Phil Barnes, and his wife Marilyn, were commended to the work of the Lord in 1985, first to remote areas of Northern Ontario and then in 1998 to Zimbabwe. They served there until 2007 when they were no longer permitted to stay.
In January 2012, Phil became Executive Director of MSC Canada, and Marilyn took charge of MSC’s Worker Care program. Marilyn continues to partner with believers and ministries in Zimbabwe through MSC’s Zimbabwe Assistance Program and makes trips to Zimbabwe each year. They fellowship at Stone Ridge Bible Chapel in Hamilton, ON.