It started just over a year ago when the mission's pastor of The People's Church in Toronto walked up to me and said, "You are the mission we've been looking for!" That conversation led us to consider whether they could register IAFR in Canada.
We spent much of the past year making sure that we share a common sense of mission and ministry values and prayerfully unpacking the possibilities of founding IAFR in Canada.
It was with great joy that we came to the conclusion that we are on the same page and that the addition of IAFR Canada will strengthen IAFR's capacity to pursue our mission of helping people survive and recover from forced displacement.
The possibilities are great as churches, people and resources in Canada join in the mission God has set before IAFR!
Our IAFR colleagues in Canada need our prayers as they are now laying the foundation of the organisation and discerning how and where to begin ministry initiatives along the Refugee Highway.
While an autonomous IAFR mission agency, IAFR Canada will work hand in hand with IAFR US.
Photo: A meeting in Toronto in June exploring the possibilities of establishing IAFR Canada