Eric and Valerie Nielsen

Missionary Profile

Ministry Focus

Thank you for your interest in supporting our Joint Ministry Partners working with The Fellowship, a family of over 500 Evangelical Baptist Churches scattered across Canada from the Yukon to the tip of Nova Scotia. Eric and Valerie feel God has given them both a heart for missions and for people from different parts of the world. The focus of their ministry in Quebec is to make disciples for Jesus Christ through new church plants. In March 2014, Eric and Valerie visited Montreal and saw firsthand the tremendous spiritual need. God began to stir in their hearts an inescapable hunger for the Gospel to be proclaimed in Quebec through planting new, Gospel-centered churches. In July 2014, they participated in a church planting assessment in Atlanta which helped to clarify their calling and encourage them in their gifts. The couple met through their involvement with a campus ministry called Power to Change while both studying at the University of Waterloo.  It was through this ministry and the testimonies of others that they learned how great the need was in Quebec for the Gospel, and was also when Eric began to desire to become a pastor. Through short-term international missions, their education, and involvement and guidance from their church communities, God has equipped Eric and Valerie for ministry and given them both a deep desire to make disciples and spread the Gospel in Quebec, Canada.

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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