Interior B.C. - Coldstream
Andrew & Melissa Porter
Andrew was born in Northern Ireland and was blessed to be raised by Christian parents. He realized his need for a Saviour at the young age of 7 after his older brother made a commitment to the Lord. Andrew trusted the Lord, kneeling by his bed with his dad. As a teenager, Andrew had a strong love for mission work as well as farming. It was during the Bangor Convention that he met Roy Dreaning who introduced him to The Faith Mission (in Canada). The following summer was spent with the Dreanings in Mount Forest, Ontario. During the year he farmed, and his summers were dedicated to beach missions and being a summer worker for The Faith Mission (in Canada). In his late teens, he had a desire to go to Bible College and God directed him towards The Faith Mission Bible College in Edinburgh, Scotland. After graduation, Andrew worked for The Faith Mission in the West Irish District in before he immigrated to Canada in 2000.
Melissa, raised in the Niagara Peninsula, was also blessed to be raised by Christian parents. At the age of 7, she realized her need for a Saviour and made the faith taught to her by her parents her own. As a teenager, Melissa worked at a camp where she met Brian & Julieanne Spence who introduced her to the work of The Faith Mission. For a number of summers after that initial introduction, she dedicated July and August to being a summer worker with The Faith Mission (in Canada). It was during one of those summers that she met Andrew Porter.
Conference Centre - Falkland, BC
Kevin & Janice were born and raised in wonderful Christian families in Saskatchewan. Both accepted Jesus as Saviour at a young age. They met while working at summer Bible Camp, attended Nipawin Bible Institute, and later married, joining the Evans family farm. They were very involved in their local church where Janice led children’s ministries and Kevin was involved in youth and men’s ministries. Together they led many discipleship Bible studies. Sensing God’s call to full-time ministry, they left the farm after 20 years of marriage, and accepted a call to a church in Vernon, BC.Two years later, as that church merged with another, Kevin & Janice were introduced to The Faith Mission and God made His clear call on their lives. On November 1, 2007, the Evans joined The Faith Mission (in Canada) first as Area Workers responsible for the Greater Kamloops area and then as managers of the Falkland Centre.God has blessed Kevin & Janice with five children and four grandchildren.
Jeff and Jani Goudy and their six children – Annah, Caleb, Matthew, Lizzy, Keziah and Micah are grateful for the opportunity to serve with The Faith Mission in Red Deer Alberta. Jeff felt clearly called into full-time ministry almost 20 years ago. Shortly after that, he married Jani and they moved to Winnipeg where he began training with Pastor Bill McLeod. Jeff had the privilege of pastoring for 13 years. Since being saved, Jeff and Jani have shared a burden for prayer, evangelism and revival. During the winter of 2008, God began to lay on their hearts the work of The Faith Mission. After much prayer, they felt a clear calling to the Mission and are amazed at how perfectly God has worked all things out. He is definitely at work in the hearts of men, women, young people and children.God blessed their ministry in Saskatchewan. We praise God for people who were converted and for Christians who have grown in their faith.Jeff and Jani appreciate your continued prayer support. If you wish to contact Jeff and Jani they would love to hear from you!
Born in England, Jen Armitage emigrated to Canada with her parents at the age of 11 settling in Waterdown, Ontario. She accepted Christ has her personal Saviour at a Faith Mission camp and sought to serve God after graduating from high school by joining in for two summer works in 1999 and 2000. Her call to The Faith Mission Bible College came during that time and she moved to Edinburgh to take up college life. Graduating in 2003, Jen began work with The Faith Mission as part of a Mission Team doing work in various districts in England, Scotland and Ireland. She joined the Canadian work in September 2005.
Conference Centre - Campbellville, ON
Myron and Janet were both raised in Christian homes and came to know the Lord as children but didn’t fully surrender their lives and truly walk with Christ until they were young adults.
They both grew up and lived in York Region and served in their home church through music ministry, bible study, compassionate ministries and prayer as well as both children and youth work. They were-and are-committed to serve God in every way He leads- through their working lives and the relationships that evolved, to several short-term service trips to serve as youth and child resource persons for their denomination’s Latin American Missionaries Retreats. This was a great delight and blessing!
