Some of the most impressive mission work ever done was carried out by John Calvin. This flies in the face of accusations that Calvinism is incompatible with missions. History has shown that nothing has been a greater boon to missions than real Calvinism. Fred Klooster said, “The mission activity that emanated from Geneva under Calvin’s inspiration was itself of monumental proportions. It was perhaps the greatest home missions project that history has yet seen since the time of the apostles.” This is no exaggeration. Due to Calvin’s sending missionaries from Geneva to France, from 1555 to 1559 the number of reformed churches there sky rocketed from 5 to nearly 100. By 1562, there was an amazing 2,150 reformed churches in France due to the missionary zeal of John Calvin. The membership of these churches in 1562 is estimated at three million of the total population in France of twenty million.