Episodes

Join us every other Tuesday to listen to a new episode of the Compel podcast! Come hear from our sisters who have been in gospel-spreading work and listen to missions-related topics!

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Leah Humphreys, drinking terere with Manjui ladies

EPISODE 14 | Trusting God with Our Kids with Leah Humphreys

On today’s episode, Leah Humphreys is sharing with us about the fears we face taking our kids to the mission field, as well as truths from God’s Word that combat those fears. Leah served in Paraguay as a church planter for 25 years, and now serves in a member care ministry with Ethnos Canada, and we are so thankful how she always points us back to the Truth.

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Vern and Holly Dyck with their kids by an airplane

EPISODE 13 | Caring for Missionary Kids with Holly Dyck

Today we have the joy to sit down with Holly Dyck, who serves in the Missionary Kid Care & Education Department with Ethnos Canada. We can’t wait to hear about how we can better care for missionary kids, as well as gain an understanding of some of the challenges families face serving in remote locations.

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EPISODE 12 | Translating God’s Word with Rebecca Preheim

This week we have Rebecca Preheim with us, a missionary to the Mangen tribe in Papua New Guinea. She shares about how she and her co-worker, Keri, translated the New Testament into their heart language and the joys and challenges along the way.

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missionary women standing together

EPISODE 11 | Equipping Women for Discipleship with Colleen McFadden

We have a special episode today! We are in Toronto with our friend, Colleen McFadden, who trains women Bible teachers with Simeon Trust and leads the women’s ministries at her church. We will be talking about why it is important for women to be involved in discipleship and how to be equipped to share God’s Word with others.

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Lesley Doerksen, Ethnos Canada missionary with people from Papua New Guinea

EPISODE 10 Bonus | God’s Faithfulness with Lesley Doerksen

We have another bonus episode to share with you this week! Today I am here with my co-host, Lesley Doerksen, who is going to be sharing her story with us about how she got involved in missions and how she has seen God’s faithfulness in every season of her life.

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Kirsten Kurvits, Ethnos Canada missionary enroute to Mexico

EPISODE 09 | Fear of Failure with Kirsten Kurvits

In today’s episode, you’ll hear from Kirsten Kurvits, who was involved in training missionaries at Ethnos Canada’s cross-cultural training centre, and is now en route to Mexico. Kirsten talks about her fear of failure and combats that with truths from the Old Testament about doing hard things for God.

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Lauren Ducommun, Ethnos Canada missionary on motorcycle in Asia

Episode 08 Bonus | God’s Goodness with Lauren Ducommun

We have a special bonus episode for you. Lesley Doerksen is interviewing her co-host, Lauren Ducommun. We hope you enjoy hearing more of Lauren’s story and how God led her into missions. She also shares about God’s goodness in her life amidst trials and transitions.

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Shannon Talbot, former Ethnos Canada missionary to the Philippines

Episode 07 | Contentment in Ministry with Shannon Talbot

Today we are sitting down with Shannon Talbot, a church planter in the Philippines. She is a mom to seven wonderful kids, and shares about motherhood, ministry, and being content.

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Teresa Dyck, Ethnos Canada missionary teaching literacy

Episode 06 | Importance of Literacy with Teresa Dyck

Teresa Dyck is joining us this week to share about church planting in South America. She has a heart to see the written Word translated and read by the indigenous people there, and shares with us the value of teaching literacy.

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man and woman in snow gear with a northern community in the background

Episode 05 | Northern Canada Church Development with Jessica Martin

On today’s episode, Jessica Martin is joining us to share about Church Development in Northern Canada. This is a field dear to our heart, because it’s in our own backyard, and we look forward to hearing from her about the many indigenous peoples in Canada that are still waiting to hear the Gospel message.

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Odie reading to some kids

Episode 04 | Discipleship Starts at Home with Odie Goddard

This week we are thrilled to have with us Odie Goddard, a church planter in Paraguay. She is going to share with us how her family have ministered together and how they have used God’s Word to disciple others OR how she made discipling her kids a priority, but also had an incredible ministry to women and other kids in her community.

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Sylvia with her husband and four children

Episode 03 | It Takes a Team with Sylvia Krobel

On our third episode, we are sitting down with Sylvia Krobel, a missionary from Papua New Guinea. We are excited to talk with her about the teamwork it takes to support church planters in isolated people groups, and hope it gives clarity on some of the vital roles needed in missions.

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Linda Rosengren and her family on the mission field

Episode 02 | Bible Translation with Linda Rosengren

On our second episode, we have with us our dear friend, Linda Rosengren, a Bible translator with Ethnos Canada. She is going to share with us the importance of translating the Bible into a heart language, and share a story of God’s faithfulness in her life and ministry, even through tragedy and loss.

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Episode 01 | Introduction with Lesley Doerksen & Lauren Ducommun

We are excited to introduce Compel, a missions podcast for women. On our first ever episode of the Compel podcast, Lesley and I will briefly share about unreached people groups and what this podcast is all about.

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