Society’s marginalized and the Church transformed together by Jesus
They live all around you, in correctional institutions, nursing homes, the inner city or maybe even on your street—people that mainstream society tends to disregard, such as widows and newcomers to Canada.
vulnerable – overlooked – undervalued
Jesus asks His followers to go and be a physical presence demonstrating His love for each one.
Do you ever feel you are missing out on what Jesus intended?
God tells us to care for those who are struggling, and overlooked. He also says our own restoration comes when we give of ourselves.
Connecting Streams’ volunteers are putting these truths into action. Volunteers go to prisons, long-term care centres, emergency housing shelters, young offender centres, addiction recovery facilities, homeless people, newcomers to Canada, widows, and more.
Connecting Streams’ volunteers go, in teams, to society’s marginalized and share Jesus’ love, teaching people how to follow Him and mutually benefitting from the transforming power of the Holy Spirit of God.
Exciting things happen when we go!
The Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, … to comfort all who mourn, and… to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. Isaiah 61:1-3 (NIV)
“These women just need to know that they’re valued, beautiful, loved, respected and are worth everything that God did for them. I’ve never seen God at work so much except when I visit women in prison.”
“The guys come hungry for encouragement, hungry to hear that they are loved, forgiven. They come for peace, freedom, acceptance; and God always meets them there. ”
When I had to restart chemo treatments for a recurrence of my cancer the Widow to Widows ladies were there to love and support me and most of all to pray for me. I only wish that I would have had a group like this when I was first widowed. I’m truly blessed to be part of this amazing group.