FCA Canada

Mark Ramshaw

Meet Our Missionary

Mark Ramshaw & his wife Ailyn Ramshaw are with Canada North Ministries.

Mark has a ministry diploma from Rhema Bible Training Centre, a BA from the university of Saskatchewan, and a MA from the Ambrose Seminary. Mark has 4 adult children. Mark and his wife Ailyn have been married for 5 years and have 1 child with a second arriving in May. Mark and Ailyn are currently pastoring Amisk Lake Church in Denare Beach Sk which has a majority First Nations congregation

Missionary Work

Serving Field: Denare Beach, Saskatchewan

Website: https://canadanorthministries.com

Mark has been ministering to the First nations people of Northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba since 1987. Mark has worked at church planting, Gospel tent evangelism, discipleship and seminars in many communities in the north. Recently working with the Late Rev Fred Evans, the Creetalker Audio New Testament was released which is an audio New Testament in the Cree language.

    

Current Projects

Currently working in a audio Dene New Testament
Working on getting a new canopy for our 40×80 gospel tent
Developing video Bible teaching resources 

How Can You Partner?

The north has a number of opportunities for churches to get involved. Let us know what your teams gifts and talents are and we can find a ministry opportunity that will fit your team.

Vision and Future Plans

To continue to preach the gospel wherever the doors open and to plant churches in communities where there are none. 

Resources to Share with Others

Visit our website And find us on YouTube for a number of inspiring messages and teachings
John Kennedy and Mark Ramshaw have a number of uploaded videos.

  

 

Allen Lagore

Meet Our Missionaries

I, Allen was born and raised on the mission field in South Africa. I moved home to Canada when I was 20, and started working. God called me to Bible College, and though I fought with Him about it because I was so incredibly shy, He won. I started Bible College and there met my wife Kandie.

I, Kandie was raised in Northern Saskatchewan. My parents had foster children since I was 4 years old. Most of my foster brothers and sisters came from alcoholic homes, and many were abused. They would stay with us while their parents went through the AA program, and then would be taken back when their parents were able to take care of them. Many of them came back to our home more than once as was necessary. After graduation, I followed my older brother to Bible College where I met Al.

After Bible College we were married and soon there was an opening for us to serve as missionaries in Northern Saskatchewan. We moved to Pelican Narrows, a small village with a population of around 1000 people in 1993 and served there, starting a church and raising leaders with Dan & Lana Morgan. After 5 years God told us we were to move. At the time we weren’t sure why, but it was confirmed to us so we trusted God and obeyed.

We moved to Denare Beach, built a church with, and ministered alongside Pastor Mark Ramshaw, Pastor Dan Morgan, and their families. We three also started teaching Bible College courses to those who wanted, and brought in other FCA ministers to help in teaching the courses.

After having served together in Pelican Narrows and having seen the cycle of alcohol addiction in many families, God then prompted the Morgans and ourselves to start a ministry to the addicted. For 5 years we fundraised, while still travelling weekly back into Pelican Narrows and Deschambault Lake to minister (as they didn’t have pastors at the time). Finally, in 2008, we were able to build Freedom Outreach …. A small cozy home, able to hold 10 men at a time, where we could offer not just a 30 or 90 day program as the government does, but a 1 year program.

Missionary Work

Serving Field: We are serving in Northern Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Website: http://www.freedomoutreach.weebly.com


In January 2009 we opened the doors to Freedom Outreach. It is a non-profit charity with no government funding. We have had students from all across Canada, but mostly from the North, as young as 17 and as old as 72! Our goal is to show each of our students how much God loves them, to help them understand that they have immense value, and that they are created for purpose. The lessons they do are all Bible based, and either relate to general Biblical principles, or are individually selected and assigned to promote growth in each student’s specific areas of struggle. Our work program helps teach a good work ethic and the value of integrity, and it is amazing to watch the men as they become confident men, proud of the work they do, whether shoveling snow, cutting wood or building decks or garbage stands. We are so privileged to see the change in each person’s life, and to witness God healing relationships, and bringing hope and love as a ripple effect into other’s lives as He restores families.

