From the beginning, ABWE’s missionaries have been taking the good news of the gospel to the ends of the earth, in obedience to Jesus’ command: “Go and make disciples of all nations” Matthew 28:19
Our vision is to fulfill the Great Commission by multiplying leaders, churches, and missions movements among every people group.
Today, God is bringing some of those unreached people groups to our doorstep! The Joshua Project has determined that 32 of these unreached people groups live within the Greater Toronto Area (G.T.A.). That’s more than in any other major world city!
Let’s introduce you to some of them:
- 53% of Toronto residents were born outside of Canada
- Of these, about half are between the ages of 25-44 years, and over half are from Asia
- 53% are first-generation Canadians, 27% second generation, 20% third-generation or more
- 56% are from a visible minority
It is no longer necessary to leave Canada to reach these unreached people groups.
We would like to form a team of 12-15 people to begin working among up to five unreached people groups in the Greater Toronto Area. Each team is made up of a field leader, church planters, and other teammates focused on building evangelistic relationships within these communities using creative platforms like teaching English and home Bible studies.
Beginning with small groups, we would like to plant thriving churches within existing Canadian churches, in partnership with FEB Central and other like-minded organizations. We would also like to equip local believers within these people groups to expand the work in Toronto, and to be sent as evangelists back to their home countries.
Research & Survey Trips – $40,000
Envisioning & Communication – $20,000
Church Partnerships – $10,000
Startup Field Cost – $50,000
Ongoing Team Care – $20,000
Your church can help reach unreached peoples in Toronto
To accomplish all that God wants to do through the Open Toronto Initiative will require sustained, strategic partnerships between ABWE Canada and local churches who share God’s heart for unreached peoples.
You and your church can partner in 3 strategic ways:
Together, with your support, we can reach the unreached people that God has brought to our doorstep. Pray that God would open a door to these unreached ethno-linguistic groups that until now have been behind closed doors.