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Martin and Yannick Jalbert
I was born and raised in a very religious family who feared the Lord but didn’t know the Lord. When I was 14, I was invited to a Gospel crusade and, at the end of a long altar call, I went forward! I have to say that the Lord stirred my heart when the preacher asked us if we were sure that we would go to heaven when we die!
I started to serve the Lord in a Christian camp when I was 16 and this is when, for the first time, I felt called to full-time service for the Lord. To make a long story short, I knew I wanted to serve God but when, where, how, this I didn’t knew. But I stayed involved in my local church and in that Christian camp in the summer and the Lord slowly but surely revealed Himself to me. I got married in 1995 and both Yannick and I knew we would be in the work of the Lord sooner or later. In 1996, I left my job as a high school math teacher and began to serve with Word of Life in Sherbrooke, Quebec, where I have gladly been serving since. I have served in a wide variety of tasks but mainly with the Bible School and the camping ministry.
I was saved reading Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
I was saved reading Ephesians 2:8-9 “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” The motto of my life is now Ephesians 2:10 “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
Ephesians 2:10 "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them."