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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.

We're thankful for our partners! The saying goes that if you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far, go together, and this is how we view the importance of our many partnerships. One such partner is Entrust, which specializes in leadership training. Mo Blackmon is a GEM missionary serving with Entrust, focusing on women-to-women ministry training in Latvia and in Canada. Let's pray for Mo and her husband Wes as she serves in this incredible ministry! Pray for wisdom in navigating trainings within a pandemic, and pray for all those who go through this training. We want to make disciples who make disciples who make disciples - discipleship multiplication! Pray for all those in Mo's discipleship, that they may be prepared and go on to make disciples who make disciples throughout Latvia and Canada! ...

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Instagram post 17860704293197359 When people hear about thrift stores and missions, they usually just think about missionaries buying their clothes secondhand, but what about missions through a secondhand store? Kevin & Michelle Weppler saw the need and opportunity in their small village in Romania, and God has blessed their courage and creativity many times over. As they continue to pursue God's leading in faithfulness, they are building a new building that will not only allow them to continue serving through secondhand goods, but also by bringing a much-needed dental facility to their town. God is so creative in how He leads, it's such a joy and pleasure to follow! Let's pray for Kevin and Michelle as they continue to trust God in their building project. Pray for their health and the health of their neighbours. Pray for the continued growth of their relationships, built over years of witness and modelling Christ's example, and all the open doors that produces.

When people hear about thrift stores and missions, they usually just think about missionaries buying their clothes secondhand, but what about missions through a secondhand store? Kevin & Michelle Weppler saw the need and opportunity in their small village in Romania, and God has blessed their courage and creativity many times over. As they continue to pursue God's leading in faithfulness, they are building a new building that will not only allow them to continue serving through secondhand goods, but also by bringing a much-needed dental facility to their town. God is so creative in how He leads, it's such a joy and pleasure to follow! Let's pray for Kevin and Michelle as they continue to trust God in their building project. Pray for their health and the health of their neighbours. Pray for the continued growth of their relationships, built over years of witness and modelling Christ's example, and all the open doors that produces. ...

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Instagram post 17868557228109124 Last week, we prayed for Jason & Sue Holm, and part of their ministry involves working with refugees. To help with that, Alex Printis is mobilizing to serve with the Holms in Cologne, specifically leaning into refugee work. Right now, he's building a team of ministry partners who can pray for him and financially support him in this critical work. So many people have arrived in Europe from the 10-40 Window, often fleeing war, hunger, and the losses of homes and livelihoods. This creates a combination of new opportunities in Europe along with new challenges. Let's pray for Alex as he mobilizes to serve in this important work. Pray for patience in God's timing, for opportunities to continue personal spiritual development as he mobilizes for service, and pray for likeminded partners to come alongside him and participate in this ministry with him.

Last week, we prayed for Jason & Sue Holm, and part of their ministry involves working with refugees. To help with that, Alex Printis is mobilizing to serve with the Holms in Cologne, specifically leaning into refugee work. Right now, he's building a team of ministry partners who can pray for him and financially support him in this critical work. So many people have arrived in Europe from the 10-40 Window, often fleeing war, hunger, and the losses of homes and livelihoods. This creates a combination of new opportunities in Europe along with new challenges. Let's pray for Alex as he mobilizes to serve in this important work. Pray for patience in God's timing, for opportunities to continue personal spiritual development as he mobilizes for service, and pray for likeminded partners to come alongside him and participate in this ministry with him. ...

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An important part of our ministry is church planting, working with local national believers to reach Europe and multiply disciples, ultimately growing Christ's church. Jason & Sue Holm have been key members of this incredible ministry since the early 90s, focusing in the Cologne region of Germany. Their creativity and hearts for others have meant a lot of changes to how this looks today, a testament to their awareness and desire to faithfully serve God. As they continue to innovate and respond to the changing needs of a changing world, let's pray for Jason & Sue. Cologne has welcomed many refugees, so Jason & Sue are involved in refugee care as well. Pray for health and opportunities for these individuals and families who have come from such difficult circumstances. Pray for Jason & Sue's ministry in Germany, for the people whose lives they are speaking into right now, and for opportunities to continue growing Christ's church through faithful discipleship. ...

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Our hearts are grieved by the news of the terrorist attack today in Nice, France. Pray for the families who lost loved ones, for the church where this attack occurred, and for our GEM missionaries in France. Jesus, bring comfort to those who mourn, peace to those who fear, and healing to those who are hurting. ...

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Instagram post 17861549360158855 Part of our original ministry in GEM is rooted in education, and we're thankful for Christian educators! Krista Kubanek is a Middle School teacher at Black Forest Academy, in Germany. This is her first year on the field, which is a big year by any estimation. Let's pray for the continued health and safety from COVID-19 for BFA's students, staff, and the surrounding community, so that they can continue with on-campus schooling. Pray for new students and staff who are in transition; help them to find and create community at BFA, as those connections and relationships are so important. Pray for Krista and her colleagues as they find their rhythm for this year, and for continued energy in planning and creating a balanced school life. Pray also for God's continued transforming work in Krista's life and in the lives of those around her!

Part of our original ministry in GEM is rooted in education, and we're thankful for Christian educators! Krista Kubanek is a Middle School teacher at Black Forest Academy, in Germany. This is her first year on the field, which is a big year by any estimation. Let's pray for the continued health and safety from COVID-19 for BFA's students, staff, and the surrounding community, so that they can continue with on-campus schooling. Pray for new students and staff who are in transition; help them to find and create community at BFA, as those connections and relationships are so important. Pray for Krista and her colleagues as they find their rhythm for this year, and for continued energy in planning and creating a balanced school life. Pray also for God's continued transforming work in Krista's life and in the lives of those around her! ...

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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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