Josias Laporte

La Chapelle Gatineau,
Lead Church Planter
La Chapelle Gatineau
May 10
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About My Family

I have been a nuclear medicine technologist for almost seven years and am now in full-time ministry in the local church. Débora and I have been married since 2012. We have two daughters, Keylia and Néva. Débora works in special care part time and serves in church in worship and logistics. She is a great cook and loves baking pastries.

Keylia is 5 and makes disciples by sharing her toys with strangers and giving hugs to everyone. I love praying with Keylia because she loves joining hands and looks at me with a big smile like it is a game.

Néva is 3. Through her beauty and existence, she’s a powerful witness of God's creativity and His power to perform miracles.

Our other family member is named Lili. Lili is Keylia’s blanket. :)

About My Church Plant

I am a church planting intern at La Chappelle Rosemont and La Chappelle Mile church plants. My role is to integrate new believers or new attenders to the life of the church where they can be discipled. I teach our 101 sessions each Sunday in both church plants. I’m part of a team who contacts each person who came to our welcome kiosk by phone or email. I meet with new believers and attenders to connect with them and to answer their questions with the goal of integrating them into the life of the church.

I’m also part of the counseling team and the team that organizes the welcome party every six weeks for new attenders at our church plants. I’m part of the prayer team and the leader of the connection team. I recruit and train volunteers in the departments in which I’m involved.

NAMB Church Planting

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