The North End has the largest Indigenous population in Western Canada. This particular part of the city also has the highest child poverty level in the country. The neighbourhood is rampant with drugs, prostitution and gang activity. My vision for the Family Life Centre is people getting saved, marriages being restored, and give hope to people who believe there is no hope. This can be achieved by building solid trusting relationships, and loving those who are hard to love.
My belief is all addictions are nothing more than filling an empty void in one’s life. The challenge is filling that void with our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ! Seeing many souls come through the front doors, I find that most people are open to the fact that they need more to life than what they have now. Many communities in the city of Winnipeg try to push out the drug dealers, gangs and prostitution to other neighbourhoods. The people of the North End don’t need to be pushed to different areas, they need Jesus!!
Through fervent prayer I have been asking God to sweep through the North End creating a revival. I pray that God does a major restoration in Winnipeg, and it would start in the most violent part of the city. We need prayer for wisdom, patience, perseverance, protection and most of all, the mighty hand of God to be with us. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven (Matthew 5:16)