Monday, March 26, 2012

News from Montreal Mission

Scott & Liane Grant                      February 2012

John 4:35 - "Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest."  Revelation 14:6 - "I saw another angel. This one was flying across the sky and had the eternal good news to announce to the people of every race, tribe, language, and nation on earth."

To look on the field is to be aware of those who are hungry, because that is whom the Lord will fill.

About 9,487,500 of Canadians speak French as their first language, or around 30% of the country, with 2,065,300 constituting secondary speakers. Due to the increased bilingual school programs and French Immersion Classes in English Canada, the portion of Canadians proficient in French has risen significantly in the past two decades, and is still rising. My question is "Why?"

I am sure there are many factors and motivations, but the simple kingdom answer is: to furnish laborers for a huge, white and ready harvest field. The interesting thing is that while the level of French proficiency is rising to record levels in Canada, French immigrants from far-flung countries around the world are also moving to Quebec in record numbers. What we have is a demographic that can have a huge impact both here and abroad.

Since January, we have baptized 11 people in Jesus' name! Every one of them has African roots. The field is the world, and the world is at our doorstep... let's lift up our eyes and see the harvest that the Lord has placed before us.

Thank you for your friendship, prayers and financial support for Montreal.

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