COVID-19 Update – March 2020

To our supporters at CIM Canada,

In response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to keep you all informed about how CIM Canada will be responding and adjusting our ministries ahead.

After much thought and prayer, CIM Canada has decided to postpone all STM mission trips this summer for the safety and wellbeing of our staff and short-term team members.

We understand the growing concern from churches and individuals is spreading rapidly and at this time of writing, there have been over 130,000 confirmed cases and close to 5,000 deaths worldwide. In Canada, there are over 140 confirmed cases to date. Most sports events around the globe have been suspended. Schools are being closed down. People are put into self-quarantine, including our Prime Minister. We understand that all these measures are to help minimize the current spread of COVID-19 locally and globally, “flatten the curve”, and prevent overwhelming our healthcare systems.

With short-term mission trips, our teams would need to travel on long haul flights and cross multiple international borders.  We want to take every precaution to keep our team healthy. We will continue to pray for God’s provision and guidance during this crisis and work with the organizations and staff we are partnering with overseas.

We ask for your continual support during this time.  Prayer is of utmost importance as we lift our concerns to the Lord.

May God bless you with His peace,

Isaac Quan (Executive Director)

News Update – February 2020

FEBRUARY 2020 | NEWS UPDATE

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What does it mean to be a blessing to others?

By: Isaac Quan (Executive Director)

As a pastor, I sometimes get asked this question: What is a blessing? It is defined in the dictionary as a “special favour that gives a benefit”. If someone benefits from something done for them, it may be considered a blessing.

 

With that in mind, what does it mean to bless someone else? We can bless someone with a simple smile to brighten their day. We can bless someone by cooking them a meal. We can bless someone by sharing with them our resources, such as time and money.

 

Spiritually, a blessing usually means that it comes from God. That is why we say phrases like, “God bless you”, meaning that we desire that God take care of that person and does what is in the best interest of that person.

 

 

 

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The Call of Abram

1 The LORD had said to Abram, “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you. 
2 “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. 

3 I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”

Genesis 12:1-3 (NIV)

 

 

This is one of the first calls for missions. Abraham may even be considered one of the very first missionaries. The Lord told him that He will bless him and that all peoples on earth would be blessed through him. 

For that to happen, Abram had to obey. He had to trust and have faith in God.

He was to be the father of many nations, but at that time, he was 75 years old and did not even have a son. From a human perspective, he probably would not be able to have offspring, yet God said he would be the father of many nations.  He was also supposed to leave his homeland to an unknown place.  It took tremendous faith, but Abram was obedient and because of that, God blessed him.

 

 

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In 2001, Rev. Philip Leung (the first executive director for CIM Canada) felt the call to do cross-cultural ministries, but he had no idea where God was calling him to go.  Like Abram, he was obedient and pursued the calling.  He attended a missions conference in Malaysia where he met Rev. Joshua Siu, a missionary from Hong Kong to Ghana since 1987.  Rev. Siu asked Rev. Leung to go to Ghana, so in 2002, Rev. Leung traveled to Ghana for an exploratory trip and the rest is history.  CIM Canada was formed in 2004 with the specific purpose of cross-cultural ministries initially in Ghana, which has now also expanded to Togo and the Roma people group. 

Rev. Leung was obedient to the Lord’s call and because of that, many people and nations have been blessed.

 

 

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Now in 2020, CIM Canada is once again obeying God by sending our first full-time international worker to Ghana.  Janice Wong moved to Ghana in January.  There are still many unknowns, but like Abram, she was obedient and because of that, I am sure that many, too, will be blessed.

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“Our mandate as an organization is to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ cross-culturally and we will continue to do just that.  We want to be a blessing to others.”

 

 

As Christians, we are blessed because we have salvation through Jesus Christ. However, we must not be content with just being blessed, because as it implies in the Abrahamic covenant, we are blessed so that others may be blessed through us.

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At CIM Canada, we share the gospel so that people will come to a saving knowledge of the Lord, but our hope is that the people that are blessed through our ministries will also go out and bless others by sharing their blessings to those around them.

How will you bless others?  It could be as simple as a smile, but remember that the ultimate blessing is to lead others to Christ.  All peoples on earth will be blessed through you.  Consider joining a STM trip or giving financially to our ministries.  Not only do donations help run our organization, but it supports 9 church planters and 19 village school teachers at 3 village schools in Ghana, 3 church planters in Togo, and 7 Roma pastors and ministry workers in Ukraine.

