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A Tribute to Dr. Paul Maxwell

March 29, 2022 | 0 Comments

On December 15, 2021, Dr. Paul Maxwell went home to be with the Lord in Three Hills, Alberta. Paul was the first Canadian President of International Student Ministries Canada, serving in that role from 1989 to 2003. Those years were crucial in establishing a solid foundation for the ministry. His genuine care and graciousness in dealing with people endeared him to all, and he was widely loved and respected. His emphasis on spiritual vitality encouraged staff and students to go ever deeper with the Lord. His materials on discipleship and the Bible enjoyed wide use.

Importantly, Paul knew the strategic value of reaching international students with the gospel. He understood that as new followers of the Lord Jesus, international students could return home not only with a Canadian university degree, but also with the life-changing message of the good news of Jesus Christ. And once home, they could share their faith with family, friends and others. In this way the Lord could become known in their home countries, and the gospel could reach areas otherwise difficult or impossible to penetrate. Paul realized that International Student Ministries Canada could “empower international students to impact the world for Jesus Christ.”

As a Board, we are grateful to God for Paul Maxwell’s life and ministry. He influenced many, both at home and abroad. We honour his vision and his faithful service, and we acknowledge our debt of gratitude for the legacy he has left us. May the Lord continue to raise up such workers for His harvest.

The Board of Directors