AMMiC’s 2015 May Mini-Conference Fast Approaching

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The upcoming AMMiC Mini Conference on May 26-28 is quickly approaching. It will be the third conference since 2014 for clergy and lay leaders. It is a chance for fellowship, sharing and supporting clergy and lay leaders part of AMMiC from across North America. Teaching and equipping leaders will also be an important part of the Conference as a wide variety of topics will be presented by Bishop Charles Masters (Diocesan Bishop of ANiC), Bishop Ron Ferris (Assistant Bishop of ANiC), Valerie Yiu (AMMiC’s Children’s Ministry Director), and many more.

The conference will be held at the AMMiC Center (#160-4611 No. 6 Road, Richmond, BC). If you are interested in participating in the conference, please contact Nona Tong-Leung by e-mail at conference@ammic.ca. For more details about the conference, please read Bishop Stephen’s letter below and the schedule.

Emmanuel Anglican Church attends talk with Agnes Chiang

The Most Wonderful Blessing in Life with speaker Agnes Chiang.

The Most Wonderful Blessing in Life with speaker Agnes Chiang.

The Most Wonderful Blessing in Life with Agnes Chiang was held in Boston last Saturday. More than 170 attended the two gatherings in Cantonese and Mandarin. Ms Chiang shared touching stories in her own family where the gospel changed the lives of the members one after another. At the end, 22 of the attendees came forward to accept Jesus Christ. May the churches in Boston follow up with them to let them truly understand the gospel, so that their lives can be changed forever as well. May our Lord be praised with all honor and glory!

Ms Chiang also shared the work of Left-behind Children’s Ministry in China, unveiling a severe social problem caused by the rapid economic boom in the country. Offerings were collected in support of the ministry.

After the second event in the afternoon, Agnes had dinner with the organizers in Boston. Though she was exhausted from days of travel on her tour and the back-to-back engagements in the afternoon, she actively engaged in conversations and listened to the stories behind the founding of Emmanuel Anglican Church. She shared the importance of

Agnes Chiang speaking at one of the two talks in Boston

Agnes Chiang speaking at one of the two talks in Boston

upholding Biblical truth when we live in a world where “lies become truth” and where it becomes increasingly challenging to raise the next generation. She didn’t depart Boston until well after 10pm on a 2-hour journey to Portland, Maine, where the next engagement would begin at 10 in the morning!

Agnes received the vision and responded quickly to open the doors for children ministries in China, where such work was once forbidden. May the churches in the Boston area also respond quickly to the callings and proclaim the gospel truth in the communities around us. May the Lord bless the ministries of Agnes and the Love Foundation. May His name be glorified on earth as it is in heaven.

Check the Facebook post for more pictures and the Chinese translation.

Introducing Valerie Yiu, AMMiC’s Children Ministry Director

V_YiuValerie has been serving in the area of Christian Education and children’s ministry for over 25 years. Upon graduation with a Master of Religious Education (MRE) from Canadian Theological Seminary in Regina, Saskatchewan, Valerie interned at Child Evangelism Fellowship in Salem, Oregon. Later on, the Lord called her to begin serving as Christian Education Director and Children’s Pastor at various local churches in Vancouver, BC. At present, she is pursuing her D.Min. education at Carey Theological College.

Her vision is to equip, train and empower volunteers in churches to minister to children; at the same time, to support and strengthen parents, so they may become partners with churches to raise their children according to scriptural principles. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14) It is Valerie’s dream and hope that each AMMiC church plant and parish may have its own sustainable children’s and family ministries.

Introducing Rev. Esther Beaulieu

Esther is the eldest of five children in her family. She has five sisters, three biological and

(L-R) Bishop Stephen, Rev. Esther, Ven. Rev. Paul

(L-R) Bishop Stephen, Rev. Esther, Ven. Rev. Paul

two foster sisters, and one brother. Esther married at the age of 18 to Paul Cyril Beaulieu and they have two children, Amanda and Trenton, and 7 grandchildren.

Esther has worked at West Region Child & Family Services since May 21, 1985.  In 1990, she attended a program “Management in an Aboriginal Organization”. In 1994 Esther enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Work Program and graduated in 1999. In 2000 she was assigned the position of Community Based Team Supervisor for two First Nations Communities and has been in that position for the last 15 years. Through her work, Esther has been involved in a program for First Nations’ Women that is held once a year and is attended by approximately 150 women. Esther and another staff person have been providing Christian Healing Prayer for anyone who wants to come during the three days of the gathering.

Bishop and Clergy present at Rev. Esther's ordination

Bishop and Clergy present at Rev. Esther’s ordination

In 2000, Esther once again committed her life to Jesus and has been involved in ANiC for the last 7 years, serving as a Lay Minister in the Church of the Redeemer, Dauphin, MB for most of that time. Esther loves praising the Lord in music. Esther was ordained as a Deacon on March 8, 2015 with the focus on doing ministry with Metis & First Nations peoples.

2015 Mission Trip to Thailand

AMMiC and Good Shepherd (Vancouver, BC) are organizing a mission trip to Thailand planned for late summer. The tentative dates are August 31 through September 10. The mission trip will be organized in partnership with the Anglican Church in Thailand, Diocese of Singapore and the Karen Anglican Ministry at the Border. All who are interested in serving a cross-cultural setting in South East Asia are most welcome to be part of the team. E-mail connect@ammic.ca for more information. Stay tune for more details.

You can also check out photos from the 2011 Mission Trip to Thailand on the Anglican Network in Canada website.

 

 

A New Forming Congregation

The Emmanuel Outreach Mission (Boston) is a new Cantonese-speaking outreach mission planted under the care of the Asian and Multicultural Ministries in Canada,

Vision Meeting Nov 2014 Photo Courtesy: Emmanuel Outreach Mission (Boston) Facebook Page

Vision Meeting Nov 2014
Photo Courtesy: Emmanuel Outreach Mission (Boston) Facebook Page

part of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA). It began gospel gatherings in January 2014 to “respond to the Great Commission by so presenting Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit that all may come to know Him as Savior and follow Him as Lord in the fellowship of His Church.” The congregation in forming continues to share the gospel with the Chinese community in the Boston as biblically faithful Anglicans.

Follow News and Events from Emmanuel Outreach Mission on their Facebook page.