2011 THEME FULFILLED!
“Amazing teamwork” shines through at MissionFest Toronto 2011, held at Global Kingdom Ministries in Scarborough. Top to bottom, inside and out, speakers, attendees, exhibitors, artists, volunteers, and staff all made MissionFest’s 2011 theme “We’re All In This Together” a reality. From prayer to presentation this year’s event owes its huge success to each individual playing their part going above and beyond meeting every need. It was exciting to see partnerships bearing much fruit for the Kingdom.
“Many thanks for taking such wonderful care of Luis while he was in Toronto. He had an absolutely wonderful time at MissionFest. He was so blessed and said everything went like clockwork. May the Lord bless you richly.”
– Jane Stradley, Personal Assistant to Luis Palau
God’s word coupled with incredible testimonies encouraged thousands of attendees through programming for Men, Women, Youth and Children. In partnership with Promise Keepers Canada MissionFest Toronto hosted a men’s program for the very first time with speakers Kirk Giles and Luis Palau. Inspiration and impartation marked the many women who attended the women’s program with speakers Melinda Eastabrooks and Marva Tyndale. The over capacity youth program with Brett Ullman challenged the younger generation to see through the deceptions of media, faith and culture and to change the world from the inside out. Even children were challenged to make a difference through a successful children’s program as they were encouraged to seek God’s wisdom for their lives and allow Him to lead.
“I had a nine year old girl come up to me at another event a week later to say she was part of the MissionFest kids program and was inspired to do some fundraising to help children in the developing world. That little girl is having a Kingdom impact thanks to MissionFest!”
– Brad Saunders, World Vision
Worship took center stage through artists Jody Cross, the ROLIM praise team and Aaron Boghossian.
“…There are so many aspects that were powerful that it is hard to articulate them all. From the wonderful celebration of the Friends of the Fest on Thursday, to the Pastors’ Brunch…, to the Men on a Mission with Kirk and Luis, to the Women’s event, and on it goes….”
– Brian Dawkins, The Peoples Church
Over 20 topics populated a plethora of seminars including “Politics of Missions to Muslims”, “Creative Arts: Opening Doors in Tough Places” and “Global Asia: Catching Up with Asia on the Move”. Speakers Nizar Shaheen, Patrick Fung, Ron Cline, Ron Pearce, Lisa Cheong and others reflected God’s heart and desire to be a light wherever God has placed them.
“…. I loved the atmosphere. Very much filled with joy and excitement for what God is doing around the world.”
– Danny MacKay, World Vision
The atmosphere was buzzing as MissionFest was the first to use Global Kingdom Ministry’s brand new gymnasium as the main exhibit hall. This allowed for an exciting indoor experience.
Divine appointments showered over 160 exhibitors and thousands of attendees as they enthusiastically encouraged and challenged one another to missions locally and abroad. It is for this purpose that MissionFest continues to bring people together. We love to see the gap between generations, denominations, and people of all nations grow smaller each year. Exhibitors included Missionary Ventures Canada, Mission Aviation Fellowship, The 700 Club, CTS, Gospel for Asia, World Vision, WDCX Life-FM and Jews for Jesus.
“Thank you for bringing another year of MFT to the GTA and beyond. Your faithfulness to His vision in this region has brought His Body together to be taught, challenged, envisioned and even commissioned.”
– Hany Boghossian, MissionGTA, Chair
We are excited to announce that the missions trip winner for this year courtesy of Missionary Ventures Canada is Mabel Hum of North York Ontario and an attendee of The Peoples Church.
“…when I received the call that I was the winner! It did not seem real – I couldn’t believe it! This would be my first missions trip. It will enable me to have a first hand-experience of partnering with the local church within a team setting.”
– Mabel Hum
THANK YOU TO ALL OF THOSE WHO PARTNERED WITH MISSIONFEST!
MissionFest is building the kingdom Friend by Friend and with our generous supporters who donate their time, money, goods and services, God’s mission for 2011 has been fulfilled!