BUT YE SHALL RECEIVE POWER AFTER THE HOLY GHOST IS COME UPON YOU; AND YE SHALL BE WITNESSES UNTO ME BOTH IN JERUSALEM, AND IN ALL JUDEA AND IN SAMARIA, AND UNTO THE UTTERMOST PART OF THE EARTH
Calvary affirms the Biblical command that every Christian must be able to share the reason for the hope that is within them with gentleness and respect (1 Peter 3:15). We believe it is every Christian’s responsibility and privilege to tell others of Christ’s powerful message of love, hope, and redemption.
God works through those who love and serve Him in many different ways, all across the world. We are proud and privileged to support people and organisations actively involved in the work of proclaiming the gospel.
Guided by Acts 1:8, we organise our missions portfolio in the following way: local (Jerusalem), national (Judea), the forgotten and marginalised (Samaria), and international (the uttermost part of the earth).
Each year, Calvary is privileged to partner with Sandy Chaychuk and the Brampton Prayer Group to distribute “The JESUS Film” DVD to homes across Brampton. Through this initiative, Calvary delivers the gospel message to approximately 400 homes annually.
For many years, we have joyfully participated in the Interchurch Softball League. The League’s purpose is to evangelise in Brampton, Mississauga, and Toronto through softball. They are guided by Matthew 5:16: “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
We are prayerfully and carefully considering a national ministry to support at this time. Would you pray for God’s guidance during this process?
The Forgotten & Marginalised (Samaria)
Calvary financially and practically partners with DayStar Native Christian Outreach, based on Wiikwemkoong (Wikwemikong) Unceded Territory on Manitoulin Island (mid-northern Ontario, near Sudbury). With a vibrant and multi-faceted ministry in Wiikwemkoong, as well as ministry branches on other reserves throughout the region, DayStar’s vision is to reach Indigenous peoples with the truth, love, and hope of the gospel message, for the glory of God. DayStar’s work and influence is ever expanding, and it’s Calvary’s privilege to be part of the important work they do.
International (Uttermost Part of the Earth)
Since 2003, we’ve been able to partner with the Slavic Gospel Association (SGA) to shine the light of Christ in Russia. Through the Immanuel’s Child program, donations from our church at Christmastime go towards providing needy children with a gift bag containing a present, treats, a children’s Bible, Christian literature, and a Star of Bethlehem Christmas tree ornament, signed by the donor. Follow-up care and discipleship is also an important part of the program, carried out by local pastors and missionaries, like the one Calvary is pleased to support. He is involved in a wide variety of missions activities in his area, focusing on witnessing to children and youth, while also leading his church.
Every October, Calvary gathers donations for SGA’s Immanuel’s Child program. We are currently gathering donations. Each star costs $35 CAD. If you decide to donate via Interac eTransfer, please be sure to specify “Immanuel’s Child star” in the “Message” field.
You can find past presentations from Bill Ball of SGA in our archive:
Calvary joins with churches across the globe in an International Day of Prayer (IDOP) to pray for the persecuted church around the world. We were challenged in 2017 by a special presentation on the ongoing persecution of Christ’s church in Pakistan, and heard from a missionary in 2018 about the present situation in India and Nepal. We look forward to more special missions sessions over the coming years.
This year, we will observe IDOP on Sunday, 7 November 2021.