The Great Canadian Adventure started more than ten years ago as a way for U.S. citizens to be a part of the Grace Brethren church-planting movement in Canada. It has developed into a hands-on, cross-cultural missions experience with a focus on evangelism training.
“We are really getting excited about what God wants to do here in Surrey, BC, Canada,” says Philip Bryant, director of the event. This year, one week will be offered — June 14-20 — combining the teen and adult programs. “It is going to be a great time!” he adds.
“God has done a miracle in the birth of this new church into the Vancouver area,” stresses Bryant, who moved to the area in 2006 to begin the Grace Brethren work. “Now Community of Hope is just over 18 months old and there are literally thousands of people who live nearby who have no idea about Jesus and the Hope He has to offer.”
“We would be delighted if you would choose to come this summer and help us penetrate this dark and multi-cultural community with the Good News of Jesus and the hope He can bring,” Bryant says.
Participants may come as part of a team or as individuals (or families). Cost for the week is $300 if you stay in housing at nearby Pacific Bible College. Should you choose to find your own housing at an area hotel, the cost is $200. A $50 per person non-refundable registration fee must accompany each registration application.
See www.canadianadventure.org for additional information. Prospective participants should contact Herb and Sharon Carr, GCA Summer Teams Administrators, 903 Chestnut Street, Ashland, OH 44805, 419-289-6434; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are considering being involved in the Great American Adventure, remember that everyone from the U.S. will need a passport or passport card after June 1, 2009 to travel into Canada. Information can be found at www.travel.state.gov; for options for children, also check www.getyouhome.gov.