At New Life Assembly we believe in supporting ministries that are reaching the world with the message of the gospel. At present we are supporting missionaries in 6 countries around the world. As well we support Masters Bible College in Peterborough ON.

Bonita & Alberto Abrams

Ministry Location: Cuba

Ministry Focus: Bonita and Alberto work primarily in the area of theological education throughout Cuba. Their main goal is not to simply teach students, but to educate new professors so that they can effectively teach in their own seminaries. They are also discreetly involved in many other projects as needed.

Ministry History: Bonita first went to Cuba on a short-term missions trip in 2001 and while there, God clearly called her to return and minister in that island nation. Full-time ministry in Cuba had been restricted for many years, and remains restricted to this day, but God miraculously opened the doors for Bonita to minister in Cuba in this way. Several years later, God brought Alberto Izquierdo into her life and they have effectively ministered from one end of the island to the other from that point on.

Philip & Judy Bowler

Location: Guinea, Africa

Ministry Focus: Making disciples--this is what Phil and Judy are about. PAOC's "Alleluia" churches are young, vibrant and eager for support and training to reach this Muslim dominated country.  "Dr. Phil" is the ​theological ​educational consultant for Guinea, Liberia and Senegal, and in this role he teaches courses and trains leaders for the churches of West Africa. Additionally, he is the director of Global University (formerly ICI) for these countries. Judy is the facilitator of discipleship and evangelistic strategies with a vision for multiplicative church planting in Guinea and beyond. She also oversees the ChildCARE Plus Program for Guinea. Together they are working to strengthen and develop the 17 Alleluia Christian schools in Guinea.  

Ministry History: Son of veteran missionaries Arn and Elsie Bowler, Phil grew up in Kenya and Uganda and received a call to full-time service as a young man. After marrying Judy and welcoming Mathias (May 1996) and David (October 1999) to their family, they were appointed as PAOC full-time global workers in 2002. After 14 years of fruitful and diverse ministry located in Dakar, Senegal, and in the wake of the death of Bill Pharand, they relocated as empty-nesters to Conakry in Guinea in January 2018. They bring a wealth of experience from their years in Senegal.

Misty & Jamie Duggan

Location: Tanzania, Africa

Ministry Focus: Jamie and Misty along with their four children; Kayleigh, Kaleb, Judie and Lucas are in Mwanza, Tanzania, serving with Villages of Hope Africa (VOH Africa). The mission of VOH Africa is to bring lasting hope to children at risk so they can embrace adulthood and become contributing members of society. VOH Africa provides education, nutrition, health care and shelter for orphans and vulnerable children. Jamie’s role as Project Manager in Tanzania is bringing hope to a community in need through the development and building of a new location, VOH Bulale. Misty’s role of VOH Africa Administrator directly affects the lives the over 3000 children in 9 locations in 6 Sub-Saharan African countries as she administrates for VOH Africa as a whole. 

The Duggan family’s mission statement is: “We will step out in faith into the impossible and see the miraculous hand of God.” Their desire is to be the hands and feet of Jesus, being vessels of His great love for all of His children. Their favourite life verse is James 1:27, which says "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."

Ministry History: The Duggan family previously served at Village of Hope Kenya (VOH Kenya) for a 2 year Global Worker Assignment. Jamie's role was VOH Kenya Project Manager overseeing the building of several new buildings including high school classrooms, medical clinic, administration building and school washrooms facilities. Misty’s role was VOH Kenya Assistant Administrator where she assisted with daily administrative duties. Their family ran a community Sunday school program in which up to 150 children came every week to hear the Gospel message and learn of God’s love for each of them.

Prayer Requests:

  • Pray for financial provision to be fully funded for sustainable ministry in Tanzania.
  • Pray for the grace needed to learn Swahili in order to understand and speak the local language.
  • Pray for wisdom and strength as our family adapts, enculturates and immerses ourselves into Tanzanian culture.

Aimee Heyer

Location: Angola, Africa

Ministry Focus: Aimee works with a program called Fazenda Tchincombe. Fazenda Tchincombe is a farm and outreach centre in the South of Angola which focuses on evangelizing one of the country's least reached people groups, the Mungambwe Tribe. The ministry takes the form of an agricultural training centre and working cattle ranch.

