Marianne Petit-ClercTranslator, Montreal Office Marianne
grew up in the Montreal area.At the age of 12, she
came to know Jesus Christ as her
personal Saviour.That same summer while at camp, she
promised God that she
would be serving him full-time some time in the future. She worked for Bell Canada for 10 years.Marianne
felt that she
was also serving God during this time as she
witnessed to co-workers and taught children's Bible classes.This made it even harder for her
to decide to leave.But in September 1966, she
could no longer ignore the call of the Lord, so she
job and went to Muskegon, Michigan to follow a three-month course at the Child Evangelism Institute
.The following January, she attended Grand Rapids School of the Bible and Music for one semester after which she served the Lord for one year as a Child Evangelism Fellowship missionary. During that year, she realized that she needed more knowledge of God's Word, so she enrolled at Bethel Bible Institute for a three-year program.After graduation in 1971, she became a full-time missionary with the Fellowship of Evangelical Baptist Churches in her own province of Quebec.
During these years, Marianne
was involved in children's home Bible clubs, Sunday school, hospital Bible classes, visitation, teacher training classes, conferences, camp work, preparing Sunday school materials and in translation work.
Since May 1979, most of her
time is spent in the Montreal office, translating materials for the Fellowship
ministry centre in Guelph, the Fellowship French Mission, SEMBEQ and the French regional office.Outside office hours, she
still has a varied ministry, which includes involvement in her
own local church (Terrebonne-Mascouche), conference speaking, summer children's camps, publishing Sunday school material and other translation work.