The Walton family is currently working towards their departure to the Southern African Country Malawi.  In the nation's capital, Lilongwe, they will be serving at Village of Hope Malawi (VOH-M) which is one of 8 Villages belonging to the Village of Hope Africa Society (VOH-A).  Jef will work as the Village Director and Renatta will be the Administrator.  The mission of VOH-A is to bring lasting hope to children at risk so they can embrace adulthood as independent and contributing members of society.  Here is how they do it:  VOH-A provides education, nutrition and healthcare to children in need throughout Africa.  They also provide shelter for children who have no place to live.  Many of the children supported by VOH are enrolled in Child Care Plus, a child sponsorship program dedicated to supporting impoverished children.  "As for other matters, brother and sister, pray for us that the message of the Lord may spread rapidly and be honoured, just as it was with you."

Brussels, Belgium

After almost 30 years of ministry in Canada, David & Eileen have felt the call to teach at Continental Theological Seminary in Brussels, Belgium.Today Christianity is at its lowest ebb in Europe since the Reformation.  In Belgium evangelicals make up 1% of the population, but that's where the excitement is.  Equipping leaders for the rebirth of the church in Europe and North Africa. 

February 2014 - Please pray that the visa complications that David and Eileen have encountered will be cleared up quickly and efficiently.  Pray also that the selling of their home in Canada will go well.  Pray specifically that the person buying their house will sell their own with no problems so that the transition will be smooth with David and Eileen return to Canada at Easter. Pray also that God would bless David and Eileen as they begin to minister in Belgium.  Pray that they will develop great relationships with the people around them as they teach about Christ and His love.

Chennai, India

In 2006, Christo and Sarah obeyed the call of God, moved to Chennai, India and planted Living God Church with just a handful of people. Today, they pastor 2 growing churches at more than 350 members and are working towards additional Church plants. The Ministry reaches a broad spectrum of people within the community: from children and youth, educated young adults, poor widows, Hindus, Muslims and many more! Every year more than a thousand Children and Youth are touched through annual camps and VBS that make a huge impact in the community.

To meet the social needs of the people, three ‘Life Centres’ have been established to provide accessible education, skills training, support and resources for women, provisional items and clothing for the poor as well as functioning as a hub for evangelistic outreaches and discipleship.

Furthermore, with a vision to raise up national Leaders, VisionLed Int. Bible College has been pioneered by Christo & Sarah as a comprehensive training centre for developing church planters, pastors, evangelists, missionaries and other effective leaders with a desire to serve the Lord full-time. As preparations are made for the launch of the College, discipleship training classes have been running for believers for the past several months with 80 members enrolled in tri-weekly classes.

Nairobi, Kenya

As a former professor and program supervisor of the Cross-Cultural Studies program at Master’s College and Seminary in Toronto, his geographic area of focus has been on Africa. Paul previously spent ten years in Kenya as the Principal of the former Pan Africa Christian College. Later he spent two years in Ethiopia as the Academic Dean of the Pentecostal Theological College in Addis Ababa.

Paul continues to travel extensively through out the world as an educational consultant. As such he has been involved academically and administratively with schools in Uganda, Ukraine, Cuba, Ethiopia, and the Middle East.

During the 2008 school year Paul served as the Director of Finance and Administration at Pan Africa Christian University and taught in the graduate program in leadership. As from September 1, 2009 he was appointed by the Council of Governors of the university as Dean of Graduate Studies and Research.


Lynn was born in Zimbabwe and is the daughter of former PAOC missionaries, Horace and Elsie Butler. She is a graduate of Eastern Pentecostal Bible College and Trinity International University where she completed her degree in communications. She is an ordained minister with the PAOC. For several years she was a lecturer in Communications at Eastern Pentecostal Bible College, as well as, an itinerant speaker in the Eastern Ontario District of the PAOC. More recently she was the Teaching Pastor at Stone Community Church in Brampton.

As an Assistant Lecturer in the Theology Department at Pan Africa Christian University, Lynn, specialized in the areas of Christology, Soteriology, and Synoptic Gospels. She also keeps a busy preaching schedule and has been asked to be an Associate Pastor at a church in Nairobi


We would like to tell you of some exciting news from the PAOC Missions Department that being we have recently signed an Agency Agreement between the PAOC and the Assemblies of God Cuba. This is a new official relationship for our Fellowship but in the past many of our churches and their members have been taking ministry trips to Cuba.

