Category Archives: helping the homeless

Homeward Bound

 

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We left Brighton, Ontario and continued heading East.  The scenery was so beautiful and green.

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All signs and store fronts in Quebec are written in French.

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We spent the night at a truck stop and continued on in the morning.

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We have made it home.  We will spend a couple weeks getting some things in order and then the adventures will continue.  We will also continue with our homeless project.

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The Fun Continues

20170627_115904We spent some time camping in Frank and Carolyn’s driveway in Milton, Ontario.  Then we moved to a campground.

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Korey and Akita joined us for a night.  Oh what fun!

 

 

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Meet good friends Mike and Karen.  We were so blessed to spend some time with them.

 

Charlie and Sam joined the fun as well.

Meet Cheryl and her staff at the Lunch Box Cafe in Milton.  This restaurant provides job opportunities for those with developmental disabilities.  The food and service were both excellent.

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Meet Joan and Carol.  Had a great time catching up with these long time friends.

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Meet Dan.  He is homeless.  We had opportunity to spend some time with him and bless him with a few things.  Turns out that Dan and Tat had matching rings.

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Proverbs 13:20  Walk with the wise and become wise,  for a companion of fools suffers harm.

Answered Prayer

 

Crosstowne Church in Milton donated the use of their church to us and we had opportunity to share some of our testimony and music with friends and family.

 

 

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Meet Cameron.  Cameron is my youngest child.  On September 22, 2012 Cameron closed his eyes and went to be with Jesus.  He was 18.

A few months after Cameron’s death I came across his toy box that my brother made him.  In the bottom of the toy box was his baby blanket.  My stepmother made it for him when he was born.  It was made and given to me in Ontario.

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God has a plan for our lives.  He sets us in a path for our life but it’s up to us to be listening, paying attention and following the directions.  When God calls us to do something we don’t see the big picture.  We don’t always understand why he’s instructing us to do something.  The same is true with our earthly parents.  They make decisions for us to guide us in a certain direction.  We don’t always understand why but we should listen and trust.

In February 2013, 5 months after Cameron’s death.  I was struggling with these such decisions I had made as a parent.  I needed to know that Cameron had forgiven me for decisions I had made that maybe he didn’t understand.  I knew I wouldn’t be able to move forward until I let this go.  I was driving myself crazy obsessing over this.  I started begging God to please help me to let this go.  For three days leading up to a day in church I was relentless in prayer…please God, help me, I need to let this go.

We were attending a church in Minto, New Brunswick.  In the middle of the service a three year old girl came running up from Sunday school.  She was screaming “daddy, daddy, daddy”  Of course I turned around to discover her wearing this.

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I couldn’t breath.  I felt a huge jolt in my chest.  I knew this moment was for me.

When we pray, the answer to our prayers will never be in the form we think it should be.  God knows exactly what we need and when we need it.

To put this into perspective for you.  The blanket was made in Ontario 18 years prior to this event.  The dress was newly handmade 18 years later in New Brunswick. During Cameron’s lifetime and since, I have never encountered anything else made out of this fabric.  I have peace.

1 John 5:15  And if we know that he hears us -whatever we ask-we know that we have what we asked of Him

All In The Family

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We left Wawa and continued to head East.  The scenery was so beautiful and the water looked just like glass.

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That little ball at the end of the road is a cloud…so cool.

We are in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario visiting with family.

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Meet John and Angie.  John and Tat are brothers.  We are camping in their back yard.

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Meet Sarah.  Sarah is Tat’s neice.

Meet Winston…the family pet.  He is such a happy dog.

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Sault Ste Marie is right near the USA border.  We crossed over into Michigan for supper.

Ephesians 4:2  Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

Just Passing Through

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We left Manitoba and continued to travel East.  Things were starting to look much greener.

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These are inuksuks.  They can be seen everywhere on top of rock along the highways.

We spent a night in Kenora at the Anicinabe RV Park and campground.  This place is very clean and well maintained.  The view is absolutely spectacular.  We recommend it.

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Meet Sylvie and Kristel.  These brave ladies are on a roadtrip from Quebec to British Columbia sleeping in their overloaded small car.  We had opportunity to lend them a few things for a more comfortable sleep.  Happy trails ladies.

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We spent a night at the Flying J truck stop in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

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We spent last night at the Wawa RV Resort and Campground in Wawa, Ontario.  This place is very clean, well maintained with all the amenities.  We recommend this place.   Statues of geese can be found throughout this small town.

Our next stop will be to visit family in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario.

Hebrews 6:10  God is not unjust;  he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them

So Long Saskatchewan

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We spent the night at the Comfort Plus Campground in White City, Saskatchewan. This campground is clean and well maintained however, the water and the washrooms have a very vulgar smell.  Camp here at your own risk.

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Meet Mitch.  Mitch is a good friend from back home.  We met up with him in Regina and had a great time full of laughter.  Nice to see a face from home.

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We left this morning and headed East.

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Meet Mark.  We met Mark shortly after crossing into Manitoba.  Moncton, New Brunswick is home for him.  Currently he is homeless.  We were able to bless him with a few needed items.  Mark was very excited to see a bible amongst the items. He wanted everyone involved to know that the items received were very much appreciated.

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We are spending the night at the Meadowlark Campground in Brandon, Manitoba. This campground is also a mobile community.  It is very clean and the staff very accomodating.  We recommend this place.

Tomorrow we continue east.

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1 Peter 4:8   Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

A Taste Of Moose Jaw

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We spent a few days at the Prairie Oasis campground in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. This campground provides privacy barriers between campsites…a nice addition.  It is clean and well maintained.  We recommend this place.

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This town has alot of charm.  Between it’s old buildings and it’s many murals there is plenty to see.  The locals here are extremely friendly.  We took a tour of the underground tunnels where Chinese slaves worked.  These tunnels were also used by Al Capone for his bootlegging…no cameras were allowed.

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The local library has a stunning lobby all done in marble with stained glass ceiling. Yes…the horse was in the building.

Check out this manual overhead crane we found in an old power building.

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Found this hidden area full of beautiful grafiti.  It is a popular place for getting grad photos taken.

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Meet Melissa, Rachel and Danny.  They all work at the Riverside Mission.   This place provides meals for those with low income who struggle to get through the month financially.  There is alot of love in this place for anyone who walks through their door.  We were able to bless them with 13 bags of items for their guests.

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Today’s scripture was found on the wall of the Riverside Mission.

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