At Abundant Springs we believe that supporting and being involved in missionary work is an essential part of our faith in Jesus Christ.
We currently support the following projects:
Pincher Creek Food bank (the junction)
We are proud supporters of our local food bank and believe that it is of the utmost importance that we do our part in caring for the less fortunate in our community.
james & colleen guskjolen (LAC ministries)
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.
Gary & Kathy Heinrichs (costa rica)
After pastoring in BC and Alberta, Gary and Kathy attended language school in San Jose, Costa Rica for one year. From there they went to Baja California, Mexico where they have served as PAOC Global workers for the past two years. They spend time building relationships with local evangelical pastors and churches. The Heinrichs have hosted various short term teams from the US and Canada Teams assist pastors and churches with construction projects and they conduct children's programs. In the Fall of 2014, the family will be transitioning back to San Jose, Costa Rica, where they will continue with the same type of ministry, and also would like to add ministry to the Indigenous peoples. The Heinrichs feel priveleged to be called minister to the people of Latin America.
gerald & pat (Kuwait)
Now in a salaried pastoral role overseas, Gerald and Pat are supported in a prayer capacity.
pentecostal sub-arctic leadership training (salt) college
For Smith has a population of 2,500 people and is considered the educational centre for the N.W.T. There is a constant influx of 100's of students from all over the North West Territories coming here.
SALT is convinced that Fort Smith should not only be the centre for secular education in the north, but that there is a need for solid theological training. Thus, their Bible College is serving the community, as well as reaching the students who come for secular education, as they reach out to northerners and raise up leaders.
SALT began its full-time program in January of 1986. Since that time they have graduated 46 students, some who are involved in full-time ministry and the others are board members and involved in Christian Education ministries. Many of their students, instructors, and board members are First Nation; it is a mosaic of values, history, languages and cultures.
Yearly christmas missions project
Each year before Christmas the congregation of Abundant Springs takes a special offering to help those who are less fortunate. This money goes to ERDO (Emergency Relief and Development Overseas) purchasing things like camels, treated mosquito nets, children's medical aid, and more!
We feel so blessed to be able to take part in helping others in this way. God is Good!