MISSIONS AND MINISTRY ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT
Changing children’s lives
Christian influence among Canada’s
children has spiralled downward at an
alarming rate. Best estimates in Ontario
are that fewer than 5 percent of the
province’s 2 million children have any
regular Christian teaching at home or
church. Society, churches, schools,
families – all show abundant evidence
of the loss of Christian influence and
faith among the younger generations.
The compassionate team of staff
and volunteers at Child Evangelism
Fellowship of Ontario (CEFOntario)
works to share the love of Jesus with
“unreached” children, including a growing
number of boys and girls whom society
commonly refers to as “at risk.” Through
weekly and monthly clubs, summer VBS-style programs and camping programs,
CEF workers minister face to face to
thousands of children each year.
CEFOntario is making a lasting
difference in the lives of many of
Ontario’s children. Yet the need is so
big and much more needs to be done.
You can be part of the CEF team. You
can see first-hand the transforming work
God is doing in the lives of children and
families. Contact us today at 877-788-
8233 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about CEFOntario
please check us out at www.cefontario.
org. God can use you to change a
child’s life for eternity.
Doing good with gifts
Christmas: a time of year to celebrate
the birth of Jesus, eat delicious food
and show love for one another. It’s also
a great time to do good for someone in
need with a Gift of Compassion!
What is a Gift of Compassion? It’s
an ideal gift alternative for your loved
ones, one that makes a real and lasting
difference in the lives of children
and families in some of the poorest
communities. Here’s how it works:
Choose a gift that fits the person
on your list. Maybe it’s a small-
business starter for parents in Kenya,
clean drinking water for children in
Uganda or nursing school for teens in
India. You can even buy a goat for a
family in Rwanda!
Purchase your gift safely and
securely at compassion.ca/shop.
Give a card. For each gift purchased,
you will receive a card in the mail
to send to a friend, family member,
colleague or client. Each card explains
how the gift given in their honour will
meet a real need for real people in the
That’s all there is to it! This Christmas,
give a gift and do good by meeting real
needs and bringing real joy with a Gift of
MERCY SHIPS CANADA
Giving gifts that transform lives
This Christmas season add a stranger in
need to your Christmas list. As you see
the joy on the faces of your loved ones
on Christmas morning, know that this
joy is felt tenfold when a gift you give is
opened half way around the world in the
form of a blind person being able see,
a child being able to walk straight, or a
woman no longer being an outcast.
Adding that anonymous person to
your Christmas list will mean affecting a
life forever. Your gift this Christmas will
support Mercy Ships health care programs
in Madagascar, where only two physicians
and three hospital beds are available for
every 10,000 people in the island nation.
Our Gift Catalogue offers gifts from
$5 to $40,000, and all are delivered free
by volunteers who give of their time and
expertise to make a difference…one life
at a time.
Gift options represent something
as simple as bandages and hospital
gowns, a dental treatment, or helping to
cover the cost of the removal of a life-threatening tumour.
Mercy Ships Canada is helping your
gift go further this holiday by matching
all donations up to one million dollars
throughout the month of December. Visit
MISSION POSSIBLE CANADA
Equipping the next generation
Serving the Lord in Haiti and the
Dominican Republic (DR) for over
35 years through churches and nine
Christian schools, our purpose is
“Equipping the next generation of Christ-centred leaders.” Check our website,
www.OurMissionIsPossible.org, for total
ministry information. Currently, teachers
are upgrading their skills through our
Teachers School to influence the 2,500
students now in school.
Mission Possible has also established
a two-year Leadership Academy training
program for our current leaders, pastors
and school administrators. These rigorous