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.

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

In partnership with the International Missions and Missions Canada offices.

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