Current Projects

-This Summer we are hoping to be building a heated work shop Lord willing. We currently have raised almost $70,000 towards it, and will continue raising funds for it as we progress in its construction. This will be where our diesel septic truck will be kept in winter, as it requires a heated space to actually start. Our septic truck is vitally important to Freedom Outreach as it is a source of revenue for the center. We have to pump our own septic, and others rely on us (and pay us) to pump their septic tanks also.

The shop will also be used to train our students with skills such as woodwork, welding and mechanics, so they will be able to find good jobs after graduating. This is a practical but very essential need, as we teach our students the importance of not just living life free from addiction, but also being hard working, tax paying, productive members of society.The second floor of the shop will be used to house graduates who choose to stay for an extra year (or more) to work with us, as well as guests who come to visit including families of our students, pastors, or maybe you! We are looking forward to when we can have this completed.

-We are also raising money to pay off the loan for our work truck. This is used to haul large loads of wood (which we use for heat, and we also sell to the public), water for the center (as we are not connected into the town’s water lines), and all the tools for each job we are hired to do.

How Can You Partner?

In April, Allen tore his meniscus and had to have knee surgery. The surgeon told him that he would not be able to do shingling or any real physical work for at least 6 months. We are still wanting to build the shop this year, but we will only be able to so with groups of volunteers. It would take a great coordinated effort to see this happen, but if you feel led to help, please contact us so we know if we will be able to go ahead.

You can also partner with us through student sponsorship. Become a monthly partner by donating $30 or more/month, or $360 annually and we will send you a student prayer card every so often, so you can read that student’s testimony and pray for their individual needs.

If you feel called to possibly work in this type of ministry as a volunteer or permanent position, please give us a call. We’d love to chat with you about the possibility.

Vision and Future Plans

As the majority of people dealing with addictions do not come into a rehabilitation program, or seek help, we strongly believe that we need to provide help within the communities as well. Our hope is to have offices in our northern communities, with a staff member who will be able to encourage and minister to the people, providing courses for family or friends of those struggling with addictions (concerned persons group), a listening ear, and directing those who wish to enter a program, to our centre.

We are looking forward to having the camp used for ministry also. Once the shop is built we will have 2 suites, and a dining hall, which we want to be available to church groups, visitors, and family members of the students of Freedom Outreach, as well as friends and ministers travelling through. 

Resources to Share with Others

We are happy to provide help to any pastor or church who has someone struggling with addictions. We can provide resources, advice, and information for application to our center, for those who are ready for help. We can also direct you to the closest place running the concerned persons group study (a study to help those having to deal with the concerns of a loved one caught in addiction).

David Braun

Meet Our Missionary

All Things New Ministry;. After over 12 years of pastoring God lead myself and our family into vocational ministry. While running my consulting firm, my family and I travel teaching and ministering in Canada, USA and beyond. God’s love truly makes all things new, and the Braun family is excited to walk a ‘love and listen ‘ journey, staying available to adventure with God wherever He takes them. The Braun’s believe each member of their family has a unique and special voice to share God’s heart, and they love finding opportunity for strategic life exchange in the Body of Christ all over the world.

Missionary Work

Serving Field: Canada & USA

Website: https://www.areweallcannibals.com/

Presently, I am involved in the following projects:

-regular traveling and teaching on the message of Father God freeing us from social cannibalism;
-supporting and mentoring young leaders;
-supporting, advising and intervening in ministry conflicts;
-building an online platform for all believers called, Impact Umbrella to enable people to share what God is doing in their daily lives.

Current Projects

On March 23, 2021, I published a book called, Are We All Cannibals? This book’s purpose is to introduce how living with our Father frees us from the anxiety, conflicts and anger raging in our world. This project is ideal for adding support, encouragement and endurance to pastors and ministers who regularly encounter social cannibalism. In addition to the book, I will be offering a confidential online support and training program customized to leaders needs. 

How Can You Partner?

Please keep our family in your prayers. We are ongoing trusting God as a family for all our needs as we obey His leading…

Vision and Future Plans

1) We would like to offer ongoing customized learning tracks around the message in Are We All Cannibals. Tracks would be focused on leaders, relationships and young people.
2) We would like to finish building ImpactUmbrella platform.