Before joining the work of the Faith Mission, Myron had his own Renovation business and Janet had her own house cleaning business. They were involved with the Faith Mission for many years, often helping out with cooking when there was a need. Myron served on the Faith Mission Board for a time as well.
In 2013 God called them to join the work of the Faith Mission in Canada and they answered His call to serve there. They now use their God-given skills and gifts as they manage the Faith Mission Camp Centre in Campbellville, ON.
They have been married since 1986 and have 3 children- 2 grown and married and 1 still living at home
Mark was born and raised in St Catharines, Ontario. Growing up in a Christian home he gave his life to the Lord at 8 years old. As a teen he felt God’s call to full time ministry on his life.
April gave her life to the Lord at 18 and spent one year at the Baptist Leadership Education Center in Whitby, Ontario.
Mark and April met at Heritage College in Cambridge, Ontario. After graduation they were married and began ministering together in the Ottawa Valley. In 2002 God called them to Lachute, Quebec where they served for almost 10 years. Mark was the Senior Pastor of an English work and April was involved in children’s and women’s ministry.
In 2012 they felt God’s clear call to join the work of the Faith Mission. They are now living in Northern Ontario with their six children – Danya, Libby, Jack, Elianna, Emmitt & Kethrine.
Graham and Melodie Ghent and their five children have spent the last 10 years in Northern Ontario running a music business and serving the Church in the region. With a commitment to the whole gospel and a passion to see Christ glorified in all age groups in the church they are excited to continue the work of God in the Niagara Region. After the departure of the much loved Condy family from June street in Hamilton, the Lord has provided a great house in Mount Hope. We are excited about making this place our home and getting to know our new “family” in the south. (Jude 20,21)
Laura-Anne Drake & Margaret Roberts
Laura-Anne Drake & Margaret Roberts
Laura-Anne grew up on a farm in North Eastern Ontario. She was raised in a Christian home and gave her life to the Lord at a young age. When she was a teenager she spent a few summers with The Faith Mission in Ontario doing camps and VBS’s. After high school she went to Nipawin Bible College in Saskatchewan. Later, she returned home and sought God’s will for her life. While she waited on God, Laura-Anne worked and served God in her home church. In the summer of 2010 she again joined The Faith Mission in Ontario as a summer worker and joined the work full-time in 2011.
Born and raised in Ontario, Margaret was brought up in a Christian home and, understanding who Jesus is and what He had done came to know Him as her personal Savior at a young age. As a child, she was introduced to the Faith Mission camps and for several years she attended as a camper and, later in her teen years, was a camp counselor. She attended Tyndale University College & Seminary in Toronto, during which she wrestled with God’s Will for her life. It wasn’t until close to her final year as a student that Margaret finally accepted that the Lord wanted her to join the Faith Mission in Canada full-time. Upon graduating, Margaret began full-time with the Mission in the summer of 2013.
Debra was raised in a Christian home in Northern Ontario and was saved at a young age at a VBS led by the Faith Mission. She served with the Faith Mission for a few summers, until she completed high school. Debra went on to attend Briercrest Bible College in Saskatchewan and, upon her return home, served the Lord in her local church. During the summer of 2007, as she continued to seek God’s direction, God clearly led Debra to The Faith Mission and to the work in Québec.
Robin was born and raised in a small French-Catholic town in Northern Ontario and spent thirty years of his life knowing about God, but not knowing who God really was according to His Word. He was first introduced to the message of salvation in university through one of God’s faithful servants and zealously accepted Jesus as his Saviour. Following university, Robin pursued his career dreams until God changed his heart and gave him the desire to serve full-time in ministry. Although he was willing to leave everything to serve Him, God asked him to wait until the proper time. It wasn’t until about a year later that He brought Debra into his life. Debra and Robin were married in the fall of 2014 and now serve the Lord together with The Faith Mission in the province of Québec.