Transforming Lives In Schools

Transforming Lives In Schools

Worldwide, our missionary apprentices focus on building relationships and discipling students within their communities. Their presence acts as a bridge for young people between their placement church and the schools. In Canada, a team was recently re-established in Vancouver and is already making a great impact.

This year’s Pais Vancouver team is headed by Jess Mangnall and Hiba Danial, and they have the opportunity to serve at a local Christian school. In January, they launched an after school Youth Alpha club for students to join.

Since its launch, the team has seen an average of 30 students attend weekly. Furthermore,13 students decided to follow Christ.

Through the conversations and connections made in Alpha, the Pais Vancouver team is now mentoring a group of 7th grade girls. Join us in prayer for the Pais Vancouver team as they seek wisdom and direction on how to proceed with this group of girls.

We are seeing similar stories happening with our other North America teams serving in Calgary, Colorado and Texas. During the month of February, those teams reached 951 students in their local communities.

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2021 Year-In-Review: Pais America

2021 Year-In-Review: Pais America

As the year comes to an end, we are celebrating all that God has done through our Pais nations in 2021! Read below to discover the great ministry stories from our nations in North and South America:

Pais Brazil

“In August, Pais Brazil invited Apprentices who had been unable to travel to the nation they were to serve in to join our Home Office initiative. Six of them rose to the challenge of applying a Kingdom-centric gospel in their home towns as they settled in for the 6-month wait before visas would be approved and borders would open.

They were trained in our catalytic tools on Zoom and were given a series of challenges to put into action in six different cities, thousands of kilometres from each other. Over the past 4 months, they each mobilized young people from their local churches through Because You’re Loved campaigns, gathering donations to give clothes and shoes to children living in poverty, raising money to help a child who was diagnosed with cancer, helping young people from impoverished communities write their first CVs, and cleaning and restoring spaces in the local community.

In a time of disappointment and uncertainty, when they could have given up or gone back to their previous lives, these six missionaries pursued the advancing God’s Kingdom in their own towns and cities, taking young people with them to share the gospel and to bring change.”

Pais North America

“This year we re-launched a Pais team in Vancouver, Canada. It’s been many years since we’ve had a Pais team in this part of Canada. Jess and Hiba are our Apprentices who make up the Pais team and have been serving at Highway Church. Highway is a church plant that was birthed in the middle of Covid.

Despite their limited access to the community, the Pais team has been involved in various initiatives. They were granted access into a few schools where they are teaching and mentoring students weekly. On Tuesday’s they serve in a local donation food program where they distribute food to families in the community. Through this they were able to engage with an Indigenous woman who had no church background and bridged the gap between community and faith. This resulted in the woman being integrated into the church and is now serving alongside the Pais team distributing food on Tuesday’s.

THIS is what Pais is all about.”

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A Willing Heart

A Willing Heart

Meet Andrew Slagle! Andrew is currently serving as a Team Leader in Pais Colorado. He first joined Pais England and is now back in his home country! Andrew has shown a willingness to be used by God and has thus seen many young people drawing closer to Christ. Read Andrew’s story below:

“I heard about Pais for the first time when I was studying at Capernwray Bible College in England. Pete Baker, the National Director of Pais England, came to my school as a guest speaker and shared what Pais is and what they do. I loved studying the Bible and deepening my relationship with the Lord during that time, but when I learned about the heart behind Pais, I thought it would be a great chance to be the hands and feet of Christ and get involved in ministry. I joined Pais England 5 months later!

I felt like for many years I was a “Sunday Christian” and stayed in my comfort zone for a long time…I have only really begun to understand what the great commission really means, “Go, therefore and make disciples of all nations.” This statement rings even truer to me as I’m now serving back in my home country, USA!

Since I’ve been on Pais, I’ve gotten to help lead someone to faith for the first time, witness many student baptisms, and just walk with students in their faith journey. A story that sticks out, is about a middle school boy that started coming to our youth group last year. He was very outgoing and kind of a goofball, and it seemed like he was only there for the games and snacks. But when we had a worship and prayer night, he came up to me and asked for prayer and said that he wanted to follow Jesus. I was kind of taken back, but my heart was overjoyed! He gave his life to Jesus that night, and has been coming to youth ever since. Now he is regularly asking questions about God and how he can spend time with Him. His story is just one of the many students that we see drawing closer to the Lord. Praise God!”

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The Rebuild Begins!

The Rebuild Begins!

To kick off the Mission Year, each Pais Nation organizes a two-week training known as Foundational Training. During this preparation, the Pais Team Members and Team Leaders learn practical tools and resources to reach young people. This month many FT’s are happening in person for the first time in two years and we can feel the momentum building again!

Mark Riley, Global Training Director, says: “Foundational Training is always a great time to see individuals grow in character, new skills, and confidence as they unpack Kingdom Principles and fresh approaches to Bible Studies, Evangelism, and Discipleship.”

Foundational Training is also a period of team bonding and spiritual growth as the teams attend devotional sessions and social events. Amadeo and Ellie, two Apprentices who are serving in North America, share how God has been speaking to them during FT:

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Pais North America Honors Apprentices At End Of Year Ceremony

Pais North America Honors Apprentices At End Of Year Ceremony

As the academic year comes to an end, Pais U.S.A. & Canada celebrated the ministry of their Apprentices during an End Of Year Ceremony. The National Directors handed certificates to the Apprentices who graduated and honored the work of those who are continuing with Pais.

One of the highlights of the event was when Apprentices looked back and shared encouraging stories of God fulfilling His purposes through their lives.

As a testimony, several Apprentices from Brazil were initially unable to join their team in the United States due to a Covid-19 travel ban. Yet they continued to pray during the next several months for God to open doors. In December of 2020, they were given the opportunity to quarantine in Mexico for 14 days which would allow them to enter the nation.

Around the same time, a family connected to Pais felt God calling them to bless missionaries. The family heard about these Brazilian Apprentices and decided to cover a significant part of their trip expenses. This family’s generosity started a ripple effect and allowed the Apprentices to mentor and impact the lives of many young people.

One of the Apprentices serving in Canada also shared about her time serving with Pais in a video testimonial. Letitia Olivier said her last two years as a missionary were “unexpected and life changing”. She continued to trust that His purposes were higher than she could have imagined and was empowered to fulfill her calling.

Letitia closed with Acts 20:24: “But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned to me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.” – watch the video below

Pais North America witnessed the wonderful grace of God during 2020/2021 and stepped up to their calling! Are you ready to fulfill the work God has for you too? Apply now for your Free Mission Year!