Regular experiences from Mission Chaplains… snapshots of interactions
Kath (pictured) has been a Guest at the Mission. She is is dealing with terminal Cancer, being cared for by her loving husband Larry. They have given me permission to ask for your prayers. In my Pastoral interactions with Kath, her face positively ‘shines’ when I mention heaven. “There are times when I feel there is only a thin veil between me and Jesus”, she told me. “I absolutely know where I am going, and have joy!”
I come away deeply moved. Please pray that each day would contain meaningful times. Pray also for Larry and for physical comfort for Kath. – PB
“As I welcome 120+ people in for supper, most are ‘regulars’ and come every evening. I look for changes in peoples countenance.
This week a lady in her 30’s re-appeared after being absent for a while. She looked good (dressed well and without facial sores that came from he using Crystal Meth). “Hey, ‘Jan’ you look good gal – good to see you again!” Her eyes teared up.
“Peter, I’ve been in detox and have been drug free for 30 days, but today I used.”
Her honesty and vulnerability touched me deeply. After reassuring her that she can get right back on the road, I was able to introduce her to fellow staff member Steve Rowley (an addictions specialist and our Men’s Program Manager) who was also working that evening – he took some time to encourage her and prayed with her.” To respond go to: http://ranmission.ca/but-today-i-used-chaplains-blog-1/ – PB