Annual Impact Report 2021
The same passion that inspired One Hope Canada founder J. Lloyd Hunter’s mission 95 years ago still drives us today—to share the good news of Jesus with children, youth, and families. Our teams bring the hope of Christ to thousands of people each year through Bible camps, community ministries, digital discipleship, and training opportunties.
YOUR GIFTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE
WHAT CAMP COSTS || $824
WHAT YOU GIVE (60%) || $494
WHAT FAMILIES PAY (40%) || $330
Per camper, per week of camp, based on pre-Covid financial data. Camper fees for families is a national average; actuals vary from camp to camp.
WATCH: A message from national director Bill McCaskell.
Your support helps keep costs low so more children and youth have the opportunity to hear the good news of Jesus!
Last year, the majority of our ministry points opened for summer overnight camping or day camp. In July and August 2021 more than 9,880 boys and girls had the opportunity to hear the good news about Jesus. More than half came from homes that know little about Jesus, the Bible, or true Christianity. Thanks to your generosity, our frontline teams were ready for ministry.
“One young teen who came to camp believed Jesus would never accept him. After hearing several chapel messages and experiencing love from his cabin leaders, he discovered that Jesus loved him! He accepted Jesus into his life that week. His journey may not be easy, but his cabin leaders have committed to walking with him, staying in touch, and praying for him.” Janette Blahut, Lake of the Trees Bible Camp, BC
12,500 CHILDREN AND YOUTH
4,208 FROM UNCHURCHED HOMES
5,21l4 SPIRITUALLY SIGNIFICANT CONVERSATIONS
791 FIRST-TIME DECISIONS TO FOLLOW CHRIST
Our missionaries take the Gospel beyond camp, directly into their communities. This year, they hosted in-person and online clubs, travelling day camps, game nights, and more. Some learned new skills to start YouTube channels featuring Bible stories, puppet-led adventures, and live-stream chapel services.
3 TRAVELLING DAY CAMPS
6 COMMUNITY MINISTRIES
387 LOCAL PARTNER CHURCHES
“It is my prayer that the twenty-three girls who attend our clubs each week will have open hearts to the Gospel and will commit to living for Christ. I am always very encouraged to see these girls grow up and continue in their faith.” Rachel Mast, Rainy River District Ministries, ON
Your gifts make it possible to create quality digital tools like our discipleship app, Faith Spark. This app safely connects leaders with children in their ministry. More than 1,400 people actively engaged with Faith Spark during the summer months, continuing important faith conversations.
“Faith Spark is a great tool to stay connected with those we reach. Every Wednesday during the month of December, I hosted “Christmas at the Cove,” using the app. We had a theme each night, played a game, and had a Bible Story. I hope to do more live events to reach our campers, and to encourage others.” Amy Kaufman, Sandy Cove Bible Camp, NB
FAITH SPARK APP LAUNCH
3,600 KIDS SUBSCRIBED
5,000+ MODERATED CONVERSATIONS
Your support makes it possiblie to provide quality online and in-person training opportunities for those serving with One Hope Canada, as well as provide resources for families and ministry leaders. Your gifts ensure discipleship continues all year long.
595 MISSIONARIES and VOLUNTEERS ACCESSED ONLINE COURSES
3,013 FRENCH PODCAST DOWNLOADS
8,108 VIEWS (BLOGS, PODCASTS, VIDEOS)
One Hope Canada missionaries, board members, and volunteers can access 42 online courses – more than 50 hours of training options. They are equipped for specific ministry roles, and prepared to effectively share the Gospel.
The Hope Blog posts family-oriented and Gospel-centred articles, videos, downloads and more on how to share Jesus with kids. Missionnel.org endeavours to do the same for French speakers.
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* A current, detailed financial report of any ministry point for any year (including 2021 is available upon request.