THUNDER BAY – OUR MAIN MISSION FIELD
Our first mission field is our home city of Thunder Bay, Ontario. We believe that each member of our congregation is in our city for a reason. We believe that God has a good plan for Thunder Bay and that the local church plays an important part in that good plan. We encourage the people who call Saalem home to see their workplace and their neighborhood as their main mission field.
Global Missionary Evangelist
Evangelist Marko Selkomaa who served as senior pastor of Saalem for over 12 years transitioned into a Global Missionary Evangelist position in September 2012. As a Missionary Evangelist Marko travels extensively around the globe. He speaks at revival campaigns in Finland once every month as well as crusades in Asia, Africa and Central America. Evangelist Marko Selkomaa is cooperating with Missiomaailma, a global missions organization based in Finland. For more information, please visit missiomaailma.fi
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Short Term Missions and Campaign Evangelism
We believe in career missionaries, as well as short term missions and campaign evangelism. We are encouraging our members to seek out ways to be involved in global missions, as well as to travel in missions if they are given that opportunity. Pastor Pekka Perho traveled four to six weeks in missions each year during his six years as youth and associate pastor at Saalem and continues with a similar annual foreign missions schedule as lead pastor.
Saalem Church is supporting Hannu and Milla Happonen as career missionaries to Uganda through FIDA.
Hannu is involved with HIV and AIDS work as well as multiple speaking engagements. Milla Happonen is the founder of Caring Hands, an organization that empowers native African women by creating job opportunities for them.
Milla and Hannu Happonen
John and Carole Grabbish, members of our local church are effectively connected with the Happonens and are representing Caring Hands throughout North America. For more information on Caring Hands and the work that John and Carole are involved in, please visit: www.caringhandsuganda.org