International

EMPOWERING THE CHURCH TO LOVINGLY ENGAGE THE NATIONS IN OUR CITY - AND BEYOND

2022 TURKEY TEAM. Multi-cultural, multi-generational. The mission of God is the mission of every single follower of Jesus.

ABOUT US

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.


Welcoming Newcomers

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.

HEAR OUR VISION: The call to the least reached and the 1040 Window

"We must be global Christians with a global vision because our God is a global God." - John Stott

WAYS TO PARTICIPATE

Refugee Christmas Baskets

For several years ENV has been befriending refugees through our Christmas Basket program. Not only are these baskets filled with beautiful gifts and treats, they also provide a beautiful bridge into relationships with those that are far from home and far from Jesus.

You can participate in two ways:

  1. Donate to the Basket Fund

  2. Deliver a basket to a refugee family

Deliveries begin in early December so please let the team know NOW if you want to join. This enables us to determine how many baskets to assemble. CONTACT: Maan

Turkiye 2023 Ministry Trip

May-June 2023

3 weeks

Training begins in February

CONTACT: Bea or Carole

SUPPORT THIS MINISTRY

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!