GCI Churches and Work in Southern Africa
Gary Moore is the National Director of our denomination in Canada. As such he serves as ministry leader, and coordinates the administration and missions of the fellowship in Canada. Congregations began to develop in Canada in the early 1960's, and have grown to a national family of over 60 churches since then.
Gary married Wendy (Holladay) in June 2006. Wendy, a native South African, served as the National Director in South Africa. Gary served the church in southern Africa from June 2006 until June 2007. Gary and Wendy now live in Canada.
Due to the connection with southern Africa, Gary has been partnered to serve with Kalengule Kaoma as Missions Directors for Africa. Gary's responsibilities include the activities of the church in South Africa, and the areas directly administered from there - Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana, Namibia, Mozambique and Mauritius. Also, the Canadian congregations and members have taken a special responsibility to help fund mission efforts in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Further, due to the fact that about 1/3 of our African congregations are French speaking, a supportive relationship is forming between those churches and the French-speaking congregations in Canada.
To find out contact information for pastors in various nations, please refer to our websites, or write to one of the offices listed below:
Box 888, Port Louis
Gary and Kalengule are working closely together to support and encourage mission in Africa. Africa is truly an exciting mission field. There is an openness to the gospel that is very inspiring. Gary and Wendy strongly feel that the Canadian churches will gain a great deal as they seek to partner with and serve their African brethren. The mission of Jesus Christ in moving forward, and the light of the gospel is shining strongly on the African continent!
As you can probably appreciate, our Missions Directors take seriously the unique characteristics of the cultural and historical context in which they have to minister within the realities of their regions. We hope that this information has broadened your overview of the international work. There is still so much to do. We appreciate your regular and fervent prayers that God will inspire and uplift our MDs as they respond to the Holy Spirit, that God will bless and protect the many fellow laborers scattered throughout the world, and send even more laborers into his harvest.
Our mission outside the United States is funded in three ways. The first is through the donations of members in the various countries in which we work. The majority of mission work being done is being funded through this means. The second category is money that comes out of the denominational apportionment of the contributions received in U.S. local churches, and the third source is from individual or congregational donations that are in addition to the funds made available from the denominational apportionment. Missions Directors and some additional mission expenses incurred at the denominational offices are funded from this denominational apportionment.