Why Canada?

The purpose that has fueled our passion since 1927

Canada is a great place to live! It’s a land of opportunity, public education for all families, and freedoms found in few other countries. But sadly, there is something missing. 

In the 1930s, when we first began, hundreds of families lived and worked in rural Canada.  They lived far from churches that could share with them the hope of Christ. They were “those with the least opportunity to hear.”   

We chose to go find them. God led us to gather children in school houses and homes and called them Sunday Schools. We taught the Bible, shared the Gospel, and ultimately reached their whole family. We set up tents and called them Bible Camps, inviting these same children, and they came. They were eager to have fun and hungry to know more of Jesus. We made it our purpose to present the Gospel, particularly to those having the least opportunity to hear of Christ and especially children and youth, and we disciple believers to living and serving through His Church. We were the Canadian Sunday School Mission.

It’s now 2014 and though our name has changed, our purpose has not. What has changed is our country. Canada has shrunk. City populations are outgrowing the rural countryside. Technology now connects our communities. And sadly, more than at any other time, any remaining threads of Christ and the Bible have been plucked from the fabric of our country.  The chances of a Canadian child or youth hearing of the Christ of the Bible anywhere outside a church? Slim to none.

And so our burden remains steadfast; focused on those with the least chance to hear of Christ. Now, we find them throughout the fabric of our country. Over the years, we have changed how we reach these same Canadians. We continue to search for them, inviting them to our camps, our community outreaches, and churches. Over 20,000 walk through our doors every summer. Over 2000 chose to receive Christ for the first time. Others renew their faith and continue to grow in their walk with Christ.

Come discover how we do it! Come explore the camps, churches and outreaches serving in every province of this great country of Canada.

Our Purpose

We present the Gospel, particularly to those having the least opportunity to hear of Christ and especially to children and youth, and we disciple believers for living and serving through His Church.