3:45 – 4:45
Room: MacIntosh I

In this workshop we will explore the incredible economic impact of Village Savings and Loans groups. This grassroots movement is the way we carry out God’s charge to serve and provide for the poor. When communities come together, their many hands help to lift up each other.  Your investment helps provide resources and training needed to find local and long-term solutions to poverty. You will hear stories of lives changed and families established with new hope for the future. You will also hear stories from pastors who are excited about the changes they are seeing and how God is at work in these communities!


Don Miller | World Relief Canada

Don was born in a little out of the way place in the middle of Zululand. In Southern Africa.  A year later his parents moved to Swaziland where they lived for 12 years. After a brief stay in South Africa, the family immigrated to Canada and settled in Sarnia, Ontario. After attending school in Chicago and Toronto, Don ended up settling in Ottawa.

Don moved to Ottawa to be a part of Arlington Woods Free Methodist Church.  For many years he was the Youth Pastor and Assistant/Associate Pastor involved in many aspects of church life.  For the last six years, he was the Senior Pastor providing leadership to the congregation.

In 2006 Don worked for YOUCAN, as Director of Development. YOUCAN is a by-youth, for-youth organization that does conflict resolution training. Then, in the spring of 2007, he joined the Canadian Bible Society as their Eastern Ontario Director and later their Director of Canadian Ministry.

Don joined the World Relief Canada team in the fall of 2016 as the Director of Church Engagement. Don’s passion is to help pastors, churches and leaders partner with God to build transforming relationships with people and communities living in poverty around the world.

He is a graduate of the Arrow Leadership Program for young leaders in Canada. His interests include travel, reading, camping, basketball and war history.