We look forward with great anticipation to see how the Lord will work through CIM Canada in 2020 and the new decade.  We are currently planning STM trips in June to Eastern Europe and West Africa in July and August.  More trips may be planned depending on interest.  If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to email us at contact@cimcanada.org or visit our website (www.cimcanada.org). Also, if you feel led to donate to CIM Canada financially, please click the button below:

 

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Pray with us:

Pray for Pastor Matthieu Ayena’s ministry in Togo this month. He will return to Canada at the end of February.

Pray for our international worker to Ghana, Janice Wong, as she takes language lessons and adapts to life in Ghana.

Pray that more donors will give financially to the ministries of CIM Canada in 2020 to support our cross-cultural ministries in Western Africa and Eastern Europe.

Pray for the STM teams that are planning to go in 2020. Pray that these teams may be formed shortly and will be effective on the field.

Pray for the Roma Ministry in Ukraine and especially for Pastor Vlad as he takes over the role of Roma Ministry worker for House of Mercy.

 

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News Update – November 2019

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From this issue of News Update:

CIM Canada is pleased to announce that Janice Wong has been approved to be our first full time international worker to Ghana.  In this month’s news update, Janice shares about her heart and passion for ministering in Ghana.


 

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News Update – October 2019

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From this issue of News Update:

Dear CIM friends,

In this month’s newsletter, meet Pastor Karen Wong from Montreal City West Baptist Church. She shares about her experience as a board of director of CIM Canada, and how she has seen God work through this organization in her church, overseas, as well as in her own life.

“It was through CIM that I was exposed to cross-cultural missions and evangelism. Eight years ago, Pastor Matthieu Ayena came to Montreal to meet with pastors in the Chinese churches.

As a young man, God prepared the way for him to attend University in China. He learned to speak in Mandarin. In fact, did you know that Pastor Matthieu speaks fluently in Mandarin? At that time, God moved his heart to share the Good News of Jesus Christ to the Chinese people. It was amazing that God would use a Togolese Christian to do cross-cultural missions in China. Would Chinese Christians be willing to bless the Togolese with the Gospel? Are we willing to get outside our comfort zone to go cross-cultural mission?

We felt it was a divine intervention. At that time, our church welcomed an international student in the English worship. He came from a small French speaking country in West Africa called Togo. This wasn’t a coincidence. God was calling us to respond to Pastor Matthieu’s invitation.

CIM has blessed our church with the opportunities to do cross-cultural missions and evangelism in Togo (in 2011, 2013, 2016), in Ghana (in 2018) and, by God’s grace, to the Roma people in Ukraine in 2020.

It has helped our church to fulfill the Great Commission in places where we would never have imagined.

CIM’s vision for churches to bring the Gospel to different cultures is really appealing to me because ethnic churches has always had a desire to bless their own people. It is quite natural to have affinity toward people who resemble ourselves. However, the Great Commission calls us to make disciples in all nations and we recognize that all tongues will worship together in heaven.

Today, I’m serving as a board member of CIM because I believe in the Kingdom work of fulfilling the Great Commission.

It’s not an easy task to make disciples in different cultures, let alone investing in building up new believers to become mature Christ-followers. The philosophy of CIM is to build partnerships with local churches and leaders who would nurture Christians and plant new churches in unreached areas. It is healthier and more sustainable for us to come alongside our ministry partners by providing the support and resources that is needed.

There are many benefits in serving as a director. We get access to the most recent developments and stories from the field, which is always exciting because God is working in amazing ways. We also hear about the pressing issues that requires prayer and wisdom. We are journeying alongside with our brothers and sisters in Togo, Ghana and Ukraine. When a death or tragedies occurs in their family, we mourn and grieve with them. Together, as CIM staff and directors, we lift them up in prayer on a regular basis. Although there is an ocean separating us, they are close to our heart.

Personally, I had the opportunity to be a director in a larger para-church organization. With a 30,000 feet view, directors were more involved in policy governance than in the daily ministries of the organization. It was an educational experience, but I felt far removed from connecting with the people whom we are called to serve.

With CIM, I get to work closely with Rev. Isaac Quan and the staff in continuing the ministries of CIM. Since it is a smaller organization, directors are involved in providing support in areas where it is needed. Pastor Isaac is accessible and there is a teamwork atmosphere as we serve together in His Kingdom. When we are hands-on involved, our hearts are united, our spiritual gifts are being utilized, and our faith is stretched in seeing God work through us to do great things for His glory.”

