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Canada is a mosaic of indigenous and immigrant nations and peoples, many of whom
have retained much of their original cultures.
HISTORY OF CANADA
- A federal monarchy with parliamentary government, independent of Britain in
1867. The unity of Canada is under threat due to increasing polarization between
Francophone Quebec and the other, Anglophone, provinces. A Quebec referendum in
1995 voted to remain in Canada by only the narrowest of margins. Possibly as much
as 20% of the country's land area is gradually being restored to Canada's indigenous
- Canada is one of the world's leading industrial nations, and a member of the
'G8' economic powers. Over 75% of Canada's trade is with the USA, in which, along
with Mexico, it is closely linked in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
This interdependence moderates trends towards an economic nationalism. Increasing
economic links with Asia reflect new realities within the country.
- Freedom of religion, but rapid secularization and pluralization are taking place
at every level of society. The Christian Church has become marginalized in Canadian
society, as many major historic denominations have suffered disastrous declines
in membership. The loss of biblical roots, lack of vision for evangelism and compromise
on ethical issues have all contributed to this tragic situation. The Church has
allowed pluralism and secularization to undermine its foundations. Canada needs
revival. (Operation World, 21st Century Edition, WEC International)
MINISTRY IN CANADA
of the major cities, with a population of over one million, is the area of greater
Edmonton in the western Canadian province of Alberta. GFF work started there in
Currently GFF does
not have missionaries in Canada, although we have one missionary on pre-field
ministry, we are open to starting church planting ministries in any part of Canada.
One burden we have had is for the many immigrants and other minority ethnic groups
in Canada. We are trusting God to send workers into this very needy mission field.
HAS FOUR PURPOSES FOR THE WORK IN CANADA
Establishing of Churches
GFF will consider
any creative means in order to initiate church planting movements among any unreached
people group (UPG). We offer career, short term and summer opportunities to be
directly involved in reaching UPGs. We are open to going to any UPG if there are
no fundamental ministries trying to reach them and there is a team of people who
feel God leading them to go with GFF to get the job done.
1. Five Church
Planters, including ethnic ministries.
2. Four children's workers
GFF is looking
for men and women who are called of God to serve on the mission field. GFF has
competent, experienced leadership and is willing to assist new missionaries in
becoming successful missionaries for God's glory.