International participants

JBEQ International is aimed at students living outside Quebec who would like to discover La Belle Province by experimenting a short-term mission trip to Quebec. 

 

Watch this video, made by a JBEQ International team!

 


 

Have you ever realized how much the province of Quebec need to hear about Jesus?

 

Did you know that less than 0,8% of the population of Quebec identify themselves as evangelical Christians?

  • Quebecers are a warm people, who love to laugh, but who are desperately lost and in quest of identity.
  • They respect certain Catholic traditions (ex. infant baptism, religious funerals, midnight mass) but reject religious authority of any kind. The typical Quebecer doesn’t trust religion, and the majority of Quebecers do not even believe in God, despite a few religious habits being part of their life.
  • The younger generation of Quebecers ignore everything about Jesus. However, this young generation is intrigued by spiritual subjects.

 How to reach Quebecers?  Why should anyone come to Quebec to share the Christian faith with a Quebecer? 

  • Quebecers love to share their opinion and are open to discuss about spiritual subjects.
  • Even if the typical Quebecer tells you that everything is fine with his/her life, there is a great emptiness that people of this province seek to fill.

What JBEQ seeks to accomplish in Quebec?

 

From the end of May to the beginning of August, JBEQ gathers youths from 18 and up, train them and send them everywhere in Quebec. In teams of 4 to 8, the JBEQ teams serve local churches and help accomplish church projects during the summer. Going from smaller to greater towns, the JBEQ teams will have to answer diverse needs, such as:

 

  • House cleaning, painting, window washing, picking up of trash
  • Distribute event invitations
  • Running surveys about spirituality in parks or using door-to-door approach
  • Organizing soccer tournament
  • Organizing activities for kids groups
  • And much more!

 

The JBEQ teams support churches and encourage them. Also, they are used as tools in the hands of our Lord to talk about Jesus to a people desperately in need of the Saviour.