UIM International Comes To Canada In 1958
In June of 1958 Jim and Margie Robertson moved to the Smithers, Telkwa area of British Columbia. They began the ministry that UIM would continue for the next 54 years and more, according to God’s provision. Today there are a number of First Nations people who have given their life to Christ as a result of UIM coming to Canada.
As of 2002 when Adalberto and Everth Lara moved to Montreal, Quèbec, the UIM Canadian outreach expanded east. The Lara’s are nationals from Mexico and felt God’s leading to the First Nations of Quèbec. The Laras began ministering to French-speaking natives on the Sept-Iles and Manawan reserves, and now have extended to the Attikamek reserve.
Currently, there are sixteen couples serving in Canada. One couple and one single are in the application process to join the Canadian team.
Among the areas of ministry there are two active fellowships, one in Tachie and the other in Moricetown. In addition, the Gospel is being shared with First Nations from Prince George to Prince Rupert, BC, and in Quèbec.
UIM also runs a First Nations Bible camp just outside of Houston, British Columbia, called Rock Nest Ranch.