– Pastor Karen Wong


If you would like to know more about our ministries, join one of our STM teams, learn more about our prayer requests, or give financially to partner with us to share the gospel cross-culturally, please visit our website at www.cimcanada.org or email us at contact@cimcanada.org.

Sincerely,
Rev. Isaac Quan
Executive Director

 

Prayer Requests:

  1. Pray for the financial needs of CIM Canada.  Pray for a healthy general fund and funds to maintain our ministries in Ghana, Togo and to the Roma communities.  We thank God for donors who have been supporting CIM Canada in the past.  May God continue to raise more donors to bless our ministry.  Pray that we can find more effective and efficient ways to promote CIM Canada.
  2. Pray for the building projects in Yeji, Nkwanta, Subrini and Tinjase, Ghana. A borehole project in the Kpandai area still needs to be completed.  Drilling will commence once the rainy season is over and the water table is stable.  Pray that these projects may be completed soon.  Pray also for fund allocation and management as well as the scheduling of these projects.
  3. Pray for the preparations for our CIM Canada’s board meetings on October 26 and 27. Pray for discernment and guidance from the Lord as we look ahead to our ministries in 2020.
  4. Pray for our potential international full time ministry worker to Ghana. If all goes well, this person plans to be in Ghana full time early in 2020.
  5. Pray for the family of Rev. Isaac Quan, whose father passed away on September 22 from acute leukemia.

Financial Highlights for the month of September 2019

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News Update – September 2019

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From this issue of News Update:

Dear CIM friends,

In June of this year, a team of 6 from Burnaby Pacific Grace Church in Greater Vancouver, Canada plus myself travelled to Ukraine to visit different Roma settlements and help run a camp for the Roma youth. It was a wonderful trip where relationships were built and commitments were made for the Lord at the camp.  This was the first time a team from this church has gone on a STM to the Romas.

In this month’s edition of the CIM Canada’s news update, read about the experience from two of the team members, Pastor ELiza Lai and Jocyline Ho.

“I found this trip very fruitful with lots of unforgettable moments. There is so much to share but I will focus on some of the things that impacted me most.

One of the unforgettable things was visiting the Roma settlements of Perechin and Piragova. We visited the Piragova settlement twice for different programs in the Pirogova church.  During the youth program in the church, because there were so many younger kids around, I played with the kids outside. We used sign language to communicate with each other and they taught me some different games. There was lots of laughter and we had so much fun.  I showed them how to make signs of “God loves you” and “I love you” with our hands. They learnt it very fast.  We practiced it and took pictures together. When I went to the Pirogova church service that Sunday, one of the kids ran out of his home and greeted me with a big hug. He showed me the sign that I taught him last time.  The Roma kids are smart, beautiful and adorable.

The four day youth camp was held at the Mercy Camp. The Roma teens were wonderful and memorable. We ate together, played together and listened to God’s word together. They were very attentive during the time of workshops and talks. They were cheerful while playing games together.  Overall, I am impressed by their cooperation and respectfulness. Some of the youth were converted to Christ in the summer camp last year.  This year, when Pastor Isaac held a spiritual revival call after a talk, reminding the believers to follow Christ in their daily life, most of them repented with crying. Some girls even kneeled down on the floor. I praise God for them.

In this trip, I had a very positive and good experience for with the Romas, especially in the four day youth camp. We shared the bedroom with the Romas. We ate and played together. I found that they were well disciplined, considerate and polite.

Everyone is equal in God’s eye. I can see God has been working in them. As Paul says in Romans 1:16: “Because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believed…” Only God can transform lives.

The more the Romas believe in Jesus Christ, the more light shines in the community for the future.

After this mission trip, I learnt how to pray for the CIM Roma ministry in Roma and I know how to share with others about the needs and support of the Roma. I will keep the Roma community in my prayers.” – Pastor Eliza Lai


“I love STMs and I believe the value is in the benefits for both STM members and the people on the mission field. Our church has supported MB Ukrainian ministry for 6 years, but it wasn’t until recently when I visited Ukraine that my perspective changed from head to heart. Visiting the mission field really makes a difference.  About 2 years ago, I heard about the Roma ministry in Ukraine through CIM.  God gave me a passion to go and see His work there.

