David and Krista Meisner & co.
David grew up in Eston, SK and Krista near Trossachs, SK. They both have Pastoral/ Biblical Studies Diplomas from Eston College. David and Krista were married in 1999 and have been blessed with 3 daughters and 2 sons. Both David and Krista have always had a heart for missions and local church ministry, being saved and regularly attending church from a young age. They have served in worship, children’s/ youth/ elderly ministry, short term missions trips, summer Gospel camps, on various Church boards, and as Assistant Pastor in Saskatoon for a couple years. In 2009 they were sent as missionaries to South Africa. They founded Mission Thando (Thando is the Zulu word for love) in Canada and South Africa to “take the Love of Jesus Christ to the world.” Through evangelism they planted a Church and showed God’s love in practical ways to people affected by HIV/ AIDS and poverty, to orphans and vulnerable children, elderly, broken families, schools and communities. Meeting immediate desperate needs and transforming lives for future growth, they developed feeding and education assistance programs, economic/ skills training strategies, etc. After almost 9 years establishing Mission Thando, they felt God calling them to move back to Canada. They raised up local leaders and handed the ministry over to them when they returned to Canada in April 2018. Since then, as Pastors at Carlyle Full Gospel Church, they continue in that heart for the body of Christ to make a meaningful impact in the world today.