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Our Missionaries 

From everywhere to everywhere.
We support missionaries within our local community and all across the world. With your support and the faithful service of these men, women and families below, individuals are meeting Jesus and responding to the gospel on a daily basis.

And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” Romans 10:15

Jason and Angie Bechtel
In order to see a thriving church established for every people, Jason works with a team to shape what people across Canada read, hear, touch and click from Ethnos Canada. This includes magazines, newsletters, websites and email updates. Angie is on the oversight team for the K-12 school at Ethnos Canada.
  • Nearly 30% of people on this planet (220 million people) have no Christian witness, and no outreach has been started yet in their first language.
  • As of 1 October 2017, over 114 million people, speaking 1636 languages, are still waiting for Bible translation to begin in their first language.
  • There are 1.5 billion people without the full Bible in their first language.
Pray for...
  • ...that we daily connect with our source of life, Jesus.
  • ...for wisdom in raising our kids to be followers of Jesus.
  • ...for wisdom in leading and following in various contexts of ministry and life.
  • ...for an attitude of gratefulness and abundance to radiate in all areas of life.
Jason & Angie Bechtel
P.O. Box 1301
Durham, ON  N0G 1R0
Jason: 226.222.1751
Angie: 226.230.8575
Office: 519.369.2622 x212
David and Debra Rodges
After serving in Papua New Guinea for 25 years, Dave and Deb returned to Canada in 2017. In 2016 Ethnos and Northern Canada Evangelical Mission began to work together to reach Northern Canada’s unreached people groups and formed FirstStory. Upon arriving back in Canada, Dave and Deb were approached to help oversee the development of this new mission effort. Dave serves as the Planning Director for FirstStory to establish thriving churches among the Indigenous people of Canada. As this is a new outreach there is much work to complete and preparations to be made ahead of the families that will be coming to work with FirstStory.
  • Of 70 Aboriginal spoken languages, 36 have more than 500 speakers
  • 73% of the Inuit population live in Inuit Nunangat
  • First Nations, Inuit and Metis in Canada make up almost 5% of Canada’s total population
  • There are 1000’s of substance abuse deaths annually  from  alcohol poisoning, overdoses, as well as from diabetes and exposure
Pray for...
  • doors in Aboriginal communities for FirstStory ministries. (
  • ...young people who have a heart to minister to Canada’s Aboriginal population to join this work.
  • ...wisdom for the leadership team to know where to place each new missionary and to give the guidance necessary to help each family have success in ministry. 
  • ...our health to be well so that we are able to accomplish all that we are doing and for what lies ahead in the future.
David & Debra Rodges
293 Warren Street
Goderich, ON   N7A 4G3
Dave: 519.525.8384
Deb: 519.525.7519
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Tim & Kathy Whatley
P.O. Box 707,
Durham, ON  N0G 1R0
Tim: 519.375.6367
Kathy: 519.477.3603
Home: 519.369.5748
Tim and Kathy Whatley
Tim and Kathy served in Indonesia for 12 years. During that time they were involved in opening up the Island of West Papua for NTM, and then made contact and served in the Moi Tribe. In 2010 Tim was asked to return to Canada and serve as the Executive Director for what is now called Ethnos Canada, which is still his primary responsibility. This has included opening our outreach to the First Nations of Canada (FirstStory), serving alongside of our team in Mongolia, and on our International Leadership Team. Kathy serves alongside of Tim with a welcoming home for guests, much of his travel, and encouraging our ladies. Kathy also teaches the Medical Class in our Training Program.
  • Ethnos Canada has over 200 missionaries serving in about 15 different nations.
  • FirstStory was started after repeated requests from First Nations Communities.
  • When the Iron Curtain fell in 1991, there was not one known believer in Mongolia. This still remains a very dark country.
Pray for...
  • ...wisdom and grace as we interact with our leaders and as we make 3-5 trips overseas each year. 
  • leadership to our team in Mongolia is difficult from this distance. Pray for a leadership team to develop there.
  • ...FirstStory is still in its early stages. We need guidance and discretion in where we serve.
  • ...laborers for the Harvest of Souls around the world.
  • ...for our three children as each of them feels led to serve overseas.
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