Riverwood in the Community and Overseas
From The Field is our ministry that supports and connects with Riverwooders serving around the world.
Read below for more information about missionaries serving overseas.
Donovan & Charla Epp
New Tribes Mission
Don and Char Epp along with their kids Thea, Koi and Zane, are serving with New Tribes Mission in the Philippines reaching out to the Agta people. After many years of preparation and struggles the Epps along with their team were able to present the gospel to the Agta people in their own language. God used this presentation of the gospel to capture the hearts of many Agtas, the first Agta church meeting was held in June 2016. The Epps are meeting with, disciplining and encouraging new believers.
Jeremy & Angie Pickel
Africa Inland Mission
Jeremy and Angie Pickel are excited that God has opened up an opportunity for them to serve in Tanzania with Africa Inland Mission, Jeremy has accepted a teaching position at the Haven of Peace Academy.
Jerry & Chrissie Baker
Jerry and Chrissie are serving with Torchbearers International in Romania, to start up an international bible school. They will be coordinating programs to support students, leading small groups, leading outreach and providing discipleship, as well as doing summer programming.
Greater Europe Mission
Joy is working with a local youth and community project in Irvine, Scotland, as a missionary with Greater Europe Mission. Her focus is with the high school group, building trusting relationships with youth, serving at the weekly drop in centre, bi-weekly Sunday groups, along with kid's sports weeks during school breaks.
Camille is on staff at Youth With A Mission Maui. She disciples and walks with students attending the 6 month Discipleship Training School along with serving in the kitchen department.
YWAM Byron Bay
Rachel is on staff at Youth With A Mission Byron Bay. She disciples and walks with students attending the Discipleship Training School along with leader outreach teams, serving in the kitchen and wherever she is needed at the school.
Carley is apart of a team of 15 people serving 3 different countries in Africa: Zambia, Botswana and South Africa. The team works with children and youth ministries in these countries. They go to local schools, baby rescue centres, sport ministries, and getting young people more connected in the church. They work alongside local churches to reach people in the communities.
Give the Word
Ryan is the Director/founder and active missionary of Give the Word. There mission is to Equip Churches, ministries and individuals with Bibles that a geared for outreach and evangelism. Connecting with churches and ministries that are on the front lines of evangelism and outreach by providing them with Bibles at no cost if they do not have a budget for the resources they need is their main goal. Ryan also speaks in churches across Canada, challenging and equipping individuals to take up the command that Christ gave to share the Gospel while giving them the resources to do it. They have given out over 20,000 Bibles and have countless stories of changed lives as people step out of their comfort zones to proclaim the gospel to strangers, friends, family and coworkers.
Youth For Christ
Brock runs the soccer program at Youth for Christ. They currently have 2 Co-Ed soccer leagues (one in Elmwood & one Downtown) with around 100 youth (12-18 years old) involved on an annual basis. Their ministry at Youth For Christ involves adult Mentors/Coaches sincerely building relationships with teenagers around the shared passion for the sport of soccer. This creates an environment where youth can comfortably & safely ask questions and discuss topics of life and faith to discover their identity and purpose. Brock invests in volunteer mentors/coaches who will live out the Gospel (effectively model and share Christ with those around them). This gives teenagers opportunities to make an informed decision about becoming a life-long follower of Jesus, with the hope of connecting them with a local church.
Youth For Christ
John is the director of Youth for Christ Winnipeg. He passionate about leadership development, youth evangelism and discipleship. His goal is that teenagers have the opportunity to hear and understand the amazing Gospel and have their lives transformed.
Inner City Youth Alive
Matthew is the camp program coordinator of Gem lake wilderness camp, a ministry run through Inner City Youth Alive. He plans the mini-churches, games, activities, meals, and signs-up campers as well as running the program during the summer. They run camps over weekends during January and February as well. Time between camp seasons is spent planning, preparing and helping out at Inner City Youth Alive drop-ins making sure to connect with youth and campers from the community.
Hope Centre Ministries
Jennifer works as Community Awareness and Church Advocacy representative for Hope Centre Ministries. Her ministry strives to provide spiritual care for individuals who live with disabilities. She is passionate about God, loves people, and is enthusiastic about inclusion of people with disabilities… especially within faith communities.
Youth For Christ
Larissa is on staff at YFC, as a Fitness Center Program Coordinator. She develops and coaches the kids in various fitness programs. This is a new program for YFC and Larissa has a huge passion for fitness and helping create and develop this program.