A quick explanation of John’s ministry role here in Canada

Here is an overview of what I do as a missions facilitator and mobilizer here in Canada I am part of the SEND Canada ministry team, serving as a missions facilitator in western Canada. What does that mean?  In a nutshell, helping people, churches and organizations  follow God’s calling in the area of ministering cross […]

2015 02 Canadian Work & Ministry team – Sumy, Ukraine

February ministry trip to Ukraine 201502 SEND Canada wk team interview from John Paetkau on Vimeo. “What is the temperature this morning?” This was one of the first questions asked each day by one of the team members. Not that the answer changed the circumstances too much – we all knew that we would have […]

#145 News & Notes

“Don’t take the escalator. See the line – you will never make it to your flight. Go around the corner and down the hall, there is an elevator, take it up and get through security, and then get to your gate.” Welcome to London Heathrow and a delayed arrival because of fog and therefore a […]

2014 10 Thanksgiving note

Happy belated Thanksgiving Everyone! Usually, we tend to forget the day as we are in Ukraine and not many Canadians around…. This was a special one for us as, being back in Canada we were able to drive up north to Edmonton for the day and spend the afternoon with siblings and extended family. In […]

2014 05 Sumy Grace Summer Ministries update

2014 05 Sumy Grace Summer Ministries Update Hi Everyone, The summer ministries here have been a bit of a discussion piece for the past few months which is very understandable.  The situation facing the nation and other factors were making the summer look very questionable.  Despite this, for a few months the Sumy ministry team […]

2014 04 29 Pray for Ukraine

I (John) had the opportunity to be in Sumy this past week for a meeting, and asked Misha to share a bit regarding the situation. Here he is standing on the central square in Sumy   Please pray for the country of Ukraine, and especially for those who are believers here.  Pray that God would […]