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The Ten2 Project

Spend a summer living out the gospel across Europe! This exciting opportunity for university students is taking Europe, and GEM, by storm!

Mission Trips

From a couple of weeks to a year, come serve the Church in Europe while learning from experienced disciple-makers!

Long Term

Ever wake up and say “there has to be more”? God may be calling you to use your gifts in long-term ministry. Let us know, we’re here to walk that path with you.

Give

GEM Canada relies on the generous donations of organizations and individuals from around the world. If you’d like to become one of our financial partners, we humbly accept your support.

Prayer

We need your prayers! Please join GEM Canada as we pray for Europe and for Canada. Click the button below for the latest prayer needs of our partners and missionaries.

Instagram post 17872248155204888 This week, leaders from across GEM are gathering online for annual meetings. Although typically done in person, these meetings are nonetheless important for planning, calibration, and community building. Pray for wisdom, humility, and discernment for all involved. Pray for those planning and coordinating the event, and for those in attendance. And, as we all know how reliant we are on things like good working internet access, cameras, mics, etc., pray for a technologically smooth event, so that participants aren't distracted from the important topics and conversations in these meetings!

This week, leaders from across GEM are gathering online for annual meetings. Although typically done in person, these meetings are nonetheless important for planning, calibration, and community building. Pray for wisdom, humility, and discernment for all involved. Pray for those planning and coordinating the event, and for those in attendance. And, as we all know how reliant we are on things like good working internet access, cameras, mics, etc., pray for a technologically smooth event, so that participants aren't distracted from the important topics and conversations in these meetings! ...

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Instagram post 17906273227642122 Serving missionary families, empowering amazing work throughout Europe and even beyond by offering high quality, Christian education in a context designed to support students who have brought into overseas life by the work and calling of their parents. This is a snapshot of Black Forest Academy, where Maggie Green serves in the Residence Life program. Her first year at the school has not been a typical year, but what year is ever typical in international Christian education? Let's pray for Maggie as she serves in the dorm and in the school. Pray for her and her colleagues as they coach, mentor, teach, and live alongside students in a community that understands separation and transition better than most. Pray for the students as they enter the second semester, and pray for continued health for the entire school community.

Serving missionary families, empowering amazing work throughout Europe and even beyond by offering high quality, Christian education in a context designed to support students who have brought into overseas life by the work and calling of their parents. This is a snapshot of Black Forest Academy, where Maggie Green serves in the Residence Life program. Her first year at the school has not been a typical year, but what year is ever typical in international Christian education? Let's pray for Maggie as she serves in the dorm and in the school. Pray for her and her colleagues as they coach, mentor, teach, and live alongside students in a community that understands separation and transition better than most. Pray for the students as they enter the second semester, and pray for continued health for the entire school community. ...

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Instagram post 18188292532041549 A number of years ago, Matthew and Katarina met while serving at a church in Rostock, Germany. Their relationship blossomed after their return to North America, and years later, the seed that was planted in their hearts for the ministry and people of Rostock has continued to grow! Now married with baby Clara recently joining their team, Matthew and Katarina's passion for partnering with the church in this former Soviet bloc region is drawing ever closer! They're looking for others like them, whose hearts break at the thought of people growing up without hearing the gospel, to lock arms with them and help make their ministry possible. Let's pray for Matthew and Katarina, for the church that is awaiting their arrival, and for the financial partners to help make the gospel heard in difficult places!

A number of years ago, Matthew and Katarina met while serving at a church in Rostock, Germany. Their relationship blossomed after their return to North America, and years later, the seed that was planted in their hearts for the ministry and people of Rostock has continued to grow! Now married with baby Clara recently joining their team, Matthew and Katarina's passion for partnering with the church in this former Soviet bloc region is drawing ever closer! They're looking for others like them, whose hearts break at the thought of people growing up without hearing the gospel, to lock arms with them and help make their ministry possible. Let's pray for Matthew and Katarina, for the church that is awaiting their arrival, and for the financial partners to help make the gospel heard in difficult places! ...

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Instagram post 17877901721081859 A life of ministry and faithfulness! Howard and Caron Moore exemplify this life, and for those who have followed their story of ministry and faithfulness over the years, they know just how many places that has brought them to. Howard serves in mobilization, focusing specifically on Manitoba and Saskatchewan. This year has brought about some significant changes to how this ministry of coming alongside would-be new missionaries, and we're excited for the relationships and open doors that have come about. Pray that God will continue to lead and guide Howard and Caron in local ministries, in and outside the church, and that he will provide them with health to continue to enjoying these ministries as well as their children and grandchildren!

A life of ministry and faithfulness! Howard and Caron Moore exemplify this life, and for those who have followed their story of ministry and faithfulness over the years, they know just how many places that has brought them to. Howard serves in mobilization, focusing specifically on Manitoba and Saskatchewan. This year has brought about some significant changes to how this ministry of coming alongside would-be new missionaries, and we're excited for the relationships and open doors that have come about. Pray that God will continue to lead and guide Howard and Caron in local ministries, in and outside the church, and that he will provide them with health to continue to enjoying these ministries as well as their children and grandchildren! ...

