Richie & Christie Bouthillier (Amazon)
Richie and Christie moved to Altamira in February, 1999. Almost since their arrival they have been involved in teaching and working with Brazilians. Prior to their coming to the Amazon Basin, Richie and Christie worked in an orphanage in Southern Brazil. Here they acquired their language skills.
Richie and Christie really are burdened for the young churches and the unreached villages along the Jaruaçu River near Porto da Moz. For this reason they have moved there and are ministering this community. The town of Porto da Moz is situated on the Xingu River near where it enters the Amazon River.
Richie and Christie have three children, Amanda, Hezekiah and Kayli.
The Gospel Mission is located in the downtown eastside of Vancouver and is the oldest mission in the city and in Canada. It has been in operation since 1929 and has been at it’s present location since the 1940’s.
Valley Church currently also supports the India Mission. For the past 21 years, India Mission has pioneered church planting under the umbrella of Richmond Pentecostal Church. Their work is focused in India, particularly in the province of Bihar. Bihar has 100 million people and was considered a “Graveyard of Missions” for many years. But God is doing an awesome work there now. During the last 20 years in Bihar, over 1700 churches have been planted, and more then 1200 Gospel workers have come out of mostly Hindu backgrounds. The India Mission also operate a Bible College, four regional training centers, three children’s homes, 160 literacy schools and are involved in various social welfare and health and hygiene projects. For more information about India Mission contact Richmond Pentecostal Church.
Open Door Ministries
Open Door is a wonderful support group for single mothers of preschool aged children with locations across British Columbia. While children take part in a licensed childcare program, moms can sit and relax with a cup of coffee, participate in a craft, eat a home cooked lunch and take part in an optional Bible study.
For more information on Open Door Ministries please visit singlemomsopendoor.com
Harvest Project is a community-based urban relief organization. We connect with more than 1000 people each month – involving one-on-one client-care coaching, emergency drop-in visits, appointments at our grocery depot and Clothes For Change thrift shop, retail thrift shoppers, and donors. We provide assistance to North Shore residents from Deep Cove in the east to Horseshoe Bay in the west.
Harvest Project helps people in need by bringing together the resources of the community to provide physical, emotional and spiritual support that empowers each person to take positive steps in their lives. For more than 23 years, Harvest Project has been reaching out to individuals and families to help them cope with critical life circumstances such as family break-ups, illness, job loss, and poverty.
Grass Roots Liberia (James & Kathleen Ngenda)
Liberia, West African, is still recovering from a civil war that ended in 2003. Food, clothing and shelter are still a struggle for 80% of the population. A history of suppression and neglect by rulers has left deep scars on the people.
Since 2001 James and Kathleen Ngenda have been sowing seeds of hope among Liberians. Their vision is to see God’s people grow, beyond the cycle of war, crisis and poverty through teaching the truth of God’s word. Grassroots Ministry, Liberia is a Christian charity, registered in Liberia. They engage the pastors, community members and others through Community Development, Adult Education, Basic Literacy and specialized workshops.
Bruce & Lauren Lungren (Quebec)
Bruce and Lauren were both born and raised in British Columbia but the have a hart for the french speakers of the world. After studying french at the Bethel Bible Institute in Sherbrooke, Quebec, they served in Burkina Faso (country in west Africa) training young pastors, followed by another five years in France as church planters.
Since 2011 the Lungrens have been in Quebec sharing Gods word and planting churches. They are working on developing connections with non-believes as well as local pastors and churches in order to share Chris with the Quebecois.
Jerry & Brenda Schuetz (ACOP Head Office)
After finishing bible school at FGBI Jerry and Brenda spent many years serving both close to home in Moose Jaw, SK, and Lethbrige, AB and far away in Malawi, Zambia, and Tanzania.
In 2010 they began as ACOP mission directors. Some of their many roles in this position include giving oversight to ACOP Mission Division, providing care for current missionaries, as well as developing and maintaining strategic partnerships with churches world wide.