HART MINISTRIES – Humanitarian Aid and Response Teams
“changing the world – one heart at a time”
–is a Christian Relief Aid Missions agency dedicated to serving the poor and equipping/empowering the local church in eastern Europe
-provides food, clothing, medical care to orphanages, street children, invalids, hospitals, the elderly, those in prison and desperately poor families
-provides education, training, equipping, and financial support for indigenous Christian leaders
-provides opportunities for Christians in North America to be involved in world relief and missions projects
contact missionaries Lloyd and Ulyana Ceneiko
Merry Christmas from the entire HART team
News March 11th, 2020
Hart Ministries March 12th, 2020
HART Ministries March 26, 2020
Hart Ministries Online Auction
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HART Ministries May 21st, 2020
HART Ministries June 30th, 2020
Prayer Request July 9th, 2020
PIONEER BIBLE TRANSLATORS
“transformed lives through God’s Word in every language“
-transforming the lives of the people in Papau New Guinea by presenting God’s Word in their own language
-uses Bible translators, literary evangelists, church planters and support staff to impact the lives of many who are without the gospel
contact missionaries Norm and Jill Weatherhead
Join the Celebration Weatherheads May 17th, 2020
Our Latest Prayer May 22nd, 2020
Our Latest Prayer May 28th, 2020
Our Latest Prayer June 12th, 2020
Our Latest Prayer July 5th, 2020
Our Latest Prayer & Praise
Thank you for praying for us and our work over in Papua New Guinea and here in Canada. Norm has been able to use Zoom to talk with some of the Akukem translators in PNG, and teaches Phonology online to linguistic students enrolled in CanIL (Canadian Institute of Linguistics). We are so grateful for this modern technology which is able to keep us connected globally to serve God in translation work in PNG and to train potential new missionaries here in North America.
For some time we have been thinking about how Norm can be in touch with the Akukem translators to continue doing translation work even while being so far apart and not able to travel to PNG due to the COVID19 pandemic. We knew that Zoom calls might be an option, but were not sure if the connection and bandwidth in PNG would sustain a Zoom conference call.
Well Praise God, Norm was able to connect through Zoom just recently when two Akukem men were in Madang and was able to talk with them for two hours without the signal dropping. Jill caught a few seconds of the Zoom call on her phone while Norm spoke Tok Pisin and gave some new translation tasks and responsibilities to the men. You can see this mini video clip by clicking here.
In light of this success on Zoom, Norm will contact our PBT administrators in Madang and start to look at when we could set up a long-distance translation session with the Akukem. The first full trial of this online Zoom consultant checking is about to happen this month between one of our PBT consultants, who lives in Missouri, and the Ap Ma translators who are just arriving now into Madang. It may be after the New Year when another similar Zoom checking session can be set up between Norm and the Akukem.
Norm’s other main activity is to teach an online linguistic course called “Intro to Phonology” to some students enrolled at CanIL, a linguistic school which helps to train the next generation of people who have interest in languages and translation/literacy ministries. The course is going well. Norm is getting used to talking to his computer as he looks at the PowerPoint he is teaching, while the students in various cities online see the PPT via Screen Sharing. This is all part of the new world we are living in right now.
Praise God…. the technology exists for Norm (and other missionaries) to connect with the people they are ministering to in other countries during this current pandemic. the recent attempt to connect with the Akukem through a Zoom conference call was successful, and the connection held for the two hours. we still have PBT staff members living in Madang who can help make these Zoom calls happen so our translation ministry can still move forward. for the opportunity for Norm to teach new students interested in languages and translation/literacy ministries through online Zoom teaching.
Pray to God…. for the Akukem to be able to continue to move ahead with their various translation tasks Norm gave to them. We are still encountering some problems with the solar computer system which we sent out to be used in the Akukem 1 village. that we will be able to set up a future online Advisor Checking session for Norm and the Akukem translation team. We need to go over all the revision suggestions which came back from the recent Village Checking of Luke. for Norm to have the physical and mental strength to keep up with his online teaching, his review of Akukem materials, and still be able to engage with family and life activities here in Calgary.
We are so grateful for your partnership with us in prayer,
Norm & Jill Weatherhead
Missionaries to Papua New Guinea
Consider supporting this mission work to PNG through online giving: For Canadian donations, click here. (Choose “International Resource Team – Weatherhead” in the drop down menu.) For American donations, click here.
*Funds will only be accepted for board approved programs and projects. Each contribution will be used as requested with the understanding that when the need for such a program or project has been met, or cannot be completed for any reason as determined by the board, the remaining designated contributions would be used where needed most.
