Ministry History


Al & Terry Purvis were born again, met and married around the ministry of Evangel Assembly (Teen Challenge) in Grande Prairie, Alberta. They involved themselves faithfully in the ministry of the local church and were soon invited by World Mission Continuum (then called World Missions for Jesus) to raise money to open a home for orphaned children in Thailand.

After sharing the vision time and again with people all across the Canadian prairies, Al & Terry found themselves compelled to go. They left Canada in March of 1982 with their three children Margaret, Becky, and baby Christopher. Esther was born later in Bangkok.

The El Shaddai Children’s Home was launched through many challenges and miracles and grew to 33 children who have now grown up to become leaders in a new level of ministry.  In 1999, God spoke to Al and Terry to launch an international Bible College in Thailand,

The Purvis family have spent 30 years leading their big adopted family and a growing number of spiritual sons and daughters into servant leadership across Asia.

The ministry now includes apostolic ministry in 10 countries in Asia as well as recruiting trips to Canada, the U.S. and the UK.  Victory Asia Bible College and the 7 Weeks in Asia youth missions outreach is training a new generation of missionaries and national leaders.

For more of the story and the revelation of victorious living that is changing Asia pick up a copy of “On To Perfection” by Dr. Al Purvis our store.

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