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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 17900184794735506 “If someone says, “I love God,”and yet he hates his brother or sister, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother and sister whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God must also love his brother and sister,” (1 John 4:20-21, NASB).

“If someone says, “I love God,”and yet he hates his brother or sister, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother and sister whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God must also love his brother and sister,” (1 John 4:20-21, NASB). ...

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What comes to mind when you think of the Netherlands? Windmills? Tulips? Quaint little villages with Dutchmen walking around in wooden shoes? Or maybe the countless church and cathedral spires towering over every village and city? These idyllic stereotypes are endearing, but in many cases, they mask what is really happening in the country. Beyond the shoes and tulips, the Netherlands is also known for debauchery, drug-use, and sprawling red-light districts—and those ancient churches? Sadly many lay completely empty or have been repurposed. When we visited the city of Alkmaar a few years ago we visited Sint-Laurenskirk; a former Protestant church right in the heart of the city. We entered the church expecting to see ancient relics and symbols of what the church once was. Instead, we were greeted by the sight of a bar with beer on tap in the very center of the sanctuary. On the walls were paintings mostly consisting of demons and nude women. We were quite surprised by Sint-Laurenskirk and our hearts have only continued to break as we have learned that this once-thriving church adequately represents the state of the entire evangelical Church in the Netherlands.

We have been called to serve the rural communities and farmers around Alkmaar and the northwest Netherlands. Alkmaar itself has only 3 evangelical churches and these churches are struggling with attendance as well as growth. The Church in the Netherlands is small and does not have the resources to reach the people in these communities, that is where we come in. We will partner with long-term missionaries already on the ground in the Netherlands and join them in their Power of Change initiative, which uses internet searches and online engagement to then direct seekers to Christians living and serving in their communities. With your financial support and prayer partnership, we will help these churches; by church planting, discipleship, youth work, and outreach into the rural communities.

To partner with us, click the link in our bio and navigate to our "give" tab. You can also visit the Klumpenhower’s personal donation webpage: https://gemission.ca/donate/klumpenhower/
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Have you ever wondered what it means to be a prayer partner for a missionary or ministry? Perhaps you’ve even wondered if prayer is an effective source of support?

We believe that none of our work will have eternal significance apart from prayer and our ministries are only effective with God’s help. It’s worth saying, however, that prayer doesn’t change things; prayer is calling on the God who changes things! And when we say that it's God who changes things, we acknowledge two things. First, that our prayers aren't incantations; prayer isn't about saying things a particular way to get a particular response. As we pray ‘Thy will be done’ and draw near to the Lord through prayer, our hearts (and prayers) begin to shift and align with the heart and purposes of God. Second, that our Lord Jesus, the one true God, who knows what we need and loves us so much, invites us to call on His name.

Let’s consider what Scripture tells us. 1 John 5:14-15 reveals that we serve a God who not only wants to hear from us, but also respond to us. Romans 8:34, 1 John 2:1, and Hebrews 7:25 all reveal Christ’s role as our advocate, interceding on our behalf while at the right hand of God. Christ Himself demonstrates the value of intercession – and it is only through Him that our prayers can be heard and answered.

We spoke with Luke Baublet and Leslie Hall, GEM workers in Europe, about how they prioritize prayer in their ministries. They understand that going directly to the Father is the most effective way to see meaningful impact within their work.

…to read about God’s faithfulness and how He has answer their prayers, click the link in our bio and navigate to our blog post, “The Importance of Prayer Partnership in Missions.”

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Instagram post 18044139304399149 “The mind of a person plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps,” (Proverbs 16:9, NASB).

“The mind of a person plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps,” (Proverbs 16:9, NASB). ...

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This month, will you join us in praying for Poland?

While Poland has been rated one of the most religious countries in Europe, less than 1% of Poles value faith as necessary for a successful life. In a country of nearly 38 million people, there is only one Evangelical church for every 75,000 people, with 90% of municipalities having none. Though Catholic tradition still holds a significant place in family and cultural life, fewer people are drawing real-life applications from it.

Believers in Poland know that God wants to touch the hearts and lives of Poles. Many of the locals are searching for some kind of spiritual reality, looking often to pagan, Wiccan, or New Age teachings. Though some desire to know more about the Good News, many are resistant to the Gospel due to either their cultural Catholicism or their spiritual apathy.

Young people of today struggle with secular materialism more than ever before, but many are realizing that these goods and riches neither bring true satisfaction nor solutions to life’s problems. In fact, many struggle with violence, immorality, and meaninglessness in society. Thankfully, Polish evangelicals, though few in number, are becoming more aware of the need to reach out to their communities with Christ’s love.

Great opportunity exists to minister to Polish students at universities. Outreaches among the homeless, drug addicts and dysfunctional families are also needed. Church planting and discipleship ministries are currently having great success, but more workers are needed to partner with Polish believers. The doors are open for those whom God is calling to make a difference in Poland.

