Daniel and Judith Henderson

Missionary Profile

Ministry Focus

As a missionary serving Quebec, Daniel says that his goal, before embarking on any missionary work, is to live a cross-centered life - to be an active, serving member in his local church and to be active in making disciples of Jesus Christ. Daniel has served as the director of development for SEMBEQ (Seminaire Baptiste Evangelique du Quebec) since 2012. In that role, he is passionate to see godly leaders formed to start new churches and serve in existing churches in Quebec, the most unreached people group in North America. All of his tasks and responsibilities serve this passion. He is also responsible for SEMBEQ's publishing ministry, Editions Cruciforme. His role with Editions Cruciforme is to build a resource of affordable, quality, Christ-centered resources in French. This is accomplished through translation, republications, and working with French-Canadian authors.

Faith Story

Daniel was born and grew up in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. He repented of his sins and placed his whole faith and trust in Jesus Christ when he was 16 years old through a friend who shared the Gospel with him on New Year's Eve. Since that time he has been passionate about studying God's word in order to know Him better and to worship Him with increasing passion. Daniel and Judith felt a call to Quebec after spending time in Quebec City for their honeymoon. Upon moving to Quebec, they began to serve at Eglise Le Sentier in Gatineau, Quebec where they are to this day. Daniel was connected to SEMBEQ through his pastor who encouraged him in ministry formation. After beginning his training and getting involved in the cohort, Daniel was impressed with the holistic approach to ministry training and he knew that God would powerfully use SEMBEQ in Quebec to train pastors and leaders!

Family

Daniel and Judith have been married since 2005. They have two children: Isabella and Martin.

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Learn more about where this ministry happens

As prosperity welcomes diversity, nationals and immigrants create a multicultural mosaic

Despite a reputation for arctic snow and ice, Canada also encompasses the beauty of the Great Lakes and Niagara Falls, as well as boreal forests, mountain ranges and the world’s longest coastline. Northern Lights often set the winter skies aglow.

Canadian society fosters respect for different nationalities that create a colorful mosaic of distinct multicultural traditions.

An increasing number of immigrants now call Canada home, in addition to descendants of Aboriginals and European settlers. Cities like Vancouver and Toronto are at the heart of this quickly changing demographic, as people from all over the world seek the opportunities of a prosperous and progressive country.

Canada faces its share of modern societal problems, especially tensions between different ethnic and language groups, and pockets of poverty and unemployment. During the last 20 years, religious participation among Canadians has declined as younger generations report attending services less frequently than do older generations.

Your participation with Missions Door enables pastoral training, leadership training, church planting and social outreach to strengthen the influence of Christianity in Canada.

Cultural Snapshot

As a variation of stick and ball games, ice hockey developed significantly due to its popularity in Canada, where the first indoor hockey game was played in 1875 in Montreal.

Faith Fact

One in five native-born Canadians report attending services at least monthly. Immigrants are twice as likely to attend.

Country Profile

Population: 35 million

Major Religions: 39% Catholic, 27% Protestant, 24% unaffiliated, 11% other

Languages: 57% English (official), 21% French (official), 16% bilingual

Literacy: 99%

Poverty: 12%

 

 

Ministry service area:
Specialized Ministries

Ministry location:
, Canada