The following are some of my memorable experiences for this STM trip:

  1. I am thankful to CIM and House of Mercy (HOM) for providing us with transportation, a local ministry guide, a comfortable place to live, and warm meals with the HOM staff and kids. It is a blessing to see the wonderful services of HOM in Ukraine.   To visit Mercy farm, get drinks from the café, and participate in delivering hot meals to a senior home and Roma settlements were a great experience. 
  2. Connecting with HOM orphanage children and youth was one of my favorite parts of this trip. Their stories were heartbreaking but their misfortune turned out to be a blessing in their lives. The brokenness caused by their family situations eventually resulted in a multiplication of beauty in God’s grace and salvation that transformed their lives.
  3. All Roma pastors work as tent-makers while juggling family obligations and full-time ministry. Through visiting seven Roma churches and meeting five Roma pastors, we now understand their needs for finance and pastoral training.
  4. None of us were able to speak the local language, so we were thankful to have HOM and youth leaders to interpret the messages for us.
  5. “In all things God works for the good of those who love him.” We served two Roma churches with youth programs, ladies’ program and worship. I didn’t think any of our testimonies would be used in the ladies’ workshop but the Holy Spirit guided me to share twice, truly showing us that His presence is working within us.  
  6. We had a wonderful team who worked well together. Team members would pray while the other team members shared the gospel.
  7. Running the youth camp was quite stressful because we had to preach the Scripture rather than just telling our testimonies. We also ran workshops and some activities that were very fun. We trusted that God would use our talks to touch people’s hearts.  Thanks to Pastor Isaac for his leadership. We are so glad to see the spiritual revival amongst the Roma youth.

In Ephesians 3:7-8, it says “I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of his power.  Although I am less than the least of all God’s people, this grace was given me to preach to the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ.”

Through this trip, I give thanks to our great Lord again for every STM trip experienced. I can’t, but He is able! This was a fruitful and memorable mission trip. The unity of team members was treasurable and the team work experience was beautiful.” – Jocyline Ho


I always love the sharing from team members who travel on the STM trips with CIM.  It proves to me that God is at work not only to those that we minister to, but also amongst team members.  If you would like to know more about our ministries, join one of our STM teams, learn more about our prayer requests, or give financially to partner with us to share the gospel cross-culturally, please visit our website at www.cimcanada.org or email us at contact@cimcanada.org.

Sincerely,
Rev. Isaac Quan
Executive Director

 

Prayer Requests:

  1. Pray for the financial needs of CIM Canada.   Pray for a healthy general fund and funds to maintain our ministries in Ghana, Togo and to the Roma communities.  We thank God for donors who have been supporting CIM Canada in the past.  May God continue to raise more donors to bless our ministry.  Pray that we can find more effective and efficient ways to promote CIM Canada. Pray for the Ride for Refuge fundraiser.  We are currently looking for team captains and riders.  The ride will be on October 5 this year.
  2. Pray for the building projects in Yeji, Nkwanta, Subrini and Tinjase, Ghana. A borehole project in the Kpandai area still needs to be completed.  Drilling will commence once the rainy season is over and the water table is stable.  Pray that these projects may be completed soon.  Pray also for fund allocation and management as well as the scheduling of these projects.
  3. Pray for the preparations for our CIM Canada’s board meetings on October 26 and 27.

Financial Highlights for the month of August 2019

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News Update – May 2019

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From this issue of News Update:

Dear CIM friends,

In this month’s news update, read the reflections of Ann Lee on a recent STM trip to Ghana.  Ann has been on STM with CIM Canada before in Togo but this was her first time to Ghana. It always encourages me when I read the reflection papers of those who have gone on the cross-cultural mission trips with CIM.  It shows me that God is always at work, not only to those that we are ministering to, but also to those doing the ministering.

This being my first STM to Ghana, I wasn’t sure about what to expect. I needed to trust in the Lord’s guidance and to follow our leader Pastor Isaac for this experience.

Unlike previous STMs to Togo, where we had to give workshops, and spend time to pray with sisters in the local church, we had more to prepare. This time, our team worked on personal testimonies, gospel sharing, songs and dances. During the preparation, as we worked together as a team, I enjoyed the experience very much. Our team was made up of six people from different backgrounds, with varied points of view on things and sometimes we struggled to find common ground.

The beauty of it all though, was that we knew whatever final decisions we arrived at, it wasn’t based on our individual pride, but rather they were focused on what we were doing to put Jesus as the first priority in the mission.

Praise God for forming this team, and l am honoured to have been a part of it.

