Around the World
In 2018, the Pentecostal Assemblies of West Indies (PAWI) celebrated 50 years of mission. In 1968, Jack and Daisy Keys, together with Holmes Williams, conducted a series of crusades on the island. From these meetings, a local congregation in Castries, St. Lucia – known as Bethel Tabernacle – was birthed. This vibrant congregation of 500 attendees is impacting their community with the message of Jesus saves.
Our global workers are currently partnering with 7,375 churches in Latin America & the Caribbean.
L’viv Theological Seminary (LTS), our bible college in the Ukraine, has a record enrolment of over 1,000 students and is one of the largest bible colleges in Europe. It has launched a church planting program with a goal of starting 100 new congregations in the next 12 years.
With the help of global workers, Mark Steinfield and Stefan Sos, a new Bible training centre (Elim Biblical Seminary) was opened in 2017 to train leaders and church planters for Elim Pentecostal Church in Timisoara, Romania. This congregation has planted 38 new churches in the last 25 years.
In the last two years we have deployed an additional 10 workers to restricted access nations, serving primarily in the 10/40 window. This window is the rectangular area of North Africa, the Middle East, and Asia – approximately 10 degrees north and 40 degrees north latitude. The region is home to unreached people groups. An estimated 275 million people live in the northern portion of the continent of Africa – each in need of Jesus and receiving His message of hope.
Our workers are involved in developing businesses that employ neighbours, build relationships, and offer community transformation. There are opportunities for education, humanitarian aid, and technology.
Noah’s Ark in Banaue, Philippines, is a temporary home for children who are abandoned, malnourished, and educationally disadvantaged. Presently, 45 children live at Noah’s Ark; 14 of whom are children with special needs who are cared for by the team. Many of the children have gone on to university following their stay.
Noah’s Ark was founded in 1989 by three young women: Tracey Pioveson, Annette Nyquist, and Linda Veldhuizen. Linda continues to give leadership to the ministry.