, respectively.  Both of these stations, formerly owned by Rogers, are full-power stations and provide good coverage in those areas.  They have offered time on these stations at a reduced rate to the Key to the Kingdom, which will pay for the time on the Vancouver station and receive the time on the Winnipeg station for free, a two-for-one deal.  S-VOX is scheduled to take over these stations in April.

The keytothekingdom.ca website features a selection of the Key to the Kingdom programmes that are being produced in Canada with a new programme added each week.  Continue to pray that many more people will see the program and be encouraged in their search to know God’s will for their life.  Please pray for the teachers (study helpers) who are working with these students as they lead the students to a saving knowledge of the word of God.

Denise Hinks, of the Edmonton Church of Christ, is the Study Helper for Alberta. There were 15 WBS Bible Studies resulting from the Key to the Kingdom program.

Previous Mission Work

Prince Rupert, British Columbia

Dick and Deanna Brant have been working for the Lord in Prince Rupert since September 1991. Before arriving in Prince Rupert, Brant was an instructor with the Bear Valley School of Preaching in Denver, Colorado for almost 12 years. During his time as a full-time instructor, he taught such courses as: Homiletics, Hermeneutics, the Books of Acts, the Gospel of John, Church Leadership and Growth, and I, II, and III John. In addition, he taught How We Got the Bible, Three courses in Personal Evangelism, and, on occasion, some Old Testament courses.

Brant also served as the school’s campaign director and coordinator during which almost 150 campaigns were conducted coast-to-coast and overseas. He also established and directed a program called Military Outreach, designed to meet the needs of the Lord’s Church for members in the military and to prepare them to reach out not only to other service members, but everyone they come in contact with. It was during this time that he founded Christian Development Publications.

When the Brants arrived in Prince Rupert, the church was meeting in a rented building and had been there for a number of years. Very soon after their arrival, a Five-Year Plan was developed, land was purchased and, within a few years, the church was meeting in a building of their own, with the help of other congregations. Starting the building project at almost $600,000, this amount has been reduced to about $75,000.

At the time of construction, things could have not been better: the town was growing, and, in turn, the church was growing. Then, the downturn came: the pulp mill closed after almost 60 years of operation, resulting in a town that is now half the size it was. The church lost membership, as families moved to find employment.

At the present time, things are looking bright. The container port and new businesses are open and new families are in attendance – it is very exciting!

At this time, 26 new people, of whom 18 are children, attend regularly worship services.

The opportunities are abundant. Pray for the Brants that they will serve well in the cause of Christ leading to the saving of many souls.

The Edmonton Church of Christ has supported the work in Prince Rupert since 2004.

The Ship of Life and the Nutrition Program, Cambodia

Asia, with 63 percent of the world’s population, is receiving only 8 percent of the total funds spent in missions by the Churches of Christ, according to research from Christian Colleges.

In Cambodia, South East Asia, the Nutrition Program is feeding 1,000 children five days a week and is also sending more than 300 children back to school, who had dropped out because they could not afford a uniform.  The Ship of Life is sailing the Mekong River, examining 150 patients a day.  New churches are growing, preachers are being trained, and 300 women will meet on March 8 for the Annual Ladies’ Day Lectures.  Help us share the Love of God with South East Asia.

South Edmonton church of Christ

The south side congregation is perhaps Alberta’s newest, having begun its life in September 2006. It owes its start to the Edmonton Church of Christ, who desired to plant this congregation years ago.  In order to help with this project, the elders brought in Tim Johnson in 2004, who had worked in Moncton, New Brunswick for 28 years, planting and nurturing the congregation there.  Over the period of a year, a church-planting team of 53 people was organized and trained, resulting in the NEW congregation’s startup.

The Southwood Community League allowed the South Edmonton Church of Christ to rent their well-equipped hall, and the Church is currently using it.  The hall seats about 150 people and allows room for the congregation to expand.  Classroom space is limited, but teachers have managed to do very well with two classes for children and one for teenagers.  The adults use the main meeting room for their Sunday class.  On Wednesday nights, the congregation has four CARE groups meeting in various homes of the church members.

