–  E V E R Y   D A Y  –

•  WELCOMING – 200+ people from the community

 

•  SERVING with – 20+ volunteers of all ages

 

•  HELPING  – up to 26 in our RESIDENTIAL RECOVERY program.

 

•  SHELTERING the homeless – up to 16 stay in the 30 day Shelter

with 10 full time trained STAFF

Services & Events


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This week we visited our COMMUNITY GARDEN with 28 Grade 9’s from Vedder Middle School (grouped behind) and found Central Elementary School students learning gardening on their plot! (We love Community involvement and education!)

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Our annual fundraising BANQUET was a great evening! We honoured Volunteers, heard up to date reports and enjoyed the tunes of The Steve Dalamar Band. Lighthouse Mission’s Ron Buchinski – our main speaker, gave an encouraging talk…. THANKS to all who participated!

Current Testimonies


Chaplain’s blog

Regular experiences from Mission Chaplains… snapshots of interactions

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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

News & Views


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We were delighted to recently welcome visitors from Église ACM de Rimouski (Rimouski Alliance Church), Quebec. They volunteered at the Mission – serving supper. (pictured here with Mission Board Chairperson – Wayne Massey.

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HUGE thanks to the BARN BURNER BBQ a popular event held in Yarrow last Sunday. The organizers gave entrance donations to the Mission! http://barnburnerbbq.ca

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Mount Cheam Christian School Grade 2 class collected food items for our Emergency Hamper program! (pictured with Teacher Marina Moree and the Mission’s Bill Raddatz)

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Brian Goldstone – Owner of Griffin Security (pictured above right) has become a great friend of the Mission. Brian and his employees take sandwiches and blankets out from the Mission to the many who live in makeshift camps in and around Chilliwack.

More News & Updates…