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:
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.
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.
gerald & pat (Kuwait)
Now in a salaried pastoral role overseas, Gerald and Pat are supported in a prayer capacity.
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.
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!