Passing the Baton

We at SEND North have been blessed to see God’s hand providing and guiding since 1936.  Throughout the years, God has moved us through many phases of growth using the leadership of several gifted men as our Area Directors.  We covet your prayers as we enter another season of change.

Our current Area Director, Dr. Barry Rempel, has accepted God’s call to be Director of Program Development for Radius International’s missionary training program in Tijuana, Mexico.  The following is how Barry describes his heart:

“Be assured that there is no problem, issue of disagreement, or question of integrity causing this change. Rather, it is a matter of following God’s leading into a new area of ministry, a new life chapter filled with both challenge and opportunity.  Through much thought, prayer and the counsel of godly friends, we feel like this is the right next step for us in our journey of seeing the message of salvation in Christ taken to the ends of the earth.  I knew there would be a day to pass the “baton”.  I have never been more confident of the broad base of leadership across SEND North than I am now. This ministry has never been about any individual, but rather how God is at work through a team of people committed to Him.”

While we are sad to see Barry and Ruth leave SEND North, we are confident in the Lord’s leading. Barry and Ruth have faithfully served SEND North since August 2001, first as Church Ministries Director, and then as Area Director. The Council and all of SEND North express deep appreciation for their 14 years of leadership. Radius International is a training program we will be using for new missionaries, so our partnership with Barry and Ruth will continue.

We have begun the process of selecting a new Area Director.   Barry will continue in this role through February 29, 2016. Jim Stamberg, the Assistant Area Director will take over the duties of the Area Director on March 1, 2016 until a new Area Director is appointed.

Please join with us in prayer that God will endow our selection committee with sensitive hearts and clear minds. Pray for the wisdom and discernment of our entire mission body as we corporately vote fro