Global Outreach

Update

A short-term mission team is being prepared for ministry in Haiti in September 2019. Contact your local church for information on the upcoming team preparation meetings.

Haiti

  • We have maintained a good relationship with Pastor Oliam Richard and have supported and encouraged his leadership. This summer at their annual convention August 9-11 the Haitian United Brethren pastors and delegates will be electing a new Superintendent over their work.  Pastor Richard will retire at the end of 2019.
  • After the terrible tragedy of the 2010 Earthquake, we were able to provide immediate relief (thanks in great part to the generosity of the US and Canadian donations "above and beyond" our normal giving). Our well-designed Delmas 33 conference centre and church was not damaged. We have assisted in the rebuilding of one of the flattened Citie Soleil churches and have started several more church constructions.
  • Our partnership with CH Global has been very successful, with several schools started, micro-loans given and 200+ children sponsored.
  • We are thrilled to see our American friends from King Street Church in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania getting involved with the Arcahaie and Gonaives churches.
  • We were amazed to see the unfolding story of Hermmy, a young girl from one of our new church plants in Haiti come to Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto with a devastating heart defect. Unable to climb a flight of stairs without gasping, she is now healthy, thriving and growing tall at home, a normal girl who is very thankful.
  • We have begun a partnership with Dr. Robinson Germain, a young physician who lost all his family and home in the earthquake. Dr. Germain currently is living in Canada, but still oversees medical ministry to the remote, impoverished village of Grand Seline.

Global Ministries

  • We have watched Melissa Hull get married to David Kline, raise three children in Macau and carry on a vibrant ministry in a very challenging locale. We have greatly enjoyed the many visits that the Klines have made to Canada. We currently support the Glunt family in Chiang Rai, Thailand, who have concluded their first missionary term. They were busy learning the language and getting involved in a local church. While on home assignment in 2019 they will be connecting with supporters and preparing to return to Thailand this fall to work out of the new Community Center we are building.

Local

  • Fraser Churchill with Operation Mobilization writes: "I travel overseas every month for 10 days but after this trip I will be home for 3 months with ‘no travel’. My last trip was 14 days in Haiti with our ship Logos hope. Most of my ministry is speaking, conference and mentoring our field leaders in ministry growth and sustainability. Currently I work with 30 of them in the Africa region, Southeast Asia and South and Central America."
  • Rick Tyler works with the Christian Mission Resource Centre, supporting pastors and evangelists in Peru and Cuba.
  • We have had several people involved in longer Missions Trips, several months to more than a year (Kara-Lynn Ferguson, Kristie Korten, Caitlyn Sippel, etc.).

Levels of Involvement

1. Local Church Representative

  • act as liaison between the Global Outreach LT and your church
  • pass on Global Outreach LT information to your church
  • bring ideas and news of your church's missions and outreach projects to the Global Outreach LT
  • attend an annual meeting with other church representatives
  • optionally attend any of the general and working group meetings

Read More: Levels of Involvement

Missionary Support Policy

The Global Outreach Leadership Team (GOLT) and the local churches of The United Brethren Church in Canada want to encourage its members to take part in short-term mission trips, as well as working within their own areas to reach out to those who need to know Jesus. We also want to encourage those led by God to consider longer term mission work. The United Brethren Church in Canada as part of our participation with the Global Ministries Leadership Team (GMLT) would also encourage our members to consider becoming United Brethren missionaries, working directly with the GMLT.

Read More: Missionary Support Policy

Maintenance For Missions: Focus on Evangelism Fund

The committee will make funds available for travel to and from long-term or short-term foreign (and no-USA) mission assignments.
Teaching/evangelism assignments will be given priority, with possible consideration given to maintenance/work assignments. These funds may be made available to:

  • a maximum of 3 people per assignment
  • persons who are age 20 and older, and
  • who are members in good standing and/or actively serving in a Canadian United Brethren Church.

On their return, we request that recipients of these funds report their experiences to their home church, the Maintenance for Missions: Focus on Evangelism committee, and if possible, the Conference.

Written applications are invited.
The form can be downloaded below, along with the above text to pass on to others:

Maintenance For Missions - Application

Maintenance For Missions - Info

Evelyn Hallman Estate Fund

The Evelyn Hallman Estate Fund Committee administers funds from a bequest.
The committee will make funds available for students going on long-term or short-term mission assignments.
Guidelines for application are as follows:

Only students may apply.
The students must have a recommendation from a United Brethren pastor or church leader (youth leader or …).
The mission trip may be at home or abroad.
Details of the trip and follow up will be requested.
The application should be sent to the WMF treasurer.
Older students (over 20 years of age) who are taking on leadership/adult responsibilities on a mission trip should apply to the Maintenance for Missions: Focus on Evangelism Fund for assistance.
All Applications will be considered.

Application forms can be obtained from UB pastors/churches or downloaded from our website:

Evelyn Hallman Estate Fund - Info

Evelyn Hallman Estate Fund - Application