Runnymede Community Church supports various missionaries serving in unique ministries here in the GTA and around the globe! 

Dave and Sandy Chapman
Dominican Republic - ServantsHeartDR

Chapmans

After Dave and Sandy spent a year as volunteers in the Village of Los Algodones, Dominican Republic, Dave began as a global worker with ServantsHeart Ministries in 2013.

The Chapmans' ministry is focused on Christian education, discipleship, and leadership training through a community center, church, school, and pregnancy education center. They also offer visiting mission teams local guidance and assistance with community relief and development.

Dave creatively assists ServantsHeartDR with the “I Am Different” and “Earn as you Learn” programs. He also shares the love of Jesus through art classes, allowing kids to experience creativity and art from beginner through intermediate and advanced levels.

“It is wonderful to witness believers growing with God and developing their unique gifts and talents.”

  • That we would keep love for God our focus. Love, obedience, faith, patience and waiting on God's timing.

  • That we would look to God's Word for wisdom and direction.

  • That we would be faithful with God's gifts, talents and provision.

Matt & Caitlin Windsor
Wycliffe - Kingfisher Lake First Nation

Windsor family

Matt & Caitlin are both from the Comox Valley, B.C., where they met at a local youth program. Having experienced God through scripture, Matt was moved to pursue the field of Bible translation as a teenager. After the events of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the couple joined Wycliffe in 2015 with a vision to partner with the indigenous Church in Canada. They now have three children and have lived in Kingfisher Lake since 2018.

The Windsors work in partnership with Kingfisher Lake First Nation in northern Ontario to help local church leaders translate the Bible into Oji-Cree. Their role includes training indigenous Bible translators, developing literacy materials for indigenous-language education, and helping the community plan for how to keep their language strong.

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  • Pray for the Kingfisher Lake Bible translators: Jessie, Dominick, Yvonne and Susan, that God will continue to give them wisdom and insight as they translate his Word.

  • Pray for the spiritual healing of Indigenous communities in northwestern Ontario

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Jared Mortley
Toronto - Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Canada

Jared

Jared is a High School Campus Minister and Camp Director with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, serving in Toronto high schools and at Pioneer Camp Ontario. He loves playing music, spending time outdoors and going on adventures with his wife and two children. 

Jared loves to help youth understand God's love for them, and to see them grow in their gifts and in leadership in the Church and at school. Jared's ministry involves helping students to run Christian clubs in their schools, equipping the student leaders to share Jesus with their friends and to help them see how they can follow Jesus in every part of their lives. At camp he directs the Leaders In Training (LIT) program for grade 11 and 12 students. The focus is to help them learn to lead by following the example of Jesus as humble, servant leaders. 

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  • For access to schools and good relationships with administration and teachers.

  • For more partnerships with local churches. 

  • For students to know the love of Jesus and to be transformed by their relationship with Him. 

  • Camp staffing, safety and rest

  • For the LITs at camp to be open to serving, learning and being stretched by God

  • Sabbatical plans: that God would prepare Jared for the next ministry season

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Kathy Gooch
South Africa - Youth With A Mission

Kathy Gooch

Kathy ("Mama K" to the young people in South Africa) was born and raised in Ontario, and she joined Youth With A Mission as a full-time volunteer missionary in 1996. Most of her ministry has been with young people, including leading YWAM Discipleship Training Schools and taking students on short-term overseas missions trips. While living in Zimbabwe for ten years, Kathy helped to launch a prayer movement at her church centered around the spheres of society. She has also pioneered and developed an ECE diploma programme through her church’s college, taught up-and-coming leaders, travelled and taught on various Biblical topics in Southern and East-Central Africa, mentored and discipled young people, and has been a spiritual mother to many. She also served as a lay pastor for a church plant in Cape Town for a few years.

Kathy now ministers to University of Cape Town students who attend her church. She has written a book to help young people on their journey with Jesus, organizes day events and weekend retreats for young women, teaches, preaches, provides lay counselling, and serves as a spirital mama to a multitude.

