Delegates to the Classis Quinte (regional group of churches) meeting on May 18 heard reports of newly baptized adults from the newly formed Living Hope Community Church in Ajax, Ontario. The church plant is led by commissioned pastor Mark Jallim, working in partnership with Hebron CRC in Whitby, Ont.; Resonate Global Mission; and Classis Quinte. Jallim started the new church in December 2020 with very restricted meeting opportunities due to the pandemic. Living Hope Community Church has no physical geographical location. Pastor Jallim, who also works in information technology for a Canadian bank, used funding support from Resonate to purchase electronic and video equipment to upload an outreach worship service from the basement of his home in Ajax. With the active support of Jallim’s wife, children, and personal Christian friends, the online church offers a broad range of outreach programs in addition to the online worship service each Sunday. Pastor Jallim reported that the response to the online service has been immediate and enthusiastic. Already two newcomers to the faith have been baptized; the most recent baptism was live-streamed when Jallim was able to arrange the use of facilities in another local church. The church’s outreach is going beyond the local community. Jallim said because there has been strong interest among Guyanese people, they have plans to stream the online services in audio format so they can be picked up in Guyana in areas with very limited internet bandwidth. Pastor Jallim informed delegates that “two-thirds of the people who connect with Living Hope have never heard the gospel before. They are new to the faith; we counsel them that they must leave one god in order to serve another.”
Pastor Mike Nanninga, reporting for the classis Quinte Resonate team, said, “This church is blowing past all the benchmarks that we have set in our covenant together.”
Listen to this beautiful testimony of how the Lord healed their newborn son and in the process changed and transformed their lives.
Listen to Ana's beautiful testimony of how the Lord changed and transformed her life. Being a seeker of truth she came to know Jesus as Lord and Savior and the Way, the Truth and Life. I had the honour of baptizing Ana on December 13, 2020.
From our Kidz 4 Christ program, listen to little Sanvi sing after joining the Kidz program for the first time. She is blessed with a beautiful voice and is now teaching her two other sisters to sing.
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A message of thankfulness for what God has done in their lives since the lockdown. Listen to their story and how God is at work.
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