Last June, Money Sense magazine published a list titled "Canada's Best Places To Live In 2015." To compile this ranking, they considered many different factors, including: unemployment, crime, affordable housing, walkability, health care, weather, and more. Want to guess which city/town ranked first?
Boucherville, Quebec. This small town, with a population of 40,000, lies just to the east of Montreal. 94% of the town is Roman Catholic, with that same percentage speaking French as their first language. Click here for the Wikipedia page.
Quoting Money Sense:
"If you want to live in the best place in Canada, you might want to brush up on your French. Visit Boucherville’s website and you won’t find much information in English—that’s only available upon request. If you let language be a barrier to exploring this city, then it’s your loss. Boucherville scores high marks in just about every category we track, from low unemployment, high incomes and affordable housing, to strong population growth, good access to transit and a vibrant arts community." Click here to read the article.
This is just one of Quebec's many prosperous, comfortable towns in need of Spiritual life and hope. Are we willing to humble ourselves and reach out to our wealthy neighbors to the north?
DNI sends monthly tidbits to those interested in the spiritual wellbeing of Quebec, the French-speaking province of Canada. Quebec falls into the category of unreached, with less than 1% of it's 8,000,000 considered Evangelical. Families are falling apart and morals are being discarded. How will we respond?
The Biblical Mennonite Alliance pastors voted in favor of starting a French-speaking church plant in this province. Will you join us in praying for a team to come together with a vision to evangelize the French-speakers of Quebec?
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