It was a wonderful time of seeking the Lord and rejoicing over four decades of ministry completed in over two dozen countries by hundreds of Christian workers. The event was hosted by missionaries and staff from the ACTION Canada office in Calgary, and attendance was a bit under 200. All regions of our mission were represented from across the globe.
Held on the campus of Prairie College, the alma mater of many of ACTION’s founders and leaders, the Jubilee included times of worship and teaching led by Calgary pastors Ashwin Ramani and Ian Trigg. There were also excursions to Banff, the Calgary Stampede, the Royal Tyrell Museum of Paleontology in Drumheller, and the Canadian Badlands Passion Play.
A banquet was held on Friday evening and many supporters and former ACTION workers came to celebrate with the team. The evening included a message by humorist Phil Callaway and ended with a concert by recording artist Scott Wesley Brown.
It was a welcome time of rest, recreation, and reunion for our personnel. The diversification of ACTION was evident, with numerous languages spoken and about 25% of the missionaries coming from non-Western continents, especially Asia and South America.
Only one member of our Cuba team was able to join us: Ayán Zamora. Though we applied for Canadian visas for all six members of our team, it was only Ayán who had his visa granted.
If you would like to read more about our 40th anniversary celebration, please click here to view a PDF of the Autumn edition of the ACTION Bulletin newsletter.