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On Friday, November 8th, over 60 guests, residents, graduates and missionaries celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the Union Gospel Mission's Charis Centre. We have seen not only the transformation of a 60 year old building into a home, but we have seen hundreds of women come through our addiction recovery program.
As we celebrate dozens of women who have graduated the HEART Recovery Program, we know we still have more work to do. We look forward to what God has in store for the program. In today's world, hurting people struggling with addiction are seeing success. Women are not only recovering from addiction, but are finding a new life Christ.
Join us in celebrating the successes of the last 10 years and pray along side of us for the next 10 years!
Please join with us in prayer for all our students in the Christian School Program. We are already 2 months into the new school year with most students adjusting well, and others….not so much.
The little ones in Kindergarten have the roughest time adjusting, because they are not use to a full day of school. I would like to incorporate part of their programming into my work day that involves an afternoon nap. Keeping these little ones focused all day takes a very special and patient kind of person. I have the privilege of entering the classrooms and at times, only 10 minutes in the room is more than enough for me, due to the energy that’s being created. I personally want to thank the teachers for enduring an entire school year with such an enthusiastic group of children!
How would you like to become an ‘Adopt-a-Student’ Sponsor? For $50 a month or $600 a year, you too can be part of this invaluable ministry!
Psalm 46:10: "Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth."
God tells us in Psalms 46:10 to be still. What a concept in today’s society. When things go wrong we feel that we have to do more, work harder, keep up, work faster, but God says “be still”.
In addiction, “being still” is also a foreign concept. Individuals with addiction are
Did you know?
Each year for our Community Christmas Dinner, we bless each of our guests with a gift. Can you help?
We are looking for 500 gift bags: 250 for men, 150 for ladies, and 100 for children. These gift bags can be filled with some of the following items (creativity is encouraged) :
- tooth brush & tooth paste
- hair brush or comb