ALBERTA BIBLE COLLEGE
-offers a Christian education to young adults and adults
-committed to developing student’s character and competency through classroom study and hands on experiences
-emphasizes the unity of all believers in Christ
-equips students for Christian work as pastors or missionaries
PINE LAKE CHRISTIAN CAMP
-provides a camping environment in which people can develop a personal relationship with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
-serves The Churches of Christ and Christian Churches of Alberta-summer camps are for all ages including recreation, music, crafts, teaching time, campfires and supervised free time
There are summer camps for all ages – children, youth and families. Camps usually consist of recreation, music, crafts, teaching time, campfires and supervised free time, all in the context of positive Christian values. Recreation includes basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer, swimming, canoeing, archery, obstacle course and other large group games. This camp also endeavors to plant the seed of the Christian faith to young people that they will know the Lord and build disciples for Jesus Christ.
Answered Prayers January 2020
Pine Lake Christian Camp March 2020
Pine Lake Christian Camp May 2020
Pine Lake Christian Camp June 5th, 2020
Camp tshirt July 28th, 2020
EMBASSY CONNECTIONS CANADA
-Embassy Connections Canada is a registered non-profit Interdenominational Christian organization which serves MPs, Senators and spouses, Canadian Judiciary, Ambassadors and spouses, Foreign government and economic leaders, and Top corporate leaders in Canada.
-Our organization connects our Canadian government and corporate leaders with foreign ambassadors to enhance areas of peace and future cooperation.
-We also serve as a resource to assist those who wish to gain a better understanding spirituality in their lives. Embassy Connections Canada is founded on the Apostles’ Creed.
contact missionaries Jerry and Carol Sherman
Embassy Connections Canada January 2020
Sherman Prayer February 2020
Prayer March 26th, 2020
Embassy Connections Canada Easter Letter
Prayer 2 May 11th, 2020
Jerry and Carol Sherman June 17th, 2020
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF SERVICE July 8th, 2020
Embassy Connections Canada August 2020
*Have a Blessed 2020 CHRISTMAs*
Thank You Emanuel for humbling Yourself by coming to earth, to sacrifice Yourself on the cross for our sins and give us the privilege of spending eternity with You.
- Thank You Lord for blessing us with forty years of marriage.
- Thank You Lord for leading our children: Joel (teacher) & Marika and grandson Peter live in Dawson Creek; Dan (Power to Change student ministry) & Amanda (teacher) with grandchildren Isaac & Elise; Joanna & Will (teacher) have grandchildren Oliver & Aubrey and ??? to be born in January in Calgary; Rachel & Evgeni (banker) are in Ottawa with grandchildren Rosalia, Maksim and newborn Alexei; and Matthew (manages the Salvation Army store in Dawson Creek).
- Thank you Lord for the Embassy Connections Canada Board of Directors who give wise counsel and input to this ministry.
- Thank You Lord for Your many ministry partners. They pray for us and support us with their encouragement, time and resources.
- Thank You Lord for the many Christian corporate and political leaders, and their spouses, who are involved with us in ministry.
- Thank You Lord for the opportunities early this year to minister to leaders in Colombia, Ecuador and Grenada.
- Thank You Lord for the way you blessed the evangelistic outreaches of Embassy Connections Canada in Ottawa; one live in February and the rest online.
- Thank You Lord for the privilege to lead Bible studies with Members of Parliament and wives of Ambassadors.
- Thank You Lord for giving us the favour to meet with and share the message of God’s love, hope and forgiveness with ambassadors, corporate leaders and Members of Parliament.
- Thank You Lord for the opportunity to lead ‘Embassy Connections Canada’ & be linked to more than 400 Christian organizations which are committed to take the Gospel around the world.
- Thank You Lord that in spite of Covid we were still able to have one Ambassador Business Tour. You have worked in the lives of the ambassadors who participated. Many who join us on these trips make a commitment to Jesus Christ. Ambassadors from 104 Nations have now participated since we initiated these tours in 1998.
- Thank You Lord for the opportunities You have prepared in advance for us (Ephesians 2:10) to witness to leaders in Canada and abroad in 2021.
Prayer Requests: – As God continues to open many doors please pray that when the Covid restrictions relax we will be able to resume in person Embassy Connections Canada evangelistic events, ambassador tours and international outreaches.
Thank you for your prayers. May you have a most blessed Christmas and fulfilling 2021.
