Heath and Mariko are serving as missions catalysts in connection with the CTEN Canada home office in BC. They have two lovely teenagers, Kiara and Darius, who are currently rediscovering what life is like in their “home” country.
Heath and Mariko’s primary vision is to help people fulfil what God has placed on their hearts for ministry. Recognizing that there are many capable people who want to serve, but are for various reasons unable to connect with a traditional sending agency, they aim to connect with and shepherd those people into ministry by equipping and empowering them. The day to day workings of a missions catalyst are broken down into three key areas of interaction: traditional presentation of missions, engagement in social media, and networking to guide people into missions, ideally with CTEN.
The Meikles worked for several years in Athens, Greece, both with refugee ministries and as church planters. Upon the successful completion of planting a church in downtown Athens, Heath realized that most of his work in launching the church was in the capacity of empowering and equipping people. This is a role for which he has both a passion and gifting. Therefore, when it came time to reassess their ministry in Greece, it was a natural shift into a position of enabling others to go. It had been in their hearts to work as support staff since joining CTEN, so this role is truly helping them to “fulfill their wildest dreams.” It is their joy to work with CTEN to expand the message of the Gospel of Christ by helping others fulfil what God has placed on their hearts!