PWF WORLD MISSIONS COMMISSION
Report to the PWF Advisory Committee
August 27, 2013
Dr. Arto Hämäläinen
Chairman PWF World Missions Commission Page 2
WMC/PWF REPORT 2010-2013
In the last 3 years WMC has been in the process to build contacts and develop the services to world missions executives. The World Missions Network (WMN) was officially started by the decision of the PWF Advisory Committee in 2012. The internet basis has been established (www.pwfmissions.net) on 2011. The content of the intranet has developed. It serves leaders in world missions. The access is only by password in order to keep the security of the information.
After Stockholm conference WMC has had annual gatherings, at Budapest, Hungary in 2011, and at Siem Reap, Cambodia in 2012.
WMC is working in close cooperation with WMC of WAGF.
The chairman of WMC/PWF has been elected to Mission Commission Associate of WEA in 2012. He has participated also the Transform Summit in 2012. He is also chairman of PEF and PEM, and member in the E21 Global Council (since 2013) and European Cabinet (since 2011).
The chairman has been assisted by voluntary workers (Ms Anne Taanila 2009-2011 and Mrs Keshia Perera-Joensuu 2011-2013). A new one for that task should be found.
Budapest (Gödöllö), Hungary 2011
The themes were:
“Indigenous Concept and 3-self Churches – Theory or praxis in Pentecostal Missions?” , Dr. DeLonn Rance.
“Marketplace Ministry”, Director of Marketplace ministry Kevin Pate, Global Advance, implemented by Skype connection.
“Towards a Conceptual Framework for Church Leadership Formation in Urban South Asia”, Dr. Chadwick Mohan.
“How Can We Embrace Diaspora Mission?”, Dr. Grant McClung, comment by Rev. Asa Kain.
Siem Reap, Cambodia 2012
Dr Paul Alexander: Experiencies in Designing Missionary Training Programs.
Rev Kevin Hovey: Experiences in Oceania in Training for Missions.
Mission Director Brad Walz: Latin American Experiences in Training for Missions.
Rev Harry Leesment: Deaf Discovering Jesus, the Unreached World of over 300 million.
Rev Avi Micrachi: From Jerusalem to the Ends of the Earth – Still Valid? PWF World Missions Commission Page 3
The first book of WMC series was published by Pathway Press in 2012. “Together in One Mission” which is edited by Grant McClung and Arto Hämäläinen is recently become available also as Kindle edition ebook at amazon.com
WMC was in a joint action with Pentecostal Asian Mission and Pentecostal European Mission in channeling humanitarian help to Japan after the tsunami there. PEM coordinated the gathering.
The religious liberty matters were given to the responsibility of WMC by the Advisory Committee in 2012. That is why Dr. Brian Stiller is one of the speakers in the World Missions Forum at Kuala Lumpur. It is according to the consideration of the AC how to continue in the future.
WMC has inquired PEM, PEM and WMC/WAGF about the need to provide a global hub for the Pentecostal world missions. All those networks are interested in that. The Continental Theological Seminary in Belgium has offered a possibility to provide a base for that.
The networking organizations are challenged to make contributions to WMC. In August 2013 there is about 3000 USD on the account for WMC. The financial guidelines were formed with the PWF executive committee in 2012.
Chairman Dr. Arto Hämäläinen, Finland
Vice chairman Rev. Asa Kain, Bangladesh
Secretary Mission director Brad Walz Argentine/USA
Member at large Dr.Lazarus Chakwera, Malawi
Rev. Uche Ama, Nigeria
Rev. David Batenzi, Tanzania
Rev. Ron Kinnear, South Africa
Rev. Jean Baptiste Sawadogo, Burkina Faso
Rev. Michael Dissanayeke, Sri Lanka
Rev. David Mohan, India
Rev. Steven Kum, Malaysia
Rev. Ildoo Kwon, South Korea
Rev. Donovan Ng, Hongkong PWF World Missions Commission Page 4
Rev. Surapong Pratumwan, Thailand
Rev. Takashi Yoshida, Japan
Rev. Michel Freyd, France
Dr. Rudy Giron, Spain
Mission director Ghita Ritisan, Romania
Rev. Bohuslav Wojnar, Czech Rep.
Rev. Anisio Nascimento, Brazil
Rev. Samuel Rodriquez, Peru
Dr. Paul Alexander, USA
Mission director Talmadge Gardner, USA
Mission Director Murray Cornelius, Canada
Dr. Greg Mundis, USA
Dr. David Shibley, USA
Mission Director Jim Scott, USA
Rev. Avi Mizrachi, Israel
Rev. Dikran Salbashian, Jordan
Rev. Ihsan Özbek, Turkey
Rev. Kevin Hovey
Dr. Grant McClung, USA
Dr. Delonn Rance, USA
On behalf of the WMC/PWF
Dr. Arto Hämäläinen