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Indigenous Ministries

Jordan and Jessica at a Northern community

A Special Kind of Challenge

The results of the past abuse have made planting thriving churches among the indigenous peoples in Canada an incredibly difficult ministry. Earlier this year when visiting a number of communities in Northern Ontario, it didn’t take me long to realize that planting thriving churches among these precious people is going to take a special type of family, and it is going to take time.

aerial view of a northern river


Early in the morning we began our drive to visit friends at their “bush camp.” We had a map to guide us and, after many hours of gravel roads and passing by isolated outfitter camps, we arrived at their place. However, no one was at the cabin, and there was no cell phone reception.