Mission Trips


BaltimoreMay 17-19 Worship, survey, tree cuttingOracle MG Club
BellevilleMay 25-26 (Sab-Sun)Worship, Clothing Distribution Cancelled
Lac SeulJune 17-22 (Mon-Sat)Firehall project – painting, grounds maintenance, cleaning, etc. (under ADRA Canada’s supervision) 
BellevilleJune 22 (Sab)Worship Service Philadelphia Pathfinders
OrilliaJuly 8-12 (Mon-Fri)VBS 
BellevilleJuly 11-14 (Thu-Sun)Belleville Waterfront Festival/BoothEbenezer
Sioux LookoutJuly 12-20 (Fri-Sat)Vacation Bible School, Community Service, etc. Willowdale Warriors MG Club
HaileyburyJuly 14-21 (Sun-Sun)VBS, Community Service, Renovation, etc.Toronto Central AMP/Youth & Young Adults
Cobourgmid july to end august Worship, Evan prep, street cleaning, survey, VBS 
BellevilleJuly 22-26 (Mon-Fri)VBS in Belleville (AM) & Trenton (PM) 
Six NationsJuly 29-Aug. 2 (Mon-Fri)VBS Hamilton East Commissioners
MoosoneeAug. 9-18 (Fri-Sun)Community service, etc.Willowdale MG/MGTs
BellevilleAug 24 & 25 (Sab-Sun)Worship, Clothing Distribution 
BellevilleAugust 25 (Sunday)Health Fair in Trenton Hamilton East Commissioners


FilCanMay 17-19 Worship, survey, church cleaning, kids fun day, Home Bible Studies 
WillowdaleMay 25 (Sab) VBS 
Toronto CentralJuly 14-21 (sun-Sun) VBS, Community Service, Renovation 
Orangeville23-Aug Community Streeet Cleaning, Health fair 

The Harvest Is Plentiful …at Home

Ontario Conference Communications, March 29, 2018 

When you hear the word “missionary,” what comes to mind?  A plane ride of 13+ hours? Living on a mountain or deep in the bush in a remote land? Being surrounded by people speaking a language with unfamiliar tones and cadences?
Did you know that you don’t need to leave Canada, or even Ontario, to be a missionary? And that we are all called to mission work?
Just before leaving His disciples, Jesus implored them, “Go ye therefore into all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost” (Matthew 28:20, KJV). Ontario Conference leaders have recognized that “all nations” includes unreached groups in our own backyard.
Says Ontario Conference president, Mansfield Edwards, “I believe that as a church, we’re positioned to impact Ontario in a powerful way. Jesus included the excluded, going into communities where He was needed most. As a church, we must do the same.”
Edwards and the Ontario Conference team are excited about new initiatives intended to spread the gospel across our province, often in uncharted territory.

Strides Made in the North
Great strides are being made to spread our unique message in the North, where Indigenous populations suffer from high suicide rates and poverty. In Sioux Lookout, a small town, 1,760 km northwest of Toronto, there is a growing Adventist influence. In recent years, Adventist professionals of all kinds (e.g., two MDs, an OPP, nurses, a member who was recently elected councillor for the area, a pharmacist, small business owners) have settled there.
Last year, Ontario Conference also hired Randy Elliott, its first Indigenous pastor. Elliott is a certified counsellor in suicide and depression, which is so well needed here. Moreover, he’s a descendent from a line of chiefs, which earns him immediate respect. group to flourish despite challenges they have already faced and will face in the future.
Among the mission opportunities for this group, Chief Clifford Bull of Lac Seul First Nations has built a wellness centre in which the local Adventist church will be actively involved. This summer, church members will use the wellness centre to run diabetes clinics and to build community gardens as a joint project with ADRA.
Chief Bull has endorsed the church and promoted Pastor Elliott’s ministry, saying, “This is the only group that has come up here and given the [Indigenous] community full support through ministry.”
Another major victory in the North is the recent acquisition of an amphibious Cessna airplane. The plane can land on water, land and snow, and will allow us unprecedented access to 26 communities for the ministry. As has been reported, God orchestrated several small miracles for this major breakthrough—first, with support from Wings of Hope, a U.S.-based charity, then with assistance from Adventist World Aviation and our own faithful members.

Presently, Wings of Hope is upgrading the plane’s avionics to state of the art and extending the wings to hold more fuel tanks. Through Adventist World Aviation (AWA), the project will also benefit from permanent missionaries, who will provide office support and serve as pilots, the Harding and Kennedy families. The Hardings will also assist with Chief Bull’s wellness centre.

Upcoming Mission Trip Opportunities

Finally, Ontario Conference would like to extend mission trip opportunities in the North and elsewhere for church and youth groups this summer. These trips are being coordinated as a collaboration of the Church Growth, Youth and Master Guide/Pathfinders departments.

These departments’ directors formed the mission trip committee that will receive and process application forms. There are two types of forms:

  1. Sending Church Form (for church/youth/master guide/pathfinders groups looking for a mission trip location)
  2. Hosting Church Form (for churches looking for visiting mission groups)

Potential mission locations include

  • Northern Ontario
  • Rural Ontario or smaller churches
  • Inner city
  • Canadian locations (outside of Ontario)
  • International locations


For more info or for forms, you may email the mission trip committee at missiontrip@adventistontario.org.

  • Adventurer families/ Pathfinders / Master Guides
  • Youth and Young Adults
  • Church
  • Day visit (Sabbath or Sunday only)
  • Overnight (Sabbath and Sunday)
  • Weekend (Friday-Sunday)
  • Week-long
  • Two-weeks
  • Within Ontario
  • Within Canada (other than Ontario)
  • International

To be announced soon.