South Asian Ministry Radio Program

1323Javed Ahkter is a PAT student of Lutheran Church-Canada. For many new Canadians, radio programs in Canada which reflect their language and culture are important. Knowing this, Javed developed a radio program called Hamd-O-Sanaa – Praise and Worship – which features a 20-minute Bible study, 20-minute topical discussion and 20 minutes of Christian music. This program reaches the ears of Pakistani, Hindi and Punjabi people who are also Muslim, Sikh or Hindu by faith. It also enjoys a strong Christian following among its listeners. In addition, the program can be heard in Pakistan and Iran.

I want to support this unique radio outreach (#1404) $5,000

Pastors with Alternate Training Program

1322Men coming to Canada from India, Africa, Central America, and Madagascar want to share their Christian faith with, and serve their cultural communities. Each is enrolled in Lutheran Church – Canada’s Pastors with Alternate Training (PAT) program where they learn God’s Word, Lutheran theology and practical ways to share the Good News. Each studies with a mentor, however a national conference allows them to study together and learn from each other. The goal is to bring the love of Christ into their own cultural context and communities.

This project assists the PAT program students with books and teaching resources, seminars, travel and a small stipend.

I want new Canadians to know the love of God in Christ by assisting students in the PAT program (#1322) $2,905

Foreign Student Fund

Rev. Alexey Navrotsky

Rev. Alexey Navrotsky

We are missionaries Rev. Niran Temsakul in Thailand and Rev. Alexey Navrotsky in Ukraine. Although thousands of kilometres apart, we share a desire to become better pastors by equipping ourselves for service and learning more of the God’s Word and Lutheran theology.

To achieve this goal, the pastors are doing some preparatory work with Lutheran Church – Canada’s Concordia Lutheran Seminary in Edmonton Alberta, with the goal of completing their studies by spending almost two years studying on-site in Canada. With this type of training, the two men will be able to provide strong leadership in their church bodies.

I want to support this fund to help train future leaders in the Lutheran churches in Thailand and Ukraine. (#1403) $5,000