Canada was rich in prosperity but poor in spirit
Canada’s economy was booming in the middle of the century. People filled their lives with material belongings, and while it looked good on the outside, something was missing. The country began to lose sight of what matters most: God and His Word.
As far back as in 1938, Canadians heard about the American Home Bible League started by William and Betty Chapman in Walkerton, Indiana. This grassroots organization called on 256 homes to give out Bibles in their communities. Their work spread north of the borders and Canadians wanted to get involved.
The American Home Bible League worked with Canadian churches and ministries to take Bibles door-to-door throughout the 1950s. Discouraged by a lack of success, the organization scaled back Canadian operations in 1959.