Whyte Ridge Baptist supports three North American Baptist Conference sponsored missionaries.
Lyndell Campbell Réquia • BRAZIL
Lyndell serves in Brazil as a seminary teacher and as a church planter. She says, “I absolutely love teaching and equipping people to serve in God’s Kingdom, but because I believe in the importance of practicing what I teach as well, I am looking forward to helping a church develop from the very beginning.”
Lyndell married Paulo Réquia on November 27, 2010. To help us pronounce her Brazilian last name, she writes: “The actual pronunciation in Portuguese is ‘heckya’ with emphasis on the first syllable. I guess in english it would be ‘wreckya’ with the emphasis on the first syllable again. Hope that helps!”
Lyndell & Paulo now minister together in the area of church planting. Monthly Newsletter.
Elsie Lewandowski • CAMEROON, WEST AFRICA
Elsie has always actively served God. In high school, she served as the Youth for Christ representative on the city council. While at college, she taught a junior high Sunday school class and served as Sunday school superintendent, missions representative on the Mission Conference Committee, secretary for the Christian Education Board, teacher in Vacation Bible School, junior church leader, camp counselor, and coordinator.
Elsie’s philosophy and strength for service is best summed up in her own words: “I need the Lord daily in order to be the best at what I do. I am in awe that He loves me and want to use me with all my failures and weaknesses. I have much to learn, but I have seen miracles. He does change hearts and attitudes. He has His own timetable and needs not be rushed.”
Elsie serves as a supervisor and teacher in the Field Education System for missionary children. She’s been serving in Cameroon since 1999, and working as a missionary since 1987.
You can read about current happenings in Elsie’s life and ministry in her newsletter.
Nick & Iris • EAST ASIA
Nick and Iris are pioneering a new work in East Asia. They have a tremendous opportunity to equip leaders on the campus of an important University. These leaders will then be challenged to replicate the things they are learning on impact trips throughout the region.
Anniversary – May 14 Birthdays: Nick – October 22, Iris – September 6
You can read about up to date news on their ministry in their newsletter.
Far Corners Ministry
Whyte Ridge Baptist also partners with the Far Corners Ministry. Far Corners focuses on encouraging and helping the growing church in Northeast India by training local pastors and lay leaders, building churches, and helping the poor. They do this in partnership with Christians in Canada who are actively involved in training pastors, building churches and helping the poor in India.
Shant & Ginny Manuel • NORTHEAST INDIA
Founder and Executive Director
Shant Manuel was born in Chennai (Madras) and grew up in Mumbai (Bombay). Several generations ago, his family became Christian and, at the age of 23, Shant accepted Christ as his personal Saviour. He came to Canada to continue his university studies and, in 1981, sensed a clear call to pastoral ministry. After spending twenty years in pastoral ministry in the Atlantic provinces and four years in international missions, Shant and his wife Ginny formed Far Corners Ministry in 2008. They have a grown son and daughter, and live in Upper Hammonds Plains near Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Check out Far Corners’ website to learn more about this exciting ministry.
For reports on Whyte Ridge Baptist short-term mission trips to India, go to the Missions News page.