The Message Trust exists to share the Christian message in words and actions to young people through Creative Mission, Community Transformation and Christ-Centred Enterprise.

The Message Trust was founded by Andy Hawthorne OBE almost a quarter of a century ago. Since then, we have been developing innovative programmes to share Jesus with the hardest to reach – initially, in Manchester, England, but now across the UK and in South Africa. Since 2016, The Message has been bringing its unique blend of creative mission, Christ-centred enterprise and community transformation to Canada by assisting Vision Ministries Canada to implement the Message Trust Eden model. Vision Ministries Canada sought and received our guidance to plant a church in in the underprivileged neighbourhood of Whalley. They are now following the Message Trust Eden model and focussing on the third strand of our work – community transformation – by planting an Eden team, led by Dave and Shaina Morgan, in that community.


Eden teams bring transformation to their communities from the inside out. Eden team members make their homes and live long term in disadvantaged neighborhoods, sharing their lives and the gospel. This inspires achievement and growth in people as they are mentored and become disciples of Jesus. The atmosphere changes, leaders are raised, and communities are changed for good.

“‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: On the day I cleanse you from all your sins, I will resettle your towns, and the ruins will be rebuilt. The desolate land will be cultivated instead of lying desolate in the sight of all who pass through it. They will say,

“This land that was laid waste has become like the garden of Eden; the cities that were lying in ruins, desolate and destroyed, are now fortified and inhabited.”

Then the nations around you that remain will know that I the Lord have rebuilt what was destroyed and have replanted what was desolate. I the Lord have spoken, and I will do it.’

Ezekiel 36:33-36


Vision Ministries Canada is planting a church in Whalley and, having sought our guidance, they are now following the Message Trust’s Eden model.
Whalley is a broken community that needs the power of Jesus to restore it. We also believe that Eden Whalley will be a catalyst for so much more of The Message Trust’s transformational work across the Greater Vancouver region.


Please pray for the team as they launch Eden Whalley. Vision Ministries Canada is planting a church in Whalley and, having sought our guidance, they are now following the Message Trust’s Eden model. You can support the Eden Whalley program of  Vision Ministries Canada using the link  below to their donation site. Make sure you enter ‘Eden Whalley’ in the comments or description fields.


‘We truly feel called to the Eden Whalley vision and are excited to see what God has in store. Whatever you can do to
stand with us, we would appreciate it more than we can say.’

Dave and Shaina Morgan



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