The last couple of weeks have been wild with everything surrounding COVID-19. The world has embraced fear in the face of uncertainty and the unknown. However, as the Church, we’ve been called and equipped for such a time as this. Now, more than ever, we have an opportunity to bring the hope and life of Jesus to our neighbours.

John 1:5 says that in Jesus there is life, and that life is the light of men. The darkness of the world can’t overcome the light and life of Jesus. You may say, “Well that was Jesus, not me.” But, through the Holy Spirit we have access to the same power that raised Christ from the dead (Ephesians 1:18-23). Sometimes it feels like that power is hidden away. That’s when we must pray for God to “open the eyes of our heart”. God has placed everything under Jesus’ feet “for the church”, for the sake of the world. Remember, kindness is not cancelled, community is not cancelled, the supernatural power of God is not cancelled. How we live as followers of Jesus in the everyday is more critical than ever before.

At Mission Central, our vision and mission has always been to be a catalyst to help people become mature missional disciples of Jesus. We do this by connecting people, virtually, and face-to-face. With this growing pandemic, the way we live our everyday rhythms may have changed but our mission stays the same.

Mission is not cancelled, rather it is more needed than ever before. We want to hear and see how you’re living missionally right now – whether that is in your home, with your families or neighbours (with a 6ft distance).

Use our hashtag #MissionIsNotCancelled. Share what you’re up to on Facebook or Instagram. Let’s press in, get innovative, be creative and live out Jesus’s mission.

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In 1997 John Hall, his wife Wei, and brother in-law started Eco Outdoor Sports in Metro Vancouver. In 2003 the business was sold, and his family entered a seven-year ‘desert experience’. During that time the Lord impressed on John and his family the importance of hearing and obeying Jesus every day, something that he tries to integrate into everything he does. In 2010 God changed the family’s direction and led him to finish his degree at Regent College in preparation for life as a full-time missionary overseas. That ministry opportunity didn’t develop as planned, as a whole new perspective and participation-in Christ’s mission was born at Missions Fest Vancouver. It’s now a daily occurrence for John’s business background and theological training to get a workout.

John served as the Executive Director at Mission Central (formerly Missions Fest Vancouver) from 2014 to April 2023.

John and Wei live in Richmond, BC. They have two wonderful adult girls. John completed his MA at Regent College in 2010.

The Tapestry Church (Richmond, BC)

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