It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we share with you the passing of a respected and valued member of our global worker family and the GlobalEd team, Don Mann, passed into the presence of the Lord on March 27, 2023.
We are grateful to the many who prayed for Don and supported Marie-José during this difficult season. We take comfort in knowing that Don is now in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father.
Don’s family has requested that you consider a donation to ‘Quest’ in his name that will assist with language translation of Quest curriculum and the establishment of new international locations.
As we mourn this loss as a global family, we ask that you keep Don's family in your thoughts and prayers.
Location: WorldwideMinistry Focus: After living for ten years on African soil, Don and MJ are now Canadian based Global Workers living in Montreal, Canada. Don has been reappointed to a new position with the GlobalEd Institute, as a Leadership Development Specialist and Director of the Quest Leadership Program. As the Director of the Quest Leadership Program, Don will use his 40 years of pastoral and missions experience to provide direction for the development and delivery of equipping programs and services that will serve national churches, national missional workers, untrained pastors, students and alumni of bible colleges, in their pursuit of character and spiritual development. Chitenge Creations is a sewing initiative created by Marie-José. There are presently two schools, one in Pretoria, South Africa, and the other in Pretoria's Mamelodi Township, where up to 90% of the women are unemployed.
Ministry History: After pastoring Evangel Pentecostal Church in Montreal for thirteen years, Don and his wife Marie-José (MJ) responded to a call from National leaders in Africa, to encourage, equip, and empower leaders to finish strong and become agents of change in their local church and community.
Don’s ministry journey includes Church Ministries Director for the Eastern Ontario and Quebec District, terms on the executives of both the Eastern Ontario and Quebec districts, Master’s College & Seminary Board of Governors and the General Executive of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada. Don and MJ have been married for thirty-eight years. Their daughter Stephanie and her husband Jonatas, son Jonathan and his wife Julia are a constant source of blessing and encouragement to them on their mission’s journey.
- Pray for the curriculum and program development of the Quest Leadership Program that Don has been asked to direct.
- Pray that the Chitenge Creation Sewing Schools will continue to thrive and expand in South Africa.
- Pray for protection as Don & MJ travel world wide to work with national churches, national missional workers, untrained pastors, students and alumni of bible colleges.