PAOC Regional Director of Missions in the Latin America/Caribbean region
James and Colleen have served the Lord through the PAOC for 33 years. While residing in Panama City Panama, they presently represent the PAOC by serving as Regional Director of Missions in the Latin America/Caribbean region. They are responsible for "Calling leaders to courageously and creatively pioneer a spirit-filled, socio-economic transformation." Their strategy is to help PAOC Global Workers focus on: Spiritual Transformation Ministry to the Margins Humanitarian Relief and Development Education and Training of Children, Youth and Spiritual Leaders Business as Mission and Marketplace Leaders James frequently liaises with national spiritual leaders to formulate strategies and use their influence to reach their nations, and the world, for Jesus.
The Guskjolen’s passion is to see doors of ministry opened and challenge believers to become fully engaged in missions in whatever capacity God has called them.
Dennis & Diane Unrau
Hope for the Nations, Colima, Mexico
Since September of 1995, Dennis and Diane have helped bring hope to the disadvantaged children of Colima, who have for one reason or another been separated from or abandoned by their families. Hogar de Amor y Protección al Niño currently cares for more than 160 children in 11 different homes. The Unraus are the directors of the preschool home, Casa Cuna, along with promoting and maintaining the child sponsorship program.
Dennis and Diane are also part of a ministry team in the church, Grupo Amor, that ministers to married couples. This ministry reaches out to the saved and unsaved with the goal of strengthening marriages.
Recently the Unraus have been growing a ministry called Restoring the Foundations, which reaches out to Christians who are struggling and are not experiencing the abundant life that Christ has offered to all who follow him.
Kelly & Barb Johnson
University of Calgary
Kelly and his wife Barb have been married since July 21st, 1990. They completed their 1st at the U of C and were active in student ministry. Kelly (B.Ed, '92) taught for 2 years at Morley Community School. Barb (B.Sc. in Nursing, '93) and Kelly joined Mercy Ships (M/V Anastasis) in the summer of 1994 as a teacher and nurse. Together they have ministered and travelled in over 20 nations of the world.
Kelly began his Master of Divinity in Intercultural Studies while Barb worked on a Certificate in Christian Ministry in the fall of 1995. Kelly officially started on campus as the Pentecostal Chaplain in January of 1996. His M.Div. was completed in 1999.
PAOC Priority ONE Initiative
As a fellowship, the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada are active in sending Missionaries all over the world through our Priority ONE initiative. Our local church fully supports this initiative that is blessing so many people around the globe.
To see a complete list of Priority ONE works and options to sponsor specific missionary efforts click here.
ERDO Child Sponsorship Program
As a church we also sponsor children through ERDO's ChildCARE Plus programs. ERDO is the humanitarian agency of The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, currently serving children and their families in more than 30 developing countries, and being recognized two years in a row by The Financial Post as one of the "Top 25 Charities in Canada".
If you would like to sponsor a child or have more information, please click here.