Jason and Andréa are called to plant churches by revitalizing, forming and making disciples for the glory of God in the local church of Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada. They hope to see the Gospel deeply impact the lives of the people, encouraging the proclamation of Jesus Christ, and to help instill the foundation of the Bible in hearts of the church. So why Quebec? Jason and Andréa have traveled there many times visiting family. Each time they fall more in love with the people and their desire for spreading hope to this people group increases exponentially — a hope that can be only found in Jesus. Their deepest goal is for the Quebec church to be filled with the fullness of the glory of God (Ephesians 3:14-19).
Jason grew up in Vancouver, Washington and spent his childhood involved in his church. As long as he can remember he has been a follower of Jesus, and has always desired a deeper relationship with God and for all his friends to have that same experience and knowledge. He was baptized at the age of 16 in a lake in Oregon. After graduating from high school he joined the military where he had the privilege of living in England and traveling around Europe. It was there where he first felt the call to ministry and a desire to seek those who don’t know Christ yet. Jason’s goal is to be a part of forming in believers a deep understanding of God’s word and a full identity in God the Father. Since graduating from Multnomah University, Jason has participated in several cross-cultural mission trips, led Bible studies, mentored youth and young adults, and served as an associate/youth pastor for a small church. He is currently working as a pastor in Québec on a revitalization project in the town of Victoriaville where there is very little Gospel presence. His desire is to follow God’s guidance and bring glory to God alone. Andréa grew up in a strong Christian family and asked Jesus to be her Savior when she was 6 years old. The Lord broke her heart for missions and the people of this world as she served in an orphanage and school in Nicaragua twice during high school. She then attended Trinity Western University to work towards her teaching degree. Her four years at this Christian liberal arts university was transformational in building a strong foundation, identity in Christ, and passion for women’s discipleship. She has since used her gift of teaching in the classroom (in Quebec and in the States) and in mentorship/discipleship relationships.
Jason and Andréa have been married since 2008. They have two daughters, Lydia and Madeleine, and a son name Luc as well a dog named Caleb.
Jason has a B.A. in Biblical Studies with a minor in Hebrew and English as a Second Language from Multnomah University, Oregon
M.DIV. in progress, which will hopefully continue at SEMBEQ in Montreal, Quebec.
Andréa has an M.A. in Teaching with English as a Second Language & French endorsements from Pacific University. She graduated from Trinity Western University with a General/Biblical Studies Major, Education Major, French Focus and History Minor.
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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.
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.
One in five native-born Canadians report attending services at least monthly. Immigrants are twice as likely to attend.
Population: 35 million
Major Religions: 39% Catholic, 27% Protestant, 24% unaffiliated, 11% other
Languages: 57% English (official), 21% French (official), 16% bilingual
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