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Missions

The word ‘Mission’ originates from the Latin word ‘missio’ meaning ‘send’ or ‘being sent.’ The concept of mission is deeply rooted in God Himself (Missio Dei), who sent His one and only Son, Jesus, for the life of the world. We are called to participate in His mission.

As a church called by God to be part of His Kingdom work around the world, the Tap Missions Group aims to educate, challenge, and equip all members of the Tapestry community to be involved in missions. Our focus for mission work is both local (local poverty and homelessness issues, ministering to people with disabilities, student chaplaincy at Kwantlen University), as well as global. We support the work of missions through prayer, finances, and personal involvement of many of our members. We aim to send short term teams to serve in needy areas whenever possible. We also support those involved in mission work in various capacities around the world.

For more information on the kind of things we’re involved in and how you can be part of this ministry, contact gary@thetapestry.ca.

 

LOCAL MISSIONs

ENGAGE VANCOUVER // www.engagevancouver.org

Led by Albert YS Chu (Lead Pastor of the Tapestry Church), Engage Vancouver exists to make disciples by starting new churches and new ministry in the lower mainland. Please visit Engage Vancouver's website above for upcoming projects and events.

 

KWANTLEN POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY (Richmond Campus)  // www.kpu.ca/multifaith

“The KPU Multi-Faith Centre is a coalition of diverse faith and secular communities offering students, faculty, and staff an open door, an open mind and an open heart of care and advocacy.” If you are interested in learning more about this ministry and how to volunteer, please contact Jenny Roosma at Jennifer.Roosma@kpu.ca.

 

REFUGEE MINISTRY // www.van1crc.org/refugees

"Refugees live in exile, in danger and are some of the world's most vulnerable; they need your support, compassion and interest. There are more than 51 million refugees worldwide.” We reach out to refugees in numerous ways - through putting together welcomes baskets, hosting dinners, and supporting refugees we meet. We also work in conjunction with the Vancouver CRC Chaplain and Refugee Support Mobilizer - Dena Nicholai.  More information about her work can be found at the website above.

 

OKANAGAN GLEANERS // www.okanagangleaners.com

The Okanagan Gleaners process donated (gleaned) vegetables into healthy and nutritious dry soup mix. Annually, they prepare approximately 5 million servings which are then donated to well-established relief organizations such as World Vision Canada, Mennonite Central Committee and Mission Without Borders.  This year, we are sending youth on 3 separate trips to volunteer!

 

GLOBAL MISSIONs

We equip, support and send short and long-term missionaries/volunteers to the various areas around the world.

INTERNATIONAL CHINA CONCERN (ICC) // www.chinaconcern.org

"A baby girl who lived less than 24 hours is the reason ICC exists.... International China Concern (ICC) is a Christian development organization that changes lives by bringing love, hope and opportunity to China's abandoned and disabled.” Every year we send a team to work with ICC in China. Currently, we have one volunteer serving with ICC for humanitarian purposes.

 

OMF // www.omf.org

"Our ministry to the people of East Asia focuses on seeing individual lives and whole communities redeemed by the gospel in East Asia and other places where East Asians have settled." This year, we are sending a short-term mission team to Taiwan for English camp held by OMF.

 

JAPAN //

A Church partnership in Japan is underway. More details to come soon.

 

Tap-supported missions

We are currently supporting these missionaries:

NAME AND LOCATION NON-DISCLOSED // A missionary couple in Central Asia

DENA NICOLAI // Refugee chaplain at the ISS Welcome Centre in Vancouver

GARY & JENNIFER ROOSMA // OMF International, with a focus on East Asia and East Asia’s peoples

JOELLE JAMES // Uganda

TOBY AND LORETTA MAK + FAMILY // church planting, Canada

WILL // in the process of being deployed to the field