“God is faithful!” These simple words moved me deeply when I heard them from a couple who had been missionaries for more than 30 years. What a joyful couple! Their eyes sparkled as they shared how God had worked in their ministry and lives!
I wanted to be like them, to put my trust in God and surrender to Him. I wanted to understand their unshakable joy and be part of a greater mission. A desire for full time ministry started to grow in my heart.
Early in 2015, ISMC asked me to serve in communications and marketing. Hmmm. Something to consider seriously . . . an opportunity to minister, an opportunity that matched my professional field and seven years of experience. Should I take this step of faith? Should I trust God’s provision and guidance? Did I have what it takes to grow in Him and testify to His faithfulness?
The calling was clear, but I was intimidated. Scared! Live on support? That step of faith required tremendous courage. I felt inadequate, but knew that fear denied everything I had learned about faith since becoming a Christian in 2000. I prayed, I asked friends to pray with me, and through the process, God gave me so much peace and encouragement I fully surrendered. It was not easy, but I believe it was the right decision!
I develop and implement ISMC’s internal and external communications.
- Internal communications—bring together the technology, process, and training to help staff effectively communicate and work together, even though scattered across Canada in 33 cities.
- External communications—improve branding uniformity and implement integrated communication strategies (website, social media pages, newsletters, promotional material).
In addition to my national role, I help develop ISMC’s two-year-old ministry in Montreal, a city with a huge mission field of international students. The Montreal team organizes programs to build friendships so we can share Christ’s love. To help me in my ministry, I can speak four languages, but quickly learned that the language of love and respect were the most important.
More than 110 staff and 500 volunteers ensure that international students are welcomed into a loving community and support network. We seek to reach and empower them in Canada so they can return to their homeland and have positive influences for Jesus, personally and professionally.
Canada hosts nearly a quarter million international students every year. Imagine what the world would look like if these international students were strategically empowered to bring positive impacts as salt and light in their home countries!
To learn more about ISMC, I invite you to view these videos.
ISMC in motion
Life-changing story from a student
As you partner with me financially, I will work hard and serve full time to make a difference—locally and nationally. As my ministry progresses, I commit to sharing with you the beautiful stories I experience, stories of God’s faithfulness and work in my life and that of many others.
*Fundraising for staff salary goals includes salary needs, ministry expenses, and 10% administration fees.
Gifts will be accepted only for projects or purposes approved by the governing board or Senior Leadership Team. Designated gifts will be used for the particular purpose or project for which they have been given. When any given need has been met, excess funds (if any) will be used where needed most. Gifts of ten dollars or more will be acknowledged with an official receipt for income tax purposes.