 

What I found similar with other mission trips I’ve been on is that there are always things to learn, and to unlearn.  What l received from this experience is the lesson in being more flexible and adaptable. When we travelled from the capital city of Accra to a village called Gjamere, then to another town known as Yeji, then back to Accra, my body had to adjust to new places fast enough and I had to find ways of getting quality sleep, so that I could be refreshed for the next day.  I recall one-time l felt so tired that I found it hard to focus when we arrived to a village in Gjamere. l was hoping that I could just sit resting under the shade. However, the Holy Spirit had other plans which prompted me to get up and volunteer to share the gospel which wasn’t something that I had in mind. I answered His calling because l knew this was not coming from me, instead it was the work of Holy Spirit in me, and l was proud that I would be used to be part of His work.

Jesus said in Luke 4:43-44, “I must proclaim the good news of the kingdom of God to the other towns also, because that is why I was sent.”  Sharing the gospel became our main focus. There was one time, when we arrived at a village, we were given permission to speak. After sharing, people were so ready to confess their sins and gave their hearts to the Lord. That was a great encouragement for all of us. The Holy Spirit was truly working in everyone’s heart to come close to the Lord.

On this trip we also spent two days with school students.  I can still remember their smiling faces, and their warm welcoming arms.

Thanks to Pastor Isaac who showed us a skit that we performed during the mission to deliver the message on a couple of occasions. We just recently played the same skit in our own church and heard from our own brothers and sisters that the message was a compelling one which gave them great encouragement.  May all the glory go to God.” – Ann Lee

CIM Canada leads mission trips to west Africa and eastern Europe year-round.  If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to email us at contact@cimcanada.org or visit our webpage (www.cimcanada.org).  We are always looking for people or churches who partner with us through prayers and finances.  If you feel called to contribute in these areas, please contact us as well.

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Prayer items:

  1. Pray for Pastor Jean Desire’s family. Pastor Jean passed away in a tragic motorcycle accident in March.  He is survived by his wife and three children.  Their family is still grieving and are having trouble sleeping.  Virginie (Pastor Desire’s wife) is also sick.
  2. Pray for God’s guidance and wisdom for the new ECG leadership in Ghana led by Rev. KK Maxwell Liwangol. He is also still organizing the funeral for his mother who passed away in late January.
  3. Praise God for a wonderful Roma STM trip in April. Pastor Isaac, Tomson and Lisa Chan, visited the Roma ministry in Ukraine where they led the Roma leaders in workshops and teaching as well as did visitations in the Roma settlements.  They also went on an exploratory trip to Serbia where they visited different Roma settlements.  It was an eye-opening experience as they learned a lot about the Roma culture.  Pray for the Lord’s guidance and direction for CIM in regards to the Roma ministry.
  4. Pray for the STM team from Burnaby Pacific Grace Chinese Church who will be traveling to Ukraine from June 11-22. Pray for the preparations for the team as this will be their first visit to the Roma people group.
  5. Pray for the financial needs of CIM Canada.   Pray for a healthy general fund and funds to maintain our ministries including village schools, Togo and Roma ministries.  We thank God for donors who have been supporting CIM Canada in the past.  May God continue to raise more donors to bless our ministry.  Pray that we can find more effective and efficient ways to promote CIM Canada.

Sincerely,
Rev. Isaac Quan
Executive Director


Financial Highlights for the month of April 2019

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News Update – April 2019

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From this issue of News Update:

Dear CIM friends,

In this month’s news update, CIM Canada would like to thank all our donors and supporters.  Read from the chairman of our board, Pastor Douglas Wong, as he shares the importance of donors as part of our team:

“This past March marked the 15th year anniversary of CIM Canada registering as an official charity. Today, our vision remains the same “to assist worldwide churches to obey the Great Commission of Jesus Christ” with a purpose “to promote and provide opportunities of cross-cultural missions for churches in North America.”

My wife (Jessica) and I joined our first missions trip to Ghana in 2013. I think I speak for the both of us that God broke our hearts that trip and helped us to see people through His eyes. In 2015, I have had the privilege to serve on the board. This year, I have the honor to serve as the Chairman of the Board and Jess is serving as the current administrative assistant.

People often ask me, “Why do you serve in CIM?” My answer is fairly simple: I believe in the vision. I believe in what God is doing here. I believe God is using this ministry to make a difference and to change lives for the better.

