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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 18041126947277837 Join us in praying for Shirley Unger! Shirley has served God faithfully on the field for nearly three decades, in Austria and in Germany, and now she is relocating to Birmingham, UK. Partnering with the Windmill Community Church and GEM's Focus City Birmingham office, Shirley will continue to serve with her incredible administrative gifts. At the moment, she's in Winnipeg building up her support team and preparing for this transition. Let's pray for Shirley as she embarks on this big transition. Pray for ministry partners, including financial and prayer partners, to help her in this next season of ministry. Pray for the visa process and other related logistics. Pray also for Birmingham and the West Midlands, and for the ministry through Windmill Community Church. Pray for Shirley as she navigates the preparations for this new ministry while in Winnipeg.

Join us in praying for Shirley Unger! Shirley has served God faithfully on the field for nearly three decades, in Austria and in Germany, and now she is relocating to Birmingham, UK. Partnering with the Windmill Community Church and GEM's Focus City Birmingham office, Shirley will continue to serve with her incredible administrative gifts. At the moment, she's in Winnipeg building up her support team and preparing for this transition. Let's pray for Shirley as she embarks on this big transition. Pray for ministry partners, including financial and prayer partners, to help her in this next season of ministry. Pray for the visa process and other related logistics. Pray also for Birmingham and the West Midlands, and for the ministry through Windmill Community Church. Pray for Shirley as she navigates the preparations for this new ministry while in Winnipeg. ...

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Instagram post 17864448908117324 Emerging from Thanksgiving weekend, we know that giving thanks is an exercise of observation and understanding. In some seasons of life, it may seem a harder discipline than in others, but it's nonetheless an exercise of observation and understanding. As God puts it to Job, "Do you give the horse his might? Do you clothe his neck with a mane?" (39:19) It's easy for us to forget our place in creation, but Jesus reminds us in the Sermon on the Mount that it's God who provides for even the birds and the lilies (Matthew 6:26-30). As we come out of our Turkey-induced comas this Thanksgiving, let's do more than just remember the things that we're typically thankful for. Let's pray that God will give us eyes to truly observe and understand, and in doing so lead to us seeking God and his righteousness in fresh and powerful ways!

Emerging from Thanksgiving weekend, we know that giving thanks is an exercise of observation and understanding. In some seasons of life, it may seem a harder discipline than in others, but it's nonetheless an exercise of observation and understanding. As God puts it to Job, "Do you give the horse his might? Do you clothe his neck with a mane?" (39:19) It's easy for us to forget our place in creation, but Jesus reminds us in the Sermon on the Mount that it's God who provides for even the birds and the lilies (Matthew 6:26-30). As we come out of our Turkey-induced comas this Thanksgiving, let's do more than just remember the things that we're typically thankful for. Let's pray that God will give us eyes to truly observe and understand, and in doing so lead to us seeking God and his righteousness in fresh and powerful ways! ...

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Instagram post 17889344029677227 Have you ever watched a movie? If so, you probably see the potential that this platform has for storytelling. One of GEM's ministries is called Soul Catalyst, a ministry that tells stories with a deep commitment to spiritual truth, through the magic of narrative film production. Alex Reimer is the Director of Photography with Soul Catalyst, and has just transitioned his ministry home base to Northern Ireland. This move opens up some exciting new opportunities for Alex and Soul Catalyst, but a move like this also comes with its challenges. Let's pray for Alex and his ministry during this season. Pray that he would find good communities to become a part of, even in the midst of a pandemic. Pray for wisdom and peace as they make a host of decisions that come with moving. Pray for great partners and that God will speak through the stories they tell.

Have you ever watched a movie? If so, you probably see the potential that this platform has for storytelling. One of GEM's ministries is called Soul Catalyst, a ministry that tells stories with a deep commitment to spiritual truth, through the magic of narrative film production. Alex Reimer is the Director of Photography with Soul Catalyst, and has just transitioned his ministry home base to Northern Ireland. This move opens up some exciting new opportunities for Alex and Soul Catalyst, but a move like this also comes with its challenges. Let's pray for Alex and his ministry during this season. Pray that he would find good communities to become a part of, even in the midst of a pandemic. Pray for wisdom and peace as they make a host of decisions that come with moving. Pray for great partners and that God will speak through the stories they tell. ...

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Instagram post 17910865732486195 Join us in praying for Brenda and Neil Hodgson! Brenda serves on the GEM Canada Board and is the Ontario Provincial Director for Nation at Prayer. Serving on a board is an important ministry, and becoming a good board member adds incredible depth and value to a ministry. Plus, board members often bring the skills that they develop to multiple boards, so the benefit of that experience multiplies! We're thankful for fantastic board members like Brenda, and want to pray for her as she serves with us as well as with other organizations and ministries. Let’s also pray for Brenda and Neil as they navigate major life events in their family both here and in Europe!

Join us in praying for Brenda and Neil Hodgson! Brenda serves on the GEM Canada Board and is the Ontario Provincial Director for Nation at Prayer. Serving on a board is an important ministry, and becoming a good board member adds incredible depth and value to a ministry. Plus, board members often bring the skills that they develop to multiple boards, so the benefit of that experience multiplies! We're thankful for fantastic board members like Brenda, and want to pray for her as she serves with us as well as with other organizations and ministries. Let’s also pray for Brenda and Neil as they navigate major life events in their family both here and in Europe! ...

