Tyndale Summer Missions Update

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Tyndale’s global missions season is here, and missions teams are in the midst of travelling across the world. By the end of the summer, a total of four teams will have travelled to four separate continents, each participating in a variety of efforts to shine the light of Jesus around the globe. Here is a brief snapshot of each team:

Team Peru: May 8 – May 28

Team members: Adam Morton, Andrew Valler, Hannah Manone and Elizabeth Crouse

Team Peru has returned home after a successful trip to Arequipa, Peru. The team worked in a camp environment teaching young people how to speak English. The goal was to build relationships and allow the missionaries to further build into their lives. Visit the Team Peru blog to learn more about their life-changing experiences:

“We feel very blessed to have served with one another as a team, as well as the missionary family we worked with…Thank you once again to all those who faithfully prayed for us each day while we were serving God in Peru. Adam is still in Peru, and he will be staying there until August – he asks for continued prayers for good health.”

Team Zambia: May 23 – June 22

Team members: Caitlin Moses, Adriana Myland, Rachael Smith, Lischa MacCullum, Jenny Pichette and Julie Hayes

Team Zambia is nearing the end of their trip. They have been working alongside Scripture Union peer educators to minister to youth through a Life Skills program. The team wrote on their blog:

“Over the past while we have been able to be a part of a variety of ministries, whether teaching in schools or women’s groups at church. Jenny has also had numerous opportunities to speak to different schools and share her testimony offering hope in Jesus to students and adults with disabilities. The rest of the team has been working closely with Scripture Union going into schools teaching about freedom, self-esteem, communication, family, love and other topics.”

You can read more about their trip on the Team Zambia blog.

Team Japan: May 25 – June 19

Team members: Kyle Balkissoon, Liz Tarr, Analise Kardos, Josiah Tse, Shawn Fraser and Kelly Saunders

Like Team Zambia, the six Tyndale students currently serving in Japan are getting ready to return to Canada. In partnership with OMF, Team Japan travelled to Hirosaki, where they aided missionaries Martin and Ruth Ghent in their church planting ministry. They have worked in evangelistic and discipleship programs such as English classes, workshops and testimony nights. The team has built relationships through meals, skits and sharing life. They wrote:

“Please pray for the Hirosaki area, that they would come to know Christ. The Ghents told us that in this city of 100,000 people there may be 50 Christians. Japanese churches overall have attendance rates of about 30-40 people, most of whom are seeking.”

Visit the Team Japan blog for more stories from their travels.

Team Ireland: July 11 – August 9

Team members: Caleb Mortley, Jonathan Gould, Nupur James and Matt Myles

The last Tyndale missions team to embark this summer will be serving with the Faith Mission, a ministry that has worked with children and youth for 125 years. Team Ireland will be involved in local outreach and three weeks of children’s summer camp – a wonderful privilege of helping reach the next generation for Christ, in a country where over a fifth of the population is under the age of 15.

Follow the Team Ireland blog for updates during their journey.


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