Category: English for Kids (Quebec City)

Sometimes all it takes is a game of catch or tag on the playground to get a conversation going, and then you’ve started a relationship which just may be the tool God uses in giving the Gospel message. These kinds of interactions are at the heart of mission work, and make the whole trip worth it…

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I learned that God enables those He calls. I am learning to serve, to be a helper behind the scenes …. when I saw and heard what a blessing this was to the teaching volunteers, I felt a part of it all…

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Many question the goodness of God because of evil and suffering. I want to challenge them to “test and see” that God is good, even in the hard moments of life, as he makes us more Christ-like…

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This is the second year we’ve received a team from Zion United Reformed Church (Sheffield, Ontario). For the first time in fourteen years of English for Kids camps, the majority of the team were young Christian men! What a blessing for the boys at our camp to be mentored by men of God…

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Our team consists of 19 individuals from Pennsylvania, Ontario, New York and Virginia.  We are enjoying getting to know each other and serving Christ together here…

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I asked him how the visit with their grandparents went and he broke down in tears. There is so much that goes on in these kids’ lives and the opportunity to love them at English for Kids is an amazing gift…

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Although the team was made up of people from several different churches from North America and Canada, everyone acted in unity, as though we had been hand-picked and chosen for this particular task by One who knew exactly what was needed for the job…

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How do you show the grace of God to sinners? The team members gave an admirable testimony by their actions and words. I was also thankful for a couple occasions to take some kids aside, to get to know them better, and to work through with them the claims of the Gospel…

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I think this experience helped with my comfort level in talking to people about Christ. I had never really told anyone about Him before this. When they started asking questions, I was happy because it helped them to learn about God and it helped me see that it wasn’t as difficult as I thought it might be . . .

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Each summer, teams of volunteers help lead three week-long, Bible-centered, English-immersion camps for French-speaking children in Quebec City…

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I loved it! I found it was a great opportunity to serve and to be an example of what a life with Jesus looks like. I also enjoyed being part of a team of all different ages and I learned from my team and was greatly encouraged by them as well . . .

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My class included children from traditional Quebecois homes as well as children whose families hailed from places as far away as Haiti, Madagascar, Albania, Tanzania, Burundi, and China.  “English For Kids” has three goals (in this order): Fun, speaking English, and learning the Bible . . .

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What a great idea it was to start each craft explanation by reading them something from my Bible! On the day we were going to make shields, my morning reading included Psalm 18, so I was able to say to them, “As I was reading my Bible this morning, God brought me to Psalm 18, which talks about God being

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As a senior citizen working with these young people, it was a challenge to keep up and keep connecting. But God did it! Each day I had the energy and ideas I needed to love these kids and apply the gospel. It was a joyful experience for me and a great opportunity for me to use gifts that should not

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While these camps contribute to our mission in the province of Quebec, we also desire that each mission team member might grow in his relationship with the heavenly Father, in love for brothers and sisters from different Churches and countries, and in passion for the mission of our Lord Jesus Christ . . .

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I realized that even what seems to be simple needs prayer because God is in control, not us, so trust in and pray to Him. When I did this, I was not upset, but at peace! Throughout the week, I kept being reminded of my need to do this . . .

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(Testimonial: English for Kids Bible Camp) I found these moments particularly special because not only was I given the perfect opportunity to encourage these children in their interest in the Gospel, but also because, through answering these questions, I felt my own faith growing . . .

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Our goal was to show God’s love through this camp, but only Christ’s love and grace can open the hearts of these children to truly know him . . .

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God answered our prayers and we had three successful camps. Please continue to pray for the kids that we taught. We may not be seeing the fruit of our labors right away, but we hope and pray that God uses the seeds we have sown to bring these people to Him . . .

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I recently returned from a week in Quebec City where we ran the English for Kids camp for children ages 5-12. And what a whirlwind of a week it was . . .

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I was keenly conscious of having been sent. We were not in St-Georges de Beauce on our own authority. We were there because our church had sent us, supported us, and told us to speak in the name of Jesus . . .

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This summer, we hosted our 9th year of English immersion Bible camps here in Quebec – ‘English for Kids’ and ‘English for Teens.’ As in previous years, the four weeks of camp ignited much energy and enthusiasm . . .

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David Nakhla’s goal for each OPC short-term missions team is to help the missionaries on the field in bringing the gospel to the nations. He also hopes to enrich the experience of the team volunteers, so that when they return from a trip, they will continue to pray for the mission . . .

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