The Ottawa RPC has one member, Jan Buchanan, involved in long-term mission work in South Sudan with Cush4Christ.
Cush4Christ (C4C) is a ministry of Reformed Presbyterian Global Missions (RPGM) and is based in Aweil, South Sudan. Their mission is to make disciples toward a vision of "a gospel-centred church for every community in Aweil and beyond". Under the Holy Spirit's direction, the C4C team is bearing fruit in the planting of Christ-centred churches, the proclamation of the Word of God on the radio, and the transformation of many lives and communities.
For more information about C4C as well as current prayer requests, visit cush4christ.org or the C4C Facebook page.
Jan Buchanan grew up in Edmonton (Alberta). She became a Christian while a student at the University of Alberta. A few years later, through a trip to Africa and a missions conference at her church, she felt God's call to overseas missions.
Throughout her 20s and 30s, Jan lived in Quebec and in Ottawa. During that time she did various things, including serving with a campus Christian ministry and working as a French-English interpreter. She served in her local churches, took some Bible courses, and gained experience in evangelism and discipleship, leading Bible studies and promoting missions. She began attending the Ottawa Reformed Presbyterian Church in 1990 and became a member.
In 1995, Jan was sent out by ORPC to serve with a church-planting team in West Africa. During her 15 years there, she led Bible studies, learned to teach the Bible through chronological Bible storying, helped develop materials to train local Christians, hosted short-term missions teams and provided oversight to a church literacy program.
In 2011, Jan joined the Cush4Christ team. Her main ministry focus is equipping partner church members, particularly women, for mercy ministry in the area of health. This involves basic teaching on disease prevention and dealing with common local health problems, as well as modeling what she teaches by helping her neighbours. She is also involved in literacy work, women's discipleship and other ways to build up the team's local church partners.
Jan blogs at southsudanjan.blogspot.com
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