“All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
– Matthew 28:18-20
At LHBC we believe in the Biblical command to go to the ends of the earth with the Gospel message (Acts 1:8 and Matthew 28:18-20). While each of us as Christians is called to be a witness in our local neighborhoods, we are not all called to be missionaries in foreign lands. Therefore, we have the privilege of teaming up with some fine people who are our extended family ministering around the world. Many of these people are missionaries under the banner of North American Baptist World Wide Outreach. Please see the NAB On Mission website for more information.
Walter and Florence Grob
Walter and Florence minister in Cameroon as career missionaries. Walter’s responsibilities include the position of Comptroller for the Cameroon Baptist Convention, a huge organization and responsibility.
Beginning with the first Seeds of Hope home in Thailand, John and Susan Chalkias have been involved in bringing aid to children in several countries. Their biggest projects are in Ndola, Zambia. The Buseko Children’s Home is the first and currently the only Home in Zambia specifically for HIV/AIDS affected or infected children. To ensure that the children have a good education and the tools to succeed in life they have built their own school; Grace Academy continues in this innovative and pioneering ministry. Grace Academy is the only boarding school in the world today that caters specifically to HIV/AIDS affected or infected children. They are able to provide excellent medical care and antiretroviral therapy (ARV’s) for all their HIV positive children. The vision is to raise leaders and the way to do this is through education and opportunity. Their aim is to save the lives of children by the care provided and to give sustainable hope for the children and their communities by the programs put in place.
Global Aid Network (GAiN) is the humanitarian partner of Power to Change Canada, dedicated to bringing hope and tangible help to the poor and suffering through a demonstration of God’s love. GAiN works in 11 countries in three strategic areas: 1) Water For Life Initiative - an integral mission initiative that not only provides water wells, but plants churches in the same communities to provide people with the water for life and the water of life. 2) Economic Empowerment - partnering to provide financial resources (micro loans) as a catalyst to various economic opportunities in developing countries. 3) Disaster Relief and Preparedness - responding to disasters both natural and human caused. In 2020, after 30 years of pastoral ministry, Lyndon accepted the call
to join the team at GAiN. His role is to invite churches into the mission and work of GAiN and is involved in leadership development both in Canada and abroad. He, along with his wife, Suzanne, live in West Kelowna, and are grateful for the partnership of LHBC.