Currently, the congregation has roughly 75 members, including children, and it is blessed with many guests each Sunday and Wednesday. As of early 2008, the South Edmonton Church of Christ is a financially self-supporting congregation.

The south side congregation is situated in Millwoods, a section of Edmonton that is very multi-cultural.  The church has been drafting a better evangelism plan to reach people.  So far, it had its first Gospel Meeting at its one-year point and developed a yearly “special sermon” series of 8-10 weeks each.  The latter is an attempt to apply God’s word to various local concerns.  The women have developed an advertised Bible study in the community room of Millwood’s Town Centre mall. Presently, a group of nine volunteers is gearing up to begin a FriendSpeak program to reach new residents hoping to improve their English language skills – the texts of Luke and Acts will be used in this program.

Please continue to pray for the south side congregation as they reach into south Edmonton with the Gospel of Christ.

Key to the Kingdom

Key to the Kingdom is a Canadian outreach television ministry that reaches every province and territory in Canada over the Vision Network and The Christian Channel.  Edmonton residents can view the program every Friday at 6:30 a.m. on The Vision Network, Channel 93.

The speaker for the program is Max Craddock, an Evangelist of the Strathmore Church of Christ in Toronto, Ontario.  During the broadcast, callers from all listening areas are invited to participate in free Bible studies.  The World Bible School (WBS) material is used in this study. The order of the booklets used in the study has been rearranged as follows: God Has Spoken, Knowing Jesus, Born of Water and Spirit, The Family of God, Living a Life of Love and This is Good News.  There are two advanced lessons, The Church and The Christian Life.

During 2007, there was an average of 78 requests per month for the World Bible School course (August was the lowest month and April and September were the highest).  Several have gone on to study and have become Christians as a result of these requests. Other people continue to study and visit with congregations across the country because they have heard of the Lord’s Church through the programme.

The viewer pool is going to grow by a potential three-and-one-half to four million very soon.  S-VOX, the owner of The Vision Network, has purchased CHNU-TV and CIIT-TV stations, operating in Vancouver, British Columbia and Winnipeg, Manitoba, respectively.  Both of these stations, formerly owned by Rogers, are full-power stations and provide good coverage in those areas.  They have offered time on these stations at a reduced rate to the Key to the Kingdom, which will pay for the time on the Vancouver station and receive the time on the Winnipeg station for free, a two-for-one deal.  S-VOX is scheduled to take over these stations in April.

The keytothekingdom.ca website features a selection of the Key to the Kingdom programmes that are being produced in Canada with a new programme added each week.  Continue to pray that many more people will see the program and be encouraged in their search to know God’s will for their life.  Please pray for the teachers (study helpers) who are working with these students as they lead the students to a saving knowledge of the word of God.

Norman and Helen Maw, of the Edmonton Church of Christ, are the Study Helpers for Alberta. There were 15 WBS Bible Studies resulting from the Key to the Kingdom program.

Papua, Indonesia

For the past nine years, the Edmonton Church of Christ has been helping with the support of David Buskirk, a missionary in Papua, Indonesia, (formerly known as Irian Jaya).  David keeps us informed through news bulletins, which can be found at the Missions bulletin board in the church building foyer or under Missions at the website meadowviewchurchofchrist.org.

David has been in Indonesia since 1992.  He is a director and teacher with the Church of Christ Bible School in the village of Urei Faisei.  The school trains evangelists and leaders, who go on to work with the 14 congregations existing in that area.  At this time, a basic six-month Bible training program is offered, but David is developing the school into a two-year curriculum that will be completely taught and financed by Indonesians.

David’s work goes beyond the school as he travels to visit World Bible School students and preaches regularly in the congregations he has been so instrumental in establishing and encouraging.  He is helped by Cesar Basantes, a full-time missionary, and by Martin Johnson, who arrived there three years ago.

The work and life in Indonesia is not easy, especially when compared to our lifestyle.  Let’s be diligent in keeping these people and this work in our prayers, as they are much needed and very appreciated.