Today’s Hope was born in 1996 out of a critical need for coordinated evangelistic efforts in the province of Quebec. In 1995, Marcel Perron, our founder, visited the Gaspésie Peninsula with his wife and a few friends. That Sunday morning, wanting to worship and praise God in the company of other Christians, they looked but could not find an evangelical Christian church anywhere.
Back in Quebec City, Mr. Perron set out to mobilize Christians from all parts of Quebec to evangelize the Gaspésie. Seventy people answered the call, tasting the unspeakable joy that the Lord grants to those who serve Him. This evangelistic campaign was a success thanks to the infinite goodness of God. The team decided that their efforts should not stop with a single campaign, and Today’s Hope became a permanent ministry. In 2002 Hope Radio was created to translate, adapt, and broadcast 1,300 radio programs, a five-year project. In Quebec, Dr. Vernon McGee's programs are known as À travers la Bible. In 2004 a television version of The Living Word was added to the ministry. The programs were first aired on Télé-Mag and are now broadcast throughout the province. Via the Internet, these programs are available to the entire French-speaking world. We produce 52 programs per year.
The ministry has expanded to New Brunswick and Europe as evangelistic teams helped local churches evangelize. A major evangelistic event in 2008 took place for Quebec City’s 400th anniversary, where more than 400,000 gospels tracts were distributed.
Since 1996, Aujourd'hui l'espoir has organized many evangelistic campaigns in collaboration with local churches.