at a special Thanksgiving service in September, one of the residents confided that
until recently, “We have never felt like
people cared for us.” For one man in his
80s, the Bible study in his own building
was an answer to prayer.
The Bible study spawned a monthly
Sunday service. “Now they want church
every Sunday,” says Guevarra, who also
encourages attending other church ser-
vices, including those at Greenhills. Gue-
For the moment, having
completed four courses and
looking forward to four more
for the diploma, Suwanda
operates comfortably in both
business and church ministry.
Besides teaching and leading
Bible studies in the church
setting, he has worked with
Christian business groups and
a marketplace chaplaincy, and
so far has not decided on full-time, ordained ministry.
“I think I have a dual calling,” he says. “God gave me a
gift of doing business and engineering. Will I give up that
calling or career? Maybe not.
I am the one being sent out to
the marketplace. I still have
the urge to bring the gospel to the marketplace.”
But now, equipped with more understanding of modern culture and how to
respond to it, that Christian presence in
business is even stronger. “At the end of
We’re delivering training for new canadians:
the day, in the marketplace you have to
show by your deeds, and you will get the
opportunity to share afterwards.” FT
debra Fieguth of Kingston, Ont., is a
senior writer for Faith Today.
nimfa Guevarra leads Bible study
growth groups in her church
varra now leads Bible study growth groups
in her church, and hopes she can retire
early to spend more time in ministry.
The son of Buddhist parents but schooled
in a Catholic setting, Dedo Suwanda came
to Canada from Indonesia 30 years ago.
With a PhD in engineering, he works as
vice-president of a company, but also helps
out in two churches, one of them Indonesian
and the other a multi-cultural church plant
begun by Koreans and affiliated with the
Canadian National Baptist Convention. “I
became more and more interested in teaching,” he explains.
When he found out about the training at the TIM Centre, he began taking
courses in biblical studies. The part-time
study suits him, and he can afford it.
“With family and work I would not have
time for seminary courses,” he points out.
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