Long Term Missionaries

Is God calling you to serve abroad long term? Please complete this form to request financial support from Village Church for your mission. Applicants must be committing to 1 year or more and be a member of Village Church to qualify.

Long Term Missionary Application

Justine Johnston

Justine’s call is to see women understand that they are worthy and able to learn and grow as individuals. For women to rise up to the calling God has for their lives and inspire their potential in moving towards their calling. To see the next generation of women raise children who know that they can accomplish all that is on their heart. With her heart for Europe, she moved to Biarritz in France as part of Youth With A Mission to help underdeveloped women’s ministries throughout the continent. With a vision of building a ministry to train and equip women on trafficking, how to invest in women from all different cultures and backgrounds. She has pioneered an organization called Thrive, to establish a network for training, partnership, and ministry within Europe and the Middle East.

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Jeff & Shannon Dyck

Jeff and Shannon Dyck with their 4 children, Joel, Avin, Finn and Mazzy, have been involved in ministry with the Kibaale Community Centre in Southern Uganda for the past 12 years. Jeff is the Executive Director of the project, which includes five schools with over 1500 students, 200 staff, and several community projects including a medical clinic, water projects and microloans. Shannon is involved in the sponsorship program, organizing visitors and teams, photography, and homeschooling their children!

They are passionate about running a school with high-quality Christian education in this rural and impoverished area of Uganda, seeing the students’ families benefit by the sponsorship of a child, and breaking the poverty cycle in their homes.

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Natasha Tavakoli

Based out of Western Australia, Natasha works towards seeing God’s restoration enter those who are currently in, or exiting the sex industry. Working towards the abolition of slavery locally and internationally, Natasha desires to see God’s heart, love and freedom revealed to those in bondage.

In a ministry called ‘Priceless’ under Youth With A Mission, she gets to regularly minister to women working in prostitution as well as victims of human trafficking on a local and international level. She hopes to bring awareness to the issue, understanding and change to the next generation. Her team has a well rounded approach of prevention, advocacy, networking and future vision of opening a home for women exiting the industry. She has always desired to be a voice for the voiceless and bring God’s truth to those who are in slavery!

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Carlos & Veronica Carrion

The Migrant Workers Ministry exists because of the vision and passion God placed in the heart of Pastor Carlos Carrion, for introducing the Gospel to Spanish-speaking farm workers in the Delta, Surrey and Langley areas.

Pastor Carlos, his wife Veronica and a team of volunteers support these workers as they adjust to a new culture. They help with medical appointments, translation, preparing meals for the workers and organizing various outreach events throughout the year. Every request for help is considered an opportunity to build relationships and to minister to the men with the love of Christ. Another aspect of Carlos’ ministry is maintaining communication with the workers, even after they go back to their home countries. He has had the opportunity to visit workers and their families both in Guatemala and Mexico.

Sarah Seage

Sarah has served as a youth pastor, community coach and mentor in the lower mainland for over 16 years and has now lived full time in Uganda since 2016. Her heart is for the Church, those less fortunate and families. She has been serving in charity outreach programs since high school and loves to invest into the lives around her. Her long term mission in Uganda has been life changing. Uganda is a country where the battle is not just against spiritual confusion, but cultural conflicts as well. Sarah has been given both the challenge and the privilege to love and serve in this nation. She often feels inadequate navigating the many needs, but the Lord continues to provide the compassion, patience, strength and resources needed.
Sarah is involved in a variety of ministries. She oversees the business of Kampala Dresses which provides Kampala locals with jobs selling second-hand dresses. She also stays connected with rural churches and schools, and helps with their youth and student outreaches while also focusing on the lost and those in vulnerable situations. She walks alongside struggling families and pastors, offering encouragement and showing love through Bible teachings, education, delivering food, and doing special events and projects.

Forrest & Mandy

Forrest and Mandy live in the Himalayas with their daughter, Lucy. They have lived there for about two years and say they have many more to come. They work primarily with youth and young adults there. They have a program that teaches values like faith, family, extravagant love, and integrity. They want to see God’s love transform lives in the Himalayas.

Nicole

Closed Access Nation

George & Janet Barathan

Closed Access Nation

NKO

Closed Access Nation

DMM

Closed Access Nation

We support missionaries serving in closed access nations. For their safety, information about them cannot be posted. To find out more, email global@thisisvillagechurch.com

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