Field of Service: Montreal
Mission Organization: InterVarsity
Ministry: Originally from Northern Ontario, I (Alenna) now live in Montreal, Quebec serving as a Campus Minister with InterVarsity. I am stationed at Concordia University and Dawson College, and I also resource Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario. Being shaped by God's Word and led by the Holy Spirit, the purpose of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship of Canada is the transformation of youth, students and graduates, in all their ethnic diversity, into fully committed followers of Jesus Christ. I have the privilege of being able to build relationships with students, equipping and encouraging them to build witnessing communities on campus where students of all different backgrounds can come and catch a glimpse of the goodness of God. It is truly a blessing to journey with students as they discover Jesus at such a critical stage in their lives.
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June 2021 Update
Student Discipleship House
A 20-something room hotel filled with boarding students learning to follow Jesus together, cooking big communal meals, inviting their friends to come study in the cafe on the first floor, being discipled by live-in mentors, and being refined and equipped for the many relationships they'll form in their classes.
Some InterVarsity staff took up the invitation of a local church to vision and set up this very thing during the month of May, preparing the space for students to move in come September. We have been invited to move to the hotel as live-in mentors for the coming school year - a partnership that would become part of our ministry assignment. Please pray for us as we discern whether to leave the apartment complex where we've been building relationships with our neighbours for the sake of this other incredible opportunity to pour into students.
We have been very blessed with financial partners. Thank you! We continue to need to increase our partnership base, and our hope for this summer is to raise $25,000 for the sake of mission on campus from annual, one-time, and new monthly gifts. Would you partner with us in this way?
This summer, we are piloting a partially team-based financial partnership model. Please pray for us as we work out how best to do this. If you have any questions about this, feel free to reach out.
Please pray for Laurentian University students and faculty. The university has made sweeping program cuts due to financial instability, affecting the lives of many in Sudbury. Please pray for discernment and guidance for those affected.
Please pray for:
- God Among Us: Our summer Scripture camp this year, focusing on John 1.
- Summer Fellowship: Pray for students in Sabbath Keepers and other summer ministry small groups, and that we can prepare wisely for another school year full of unknowns.
- International Students: Pray for wisdom and safety for students traveling for university, and for our government, whose border decisions greatly affect students.
- Hotel Ambrose: Our discernment regarding whether to become live-in mentors, and for the students who will be filling the rooms in the fall.