For more than 15 years, TWR Canada has been working with Aujourd’hui l’Espoir, reaching out to the people of Quebec with a message of hope. The ministry in Quebec is not easy, but we have seen how media can play a role in sharing the gospel in a non-confrontational way. Many people will not walk through the door of a church, but they will listen to a radio program, download a Christian program off the internet or watch a television program because it can all be done in privacy. This has opened a door, making media a very effective tool for communicating to people who have a spiritual void in their lives, but don’t know how to fill that void.
The media approach has proven to be effective in multiple formats. The number of programs downloaded from Aujourd'hui l'Espoir's websites increases every year. Our weekly television viewership has increased. We continue to broadcast to southern Quebec through radio, and, through pastors in our local church networks across the province, we have the privilege of doing many personal visits which are resulting in people committing their life to Christ.
Aujourd'hui l'Espoir applied to the CRTC for a FM transmitter license for a 24-hour web radio station, with 100 repeater stations across Quebec. After a long period of waiting and even having the motion denied due to technicalities, in September of 2020 the application was accepted and the new station will go live in 2021. Fourteen churches in Quebec have already agreed to host repeater stations for their communities.
"Yesterday, while I was shopping at the grocery store, a lady approached me and wanted to talk. Mrs. C. began to share with me, in addition to her faith in Jesus Christ, her heavy burden and her sorrows following her divorce. She also shared her difficulties in finding an evangelical church because of the turbulence her situation was causing with her church. She was finally able to find a church and receive the necessary care for her burdens and sorrow. She is still fragile. She absolutely wanted to point out that during this very difficult period, lasting almost four years, it was our TV show Parole Vivante that sustained her and kept her faith in God. The relaxed atmosphere that emerges from these shows was for her a blessing and comfort. Glory to our Great God."
- Pray for the people of Quebec, that they would accept the truth of God.
- Pray for those who will be able to hear the Good News from the new FM station.
- Pray for the pastors and churches across Quebec that are connecting with and visiting viewers.
Your gift to the Quebec Ministry will help us continue to reach people by radio, television, the internet and mobile devices.