Category Archives: Outreach

About noon on Wednesday April 30, Hamilton, On, Canada.

 

We were out today about mid-day in City of Hamilton with information kits and some Tim Horten gift cards – we were talking to addicts on Barton Street also King Street.  I saw Gary B. on his bike riding around but could not catch up to him- I hope he is praying as he told me he was.  Managed to reach out to about five addicts on the street in a short time.  Was taken back a bit today at the amount of drug activity going on in the city especially considering it was only about noon.  Interrupted one phone call to a dealer with some info pamphlets – at least they will know who to call next time, or when those drugs are done.  Also stumbled upon a domestic fight that had spilt out on to the street. Lots of dealers walking around! Cops do not seem to be helping, we can see you coming a mile away and making addicts hide from plain site only makes outreach harder. Forcing drug realities under ground doesn’t help the people involved, doesn’t help the communities, nor does it make Hamilton any safer.  “As the saying goes, before long the dense forest will become farmland, and the farmland will go back to forest. When that day comes, the deaf will be able to hear a book being read aloud, and the blind, who have been living in darkness, will open there eyes and see….It will be the end of those who oppress others and show contempt for God…”ISAIAH29:17-21

About noon on Feb 19.2014.

We were out today in the City of Hamilton showing love to addicts in recovery and also those on the streets. First stop was at Womenkind in West Hamilton where we dropped off $100.00 off in gift cards for our sisters in recovery to treat themselves with…then off to Barton St. and Emerald St. where we found M. working the corner with two of her friends.  I personally have known M. and her family for about 10 years now. We gave them each information packages on where to get help with T.Horton $10.o0 gift cards and words of encouragement.  Last stop was Mission Services on Barton St. North where the remaining gift cards were given out.  Special Thanks to Jesse!Leaving off for now with LUKE16:10, till our next street engagement

“We are unprofitable servants; we have done what we were obliged to do”