from 1986 to the present day, God has provided His blessing on the ministry.
George Derksen’s vision of the WHY AM I ON THIS EARTH? book was inspired by a sermon in 1975 by Pastor H.H. Barber (Calvary Temple, Winnipeg) speaking on the impact of the printed word on society.
The first WHY AM I ON THIS EARTH? book was produced to use as a follow-up for the enquirers at the Pavilion of Promise at Expo ’86.
First WHY Encounter in Winnipeg and area – 130,000 books delivered – churches delivering in their communities and people delivering to their neighbours.
WHY book delivery in Medicine Hat – every home received a book.
Student Mission Advance conference in Hamilton, Ontario – young people from across Canada delivered 10,000 books door-to-door throughout the community during the conference – books also went into the local jail and George Derksen given opportunity to address the inmates.
WHY book delivery in Prince Albert, SK – every home received a book.
WHY book delivery to Sundre and Didsbury, AB.
June – Prayer Rally in Toronto SkyDome with some 28,000 people in attendance. October – WHY book distribution (135,000 books).
Nation-wide Prayer Rally – by satellite. Live and interactive sites – Parliament Hill, Toronto SkyDome, Winnipeg Stadium, Edmonton AgriDome, Vancouver Coliseum. Live receiving sites – Halifax, Montreal, Quebec City, London, Red Deer, Morden, Victoria and more. Estimated 55,000 participants.
WHY book delivery in Cambridge, Kitchener, Waterloo, ON and area.
WHY book delivery in Halifax and area.
WHY USA edition produced.
WHY book delivery in Midwestern Ontario.
WHY book delivery in Greater Vancouver.
WHY book delivery on Vancouver Island.
WHY book delivery Calgary, AB.
WHY book delivery Lethbridge, AB.
WHY book delivery Fort McMurray, AB.
WHY book delivery Edmonton, AB and area.
WHY book delivery Saskatoon, SK and area.
WHY book delivery London, ON and area.
WHY book delivery Winnipeg, MB
WHY book delivery Moose Jaw, parts of Regina and Swift Current, SK