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Instagram post 17870073754950658 This week, we’re hosting our first fully digital Candidate Orientation! Something about a pandemic or some such? Kinda hard to avoid that topic, and it’s meant some big changes to how we’re approaching training for new missionaries. We’ve chosen to use this as an opportunity to assess what we’ve done, what we can do, and what we should do to best prepare long- and short-term missionaries for service! Pray for the candidates, pray for our hosts and instructors, and pray for all those who are helping to make this a successful time together. Pray for community and a presence from God that rests with those who are gathering together in this virtual space. From the Holy Spirit to the Wi-Fi, we pray that connections will be strong and that this will be a good time of learning and preparation.

This week, we’re hosting our first fully digital Candidate Orientation! Something about a pandemic or some such? Kinda hard to avoid that topic, and it’s meant some big changes to how we’re approaching training for new missionaries. We’ve chosen to use this as an opportunity to assess what we’ve done, what we can do, and what we should do to best prepare long- and short-term missionaries for service! Pray for the candidates, pray for our hosts and instructors, and pray for all those who are helping to make this a successful time together. Pray for community and a presence from God that rests with those who are gathering together in this virtual space. From the Holy Spirit to the Wi-Fi, we pray that connections will be strong and that this will be a good time of learning and preparation. ...

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Instagram post 17854413182213101 Join us in praying for John and Molly Gilberts! John served as the acting Director for GEM Canada prior to Doug Barkman’s appointment and he now serves on the GEM Canada board. He and Molly live in Colorado, where John serves as GEM International’s Senior Vice President, International, and Molly serves with The Navigators. Their ministries normally involve a ton of travel, which has been curtailed during the pandemic, bringing about new challenges and opportunities. Pray for them as they navigate the difficulties of ministries that shifted dramatically under their feet and pray for John as he walks alongside the US staff through challenging times while also serving the broader international GEM sending offices.

Join us in praying for John and Molly Gilberts! John served as the acting Director for GEM Canada prior to Doug Barkman’s appointment and he now serves on the GEM Canada board. He and Molly live in Colorado, where John serves as GEM International’s Senior Vice President, International, and Molly serves with The Navigators. Their ministries normally involve a ton of travel, which has been curtailed during the pandemic, bringing about new challenges and opportunities. Pray for them as they navigate the difficulties of ministries that shifted dramatically under their feet and pray for John as he walks alongside the US staff through challenging times while also serving the broader international GEM sending offices. ...

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Instagram post 17901998650541942 Discipleship! At our core, we want to be disciples who disciple others so that they get to the point where they can in turn disciple others. The ministry of Alex and Wendy Buchnea exemplifies this discipleship multiplication heart. They've even been discipling people remotely before COVID-19 made it cool! Let’s pray for Alex & Wendy as they invest time and their passion for the Lord, spending time in Germany and Canada. Pray for their local and their online ministries, pray for health, and pray for their children and grandchildren!

Discipleship! At our core, we want to be disciples who disciple others so that they get to the point where they can in turn disciple others. The ministry of Alex and Wendy Buchnea exemplifies this discipleship multiplication heart. They've even been discipling people remotely before COVID-19 made it cool! Let’s pray for Alex & Wendy as they invest time and their passion for the Lord, spending time in Germany and Canada. Pray for their local and their online ministries, pray for health, and pray for their children and grandchildren! ...

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Instagram post 17863443578070910 Frankfurt is one of our focus cities, and it’s an excellent city to focus on! This is where Crystal Dueck is serving, along with GEM’s Frankfurt team. Pray for Crystal’s involvement in the local church, youth ministry, hospitality ministries, and other ministries behind the scenes. Pray for health and pray for Crystal’s extended family as she serves God far away from them. We know how it feels to be far away, especially during big life events. Join us in praying for Crystal and her ministry!

Frankfurt is one of our focus cities, and it’s an excellent city to focus on! This is where Crystal Dueck is serving, along with GEM’s Frankfurt team. Pray for Crystal’s involvement in the local church, youth ministry, hospitality ministries, and other ministries behind the scenes. Pray for health and pray for Crystal’s extended family as she serves God far away from them. We know how it feels to be far away, especially during big life events. Join us in praying for Crystal and her ministry! ...

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Instagram post 17952973861360119 The Camino de Santiago, the Way of St James, is a trail with historical Christian pilgrimage roots. In 2017, some 300,000 people finished the Camino trail, nearly all by foot! Being on this pilgrimage trail gives Wes and Sherry Koop’s ministry, running a café, a wonderful opportunity to reach an incredibly diverse group of people who then take their experiences back home with them. Let’s pray for Sherry and Wes as they return to Spain and work to establish a new home. Pray for them as they reconnect with those in their village and continue those important relationships. Pray for wisdom and clear direction as they re-engage their relational ministry with new parameters due to COVID-19.

The Camino de Santiago, the Way of St James, is a trail with historical Christian pilgrimage roots. In 2017, some 300,000 people finished the Camino trail, nearly all by foot! Being on this pilgrimage trail gives Wes and Sherry Koop’s ministry, running a café, a wonderful opportunity to reach an incredibly diverse group of people who then take their experiences back home with them. Let’s pray for Sherry and Wes as they return to Spain and work to establish a new home. Pray for them as they reconnect with those in their village and continue those important relationships. Pray for wisdom and clear direction as they re-engage their relational ministry with new parameters due to COVID-19. ...

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