To care for this new relationship we have appointed Rev. Gary Empey as our “Pastor in Partnership” to Cuba. This is a new type of appointment in that Gary is based out of one of our local churches in Canada and not in the field. This position will help with the uniqueness of the field and better place Gary to help our churches get involved in overseas work.

For the past twenty years in ministry Gary has been actively involved in taking teams and supplies from his home church, Master’s College and Seminary and other local churches in Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland to Cuba. During this time he has built significant relationship with the leadership of the Assemblies Cuba and in particular Rev. Hector Hunter the General Superintendant of the AG Cuba. Gary has spoken at their General Conference, District Conferences and local churches on the subject of “Pastoral Care for Pastors”.

In this new position he will be facilitating Short Term teams from churches across Canada to Cuba where they will be able to build relationship and help local pastors and churches. He will also promote special ERDO projects, Child Care Plus, Pastoral Education, Adopt a Church, and Church restoration projects.

Gary is also looking to connect with churches and individuals who are already involved in Cuba and build a network of Friends of Cuba to ensure we are all working together and with the vision and direction of the Cuban leadership.


Peter and Sandra McIntosh are the Regional Directors of South East Asia. The region spans from India to Japan and includes 63 missionary families. After transitioning from pastoring Kennedy Road Tabernacle in Brampton, Ontario they moved to Bangkok, Thailand in August 2005. They are responsible for pastoring and empowering the missionaries, training nationals and opening new fields. They desire to see many more missionaries on the field with them in the near future. Peter and Sandra opened the Impact School of Missions in September 2012 www.ismsea.com. Students were trained and all over SEA to serve our global workers and other ministries.

South East Asia needs Christ - they are believing for a huge harvest.

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Mississauga, Ontario

Irving Whitt began his missionary career in Kenya, East Africa in 1970 when, along with his wife Ruth, he participated in leadership training for a growing national church.  He taught at a ministerial training college preparing young men and women for service in a denomination numbering over 300,000 adherents at that time, and served in Kenya for 8 years.

After completing graduate studies in 1984 he inaugurated a mission major at Eastern Pentecostal Bible College in Peterborough, Ontario, where he chaired the department for 7 years.  In 1990 he joined the faculty of Tyndale Seminary (Toronto, Canada) where he filled the role of Director of Intercultural Studies until 2000.  (Irving holds both a masters and doctoral degree in the area of missions).

In May of 2000 he assumed the role of Missions Educations Coordinator with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, giving oversight to 30 theological institutions globally.  After serving in that position for 5 years he was invited as Pastor of Global Outreach at the Peoples Church in Toronto Canada in January 2006.  In October 2008 Irving returned to his former position with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, where he assists in the facilitating of training national church leaders in over 40 countries with PAOC GlobalEd - Missional Leadership Development Services.

Dominican Republic

Adrian Thomas was born on the mission field in East Africa where his parents served with the PAOC and ELIM, for 25 years. He emigrated to Canada to attend the University of Toronto where he graduated with a B.Sc. degree and began to work in a medical laboratory in Toronto. In 1987 he attended the Urbana Missions convention where God changed the direction of his life. He left the medical laboratory for Bible College graduating from Eastern Pentecostal Bible College with his B.Th. degree with honors. Adrian then served as a full-time pastor with the POAC. During that time he organized and planned Mission trips to Guatemala, Haiti and the Dominican Republic. He has spoken at international retreats and conventions for missionary children and teens. He is a gifted and anointed preacher of the Word of God and has seen the hand of God move in incredible ways in and through him. Since commencing the work in Nagua, hundreds have come to know Christ, leaders have been transformed, and hundreds of people have been healed by the power of God. Sharon Thomas was born in Grande Prairie, Alberta, and lived throughout Canada as her father served with the Canadian Armed Forces. Her father retired from the Armed forces when she was nine and they settled in Nova Scotia. After graduating from high school she attended Bible College and graduated with her diploma from Eastern Pentecostal Bible College in 1991. She then went on to take courses from McMaster University in counseling. Sharon has served in all areas of Church Pastoral Ministries, in youth ministry, community service ministry as well as co-leading mission trips to different parts of the world. Sharon is actively involved in leadership training. Some of her passions are to equip and empower women leaders, provide the tools children need to obtain an education. Sharon and Adrian work as a team, and minister with anointing among the pastors of the DR. Adrian and Sharon have served as full-time missionaries in the Dominican Republic since January 2004. In September 2007 they became Full Time Vocational Missionaries with the PAOC. The Dominican Republic is a new field for the PAOC and as co-founders of Every Day Ministries, they are laying the foundation to build a ministry that will change the Dominican Republic and the nations of the world. Their vision is to empower, equip and encourage national pastors and their families. As they establish this new work along the north coast of the island, in the city of Nagua, they are seeing God save, heal and equip EVERYDAY! Adrian and Sharon have three children, Kent, age 14, Luke, age 11, and Courtney, age 5. They serve together, as all family members are actively involved in reaching the lost for Christ.