Through the years, God has used CIM to change and touch many lives, not only those overseas but the many who participated previously. With the short time I have served, I attest to how CIM is still assisting and challenging churches to obey the Great Commission. Not only in the church I pastor at, but from all the churches who have gone. I hear of the many stories of people’s lives being changed from the villages of Ghana and Togo to the Roma settlements in Ukraine.

As you know, CIM Canada is a non-profit charitable organization, meaning we depend on God to provide through generous givers. For anyone that says giving isn’t a form of ministry, they’re mistaken. Giving is as much of a way of serving as those who go on these trips. You can’t have one without the other.

Personally, if it wasn’t for the generosity of others, I would not have had the funds to serve. In the same way, if it wasn’t for your generosity, CIM Canada would not be able to do what we do.

Why are we talking about giving? As Henri Nouwen puts it, “We are inviting you to invest yourself through the resources that God has given you – your energy, your prayers, and your money – in this work to which God has called.” Together, through your giving, we can experience community and be part of creating something new. You might not be able to participate physically on these trips, but you are still participating. You were there with every conversation, every Gospel presentation and every prayer and hand that went up to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. 

Giving is a spiritual as well as a practical and concrete way to help the Kingdom flourish.

Afterall, why do people give? We give into the visions we believe in. We give into our son’s RESP because we envision him having a future. We give into our RRSP because we envision retiring one day. We give into the Kingdom because we believe God’s Kingdom is making a difference in this world. We believe God changes lives. We believe the Gospel is real and that Jesus gives hope. We believe the Holy Spirit counsels and instructs. We give into what we believe in. We give because we believe. Giving our all starts with believing.

I’m blown away by how God can use and grow the little I have for His purposes. This is anywhere from my human frailty to my limited resources. However, we learn in Mark 4:31-32 that God’s Kingdom is like a mustard seed that grows into largest of all garden plants. When we plant with what we have, it grows beyond what it started as. I’m also reminded of the benediction from Ephesians 3:20, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us…” God does immeasurably more with what we have and what we give. Every small act of giving can grow into something beyond what we can ever ask for or imagine.

The interesting thing about the Kingdom of God is that we won’t become poorer when we give – we actually become richer. As the Apostle Paul says in  2 Corinthians 9:11, “You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God.” Generosity and giving our possessions isn’t secular but spiritual. There is not, then, an abundance of physical or material blessing, but rather a spiritual one. One that draws us closer to God and leads us to thankfulness. It’s a blessing that gives us a glimpse into the heart of our Father, who is generous with all He has and provides in His ways.

Are you willing to have your resources used for the purposes of the Kingdom? Are you willing to invest into what you believe in? If we’ve learned anything from the Widow’s Offering (Mk. 12:41-42), it’s not about how little or much we give but it’s about the heart. It’s not too late to make a difference.

If you’re doing this already – on behalf of CIM Canada, thank you.

Thank you for seeing the vision.
Thank you for changing lives.
Thank you for giving into what you believe.”

CIM Canada leads mission trips to west Africa and eastern Europe year-round.  If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to email us at contact@cimcanada.org or visit our webpage (www.cimcanada.org).  We are always looking for people or churches who partner with us through prayers and finances.  If you feel called to contribute in these areas, please contact us as well.

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Prayer items:

  1. Pray for wisdom, vision and health for our Roma ministry workers and the leaders of the Roma churches in Uzhgorod and Perechin, Ukraine,
  2. Pray for the exploratory trip to Ukraine and Serbia in April. Pray for a clear vision from the Lord.
  3. Pray for the preparations for the June STM trip for the team from Burnaby.
  4. Pray for Pastor Jean Desire’s family in Togo, who passed away last month in a tragic car accident. He is survived by his wife and three children. His wife’s half brother passed away the day before Pastor Jean’s accident.
  5. Pray for the ECG building projects in Yeji, Nkwanta, Subrini and Tinjase, Ghana. Pray that these projects may be completed soon. Borehole projects in the Kpandai region may also begin shortly. Pray for fund allocation and the scheduling of the project.
  6. Pray for the financial needs of CIM Canada. Pray for a healthy general fund and funds to maintain our ministries, including village schools, Togo, and Roma ministries. We thank God for donors who have been supporting CIM Canada in the past. May God continue to raise more donors to bless our ministry. Pray that we can find more effective and efficient ways to promote CIM Canada.

Sincerely,
Rev. Isaac Quan
Executive Director


Financial Highlights for the month of March 2019

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