As part of our Wayside mission to share our faith we support missions and missionaries. Besides daily prayer for those working to spread the good news of the gospel, we choose to financially support people and organizations who labour together with us in this mission.
Teen Challenge offers a dynamic training and discipleship program that includes academics, counseling, life-skills training, work detail, recreation, spiritual disciplines and more. It is an intense, structured program that seeks to break addictions and help develop men & woman of excellence.
A minimum of 12-months in length, the Teen Challenge program is broken up into two main phases: Induction and Training. They operate recovery centres out of Brandon (Woman), Winnipeg, Denare Beach and Thunder Bay.
Wayside is committed to supporting the ministries of Teen Challenge, in prayer and financially.
Byron & Cindy Unger
We are workers together with you, serving the Lord in ministry primarily geared to children and families. This most often includes using a guitar, puppet, and giant cut-out board to teach the truth of God’s Word. In addition to church based children’s clubs and public school Bible club throughout the year we are involved with one-on-one discipleship as well as many speaking opportunities in local churches. Summer means a full slate of Bible camps and DVBS in Manitoba and the United States. As a licensed private pilot Byron also enjoys ministering to remote northern communities several times a year.
Wayside works in cooperation with MSC Canada to see that funds reach commended Christian missionaries and workers, both in Canada and overseas.
MSC has a small and efficient team of staff working at their office in Markham, Ontario, who trust God to meet their administrative needs. They pass on 100 percent of every gift sent them that is designated for a person or work under their auspices. If you’d like to learn more, please visit our website msccanada.org or look for us on Facebook and Twitter!
Kevin & Katy Woytowich
We continue to have regular Bible study in our home on Monday nights and leading a team in running kids club at our assembly, Grace Chapel. We have been blessed to have opportunities to minister at both Oakview Extendicare in Winnipeg, and the Manitoba Youth Centre and the Union Gospel Mission here as well. In both instances we were able to share the Word through Kevin’s preaching, and through music from Katy and the children. We have been so encouraged to see especially our daughter Olivia’s desire to join us in sharing the Lord with people.
Advancing Indigenous Missions (AIM)
The Evangelical movement in the world has changed. At one time, evangelism, church planting, and discipleship were the mission focus primarily undertaken by the Church in the West; but now, they are the distinctive marks of the indigenous Church in many pockets of the World. The Good News of Jesus Christ is bearing fruit as indigenous Christians faithfully spread the Gospel. Movements are gaining momentum as the Gospel takes root.
Advancing Indigenous Missions was birthed to come alongside indigenous church planting ministries reaching out to unreached people groups and helping them to equip the Church for works of service. In January and February of 2015, Wayside sent Alex Cross to India with a team from AIM led by AIM’s President, David Robbins.
Brad and Catherine Dickson In Aix en Provence, France
Church Planting: The Lord has granted us a team of fourteen people, mostly French, who are helping in this project. Our outreach activities include: Open-air witnessing in the park, fun evenings for students, hospitality for neighbours and friends we meet in various activities, the Alpha Marriage Course, discovery Bible Study groups. We are at the beginning of a new Church planting process. Our first impressions are encouraging.
Leadership training: We are co-leading an apprenticeship type programme to teach Church Planting in the South of France. People who want to learn Church planting come for a two-year term. They help us in our project, observe, get teaching on Church planting, and get coaching as they prepare their own Church plant. Brad also teaches at the Geneva Bible Institute where many fine new evangelical leaders are being trained.
Ron and Robin Hampton
Ron and Robin were involved as missionaries in evangelism and church planting in the Republic of Ireland from 1984 to 1996. While still involved on an on-going basis with the work in Ireland by many means including yearly visits with teams, the Hamptons are now based in Winnipeg.
Ron and Robin along with a small group of dedicated believers are planning to do a church plant in the northeast area of Winnipeg, commencing in January 2016. Wayside is behind this plan and committed to prayer for their success.
Fernand & Yolande St. Louis
Fernand and Yolande were born and raised into Roman Catholic francophone families in the city of Trois-Rivières (Québec). Following up an outstanding tract distribution by mail from Assemblies in the States and Toronto, Christian Workers visited Fernand’s home in 1947. Shortly after, the whole family came to Christ and the Assembly at the Cap-de-la-Madeleine saw its very beginning in the home of his newly converted parents.
Beginning in 1963 and on to this day, Fernand has been the Radio speaker of the French Gospel Radio Program: LA FOI VIVIFIANTE (LFV); and producer and host of the French Gospel Television Program TOUTE LA BIBLE EN PARLE (TBP) from 1977 to 1997. The Radio programs are heard weekly in Quebec, France, Haiti, and Internet, at: www.lfv.qc.ca. “For the past 49 years, I have been invited to preach the Word in many areas of Quebec : I’ve also been active in radio and television evangelism and right now making extensive use of Emails and the Web (www.lfv.qc.ca/horaire.html ) as tools for the Lord’s Work.
May God bless the sowing of His precious Word in the hearts of people everywhere in this Province and around the world.”
Grant & Nettie Pattimore
Grant and Nettie work under Northern Canada Evangelical Mission, whose mandate is to reach the First Nations People with the Gospel. They use relationship building through the school and presenting the Youth Apprenticeship Program, personal visitations, we have Kids Awana program and youth night each week. Our goal is to bring the gospel to these people on Carry the Kettle, that they might receive Jesus as their own personal Savior, and then to mentor them to live for Christ. Carry The Kettle Reserve is about 20 minutes from Wolseley, where we live, about an hour east from Regina.