Missionary Blog: http://www.everydayministries.com/blog/

Calcutta, India

God put a burden on the Shaw's for India in the mid ’90s. On November 29, 1999, they arrived in the City of Joy (Calcutta) with the intent of staying for only one to two years. They have been there ever since. Doing their part to reach some of India’s more than two million street children, they minister to orphaned and vulnerable children, child drug addicts in train stations and sex workers in the red-light districts.

Please pray for more Christian workers who have a true heart and passion for the people groups that we work with. Due to the areas that we work in, we face a lot of spiritual attacks from the enemy.

Please pray for God’s protection, strength and power for our family and ministry workers so that we may continue to press forward into the very dark places where we need to minister. Pray for a mighty outpouring of God’s Spirit in the nation in which we're ministering.


Nairobi, Kenya

After an exciting 5-year apprenticeship leading the PAOC team in Mozambique, Stephen and Heather now live in Nairobi and lead PAOC AFRICA. What an unbelievable continent! Challenges and opportunities on every side!

They lead an 85 member team of evangelists, doctors, nurses, teachers, pastors, professors, administrators. experts and apprentices. God has sent us all and together, by His grace, we are undoubtedly one of the greatest teams on earth!

With a few notable exceptions, Africa's economy has stagnated for 40 years. Poverty and disease are at crisis proportions and foster unbeleivable suffering! Thank God for ERDO and humanitarian aid!

However, all the humanitarian aid that the world sends is powerless against the unseen spiritual forces that are at work on the continent. AFRICA needs to be set free by the power of God!

Contact them directly at: schaloner@paoc.org.

Prayer Focus:

Pray that they will be able to capitalize on healthy relationships with national church leaders and provide innovtive leadership and mentorship programs within Africa.

Pray for a strong team spirit on the missionary team!

Pray that God will send them abundant resources and grace them with the wisdom to apply them strategically!

Missionary Blog: http://paocafrica.spaces.live.com/

Novokuznetsk, Siberia

The Bantseevs are pastoring a church of approximately 1,000 people in Novokuznetsk, a city of 600,000 people. Their congregation ministers in prisons, orphanages, and to people with life controlling problems or addictions. Also, they organize various ministry and missionary teams to plant churches throughout Siberia and share the Gospel with professional groups such as doctors, athletes, government officials and police.

We'd like to share with you a few praise reports for which we are so grateful to God:

1) Although the heat in our church has not been turned on, all three Sunday services are full. People continue to get saved, and we are planning to start a fourth service.

2) We're grateful to God that 84 new believers were baptized this year.

3) New church and rehab centers have started east, west, and south of Novokuznetsk.

4) The Russian channel on the internet has been launched. Sermons can now be watched on www.thestreamtv.com (To find, go to TV Channels, then Russian Channel)

5) Approximately 50% of the congregation is actively involved in various ministries. The church has adopted a goal for 2010 which is to multiply those who are serving.

None of this would be possible if it weren't for your continual prayer and financial support for this ministry.

We sincerely thank God for you! May God bless you with the presence and leading of Christ in all that you do!

We love you dearly!

Ilya & Janet

Missionary Video: http://www.paoc.org/video/BantseevsMinistry.htm 

Zambia, Africa

Sergio and Nancy are the directors of the Village of Hope orphanage and school in Zambia, which ministers to 585 needy children. The Village of Hope School runs classes from preschool to grade 11. The children attending have the added blessing of a daily feeding program and chapel services twice a week. Sergio oversees all of the building projects at the Village of Hope and at Trans-Africa Theological College. Nancy coordinates the Child Care Plus program for Zambia. 

Missionary Website: http://www.vohafrica.com/