There are many Missionaries who are an extension of the Churches in Canada and who serve in many different parts of the world. Since we cannot know them all we simply have the opportunity to build a relationship with a few. It is our desire to take greater effort in building relationships with these few trusting also that the other Missionaries are being well taken care of by other Churches in the CMA. At any time feel free to contact and extend your greetings and help as God leads you. Consider them as one among us.
Ralph & Ruth Shareski (Mannheim, Germany)
Working in Germany for more than 20 years, the Shareskis are serving along with Doug and Val Hooge, with whom they started the church Haus Des Herrn. They are presently serving in a leadership mentoring/envisioning ministry. They are believing God for the multiplication of disciple-making leaders, house groups and churches.
Gaileen Warden - Our Cluster Missionary
Venezuela is a beautiful country with a great variety of terrain and people, including many immigrants from Europe and Latin American countries. In general the people are very friendly and fun-loving as well as hard-working. It is in this country that Gaileen Warden serves the Lord.
Gaileen is a career missionary with the C&MA in Venezuela and is in the capital city of Caracas to join fellow missionaries in a new church planting effort. She helped with the Sunday School program, the Bible Academy and music ministries. The ministry team at the church targeted the upper/middle-class segment of society--an unreached group that had been virtually untouched by the gospel. During almost all of her missionary career she has been involved in church planting and she has also helped in teaching in the Venezuelan Bible Institute.
Gaileen's vision is to continue teaching and mentoring students in the Bible Institute and see more students involved in training and ministry in the Alliance churches. Most of these students are first generation Christians, ministering in first generation Alliance churches in Venezuela.