Toni & Erin Santos
Toni and Erin Santos and their four children, Isabella, Lucas, Joshua and Olivia serve in Primo Tapia, Mexico. They moved there as a family in 2011 to be full-time Directors of Casa de Luz Children’s Centre, a ministry of the Abbotsford Vineyard Church. They currently work with single parent families and children at risk. If you would like to know more about Casa de Luz please visit their website.
Weslet & Aileen Vildort
Weslet and Aileen Vildort, along with their daughter Elena, serve in the community of Désarmes, Haiti, with the organization Planting Life Haiti. Planting Life Haiti shares the hope and love of Jesus in Désarmes by providing agricultural and educational training, opportunities, resources, and support. Weslet works directly with farmers on several projects aimed at improving the soil and increasing local produce. Aileen provides professional development training to local teachers, leading sessions and workshops from a biblical perspective. They host an Agriculture Bursary program, providing 12 local high school students with financial support for school, along with agricultural education and practice. For more information, visit www.plantinglifehaiti.com.
Phil & Judy Bowler
We love our partnership with Phil & Judy Bowler and we love what they do to spread the good news. After 15 years serving in Senegal, West Africa, the Bowlers are relocating to Guinea, also in West Africa. There they will be partnering with the Alleluia churches under the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada to see the Kingdom of God come to this French speaking, 85% Muslim nation. Among many other roles, Phil is the Theological Educational Consultant for PAOC West Africa as well as Director of Global University in Senegal, Liberia and Guinea. Judy is Coordinator of Evangelism and Discipleship strategies and Director of Child Care Plus Guinea, a child sponsorship program enabling needy children to attend school. Together they will work to strengthen and equip the staff of the 15 Alleluia schools in Guinea which educate over 2000 children.
Jonathan & Katie Larsh
Cat Lake, Ontario
Jonathan and Katie Larsh serve in Cat Lake: a remote (fly-in-only) First Nation reserve in northern Ontario with a community of about 500 people. They moved there in 2011 to start up an A.C.E. Christian school at the request of the Band Council. Since then the school has grown to over 30 students, in grades K-8 so far, but with potential for High School grades as well. In addition to being principal/teacher/administrator of the school, in 2013 they also started leading services in the small local church, which was not running at the time. Since then, Jonathan has gotten credentials through the PAOC as a pastor under the APM (Aboriginal Pentecostal Ministries), and they continue to lead services and do other ministry through the church. Jonathan and Katie also have 5 children (Joshua, Hosanna, Elijah, Caleb and Matthias), 4 of whom are now in the Christian school. One of the biggest forms of ministry for the whole family is being a living example of a God-centered life; in marriage, family, parenting, work, and daily life.