Because of His deep eternal love for us,
Jerry and Carol Sherman
Dear Praying Friends, October, 2020
Ambassador Business Trip: Three ambassadors: one from Asia, one from the European Union and one from Latin America joined us for a one day business trip to Brockville, Ontario. The diplomats were given tours of a large logistics company and a large manufacturing plant. At a lunch in their honour: a Member of the Canadian Parliament, a Cabinet Minister in the Ontario Government and the Deputy Mayor welcomed them. The ambassadors were given time to tell us about their countries. Jerry was able to share about Embassy Connections Canada and give a brief Gospel presentation. The feedback from the ambassadors and community leaders has been very positive. We have been asked to bring another group of ambassadors to visit Brockville companies in the spring of 2021.
Thanksgiving Dinner: Today, as we write, we were scheduled to host our 8th Annual Embassy Connections Canada outreach dinner. After making the arrangements, sending out the invitations and receiving confirmations, the Ontario Government made new restrictions regarding the size of events because of the covid virus. Thus, we have had to postpone the dinner until the restrictions are lifted.
Parliament: We continue to have positive meetings with Members of Parliament. We gave a Bible to one of the parliamentarians who is a member of another faith. The Bible is in his first language. He was excited to receive it and said with enthusiasm, “I will read it.” Another Member whom we met for an hour said, “I am not a religious man.” We informed him that what is most important is to have a personal relationship with Christ. Please remember these men and their families in your prayers.
Ottawa Civic Prayer Breakfast: Eleven years ago we took a delegation to Spain. On that visit we met the Mayor of Sant Cugat. When he came to visit us, we were able to get our first meeting with the Mayor of Ottawa. The Ottawa Mayor was asked if he would be open to endorse an Ottawa Civic Prayer Breakfast. He agreed. Jerry, as one of the founders, continues to serve on the organizing committee. This week we will host our eleventh annual prayer breakfast. Because we cannot meet in person, it will be a virtual event.
Prayer Requests: 1. We are organizing small meetings where one or two ambassadors are able to meet with a Member of Parliament. This is greatly appreciated by the ambassadors, as in this covid time many have difficulty meeting with our elected officials. 2. For our meetings with some of the newly arrived foreign ambassadors. 3. For the two women’s Bible studies Carol hosts each week.
“But thanks be to God, who always leads us in His triumph in Christ” (II Corinthians 2:14).
Jerry and Carol
CHURCH OF CHRIST MISSIONS – JAMAICA
-minister to congregations in Jamaica
-involved in the day-t0-day operation of Ocho Rios Church of Christ
-holding revival meetings, counsel and pastoral work
contact missionaries Carlton and Pansy Mullings
ATHLETES IN ACTION – JACK KNIGHT
-serves with Power to Change in the Athletes in Action Ministry
-evangelizing, discipling, and mentoring in the ministry of the AIA missionaries across Canada with the position of Director of AIA Staff Care & Development
-to provide care and development to our missionaries so that we as a mission we may continue to bring the good news of Jesus Christ to our sports culture across Canada
-continues to work with my Junior hockey teams and my corporate chapel with 4E Welding
-Simon Ivascu, Steven Ivascu and Wesley Pop, fled Romania when they were only teenagers
-faced many dangers and hardships fleeing from Romania to Italy and in the face of insurmountable odds, they arrived in Canada
-once a year they return to Romania as their mission to help the less fortunate
REAL IMPACT INDIA
-Real Impact India is a social entrepreneurial business dedicated to helping Indian families living within slum conditions. We provide executive class bed & breakfast accommodations and experiential tours to globally concerned citizens; while using profits to provide impactfull forms of assistance to India’s poorest people.
-With over 1.3 million people living in a slum area that is only half the size of Central Park in New York, the conditions were what can only be described as horrific. Imagine only 600 toilets to serve 1.4 million people (that is over 2000 people per toilet). Imagine the 15,000 hutment factories located here choking the life away from these people as they inhale the toxic fumes of burning paint and melting aluminium within non-ventilated areas, (with no protective equipment); every day until they die. Imagine a place choked with the combined refuse arising from a recycling effort that absorbs 80% of total recyclables arising from a city of 24 million people.
-Imagine rats, everything soaked from the long-standing effects of monsoon rains and alleys flooded with sewage. Imagine the smell of leather tanneries being added to this already toxic mix. Imagine scant light being able to even penetrate this densely populated area where the street outside your home is often less than shoulder width. Imagine half of all homes here be less than 100 sq feet within which an average of 4.5 must somehow survive. Imagine most babies dying before their first birthday. Now imagine that these conditions are BETTER than millions of others in this city. Imagine those who have no home at all; those who must huddle under bridges when it rains, squat in fields as their only toilet and where women must wait until dark to even consider venturing in that direction. Imagine, a red light district where children are sold into a lifetime of prostitution without hope of escape for as little as 200 dollars. Imagine hell on earth and you begin to scratch the surface. But it is all real and exits right now. Will you intercede with us?