Phyllis and her younger brother were discovered at a dumpster when Waste Removal Services found them starved and abandoned by their mother. The siblings were separated and placed in foster care and never saw their mother again. The physical scars from beatings on Phyllis’ body are clear reminders of the difficult years spent in a strict foster home.
At the age of 19, Phyllis moved from Nova Scotia to Winnipeg. She started working as a security guard and shortly after, gave her life to Jesus. She got married and had two children, a daughter who died a few months ago and a son with whom she lost contact.
Phyllis, now 86, had been involved with UGM since 1955. At the time Police told her about UGM. She makes use of the food bank and is a regular visitor between 2-4 pm for drop-in. Phyllis says she wants to thank the Lord for a place like UGM. She praises God for every volunteer, donor and worker that makes it possible for UGM to keep their doors open to people in distress and in need of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your path.” Proverbs 3:5-6 (NKJV)