Toronto, Ontario, Canada - 2020

Due to COVID-19, AYC 2020 has been canceled. AYC 2021 destinations will be released in the summer of 2020.

Welcome to the 6! Toronto, the capital of the province of Ontario, is a major Canadian city along Lake' Ontario's northwestern shore. It's a dynamic metropolis with a core of soaring skyscrapers, all dwarfed by the iconic, free-standing CN Tower. Toronto's motto is "Diversity Our Strength." Known as one of the world's most multi-cultural cities, Toronto prides itself on its wide range of cultures, languages, food and arts. Almost half of its population are immigrants. The diverse population of Toronto reflects its current and historical role as an important destination for immigrants to Canada. More than 50 percent of residents belong to a visible minority population group, and over 200 distinct ethnic origins are represented among its inhabitants. While the majority of Torontonians speak English as their primary language, over 160 languages are spoken in the city. God has issued a call! A call to depart from the ordinary and experience extraordinary life in Jesus. A call to missions. A call to reaching this region with the light of Jesus Christ. God has issued a call! A call that has spread across the 4th largest, and fastest growing city in North America, and permeated the heart of the most diverse city in the world. Toronto is that city! We invite you to hear the call as well and join us in a great gathering of hungry hearts into His healing hands! ""…Behold, I have set before thee an open door…" "Rev 3:8


North America


August 3 - August 10, 2020





Your Hosts

Akil & Sarah Thompson

Akil & Sarah Thompson

Your Chaperone

Darrell & Jessica Bates

Darrell & Jessica Bates

Darrell and Jessica Bates - we have served in student ministry for 15 years, as student leaders, committee, adult staff and as Youth Pastor. We have served MS Youth Ministries for 6 years. We live in Jackson, MS and we love students.

Jordan & Laura Grindle

Jordan & Laura Grindle

Youth President of the TX District for 4 years (Go Texas!); and we are currently serving as Pastor at Calvary Tabernacle in Alto,TX. We live in Nacogdoches, TX, with our three incredible children – Payton (4), Baylor (3), and Jentry (1).

Serve Project

The Mississauga Food Bank is the central food bank in Mississauga, providing food for over 242,000 meals each month through a network of 41+ agencies. We are going to assist with sorting and packaging. The Food Bank is also going to provide a tour of their facilities and mini-farm.

We will also have an opportunity to be involved in Extraordinary Kindness. EK is Extraordinary Church’s community impact initiative, where we help ordinary people experience extraordinary life in Jesus through the transformative power of kindness through strategic acts throughout Mississauga.


AYC, for me, was the single most life changing trip of my life. It was life changing to see 33 Maasai tribe members receive the Holy Ghost, you could see the sweet Holy Spirit all over them. AYC gave me the opportunity to explore my love for missions, and even further my life in missions. I had the feeling I was called to global missions, my AYC trip completely confirmed that for me.

Brandi Young | Zambia