From Scotland to Canada: The Life of Pioneer Missionary Alexander Stewart Glenn Tomlinson

ISBN: 9781894400299

Published: June 16th 2008

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336 pages


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From Scotland to Canada: The Life of Pioneer Missionary Alexander Stewart  by  Glenn Tomlinson

From Scotland to Canada: The Life of Pioneer Missionary Alexander Stewart by Glenn Tomlinson
June 16th 2008 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 336 pages | ISBN: 9781894400299 | 5.12 Mb

Alexander Stewart was converted to Christ during the dramatic revival in Moulin, in the Highlands of Scotland, in 1799. This revival fuelled a strong outpouring of missionary activity and church planting throughout Scotland. Stewart felt the call ofMoreAlexander Stewart was converted to Christ during the dramatic revival in Moulin, in the Highlands of Scotland, in 1799.

This revival fuelled a strong outpouring of missionary activity and church planting throughout Scotland. Stewart felt the call of God on his life and attended Robert Haldanes Theological Seminary, following this with years of evangelism and church planting in Perthshire. In 1818 Alexander and his wife, Janet, with their young family, emigrated to Upper Canada-the New World was opening up and many Scots were taking advantage of the promise of free land, employment opportunities and the excitement of a frontier life.

Alexander saw it as an opportunity to bring gospel light to the settlers and new immigrants, as well as a place to raise his family. They eventually settled in York (now Toronto) and established the first Baptist church there. Stewarts church planting and preaching ministry also extended to the surrounding townships of Esquesing, Chinguacousy and Eramosa. Alexander Stewarts story is one of persistent zeal for the extension of Gods kingdom and a fervent desire to do what he could to bring the gospel to a young country. Glenn Tomlinson has extensively mined the archives and resources from this time in Scottish and Canadian history to bring us this compelling story of a man determined to establish centres for the gospel in Scotland and Canada.



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