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As we approach the end of 2020, we've already been dreaming and planning and re-dreaming what our 2021 will look like. We've approached life in a pandemic with humility, lifting up our ministry to God to see where He will lead. We're excited for the year ahead, but we know that though we may sow the seed and tend the ground, it's God who makes things grow! Pray with us as we lift up the new year and dedicate it to God! Like praying before we back out of the driveway to embark on a road trip, we want to commit the year ahead, and all that we do, to the Lord! Join us in seeking first and above all else the Kingdom of God, and may we be good stewards of all that He has in store for us! ...

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Instagram post 18185513002048221 Merry Christmas! Around the world, gatherings are going to look different this year for a lot of people, but they don't look different for everyone. Many people watch the holidays come with some level of anxiety and experience Christmas in isolation every year. Even the missionaries you support have missed out on family gatherings, some for many years, all in their obedience in following God's leading in their lives. This Christmas, let's rejoice in the fact that the one who we celebrate is not constrained to a physical location, and rejoice in the shared experience of honouring our Saviour through the witness we bear in our communities! If this year looks different for you, may it make previous years of gatherings more special, and may your heart reach out to those who have known this isolation for longer than we may even realize. Let us thank God for His presence wherever we are, in whatever our circumstances, and demonstrate to our neighbours just how much we believe this by making it a season we celebrate with fresh vigour and joy!

Merry Christmas! Around the world, gatherings are going to look different this year for a lot of people, but they don't look different for everyone. Many people watch the holidays come with some level of anxiety and experience Christmas in isolation every year. Even the missionaries you support have missed out on family gatherings, some for many years, all in their obedience in following God's leading in their lives. This Christmas, let's rejoice in the fact that the one who we celebrate is not constrained to a physical location, and rejoice in the shared experience of honouring our Saviour through the witness we bear in our communities! If this year looks different for you, may it make previous years of gatherings more special, and may your heart reach out to those who have known this isolation for longer than we may even realize. Let us thank God for His presence wherever we are, in whatever our circumstances, and demonstrate to our neighbours just how much we believe this by making it a season we celebrate with fresh vigour and joy! ...

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Europe is home to many traditional images of Christmas. A popular tradition in many European cities and towns is the Christmas market, a familiar and beautiful scene with wooden booths, lights, crafts, hot drinks and food with fires tended along the way. It almost feels magical, and it's wonderful to see communities come together over a common purpose. But, like many of the remaining Christian symbols in Europe, these markets are empty of Christian meaning. As we go through the Advent season, let's try to peel back the layers of commercial wrapping that have in some cases made Christmas all but recognizable for its namesake. We don't have to forego all of the social add-ons, but let's know them for what they are, and leave them at the door when we enter the presence of our Lord and Saviour to present our gifts and worship him. ...

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Instagram post 17855043266363456 The Mosaik Miracle - a church planting idea that exploded onto the scene in Frankfurt a few years ago - continues to produce amazing fruit and spread to new partnerships throughout Europe. The concept is simple enough: embrace intentionally multicultural church bodies that represent the body of Christ in the neighbourhoods where they're found. The reality is, though, that it's God who makes things grow, and this movement has grown! Stephen and Susan Beck have been core leaders of this movement and Stephen's book continues to inspire new growth. They home-base in Frankfurt, and have been involved in church-planting for many years. Let's pray for them as they not only lead, but transition leadership in the way that true disciple-makers do! Pray for guidance in the weeks and months ahead, for wisdom, and for health. Praise God for his faithfulness and provision!

The Mosaik Miracle - a church planting idea that exploded onto the scene in Frankfurt a few years ago - continues to produce amazing fruit and spread to new partnerships throughout Europe. The concept is simple enough: embrace intentionally multicultural church bodies that represent the body of Christ in the neighbourhoods where they're found. The reality is, though, that it's God who makes things grow, and this movement has grown! Stephen and Susan Beck have been core leaders of this movement and Stephen's book continues to inspire new growth. They home-base in Frankfurt, and have been involved in church-planting for many years. Let's pray for them as they not only lead, but transition leadership in the way that true disciple-makers do! Pray for guidance in the weeks and months ahead, for wisdom, and for health. Praise God for his faithfulness and provision! ...

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Instagram post 17911069897524569 Missions, and ministry in general, requires a broad array of gifts and skills all put to use for one common purpose. Some of these gifts are exercised behind the scenes; like the technical crew for concerts or theatrical productions! Susan Zerf is an integral part of GEM's ministry, faithfully serving in Canada with the gifts God has given her. Susan's learning spirit is evident in all that she does, and continues to boldly go where God leads. Let's pray for Susan, that she feels God's presence in her life in a profound way this week! Pray for health, both for herself and for her family, and pray for moments of joy that point to God's fingerprints in her life, especially in December over Christmas!

Missions, and ministry in general, requires a broad array of gifts and skills all put to use for one common purpose. Some of these gifts are exercised behind the scenes; like the technical crew for concerts or theatrical productions! Susan Zerf is an integral part of GEM's ministry, faithfully serving in Canada with the gifts God has given her. Susan's learning spirit is evident in all that she does, and continues to boldly go where God leads. Let's pray for Susan, that she feels God's presence in her life in a profound way this week! Pray for health, both for herself and for her family, and pray for moments of joy that point to God's fingerprints in her life, especially in December over Christmas! ...

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