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Dale Merkley

Dale Merkley

Missionary to Canada Ontario


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Ministry Description

I am a part of Management at Word of Life Ontario near Owen Sound, working in the Financial office and helping out wherever I am needed.

About Dale

I was raised in a Christian home where we attended church almost every Sunday and I thank my parents for that opportunity. But it wasn't until the age of 14 that I made the decision to accept Christ as my personal Saviour. It happened while I experienced God's awesome creation on a Christian camp sponsored wilderness canoe trip in Northern Ontario. Jesus' love was quite evident in the lives of the leaders guiding us.

After drifting for 3 years with little spiritual growth, I attended a WOL Snowcamp weekend where I rededicated my life to serving Jesus. The Holy Spirit brought real change in my life and I went on to win a free week at WOL camp on the Island in Schroon lake. It was on the island that a real spark was ignited that gave me the desire to serve as a youth leader in the WOL program at my home church in Waterloo Ontario.

During twenty-five plus years of serving as a Youth Leader, in various Churches, I have often felt God calling me to a more full-time ministry. In April of 2018 I joined the Ontario ministry near Owen Sound Ontario.

I have four adult children that I am proud to say have accepted Jesus Christ as their Saviour. They all live in southern Ontario. Their names are Sarah, Josh, Madison and Lucas. In 2019 I married a wonder lady, Mary-Louise and now have 2 step-sons Joel and Ryan.

Life Verse

Romans 12:1,2 I beseech you therefore brethren by the mercies of God that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God.