Blayne started Youth Unlimited in 1994 and is based in Monroe, WA. His ministry is all about reaching into the lives of youth with the love of God by coming alongside the local church in teaching, training and reaching the youth for their community. Youth Unlimited aggresively reaches out to “at-risk” kids like goths, drug addicts, homeless, abused children and kids failing in school. Blayne leads mission trips to Guatemala and Mexico every year with the youth he works with. Blayne is married to Betty and they have three children.
Gary has long history working with Youth for Christ.
Today, Gary is a chaplain for many businesses through-out BC. He uses his counselling as a way to point people to Christ. Gary also leads missions trips to Mexico and Guatemala with different teams of people to do humanitarian work.
Gary is a mentor for many people and has an extensive ministry among Christian youth and young adults.
FREEDOM REINS Equine Connections
Freedom Reins Equine Connections have a unique calling to bring the love of God within reach by drawing near to the horse. Located in the Lower Mainland of B.C., Freedom Reins aims to promote wellness and the healing process by facilitating a therapeutic encounter with horses. Young women struggling with addictions and food disorders are regulars at the ‘ranch’. We have the privilege of hosting groups such as Mercy Ministries, House of Hope and the women’s Teen Challenge. Freedom Reins is a Christian organization. We consider ourselves to be twice blessed. Blessed by what we receive from the horse. And secondly, blessed by sharing that with others.
Abhijit & Mita
Currently based in Abbotsford, BC, Abhijit & Mita are connecting, networking with various churches, individuals and ministries in the Western world.
Their goal is to bring awareness, build bridges and create partnerships between churches, ministries in the West with the indigenous missions and Christian workers in South Asia.
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Previously missionaries in Belize, the Friesen family now live in Manitoba and minister to the low German speaking people primarily through music. While in North America, they raise money for valuable resources and then travel to South America and provide to the Mennonite colonies while ministering to them through music and preaching. They help translate devotionals, children’s curriculum and other much needed resources for the church.
Dr. Marv Penner
In a partnership with All About Youth, Canada and Youth Ministry International, Dr. Marv has joined MMF to help provide training for young leaders in seminaries around the world who do not have adequately trained youth ministry faculty. These seminaries recognize the importance of training youth workers, so have invited experienced trainers like Marv to join their faculty for one week intensive courses.
Dr. Marv Penner has given his entire adult life to serving the next generation of young people in a variety of practical ways. He is a trained counsellor who walks closely with at risk teenagers during some of their darkest hours.
He has written half a dozen youth ministry books and has travelled globally in obedience to God’s call on his life.
Open Heavens Society
OHS is a registered non-profit organization based in the Lower Mainland that is committed to assist, empower and support all individuals by providing community support services and resources, such as ESL classes, employment services, youth services, community dinner, grief support services, stop the violence against women support group and more. OHS is passionate for serving vulnerable people. Open Heavens Society shares the love of Christ by; C-aring, H-elping; R-estoring; I-nspiring; S-trengthening; T-ransforming lives.
Thoughts About God
A website based ministry, Thoughts About God provides Christian material to help people in their spiritual Journey. Along with Biblically focussed topics, mentors and prayer partners are available to anyone searching for answers and help.
Their vision is to see people grow in their relationship with Christ. See their website here:
Andrew and Deanna Friesen
Living in LaCrete, Alberta, Andrew and Deanna have a heart for Low German Speaking People all over the world. Like their parents, they use music as their medium to minister. Andrew and Deanna have travelled to Paraguay, Bolivia, Mexico, and Belize to share the Gospel with Mennonites. Along with their music, they translate Christian resources into Low German so that the people have access to devotionals and Sunday School material in their own language.
Saliem is from Eritrea and has a passion to reach her own people, both in Africa, and abroad. She is a gifted writer and is producing Christian books in order to provide a ministry to Eritreans everywhere. Saliem lives in the Lower Mainland and has five children.