EFCCM - Asia

Dale's Health, COVID-19, and Ministry Implications

StLukes 6
On Feb 11 Dale was admitted to St. Luke’s Hospital in Tokyo with a high fever, severe joint pain, and bacterial pneumonia in both lungs. Read More…

From Asia Director to Asia Ministry Facilitators

2019-10-2  HongKong
The term “Area Director” was replaced with “Regional Ministry Facilitator” during EFCCM’s 2019 restructuring. This new emphasis on collaborative leadership aligns well with the five priorities of our EFCCM Asia leadership ministry: communicate, care, network, equip, and recruit. Read More…

Visit to Chiang Mai as Asia Director

2019_01 CM EFCCMers -4
In Jan 2019 Dale took on the part time role of Asia Director/Facilitator of the Evangelical Free Church of Canada Mission. The idea is for Dale & Ann to visit EFCCM personnel in Asia once a year. Dale will also likely visit them at other times as well. Read More…

Dale becomes EFCCM Asia Director

In January 2019 Dale became the part time Asia Director of the Evangelical Free Church of Canada Mission. Read More…

EFCCM Japan Retreat

2017_09 EFCCMJ retreat 1
We are thankful for the encouraging first ever retreat for Japan personnel of our agency, the Evangelical Free Church of Canada Mission, Sep. 19–23. We hosted the 13 people at our vacation house in northeastern Japan.

It was a time of refreshment and connection, providing a glimpse of the EFCCM’s desire to care for its personnel. We were especially grateful that our Tokyo Multicultural Church colleagues from ReachGlobal and the EFC Macau Mission could join us. And we are thankful that our Ministry Fund was healthy enough to cover the housing costs of the retreat.

CHURCH PLANTING AND THE HEAVENLY CITY

The opening pages of the Bible depict a rural context and the closing pages a city. This means we are on a journey toward a heavenly city.

Now, when we think of cities, we imagine masses of people—and that might not thrill us. But this future city will be very different than our cities. For example, one central feature of the heavenly city is its river, which flows down the main street. On both of its banks is planted the single tree of life (Rev. 22:1-2). So this city built by God seems much like a garden. It is qualitatively different from any city we have seen. Read More…