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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 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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Instagram post 18042265372264381 When parents are called into ministry, the whole family is called into ministry! This is exciting, but it can also represent some big challenges as parents try their best to find educational opportunities for their kids. We’re so thankful for international Christian schools, as well as for good national schools for our GEM kids! We're also thankful for great educational resources for families, whether or not they're able to partner with a local school. Pray for school leaders and teachers as they explore their new limitations and opportunities. Pray for parents as they partner with their schools or operate in a home education environment, as they help raise up a new generation. Pray for kids as they navigate challenging times with their educational influencers.
Photo credit: @blackforestacademy

When parents are called into ministry, the whole family is called into ministry! This is exciting, but it can also represent some big challenges as parents try their best to find educational opportunities for their kids. We’re so thankful for international Christian schools, as well as for good national schools for our GEM kids! We're also thankful for great educational resources for families, whether or not they're able to partner with a local school. Pray for school leaders and teachers as they explore their new limitations and opportunities. Pray for parents as they partner with their schools or operate in a home education environment, as they help raise up a new generation. Pray for kids as they navigate challenging times with their educational influencers.
Photo credit: @blackforestacademy
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Join us in praying for Ernie & Suzy Penner! Before moving to Colorado to work in GEM's US national office, the Penners served in Kosovo and have been highly involved in serving in the refugee camps in Greece. Ernie is photographed here wearing a non-Winnipeg Blue Bombers shirt. I understand that he would gladly update this beautiful family photo if he had more Bombers apparel. 😉 Let's pray for their ministry hearts in their current roles, pray for Joni and Besa (having recently graduated high school), and pray for continued healing for Suzy following her most recent round of cancer treatments. ...

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Join us in praying for Dan & Janet Snyder! They've been living in Hungary, serving in partnership with SHARE Education Services. SHARE provides really valuable educational services and resources to families with a broad variety of educational needs and in a broad variety of educational contexts. As Dan and Janet say their goodbyes in Hungary, let’s pray for wisdom regarding finishing their work in Hungary and setting up their new place in Canada. Pray for favour as they continue aspects of their ministry and for God's direction in their lives. Pray for continued health, and praise God for His faithfulness and even His generosity in a difficult time! ...

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Instagram post 17867251723936583 Rome needs our prayers, and so do Franklin and Leanne Monge Barrera as they follow God's call in their lives to serve in Rome! Join us in praying for Franklin and Leanne as they continue to build their ministry partnership team of financial and prayer supporters! Their team is anxiously awaiting their arrival, knowing that aspects of their ministry are simply on hold while they prepare for the field. Italy is desperate for hope after an incredibly painful experience with COVID-19. Pray for Franklin and Leanne as they mobilize to be bearers of the true Hope and Good News of Jesus Christ!

Rome needs our prayers, and so do Franklin and Leanne Monge Barrera as they follow God's call in their lives to serve in Rome! Join us in praying for Franklin and Leanne as they continue to build their ministry partnership team of financial and prayer supporters! Their team is anxiously awaiting their arrival, knowing that aspects of their ministry are simply on hold while they prepare for the field. Italy is desperate for hope after an incredibly painful experience with COVID-19. Pray for Franklin and Leanne as they mobilize to be bearers of the true Hope and Good News of Jesus Christ! ...

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Instagram post 17874966982805811 GEM  loves summer camp ministries! We work with national Christians  across Europe  to provide  opportunities to families and young people  in  these incredibly valuable ministries.  The current pandemic  has impacted  these ministries, as well as  our brothers and sisters in Canada’s summer camp ministries. We  join with them in praying for  God’s guidance in a challenging  time! 

Bonus content! Want to pray through these topics with our Executive Director? Join Doug on YouTube for weekly prayer videos. https://youtu.be/Y7L0bpuGBHU

GEM loves summer camp ministries! We work with national Christians across Europe to provide opportunities to families and young people in these incredibly valuable ministries. The current pandemic has impacted these ministries, as well as our brothers and sisters in Canada’s summer camp ministries. We join with them in praying for God’s guidance in a challenging time!

Bonus content! Want to pray through these topics with our Executive Director? Join Doug on YouTube for weekly prayer videos. https://youtu.be/Y7L0bpuGBHU
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