EMPOWERING THE CHURCH TO LOVINGLY ENGAGE THE NATIONS IN OUR CITY -- AND BEYOND
Turkey Ministry Trip 2023
The global refugee crisis is the greatest humanitarian crisis of our time; it is also an unprecedented opportunity for the Great Commission. Turkey is packed with more refugees than any other nation.
Caring about refugees and oppressed peoples is a core value of ENV. Once again, we are sending a multi-generational, multi-cultural team to Turkey. May 12-26. Some will go. Some will send.
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Questions? Reach out directly to Bea (EN Van) or Glen (EN Surrey).
Our EN Afghan family has arrived!
This family has an amazing story of salvation, and of being trained in our Every Nation ministry school in Manila. Their ministry in Afghanistn put them in serious risk and they needed to escape to Indonesia where they were refugees for 8 years. During that time, they had a wonderful ministry in the large refugee community outside of Jakarta.
Landing in Burnaby in February, they are beginning to establish a new life -- and a new local ministry. We have created a SET-UP FUND for them.
DONATE FINANCES TOWARD START-UP COSTS
2022 TURKEY TEAM. Multi-cultural, multi-generational. The mission of God is the mission of every single follower of Jesus.
ENV International Ministry exists to provide ongoing vision and faith for ENV's role in the global mission of God in this hour of history. We are passionate about the nations that are pouring into Greater Vancouver; there has never been a time like this in our city -- or in history! In the past 10 years the numbers of refugees and re-settlers has exploded. Unique new diasporas are rapidly evolving and we are scrambling to identify them and welcome them. We believe that the greatest humanitarian crisis of this century is also the greatest opportunity for the Great Commission.
We are equally passionate about sending multi-generational teams OUT to the nations -- particularly to frontier people groups. We want to "wave the flag" over the earth's displaced peoples and call the Church to loving, sacrificial action. We value relentless prayer, courageous obedience -- and the raising up of a beautiful army of ordinary people.
Many of us were told by our mothers not to talk to strangers. Sound advice, of course! But it turns out that Jesus actually wants us to talk to strangers. When we welcome the stranger – the newcomer – the refugee – we are welcoming Jesus. We take this seriously. Our hearts break as we listen the stories of refugees and re-settlers, and we are humbled to be able to offer both practical help and friendship.
We believe that the first aspect of Christian ministry among refugees is relationship. Giving food, providing shelter and language instruction are important services, but relationship makes a person more than a passive recipient. When Jesus told the parable of the Good Samaritan, we see what it looks like to extend radical mercy and kindness to a complete stranger.
"We must be global Christians with a global vision because our God is a global God." - John Stott
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International Ministry is supported by generous partners who invest financially into our team. If you would like to join the team as a monthly financial partner -- or make an annual donation -- follow the link below. We are grateful!