The Kenyamanyara's

Villiage of hope Mwanza, Tanzania

Mission of the Month Spotlight

Ministry Focus:

Ministry Focus: Julius and Jade serve as the director and administrator, respectively, for Village of Hope Mwanza. Village of Hope – Africa is a Canadian charitable organization bringing hope to children in need throughout Africa. VOH is located in 6 countries and its programs provide education, nutrition, shelter, and healthcare. The mission of Village of Hope is, ‘To bring lasting hope to vulnerable children’.


Julius and Jade are involved in the leadership and daily running of the Village. At VOH Mwanza there are currently 86 children between the ages of 3 and 20, including 12 special needs children, who are cared for at the Village. Mwanza Pentecostal Church, planted onsite three years ago, reaches out to the surrounding community as well—sharing the love of Jesus Christ and the hope that is found only in Him.


Ministry History: Julius and Jade grew up worlds apart, Julius in Kenya and Jade in Canada, but met at Pan Africa Christian University, in Nairobi. They started their marriage and ministry together in Canada and were involved in various ministry roles including youth, children and interim pastoring, but missions was always on their hearts. In 2012 they started their missions journey as mid-term missionaries with STM Network serving as volunteer staff at Dar es Salaam Pentecostal Church in Tanzania. After two years there, God led them to VOH - Mwanza. They transitioned to full-time PAOC global workers and have been in Mwanza, since September 2014. That's the short story!


Churches We are helping to Plant

As part of our Vision 2020 commitment here are some churches we are currently helping to plant.

  • Centerview Church

    Sunday Service @ 10am

    309 Rathburn Road West
    Mississauga Ontario


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  • Church in the City

    Sunday Services @ 9:15am & 10:50am

    152 The Esplanade, Toronto

    Phone: 416.203.7117



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  • Promise Church

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    Chris Hadfield Public School

    211 West Park Ave


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Ministries We support

  • Souls for Christ - Dean O'Connor

    Rev. Dean C O'Connor, the leader of SFC began his ministry in the Ottawa Valley working with various leaders and ministries. The first few years of Dean's ministry was largely shaped by the Holy Spirit as Dean was lead to go to Bible College to learn about his call and ministry. Following graduation from Eastern Pentecostal Bible College, Dean began to preach on the streets and learned his call and leading in the ministry as an Evangelist.

    From there Dean felt God leading him to leave his small home town and to go a much larger mission field to where he would spend more than 21 years of his life working with homeless and needy people and with the vast number of unsaved people who need to hear the Gospel. Today, Dean is preaching, teaching, and ministering as a Home Missionary/Evangelist in Canada's largest Inner City, Toronto Ontario Canada.


  • Mission Canada - Ejay Tupe

    Ejay brings years of urban ministry experience to the Mission Canada team. Based in the urban core of Toronto, Ejay has ministered to countless marginalized youth and young adults, journeying with some to help them better their housing, employment and education situations. It is Ejay’s desire to bring Christ into every setting he finds himself in.  

    Poverty and injustice are very visible in Toronto’s urban core. Every day, the rich, the poor, and the middle class, interact and intersect, unaware that in God’s vision, each belongs to the other.
    Many care about the state of a city yet due to daily busyness many are not able to positively influence those who find themselves either on the streets or in challenging life situations. For this reason, it is crucial that Mission Canada place workers in these gaps of our nation – people who know the city well, have the networks, and can bring life transforming change to those who need it most. Ejay is here… in the city… because we must.


  • Master's College and Seminary


    Master’s mission is to create a learning community that provides programs and services which equip Pentecostal leaders for ministry.


    Master’s College and Seminary will be the institution of choice in Eastern Canada for those seeking Pentecostal training to serve in Christian ministry.


  • Adam house - Refuge Home


    ​Adam House is a faith based ministry committed to sharing the good news of Christ with grace and compassion by serving refugee claimants to Canada irrespective of their background or beliefs.


    Motivated by God’s love we serve refugee claimants by:

    • Providing a welcoming short term home;

    • Intentionally encouraging them to make a personal connection with Christ and His church in our community;

    • Advocating for access to social, medical, and legal services;

    • Assisting with the refugee claimant process;

    • Facilitating integration into daily life in Canada;

    • Educating churches and the community about the refugees landscape;

    • Actively seeking and responding to opportunities for growth and development of the ministry.

Mission of the Month

  • January

    Alejandro & Mercedes Cetrulo

    Uruguay (PAOC)


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  • February

    Raul & Lily Carrasco

    Spain (PAOC)


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  • March

    Andrej & Lydia Zelenjak

    Church Plant - Slovenia


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  • April

    Robert Linklater

    APM - A Ministry to First Nations


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  • May

    David Burke

    PAOC Mission Canada Missionary

    Ryerson Campus


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  • June

    Jade and Julius Kenyamanyara

    Village of Hope (Mwanza)


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