Canada is proudly bilingual...and from the beginning ZOE Projects has dreamed of being bilingual because our mandate is to connect ALL Canadians with the work that ZOE Partners are doing with vulnerable women world-wide. Speaking french helps us to do this... Today we launch the ZOE website in French...and we couldn't be more excited!
I want to introduce to you one of our amazing ZOE advocates from Quebec. Her name is Anne Yank and she has been leading women and men in Quebec in various capacities for the last 25 years. She has served as a local women's ministry leader, teacher, intercessor, and pastor. She currently leads the women of the PAOC Quebec district. She is a great leader, with a vision to see the women of Quebec walk in their identity in Christ, and use their potential to advance the kingdom of God.
The women of the Quebec district have a long and deep history in Missions. Together they have invested in young leaders from our French Bible College. They have also supported Rev. Joy Johnston who serves at the Missions Transformation Centre in Uganda. Anne is very excited and grateful that ZOE is bilingual because in her words, "we will now have the opportunity to be better informed concerning the work of our Global Workers". She also points out that a bilingual ZOE Projectsclearly says to the women of Quebec "we want to include you in what we do, and we would appreciate your involvement and your support in this mission."
We asked Anne to send a message to our French speakers...and here is what she said:
À toutes les femmes de vision du Québec : Je vous invite à visiter le site web http://www.zoeprojects.org/ afin de faire connaissance avec des femmes extraordinaires qui œuvrent aux quatre coins du monde, par amour pour Christ pour faire une différence, auprès de ceux qui ont de grands besoins. Tout en lisantleurs témoignages, laissez le Seigneur toucher vos cœurs, et demandez à Dieu de vous guider pour le choix de projets missionnaires inspirants. N’hésitez pas à communiquer avec moi avec vos questions concernant les projets Zoé.
It is an exciting day!
We want to say a special thanks (and introduce you) to the PAOC National Women’s Network for investing financially in the French translation of the Zoe projects website. There is an amazing network of leaders growing across the nation and it is great to be connected with them.
Lori Patrick - PAOC Alberta and NWT
Jo-Ann Porterfield - PAOC Manitoba and NW Ontario
Wendy Burton - PAOC Eastern Ontario