About 300 Mungambwe live on the farm property and we strive to minister to them both spiritually and physically. Tchincombe has the only clinic and the only school in the area and is actively involved in community health education and preventative action. Because many Mungambwe men have had no formal education and are therefore unable to find employment Tchincombe offers internships in carpentry, crop and cattle managment, auto mechanics and horsemanship. Each Mungambwe man who comes to live on Tchincombe either to work or to learn brings his whole family with him and we have a wonderful opportunity to reach them all for Christ.

Fazenda Tchincombe now has a healthy village church which is currently involved in planting several new churches in outlying villages. It has a thriving Sunday school program, ladies Bible studies, adult Sunday school, prayer meetings, community outreaches and more. Discipleship happens each day as employees work alongside Mungambwe believers. We want to ensure that every Mungambwe Man, woman or child has an opportunity to meet Jesus. 

Aimee's personal involvement is divided into two main classifications: Traditional Ministry and work with the Horse Program.

The Horsemanship Program at Tchincombe is a combination of a breeding and training initiative and an internship program. Its goal is to offer education in horse breeding and training that will enable the individual to find gainful employment in the future. Costs of operation and the salaries of the interns are covered through the sale of farm and sport horses bred and trained at Tchincombe. The horse program is very exciting and is growing fast!

In ministry, Aimee runs the Sunday school and youth programs as well as being heavily involved with the women's fellowship and partnering with the church planting initiative. Whatever she is doing, whether fixing fences, training horses, teaching Sunday School, or preparing Bible studies, it is EXCITING to be a part of this cutting edge ministry to the Mungambw!

Jason & Jennifer Sheppard Missions 180

VISION:  Total Turn Around

MISSION: We will see a total turn around in individual lives, from poverty to wholeness, from sickness to health, from darkness to light.  We will bring compassion to the vulnerable and hope to the hopeless.


Mission:180 Ministries exists to:

1. Help needy people in Canada and Africa. We exist to Impact the lives of people in need by showing them the love of Jesus through practical acts of kindness that include caring for the whole person; body, mind, soul and spirit.

2. We will help the mind and body by helping meet immediate physical needs, feeding the hungry, bringing medical attention to illness and wounds and supplying medicine for the prevention of further disease. We will help by supplying food, clothing and housing. We will provide employment training, equipping and opportunities.

3. We will help the mind, Soul and spirit by introducing anyone who has not already heard the Gospel to a relationship with Jesus Christ through the teaching and preaching of the Bible.

4. We will actively participate in the life of Christian churches in the countries where we operate by preaching and teaching in local congregations during special meetings and regularly scheduled worship times.

5. We will provide training for existing ministers, and we will help to raise up new church leaders, through seminars, conferences, and ministry training schools.

6. We will impact the lives of Canadians by providing volunteer service opportunities in Canada and abroad. We will provide planning and training for Short Term Missions to the developing world. This will include resources for travel plans, and actual specific missions/service opportunities in the developing world.  We will host teams from churches, sports clubs, businesses etc. We will also host families or individuals who want to come and offer their talents and services.

7. We will raise up Canadians to come to the developing world for long term missions, providing them with opportunities to pour their lives into those in need.




Ministry Location: Toronto, ON

Ministry Focus: Urban Ministry

As an Mission Canada urban worker in downtown Toronto, Ejay ministers to those in the urban core who find themselves in cyclical poverty. He has been a consistent presence on the streets of Toronto for over 11 years. One of the Scripture passages that guides his life and ministry is:

“To the weak I became weak, to win the weak.

I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.”

1 Corinthians 9:22-23 (NIV).

Ejay believes that marginalized people cannot be saved through programs. Loving people with deep compassion is a precious calling. This is why he believes in serving in whatever capacity he is able in order to meet these needs. It is an incredible privilege to be trusted by the people he serves. Ejay is grateful for how he is able to journey with people in the margins. Ejay, and his wife Cheryl, serve to be a bridge to their neighbours both rich and poor, building community amongst them and practicing radical hospitality. They do this so they may have a glimpse into the kingdom of God.

Ejay's Website

Janira & Jason Willis