across the country and more than 100 global
workers internationally. The pension plan is part
of the benefits package available to all credential
holders and church administrative staff.
Since 1938, The Pentecostal Assemblies
of Canada has been assisting churches with
loans for approved capital projects through
the PAOC Pension Plan. Approximately 150
congregations currently carry first mortgage
loans through our plan.
Some of the key features are
pension plan mortgages funded by mem-
ber contributions to the PAOC Pension Plan
$100 application fee
attractive interest rates (currently 4.7%)
loans secured by a first mortgage regis-
tered on the property title in favour of the
PAOC Pension Plan
funds advanced based on the project
three-year terms on 21-year amortization
lump-sum balloon payments on principal
balance free at term renewal
annual statements of the church’s mort-
We are open to providing mortgages to
churches that may be having difficulty ob-
taining suitable financing for capital projects.
For information about lending rates,
funds available and repayment procedures
or for a loan application, contact Rev. Calvin
Howson at 905-542-7400 or email pfloans@
The power of a simple gift
Every day Costa Rican six-year-old Joshua
Rodriguez asked for toys, but the family had
no money for extras. One night Joshua told his
mother, “Don’t worry, God will give me a toy
car.” The next day Joshua received an Operation
Christmas Child shoe-box gift at a local event.
As he opened it, his mother began to cry. Inside
was a case with five toy cars.
Each year more than eight million shoe
boxes filled with school supplies, hygiene items,
candy and toys are distributed to children
around the world. Many of these children, living
in war, poverty, disease and natural disaster,
have never received a gift.
For Canadians, Operation Christmas Child
(a project of Samaritan’s Purse) allows parents to
teach their children about generosity
Children receiving a shoe-box gift are of-
fered a booklet called The Greatest Gift of All that
tells the story of Jesus. Children who don’t want
the booklet still receive a shoe-box gift regardless of race, religion or gender.
Through The Greatest Gift of All, and a voluntary discipleship program called The Greatest
Journey, God has used Operation Christmas
Child to bring hundreds of thousands of children to faith in His son.
Join us by packing shoe-box gifts. Visit
samaritanspurse.ca/occ, or call 800-303-1269
for more information.
Equipping local churches
For more than 35 years, WorldServe Ministries
has equipped local churches around the world
to be the hands and feet of Jesus in their communities. Our work is as diverse as our partners, but we are all united with one purpose
– to glorify God. We do this by partnering,
strengthening and equipping local churches
in China, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Cuba, Vietnam,
Myanmar and beyond. By supporting church-planting pastors and offering Christian leadership training and Bible distributions, coupled
with practical helps such as famine relief,