Missions Overview

LRC takes seriously the great commission given by Christ Jesus Himself gave to us in Matthew 28:18-20 which says; Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 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.” We believe that we should be active in local and foreign missionary work. Below are some of the Missionaries we help support.

 

 
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ILYA & JANET BANTSEEV

The Bantseevs are pastoring a church of approximately 1,000 people in Novokuznetsk, a city of 600,000 people. Their congregation ministers in prisons, orphanages, and to people with life controlling problems or addictions. They also organize various ministry and missionary teams to plant churches throughout Siberia and share the gospel with professional groups such as doctors, athletes, government officials and police. 

Email: ibantseev@paoc.org

 

DALE & CAROLYN RUTTAN

Dale and Carolyn work at the " Schools of Hope" in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. heir role is to train and equip nationals to teach the gospel lessons weekly within these classrooms. It is heir hope that this program will be expanded into many of the public schools in this country. Along with the gospel presentation, hey also are on the leadership team that oversees a feeding program (ERDO), and child sponsorship (Child Care Plus) which provides schooling, uniforms, medical assistance and food. 

For 21 years, Carolyn and Dale served as Children's & Family Pastors within the Western Ontario District of the PAOC. Carolyn an Dale had a desire to serve overseas for many years. Carolyn felt an attachment to Honduras during a stopover on a cruise two years ago. During a short term missions trip in March of 2012, they knew that hey needed to return full-time to serve with the Schools of Hope!