I wrote a piece years ago called 'Canada's Spiritual Heritage', and in light of the problems our nation is facing, it might be good to review some of the spiritual needs our country has at the moment.
Please drop in and read this series of blogs that remind us of our past and how important the gospel of Jesus Christ was to the founders of our nation.
THE FLAG OF THE YUKON
Proclaimed on March 1, 1968
In 1784, David Thompson, the great mapmaker, began his work in Canada’s West.
What motivated this man to endure such hardship? A vision!
He wanted to reach the Native people of the West with the gospel of Jesus Christ. He always carried his Bible with him and read it out loud at every opportunity, to voyageurs and to Indians.
Long before missionaries penetrated the West, Thompson was a pioneer of the faith. His records recount the services he held and the number of people who gave their lives to Christ.
William and Lena Bompas who were raised in England’s high society answered the call of God to serve in the remote reaches of the Yukon. They became missionaries of mercy withstanding hardships and spreading the gospel.
Klondike fever brought thousands to the Yukon along with dedicated believers that wanted more than a gold rush. They were interested in a God rush of souls.
May many young men and women, from all walks of life, answer the call of God to go into all the world like Thompson and Bompas did to share the good news with those in desperate need of Jesus.