Resources to Share with Others

Presently, we are compiling an 8 week online training equipping people in dealing with conflict, anxiety and polarization in their ministries and communities. If you are interested in a free, confidential online learning opportunity equipping you as a leader with tools for dealing with conflict, please email me at: areweallcannibals@gmail.com.

Marco Bianco

Meet Our Missionary

I’m a husband, father and a budding new granddad. I have been serving the Lord together with my lovely wife Nela for 25 + years. We have spent many years discipling people through small group gatherings. I have had the privilege to do some short term missions work in Nigeria, and Egypt. I also served as a corporate chaplain with Outreach Canada and a prayer partner with Crossroads/100 Huntley St for a decade and have been with the FCA for 15 years. I enjoy patristic theology, economics, health & wellness also taking long walks coupled with weight training. I presently reside in Ancaster, Ontario.

Missionary Work

Serving Field: Furloughed

Website: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/biancomarco777

I served as the corporate chaplain of a major trucking firm in South Western Ontario for a decade visiting their main terminal and corporate head office weekly. My role enabled me to meet with many employees to bring hope, strength and comfort during difficult life transitions. Due to Covid however, my visits were suspended and at the moment my chaplaincy work is on furlough.

I’m presently assisting Wayne Kent in the S.W. Ontario region to offer encouragement and support to the membership as well my continued work at Crossroads.

Current Projects

Presently, I’m maintaining a full time position with Crossroads/100 Huntley St. working with their donor development department.

Covid restrictions has made it difficult for many ministers to maintain face-to-face contact however, Zoom has been a blessing to stay in touch with people and encourage them through their own struggles and journeys. 

Vision and Future Plans

I’m hoping Lord willing that I can resume as a workplace chaplain or possibly another field such as prison ministry.

Resources to Share with Others

If you’re interested in taking some proactive steps towards health and fitness, I’m happy to share my success strategies with you.

Steven Paulson

Meet Our Missionary

Rev. Steven Paulson is the president emeritus of Adult & Teen Challenge of Central Canada, where he devoted his life to providing others with the opportunity to change theirs. Now a missionary for Global Teen Challenge, Steve is the regional director for North America/Canada.

As an ordained minister with the Fellowship of Christian Assemblies, Steve is dedicated to helping put the hope of the gospel within reach of those struggling with addiction. He has served on the board of governors at the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba (AFM) and presently serves as a board member for Adult & Teen Challenge of Central Canada, Adult & Teen Challenge British Columbia, Adult & Teen Challenge USA, Winnipeg’s Lighthouse Mission and Freedom Outreach in Denare Beach. In 2012 he was awarded the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal by the former federal justice minister for his work.

Brother Steve has been married to his wife Margaret for 45 years. Together they have four children and six grandchildren and split their time between their new home in Niverville, Manitoba and cottage in Red Lake, Ontario.

Missionary Work

Serving Field: Canada/North America, Asia Pacific, Eurasia, Southern Asia, Europe, Latin America & Caribbean
Website: https://www.globaltc.org

My role at Global Teen Challenge is to serve Adult & Teen Challenge leaders in Canada and around the world with staff training and personal development, strategic planning and implementing accreditation standards.

 

Current Projects

As Covid-19 restrictions allow, we are working to establish strategic planning and accreditation intensives in each of the seven regions served by Global Teen Challenge.

How Can You Partner?

1. There is power in united prayer, and my number one request is for prayer coverage!
2. If you’re interested in serving on a short-term missions trip at a Teen Challenge centre, please connect with me and let me know your preference of country/region.

Vision and Future Plans

The mission of Global Teen Challenge is to put hope within reach of every addict. There are approximately 27 countries currently looking for new discipleship programs and we continue to seek God’s direction to expand our reach. A personal burden of mine is to see a Teen Challenge centre established in Canada’s far north.

Resources to Share with Others

Adult & Teen Challenge is enthusiastic and intentional about sharing resources with other ministries, including discipleship curriculum, staff training material and a support network. Find out more at https://staff.teenchallengeusa.org and let me know if you have any questions.

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