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 been in ministry since 1977 with Youth for Christ and under the umbrella of his Church and now MMF. He focused on youth work for 35 plus years. Then the last 8 years as a Company Chaplain for 15 stores transitioned him into more adult ministry. Now in his role as a Community Chaplain Gary is following up on the many community contacts he has made over the years. Through connecting with individuals and through various men’s groups Gary mentors many. Gary also continues promoting, funding and leading service trips to Guatemala and Mexico. ” Serving Christ through loving our neighbor
in whatever ways one can” is a consistent theme in his ministry.
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.
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.
Ajay works to connect relationships with like-minded and similarly-burdened agencies which possess complementary abilities. He works to find interagency synergy that will produce the most mutual increase and blessing to one another’s efficiencies.
Ajay also focusses on the implementation of pragmatic courses of economic development for MMF and other agencies in the most economically severe districts – starting with rural Africa, India, Central and South America, SE Asia.
As a veteran missiologist, Arlyn’s focus with MMF is to strategize-for, facilitate, and expedite Christ-centered, Biblically-enthused leadership within the neediest and ‘least-developed’ Peoples among the Body of Christ. He travels to many different countries to provide education, encouragement, and necessary networking where needed.
John Wall Personal Support
Based in Veracruz, Mexico, John and his family minister as a support to newly planted village churches by providing regular visits. Pastoral networking, educational training and equipping, and helping with humanitarian relief where needed most. He and his team also run 2 ministries: Rancho Esperanza – a retreat centre, and Light of Life Private School – a Christian education school for local children and orphans.
Jurek, Anna & Laura Pilch
We have been involved in ministry for Christ since our youth. First in our local church where we grew up, we were helping out with children and youth ministry, and Bible study groups at home. Later when God called us into full-time ministry, we were serving in the Yukon from 2012-2018 and from 2018 to this day in Northern BC. We serve in small remote communities and share the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our focus was and is to support local churches and believers by teaching and equipping them with biblical knowledge. Presenting the gospel through love, hospitality, home group Bible studies, involvement in social services, and welfare activities. Our hearts are burning for the First Nations showing them God’s love, acceptance, and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. We conduct and participate in Bible studies, church services, counselling, involvement in personal lives, and hosting people in our home.
Colossians 3:17 (ESV)
In whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.
Jacob & Anita Derksen
Jacob and Anita Derksen along with their six children Seth, Alia, Ashley, Clay, Charlotte, and Summer are seeking to serve the Lord through the teaching and preaching of His word wherever He opens doors. Their vision is to strengthen churches globally by training and equipping pastors with in-person seminars, and follow-ups via zoom. The Lord has opened doors to minister in this way to all nations and ethnicities and by God’s grace, they hope to be faithful to answer this call! The Derksen’s also have a heart for Low German Mennonite people all over the world and hope to aid in bringing the Gospel to them.
Mark & Debbie Hawkins
Based in the southern state of Veracruz, Mexico, Mark and Debbie Hawkins are in the process of building a multi-purpose retreat and training center. Villa Rio Del Monte will be a place for individuals and families, locally as well as from around the world, to come and receive focused, Christ-centered, assistance in overcoming a specific area of emotional pain or relational conflict in their lives. Localized workshops and classes will also be offered.
Eventually, Church or business groups of 10-15 people could also come to Villa Rio Del Monte for a few days to a week to do some targeted team building and leadership training sessions as well as experience doing some humanitarian and outreach work in local villages.
A few of their long-term goals are to build a number of smaller villas to facilitate more individual family retreats, as well as to find self-sustaining entrepreneurial projects that can be developed. These projects are a great tool for character and skills training, and an effective means to see God’s provision for many families.