- Published on Thursday, 09 June 2011 20:30
In 2007, the Foreign Missions Board was asked to consider appointing a full-time Faith Promise missionary who could focus primarily on serving Canada with Faith Promise services and promotion. After consideration, the board asked Harold and Helen Kinney to pray about this change of appointment. They did so, and at the Greensboro General Conference, this appointment was made.
Harold Kinney was the Atlantic District’s district foreign missions director when they received appointment to Finland in May 1986. They were the first UPCI missionaries to be appointed to Finland and arrived on the field in September 1987. During the following year, he joined missionary Sam Balca in establishing contacts, transporting Bibles, and ministering in the Soviet Union. In October 1991 the Kinneys’ appointment expanded to include the newly independent Baltic Republics and Russia. They also served quite effectively in Norway, the Netherlands and Austria.