Fellowship International Blog

Reaching the Nations in our Neighbourhoods

Eric and Valerie Nielsen along with their two children, Zachary and Julia, relocated to Saint-Jérôme, QC, earlier this month. Eric completed his studies at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 2015. From serving in young adult ministry with Power to Change, in their local church in Chicago, and in their sending church, Maple Avenue Baptist Church in Georgetown, ON, their passion to make disciples among college and career-aged people in Montreal has been affirmed.

To fulfill this vision, Eric and Valerie will first acquire French language training through a tutor in Saint-Jérôme. God has provided a strong support team for them among their families, friends, colleagues, and Fellowship churches in Ontario. This couple will serve as catalysts to form disciple-makers. Canada’s open immigration means that Francophones from all over the world have made Montreal their home. The nations are in our neighbourhoods! As they desire to see people come to Christ, we envision that in them working alongside our Quebec Fellowship their work may serve to further disciple-making movements among Francophone nations around the world.