Shahzad Sardar, accompanied by his wife Priscilia, returned to Canada from Pakistan in early May and completed a three-month internship with ISMC in Montreal. One of the greatest lessons learned from his supervisor, Yaw Perbi, ISMC president, was about God’s purposes and finding affirmation of His calling. Both Shahzad and Priscilia had already felt God calling them into ministry for many years. “We see how God prepared us for a ministry to international students,” he said, “by bringing me to Canada as one.” He attended Bible college in Edmonton in 2010.
Shahzad enjoyed his leadership lessons—a particular internship highlight was attending ISMC’s biennial staff conference in Pinawa, MB, in July. The love of God shown to Shahzad and Priscilia by the ISMC family made a huge impression. Shahzad said the conference was not only encouraging, “but better equipped us for ministry because we now can see the big picture of what God is doing across the country through ISMC.”
In Montreal, Shahzad met many international students and learned the importance of sharing the love of Jesus to impact the world.
“When I came as an international student, the love of Jesus shared with
me made a life-changing impact.”
Shahzad and Priscilia’s second training phase takes them to Vancouver, where ISMC has ministries on seven campuses. Shahzad looks forward to participating in an established and thriving ministry so they can bless Vancouver’s international students and ISMC’s volunteers and staff.