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  • That Kathy won’t become weary of doing good; that she would remain connected to the Vine (Jesus); remain in fellowship with others; remain strengthened and energized; remain hopeful in prayer- for her personal desires and God’s promises and for the healing and salvation of those she prays for.

  • That Kathy would raise the poor and needy out of the ash heap in practical ways and through teaching and prayer so they will inherit a seat of honour (1 Samuel 2:8; Psalm 113:7). That those she ministers to will receive God’s love for them and choose to journey with Jesus through their ups, downs and all arounds. That their sad
    but sacred stories would be used to inspire others not to give in or to give up.

  • For the renewal of Kathy's visa that was submitted to Home Affairs in South Africa; they are quite far behind in processing visas, and Kathy can't leave the country until it has been renewed.

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Naomi Van De Visch
Toronto - Youth For Christ Canada

Naomi

Naomi is the Human Resources Director with YFC Canada. As HR Director, Naomi is passionate about supporting and strengthening staff so that more youth can be introduced to the love of Jesus. Before joining YFC in 2014, Naomi had 13 years of experience serving at Toronto City Mission first as an Outreach Worker and then a Communications Coordinator. She is married to her best friend, Shawn, and together they have four amazing children. 

At YFC Canada we see the hope and potential in every young person we meet and we reach them through community specific programs. We believe that transformed youth have the opportunity to transform communities, our country, and the world. We engage and equip youth to know and follow Jesus. 

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  • Pray that God will bring staff to the team who are called and passionate about seeing youth transformed by the love of Jesus.

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Richard Long
Ottawa - Together Canada

Richard

Richard Long is a former senior pastor of Runnymede Community Church. We commissioned him in 2001 to work with city-reaching efforts across the nation.

Together Canada is now based in Ottawa, where Richard works on the One Way Ministries platform. He leads the collaborative outreach effort called Love Ottawa and coaches many other city-reaching efforts in Canada.  His passion is to see the Church in each city come to greater unity across denominational lines in order to make a large impact for the Kingdom of Christ.

  • Pray for the completion of a book project that Richard has been working on in the last year as it heads to an editor and publisher. The last 10% of the writing effort seems to be the hardest to accomplish.

  • Pray for wisdom to know which cities in Canada (and now around the world) that Richard should be devoting his time to in the next year.

  • Pray for the passing of the torch to the next generation of leaders in Ottawa and in cities across Canada when it come to the unity of the Church

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Haiti Gambade Clinic
Gambade, Haiti - EMAS Canada

Clinic

Gambade is a small village, which sits in the rugged mountainous region of Grande-Rivière-du-Nord in Northern Haiti. The nearest hospital is 10 kilometers away through mountainous regions, and in rainy season the roads are impassable, making it impossible to get adequate medical care. 

The "Together with Haiti" group was formed by members of the Compass Point Bible Church in Burlington to help establish a permanent medical clinic in Gambade. In November 2016, working with EMAS Canada, and the Gambade Medical Clinic Project Support Team, a team of medical professionals completed an exploratory visit to the area. The purpose of this trip was to gain insight into healthcare priorities before long-term engagement. This was achieved through hands-on clinical services; meetings with local project leaders, and national healthcare professionals. As the project develops, the vision is that an EMAS team will engage for the long-term in capacity building, through training of national staff and improvement of services and through ongoing professional development.

The construction and equipping stages are complete, with the next stage being hiring of staff-- including field workers, doctors, nurses, and support staff- with a funding goal of $50,000 CDN annually to meet the day to day staffing needs.

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  • Gratitude to God for His many blessings to the Gambade initiative over the years

  • Praises to God for all involved in responding faithfully to His call to serve here and abroad

  • God’s will and timing for travel, opening the Clinic, safety for all and God-fearing Haitian
    professionals as staff.

  • Boldness to bring the Good News of the Gospel to as many as possible

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"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
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Matthew 28:19-20