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Prepared to Go (Fall 2017)

October 24th, 2017 | in Least Reached People |    0   

Prepared to Go

New workers follow God’s leading into global ministries

Caribbean Sun / Mexico
David and Marilyn Shaw

ShawsDavid and Marilyn accepted Christ as their Saviour while in their teens and have attended C&MA churches for more than 30 years. Marilyn is a retired registered nurse, and David retired as a service manager from an automotive company. They have taken several short-term missions (STM) teams and their children to Ecuador, falling in love with the Latino culture and Spanish language. They also took a STM trip to Mexico City a few years ago.

God has led the Shaws to serve at the Mexico City Ministry Centre and Guest House, where they will work with and support other international workers in Mexico City and encourage STM teams and interns staying at the guest house.
They have four married children and 10 grandchildren, who support their decision to go to Mexico.

Caribbean Sun / Mexico
Barry and Geri McLeod

McLeodsBarry grew up in a Christian home and was led to the Lord by his mother at an early age. He is thankful to have had many Christian influences in his life. Geri grew up in a Christ-centred family in the core area of Winnipeg, Manitoba and also came to know Christ at an early age.

The McLeods have served in full-time ministry with the C&MA for more than 20 years, including a four-year term as the pastoral couple at an international church in Bali.

God has now led them to once again serve outside of Canada, to Mexico.

It is estimated that there may be as many as one million expatriates living and working in Mexico City, with about two churches ministering primarily in English. The McLeods will help establish a community of Christ-followers by making disciples among English speakers, with the plan that the disciples will then use their gifts and resources to reach out to various least-reached people groups in the greater Mexico City area.

Silk Road Region/Creative Access Country*
Lorne and Vivian

Lorne and Vivian both came to Christ as children and have been part of the C&MA for more than 25 years. Lorne grew up in Montreal, Quebec and has been a journalist, broadcaster, writer, and stay-at-home dad.

Vivian, a first-generation Canadian, is trilingual, speaking English, French, and German. She accepted the Lord through Child Evangelism Fellowship and first heard a call to missions at the age of 10. She has been an educator for more than 30 years, in both Christian and public schools.

Lorne and Vivian served in Liberia for one year, evacuating as the civil war broke out. They continued to serve the Lord through the workplace and in their local church, expecting that in God’s timing, they would once again be called overseas.
Following a short-term missions trip in the Silk Road Region, the door opened for them to serve full-time in an area where they can come alongside those who are reaching out to refugees.

*an environment often hostile to spreading the Gospel


• International Worker Bios
• Envision Canada – Interested in missions? Check this out
• Sending Our Workers into God’s Harvest Fields – How the Alliance determines where to go, when to go and who will go


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