Missions

It is our privilege to pray for our fellow brothers and sisters who are currently being persecuted because of their faith. Once a month, we highlight a region of the world and pray for specific families, situations, and governments. “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:10

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To contact our Missions Team, email missions@seasidecommunity.org.

Bible Camp

Seaside is pleased to support Malagash Bible Camp and Mount Traber Bible Camp. Our funds assist with the upkeep of the camps and help send children to camp who otherwise couldn’t go. Bible camp provides a life- changing experience for children and youth sharing God’s love and desire for all people to know and follow after Jesus. Please keep these ministries in you prayers. www.malagashbiblecamp.com www.mounttraber.org

Open Door Women’s Care Centre

Open Door is a non-profit organization providing Greater Halifax with services that help facilitate successful parenting and providing practical resources for moms and babies in the first year. They also offer comfort, healing & hope and walk with those who are journeying through abortion recovery. As a faith based organization Open Door Women’s Care Centre is committed to providing high quality care and services around pregnancy, parenting, relationships and sexual health. Seaside sends monthly support and participates in the Baby Bottle Drive each year. www.opendoorcentre.com

Souls Harbour Rescue Mission

Up to 100 hot, nutritious lunches are served every weekday at Souls Harbour Rescue Mission. Their Drop In Centre has become a place of community. Guests include men and women facing hunger, homelessness, poverty, abuse and addiction. Free food, clothing, toiletries and household items are available to those in need. Souls Harbour is also home to Good News Chapel, a street level “chapel-church” that reaches out to the community with the Good News. Rev Ken Porter leads the chapel along with a core group of families. This ministry allows those who are linked to a church community have much greater success at staying sober, conquering addiction including alcoholism and drug abuse, and becoming good neighbours. www.shrm.ca

Mitch Foren

Mitch is involved with Youth With A Mission in Mazatlan, Mexico. YWAM’s focus is to train and disciple young Christians from all over the world to become young missionaries. Mitch is involved at the school with translation, meeting the needs of the teachers while they are there teaching and most importantly ministering to and being there for the students as they go through the intense discipleship process. He also helps plan the outreach for the students and goes with the young people as they minister in countries around the world. Mitch started a soccer ministry for boys aged 7-15 in a ghetto of the city. Every Thursday he goes to the local field and plays soccer for about an hour with the city kids followed by a time of bible teaching. Mitch has seen these rough crude boys change their behavior as they develop into young godly men. Keep Mitch in your prayers, he is one of Seaside’s young men who has answered God’s call to serve Him full time on the front lines and equip others to do the same.

Ratanak International

Ratanak International is involved in life transforming work in Cambodia. There is not sufficient space to inform you on all the crucial ways they are impacting the lives of those in Cambodia. 1) Anti-Exploitation Programs - Ratanak confronts sexual exploitation through a prevention program that educates communities about the perils of human trafficking. They also run a reintegration program and provide alternate employment opportunities dedicated to empowering former victims. 2) Services for Vulnerable Communities - Ratanak is passionate about helping Cambodians where there is a lack of social structures to support their needs. They partner with a shelter and care program for elderly women, a prison outreach program, and also provide emergency aid for communities in crisis. 3) Medical & Education Programs - Ratanak partners with a medical care program to mobilize Cambodian doctors and volunteers, who support those with AIDS and other serious illnesses. They also continue to engage in opportunities to bless education programs in rural communities. www.ratanak.org