◾️ Pray that God will call more workers to Poland, the country with the fewest number of missionaries per capita.
◾️ Pray that Polish evangelicals will grow in their desire to reach society by ministering creatively, and multiplying disciples of Jesus.
◾️ Many young people have left Poland in search of a better life. Pray that older Christian leaders will identify and mentor young leaders.

To learn more about how you can partner with us and support our ongoing efforts in Europe, click the link in our bio!

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Instagram post 18338938054028567 From our family to yours, we pray you have a safe and blessed New Year and look forward with great expectation to all the Lord has in store in 2023!

“Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen” (Ephesians 3:20-21, NASB).

From our family to yours, we pray you have a safe and blessed New Year and look forward with great expectation to all the Lord has in store in 2023!

“Now to Him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen” (Ephesians 3:20-21, NASB).
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"For a Child will be born to us, a Son will be given to us; and the government will rest on His shoulders; and His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. There will be no end to the increase of His government or of peace on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness from then on and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of armies will accomplish this" (Isaiah 9:6-7, NASB).

There is no greater gift than Jesus Christ, our Saviour, who came into the world in such humility. He who came to ultimately die on a cruel cross to pay for the sins of those who would receive this free gift of grace. This most precious gift is for all who would believe in their hearts and confess with their mouths that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God the Father!

So, from our family to yours, have a very Merry Christmas and may we come, adore, and worship Jesus Christ the Lord!
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Instagram post 17950468799208473 Ten months ago, Russia began wreaking havoc in Ukraine, displacing many Ukrainians into surrounding countries and beyond. With emotions running high and uncertainty still in the air, this Christmas season will undoubtedly present its own set of significant and hard challenges and change. Together, let’s meet some of these brave refugees currently in Romania as they reveal how they’ll be embracing this year’s holiday season.

First, let’s meet Holly - a global worker currently serving in Craiova, Romania. She serves specifically in the refugee ministry, translating when needed and visiting regularly with the refugees. Listening to, praying for, and serving the Ukrainian refugees has built trust, making space for them to comfortably and openly share their unique outlooks on Christmas with Holly - and with us!

While it is true that some don’t even know which country they’ll be in come Christmas - never mind what they’ll do to celebrate - there are some, like Olga, Nastya, Marina, Liudmila, and Anna, who are considering their options and still plan to commemorate the holiday.

Olga, from Nikolaev, is presently in Romania with her son. With an aching soul and longing to be back home, she still plans to celebrate. “To keep up the traditions, to remember home and loved ones, we’re going to prepare the twelve dishes: Kutia from wheat, with poppy seeds, nuts, honey, raisins, prunes, and varenyky and cabbage rolls with bacon. It’s all shared with family, but this time it’s just me and my son. Of course, we’ll have a video call with relatives, but we [won’t] show them our table, because in Ukraine they won’t have what we have.”

...To read more of their stories and learn how you can be praying for those impacted by the war in Ukraine as well as those strategically supporting Ukrainian refugees, click the link in our bio and navigate to our blog post, “A Ukrainian Refugee Christmas Away from Home.”

#prayforGEMCanada

Ten months ago, Russia began wreaking havoc in Ukraine, displacing many Ukrainians into surrounding countries and beyond. With emotions running high and uncertainty still in the air, this Christmas season will undoubtedly present its own set of significant and hard challenges and change. Together, let’s meet some of these brave refugees currently in Romania as they reveal how they’ll be embracing this year’s holiday season.

First, let’s meet Holly - a global worker currently serving in Craiova, Romania. She serves specifically in the refugee ministry, translating when needed and visiting regularly with the refugees. Listening to, praying for, and serving the Ukrainian refugees has built trust, making space for them to comfortably and openly share their unique outlooks on Christmas with Holly - and with us!

While it is true that some don’t even know which country they’ll be in come Christmas - never mind what they’ll do to celebrate - there are some, like Olga, Nastya, Marina, Liudmila, and Anna, who are considering their options and still plan to commemorate the holiday.

Olga, from Nikolaev, is presently in Romania with her son. With an aching soul and longing to be back home, she still plans to celebrate. “To keep up the traditions, to remember home and loved ones, we’re going to prepare the twelve dishes: Kutia from wheat, with poppy seeds, nuts, honey, raisins, prunes, and varenyky and cabbage rolls with bacon. It’s all shared with family, but this time it’s just me and my son. Of course, we’ll have a video call with relatives, but we [won’t] show them our table, because in Ukraine they won’t have what we have.”

...To read more of their stories and learn how you can be praying for those impacted by the war in Ukraine as well as those strategically supporting Ukrainian refugees, click the link in our bio and navigate to our blog post, “A Ukrainian Refugee Christmas Away from Home.”

#prayforGEMCanada
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Instagram post 17867563094785952 ”Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a worker who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth,” (2 Timothy 2:15, NASB).

”Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a worker who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth,” (2 Timothy 2:15, NASB). ...

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