Pray for Laurie-Ann Copple— Ministry Trip to Pakistan 
December 14, 2007 —January 6, 2008 with NEWS Outreach

Laurie-Ann is a member of St. Paul's Anglican Church in Kanata, Ontario. She came to St. Paul’s in November 2000.  She is a member of the St. Paul’s healing ministry team. Laurie-Ann has helped with the junior youth group in the past, and is a server-crucifer.

Laurie-Ann is a radio host on Carleton University's CKCU 93.1 FM for her weekly folk music show Window of Opportunity (Fridays 3-4 p.m.) and on a monthly rotation on Over My Head (Sundays 8-9 a.m.). She grew up in the United Church and her faith came alive in 1988 at a Dennis Bennett seminar. She has been involved in various denominations before coming 'home' to St. Paul's. She attended art school in her youth, and felt called to mercy ministry (counselling and missions) in the late 1980s. She returned to school, received a BA at Trinity College, U of T (Religious Studies and Sociology) and an MDiv (Counselling major) at Tyndale Seminary in Toronto. She hopes to use her radio skills in a further career in broadcasting, which would be useful in Christian outreach.

Laurie-Ann met her husband Tony on the internet while researching for a paper at Tyndale. Upon graduation from Tyndale Seminary, they married in June 1999. They have a shared ministry of Alpha (Alpha Advisors Kanata Community Alpha and weekly prison Alpha).


Laurie-Ann has been the secretary of Anglican Renewal Ministries Canada since July 2000. She has travelled on four missions to Kenya (Nairobi in 1993, Marsabit in 2001 and 2003, Migori in 2005), Northern Ireland and Pakistan. Her teaching was a success in the Marsabit Kenya missions in 2001 and 2003.  In July 2005 she and Tony travelled to Migori, Kenya to plant Alpha by having an Alpha course with leadership training.  Laurie-Ann contributed by adding other talks  encouraging and helping train Christian leaders.  She also had a vibrant healing prayer ministry during the Alpha sessions, and God answered prayer through some dramatic healing. 


In January 2006, Laurie-Ann had a ministry trip to Lahore, Pakistan with an interdenominational gospel ministry.  This included huge weekly meetings as well as morning worship services.  She also worked with




NEWS Outreach for two days and was asked by board member Bishop Younnis Haroon to join the ministry as international advisor and to later return to Pakistan. 


Laurie-Ann has been asked to head up a 10 day tour in northern and central Pakistan to teach and minister to downtrodden Christian leaders and their flocks.  She will also continue ministry in Lahore and visit the orphanage that NEWS Outreach was planning to build in a very poor neighbourhood of Lahore.  


NEWS Outreach is an indigenous Christian agency that  encourages and supports pastors and their families. Other work includes free medical clinics, schools, free Bible distribution, community daycare centres for working parents attending evening classes, provision of needed animals for milk, sewing centres that employ Christian ladies and teens and building steel frame houses in the earthquake zone of northern Pakistan.  Laurie-Ann has been given the opportunity to visit Balakot, near the epicentre of the 2005 earthquake.  Although Pakistan is 96 per cent Muslim, their faithful minority church  needs our encouragement and prayers. 


When Laurie-Ann is in Lahore, she will be billeted with good friends and also will visit family who are in the country.  She plans to  have a short retreat at Lindisfarne, northern England after her mission. Her needs  are airfare (Ottawa-London-Abu Dhabi -Lahore), visas, the Pakistani Land Rover, food-lodging while on the tour and St Paul’s project of the Lahore orphanage. 


Her prayer needs are for no ‘road blocks’ to her Pakistan visa, stretched finances, safety, health, God’s direction, touched lives and adequate sleep.  If you feel led to pray for Laurie-Ann, contact her at and /or Lorna Brule at 


If you feel led to financially contribute, please contact Laurie-Ann and she will let you know how you can do this and receive a tax receipt through St Paul’s.  Thank you for your prayers and support.


Laurie-Ann Copple, 61 Highmont Court, Kanata ON K2T 1B2 (613) 591-3903 (home) (613) 592-4291 (office)