Dearly Beloved in Christ,
Greetings in the matchless Name of Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ! The Word of the Lord in Isaiah 54:2 exhorts us to “Enlarge the place of [our] tent, And let [us] stretch out the curtains of [our] dwellings; Do not spare; Lengthen [our] cords, And strengthen [our] stakes.” I knew that God was looking for our obedience in this regard when He spoke to me in a vision to build a new place of worship in the northeast corner of Scarborough. We certainly needed to proceed with audacious faith.
Since 1998, Living Word Harvest Missionary Church in Canada has spread the gospel among Tamils and other ethnic communities, raising believers to reach the surrounding communities and their
spheres of influence with the love of Christ. Currently, we have 300 members, including 80 youth, and many regular attendees and visitors. Every Sunday, we conduct three services – one in English and two in Tamil. Through this ministry, many lives are transformed and Godly relationships are established.
For years, the challenging reality for our rapidly growing congregation is the lack of a suitable gathering place in Toronto. As our mission priorities include our commitment to support many needy people in Sri Lanka, we wanted to ensure an uninterrupted flow of financial aid for that work while we tried our best to manage our need for a place of worship in other ways. Week after week, in order to hold Sunday Services and Bible studies, we have rented space from churches, schools, banquet halls, and community centres.
Throughout this time, we received many prophecies that we will have our own building in Toronto to help us win many souls for the Kingdom of God. The Lord is faithful to His promises! God enabled us to find a property and a builder to construct a place of worship. To our amazement, there are over 7000 new homes in that particular area, and more slated for construction, but there are no churches in the area to reach the many Tamils who reside there. By the grace of God, we have been permitted to build a church at that location in Scarborough! Hallelujah!
Will you consider joining hands with us?
We are taking a leap of faith in stretching out to establish a place of worship for God’s glory that will serve the needs of the community. By stretching out in obedience, according to Isaiah 54:3, we know that the Lord has promised us the nations as our inheritance.
This is our personal invitation to you to join hands with us to support this vision to advance the Kingdom of God and to partake in this blessed inheritance from the Lord. Your prayers and financial support through one-time and/or monthly recurring donations will assist us in fulfilling the work of God.
The total estimate for our church building project is $4.5 million. To date, we have fundraised and paid $1.3 million, which includes a loan of $442,000.
We pray that the Lord will move hearts to help support this worthy cause.
Can we count on your support towards our building project?
Your generous gift will help ensure that we can continue our ministries in Canada and our mission commitments in Sri Lanka.
There are several methods by which you can make a tax-deductible donation:
- Cheque: Please make cheques payable to “Living Word Harvest Missionary Church”, indicate “Building Fund” in the subject line, and mail your cheque to:Living Word Harvest Missionary Church
2355 Warden Avenue, Unit 4
P.O. Box 30075 RPO Huntingwood
Canada M1T 0A1
- Bank Deposit:
TD Canada Trust Account Name: Living Word Harvest Missionary Church
Account Number: 5005168
Transit Number: 03292
Institution Number: 004
Swift Code: TDOMCATTTOR
ABA Routing Number: 026009593
Living Word Harvest Missionary Church is a registered charitable organization. Our registration number is 866942063RR0001. Tax receipts will be issued for all charitable giving.
For more information, please contact 416-499-4248.
May the Lord bless you for your consideration and support!
In His Service,
Rev. F.E. Yogendra Thomas
Living Word Harvest Missionary Church, Canada