WHO: PEOPLE PASSIONATE ABOUT MISSIONS LOCALLY & INTERNATIONALLY
A Christian missionary is an ambassador of Christ, commissioned to make disciples of Christ using every available means and opportunity. The vision of the ROVC Missions Ministry is to inspire vision and participation in both local and international mission projects. Our passion is to make a difference not only in the city of Calgary, but around the world. ROVC supports our own missionaries and missions projects. We also partner with Victory Churches International in more than 20 nations around the world, including orphanages, safe houses for children exploited in the sex industry, Bible schools, church planting, and other outreach projects. We desire that everyone finds a place to use their talents, gifts and passions in spreading the message of Christ.
Richard & Ning have been missionaries in the Philippines for over 30 years. Having spent 15 years planting churches in the remote villages , God led them to start a church in Manila in September of 2003. Immediately they saw explosive growth! Victory Churches of Asia (Fairview Branch), the church they started & still pastor today, has grown to over 2500 people. In the same time period they saw the 6 small churches they had previously planted grow into 27 churches nation wide. Several Christian schools, feeding & education programs for the poor, relief work & numerous other ministries have been started & continue to expand as a result. In the past 5 years they have begun to see some dramatic miracles in the area of healing.
For over a decade we have advanced the cause of missions with Victory Asia, now influencing ten nations. From our home base in Sriracha, Thailand our aim is simply “building people that build people” through the vision of Reach, Teach & Mobilize. Our life consists of overseeing ministry operations, pastoring a church and growing a children’s nursery, all fuelled by the delicious foods Asia provides… oh yeah… we ride elephants. The support of ROVC and our amazing leadership team makes this all possible. Together we are living life on purpose and promoting Jesus.
At an early age, Tyler felt called into full-time ministry after graduating from Victory Bible College in Calgary and felt God leading him into full-time work with Victory Asia and the Victory Asia Bible College.
Hannah was raised in a Christian Family in Pakistan. After completing her Master's in Theology at the Full Gospel Assemblies of Pakistan Bible College, she felt God was calling her into missions and moved to Thailand to work full time with Victory Asia.
Tyler & Hannah were married in the spring of 2017 in Thailand, Tyler is the college administrator, teaches and mentors students for ministry and teaches English. Hannah is an administrator for Sri Racha Victory Church, teaches English and is a cell group leader. Pray for Tyler and Hannah as they continue to minister to South East Asia.
Hello, my name is Lana Klassen, I’ve been attending Royal Oak Victory Church for about 10 years. I have felt called to missions for a long time but it wasn’t until a visiting missionary spoke about Thailand in our church that I felt called to any one place. Upon hearing about the spiritual climate, human trafficking and about the child sex industry, God starting speaking to my heart. After sharing this with a friend she introduced me to Matt and Becky Watson, who are missionaries there. Through that visit I was encouraged to enrol in VABC for one year. This gave me the chance to go to Thailand and experience the culture and the ministry first hand. It didn’t take long for me to realize that I was exactly where God wanted me. Having attended VABC this past year, I spent 8 months learning how God has planed, purposed and gifted me and using those gifts has brought me to new levels of confidence and understanding and deeper places of trust and faith. This is why I am joining the ministry team in Asia, I believe that it is the next step in my walk with God; to step into the great commission, to reach, teach and mobilize the people of Thailand, to show them the love of God and the hope that he brings.