The Missionary Home, located on the Parkdale Manor property, provides temporary housing to those in full time missionary work providing practical service and extending the good news of Christ around the world. Most of these missionaries are associated with the supporting church communities of Calling Ministries.
The Home provides a place of reconnection and rest. Many of those staying at the Home will also connect with and serve the seniors at Parkdale Manor and local churches.
“For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
Supporting Church Teams
Calling Ministries encourages each of our supporting churches to gather and send teams to areas of the world that could use a helping hand and to demonstrate the love of Christ. Teams often serve during the summer months when individuals, students, and families have vacation time they can contribute as volunteers. This service develops leaders and servers in the church communities. Teams have served in Asia, Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America.
International Teachers Institute
As part of Calling Ministries programme to encourage and support short term missions, International Teachers Institute (ITI) is engaged as an agent to undertake educational workshops. ITI has held interactive workshops and lectures to teach, train, and equip teachers since 1993.
Currently, ITI works with the Department of Education (Khmelnitsky Oblast) in Ukraine providing two week summer institutes to train teachers of English.
Looking for a great cross-cultural experience? Join the ITI Team to work with Ukrainian teachers of English for 2 weeks in July. More details available on the International Teachers Institute website.
Calling Missions Breakfast
The Calling Missions Breakfast is an annual event usually held in the month of October. The breakfast features presentations from missionaries from around the world, and highlights stories from short term service teams. The purpose is to inform and inspire all who attend from the supporting church communities. Tickets are free and an offering is collected to support the work of missionaries and short term teams.
2020’s Breakfast cancelled due to COVID-19. 2021 to be determined.
Calling Missions Breakfast 2019
Where and When: Saturday, Oct. 26 at Bethany Baptist Church, Richmond at 8:30am.
Theme: Ephesians 2:10 “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works…”
Conrad & Becky Lechelt (MSC Canada)
Conrad & Becky are involved in the Worker Care Program of MSC. They go on to the mission field to visit mission workers from Canada and give them personal support, encouragement and care.
Wendy and her husband Jurgen minister in Bolivia. Wendy ministers in the prisons, both evangelizing and encouraging prisoners who have come to faith in Jesus Christ.
Jon ministers with Northern Canadian Evangelical Mission. Together with his wife Evelyn they reach out to First Nations living in remote areas of Canada
Christopher together with his wife Genesis live in Bolivia where he is a missionary and is engaging in school classrooms with topics such as church history. He has a radio presence both on Christian and non-Christian stations.