Ministry Focus: Rod and Elna focus on building relationships with university students, young adults and pastors of local churches. They do this by overseeing a modular Bible school, coordinating university campus outreaches and facilitating workshops for migrant workers seeking employment in the nations. 60% of the world's youth live in the Asia Pacific Region. This translates into more than 750 million youth from the ages of 15-24 years old who are ready to hear the good news of Jesus Christ. They believe that when you reach emerging young leaders with the gospel, it will change nations!
Ministry History: Rod is an island guy, born on Vancouver Island and living since 2009 on Panay island in the Philippines. His first ministry was in the marketplace working 10 years in the hotel and tourism industry. He served in his local church and attended Bible college leading short term missions teams during this time.
He began ministry in the Philippines interning with Camp Sonshine Center Foundation, and began building friendships with local Pastors, as discipleship and missions has always been his heart. This was the starting point of Calvary Bible Institute that equips churches in fulfilling the Great Commission. Elna was born in Iloilo City and reached for Christ during college. She entered full time ministry in 2014 working at Victory Church in Iloilo city. She also has lead short term mission trips in South East Asia. Her passion is to share the gospel, then empower and equip these emerging leaders to be the catalysts for change in their communities, their city and nation.
- Wisdom as they continue to see ministry grow in the Philippines.
- Open hearts to receive the salvation message on university campuses throughout their region.
- Funding for special projects and wisdom in new opportunities within tribal areas.
- Health and safety as they travel during this time of Covid-19.