Winnipeg is culturally diverse. The city has the highest percentage of Filipinos of any municipality in Canada; the Filipino language Tagalog being the second most prevalent mother tongue in the city after English; however, most Winnipeggers are of European descent, and/or classify themselves as Canadian. One in ten Winnipeg residents speak both English and French. The economy of Winnipeg includes finance, manufacturing, food and beverage production, culture, retail and tourism sectors. Winnipeg is the seventh-largest municipality in Canada, and is the primary municipality of the Winnipeg Capital Region (population of 730,305), with more than half of Manitoba's population.
Pray for seasoned leadership to assist in community development.
Pray for grace & opportunity as the base works in Manitoba's most diverse neighborhood.
Pray for financial provision to help the ministry continue to grow and develop.
The Winnipeg area was a trading centre for Aboriginal peoples prior to the arrival of Europeans. The first fort was built there in 1738 by French traders. A settlement was later founded by the Selkirk settlers in 1812, the nucleus of which was incorporated as the City of Winnipeg in 1873 with a population of 1,869.