December 8, 2014
Greetings to you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

"The people were waiting expectantly..."  Luke 3:15

Advent is a season of hope and expectant waiting.  Just as Mary expectantly awaited the birth of her child, Jesus, we await the complete fulfillment of God's word within and among us. 


Thirty years ago, a woman attended a YWAM school and was powerfully transformed by the healing she received through the ministry of Leanne Payne.  That woman began praying fervently for that same ministry to come to her hometown so that her people could be healed.  Twenty-eight years later - twenty-eight years filled with expectant waiting - our team hosted a Ministries of Pastoral Care School in that woman's city of Christchurch, New Zealand.  And this coming February, we will be holding the third annual New Zealand MPCS.  Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

We at Ministries of Pastoral Care rejoice at the ways that Christ continues to restore His people through the MPC schools.  We are very grateful to our three employees who work behind the scenes all year long to prayerfully attend to each detail of this important ministry. Sarah Groen-Colyn is our Director of Ministries; Lori Coffey is our Administrator/Registrar and Rose Zell is our Administrative Assistant. We are confidently hopeful that your donations will fully fund these three salaries and related expenses for 2015 by raising $87,200.  

We are pleased to offer you several ways to donate: 


  • A one-time donation via debit or credit card;
  • Ongoing monthly donations via debit or credit card;
  • Mail us a check payable to MPC to P.O. Box 3792, Peoria, IL  61612

We pray that you and your loved ones enjoy a blessed and holy Advent season. 

Blessings in Christ Jesus, 

Gino Vaccaro, President
Ministries of Pastoral Care

Ministries of Pastoral Care Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Federal Tax ID# 27-1707421