Global Outreach (GO) oversees all of WMB’s Global Partners, through which we engage in cross-cultural experiences outside Kitchener-Waterloo, in Canada and in various parts of the world. Through our Global Partners, GO mobilizes people and resources for short- and long-term missions.


Global Partners

WMB Church’s Global Partners consist of an Anchor Cause Community (a community engaged in a mission aligned with a WMB Anchor Cause) and a partner organization with a long-term missionary or point person. Read about our Global Partners below.

Impact Rwanda

LOCATION:
Kigali, Rwanda

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PARTNER ORGANIZATION:
International Teams

MISSIONARIES:
Jen & Serge Kamari

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NEXT SHORT-TERM MISSION TRIP:
Summer 2017 | Learn more

MISSION DESCRIPTION: Caring holistically for the desperately poor and vulnerable people of Rwanda.

Impact Rwanda takes a holistic approach to meeting the needs of the desperately poor and vulnerable people of Rwanda, with a focus on women, refugees, and at-risk youth and children. From primary school to university, the Impact Rwanda team has walked with students whose lives were once given up as hopeless. They are now growing into people of God, becoming productive and helpful members of society! These former street kids, girls and boys, are taking these opportunities to help develop their generation and break out of poverty.

More About Impact Rwanda

LISBON MB CHURCHES

LOCATION:
Lisbon, Portugal

PARTNER ORGANIZATION:
MB Mission

MISSIONARIES:
Otto & Marjorie Ekk

NEXT SHORT-TERM MISSION TRIP:
2018 or 2019

MISSION DESCRIPTION: Partnering with church plants that serve and share Christ among some of the least reached people in Europe.

Otto and Marjorie Ekk have been country leaders since 1992 and lead five church plants on the outskirts of Lisbon. They teach, encourage and equip leaders and shape vision for these diverse churches, including two Russian churches and two multicultural African churches. They have a passion for sharing Christ with the least reached people in Europe. In a country where only 1% of the population believes in the Bible, they have seen much growth and many lives changed. The Ekks also love hosting visitors and would greatly welcome one or more couples to partner with them for an extended term of several months or longer.

More About Lisbon MB Churches

IT TENDER

LOCATION:
Manila, Philippines

PARTNER ORGANIZATION:
International Teams

MISSIONARIES:
John & Jam Coffey

NEXT SHORT-TERM MISSION TRIP:
Spring 2018 | Learn more

MISSION DESCRIPTION: Empowering children to become educated and responsible leaders in their community.

John Coffey began his term of service as a WMB Church missionary with International Teams in Manila, Philippines, in fall 2011. John and Jam were married in October 2014 and continue this ministry empowering the poor together. They have witnessed the transformation of communities through access to education and opportunities to earn a stable income. John and Jam work closely with their team at IT Tender to offer educational programs for street children and skills training for adults.

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Associate Missionaries

Associate Missionaries are our missionaries who are affirmed and sent by WMB Church as their church home, but are not connected with one of our Global Partners.

To learn more about or receive updates on any of our missionaries listed below, contact Global Outreach.

Ken & Cheryl Creech
Canadian Institute of Linguistics / Wycliffe Bible Translators, Abbotsford, BC

Julie E
MCEC First Nations, Northern Ontario

Susanna Muntz
Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship, Toronto, ON

Larry Neufeld
MB Mission, Abbotsford, BC

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Jill Ramer
MB Mission, Thailand

Philip & Robyn Serez
MB Mission, Kitchener, ON

Colin & Dot Suggett
Wycliffe Bible Translators, St. Catharines / Burkina Faso


Short-term Missions

Each year, Global Outreach offers several short-term mission opportunities for discipleship through our Global Partners and partner organizations. Explore current opportunities below, and contact Global Outreach to learn more about any of these upcoming trips.

ACTION France | MB Mission

WHERE: Training and debrief in France; mission assignments in France, Quebec and Chad
WHEN:
July 8 – August 6, 2017
WHO: Young adults 17+ (singles, couples, families); bilingual program for both English and French speakers

MISSION: ACTION France is a month-long discipleship training program and mission experience alongside an MB missionary serving internationally. This program is for young adults who follow Christ, desire ministry experience and have a growing passion for mission. This is a great opportunity to help you discern your gifts and discover more of the call God has for your life. Learn more at mbmission.org/actionfrance/en

APPLY: The application process is now open. Contact Michelle Knowles, Director, Global Outreach, or Darren DeMelo, Pastor, Young Adults Ministry, for more information.

GLOBAL PARTNER: IT Tender | International Teams

WHERE: Manila, Philippines
WHEN:
April or May 2018, approximately 2.5 – 3 weeks including travel
WHO: Adults 18+; will consider families

MISSION: Serve with our Global Partners in Manila, assisting with programs for children and families in Filipino squatter communities. Ministry activities will include a day camp for children and youth, and a seminar for teacher. Learn more here.

Apply: The application process is now open. Download an application form and submit it to Michelle Knowles, Director, Global Outreach, by September 2017.

SOAR Montreal | MB Mission

WHERE: Montreal, QC
WHEN:
July 2017
WHO: Youth, Grades 9-12

MISSION: SOAR Montreal is a 10-day bilingual discipleship training program for Quebecers and guests from around the world. We value worship, prayer, ministry training, and taking risks in sharing God’s love. We believe that God loves us and has a huge heart for this city. You can make a difference here and be transformed in the process. Learn more at mbmission.org/soar/montreal/overview

APPLY: Trip closed to applicants. Contact Michelle Knowles, Director, Global Outreach, or Brad Sherk, Director, Youth Ministry, for more information.

GLOBAL PARTNER: Impact Rwanda | International Teams

WHERE: Kigali, Rwanda
WHEN:
July 27 – August 14, 2017
WHO: Adults 18+ (will consider senior high youth or families)

MISSION: Serve with our Global Partners in Kigali, including the Kiziba Refugee Camp and Community Bible Church. There will be a variety of ways to serve, including leading a day camp and possibly a music ministry team.

APPLY: Trip closed to applicants. Contact Michelle Knowles, Director, Global Outreach, to join a prayer group for this team.

GLOBAL PARTNER: Lisbon MB Churches | MB Mission

WHERE: Lisbon, Portugal
WHEN: TBD (2018 or 2019)
WHO: Adults 18+

MISSION: Join our Global Partner, MB churches in Lisbon, Portugal, to build relationships with MB church plant leaders, learn about the culture and ministry context of these churches, and serve in their local communities.

APPLY: Contact Michelle Knowles, Director, Global Outreach, to receive information about the next short-term mission trip to Portugal.


Explore individual short-term mission opportunities with other organizations such as those listed below, and contact Global Outreach to find out how we can support you in your global mission experiences.