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Matter of Fact
June 23, 2018 @ 5:40 AM by: Richard Steinecke

“I have lived in a shelter before”. The statement was made with such calmness that I was taken aback. Three months ago this community member had told me that he was being evicted so that renovations could be made to his rooming house. ... [read full post]

Laugher in the Morning
June 19, 2018 @ 5:07 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Whenever I talk to a volunteer at Oasis and ask them why they keep coming? Often, theresponse is the same. We are happy to help. We are part of a family. I watched with admiration this week as two volunteers who had been away for a while were welc ... [read full post]

Spanish and Coffee
June 11, 2018 @ 2:09 PM by: Richard Steinecke

Spanish and coffee. What do the two have in common? When you grow up in an Anglophone country, English is the language of instruction. So, I learnt English in school, and speak it fluently both at home and at work. At Oasis, I met diversity. I met ... [read full post]

Revealing One's Personality
June 9, 2018 @ 5:54 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Staffing a display table at Assembly (the annual conference for Canadian Baptists from central Canada) revealed a lot about the personalities of our staff and volunteers. First it divulged that our Women’s Director is known and loved by ever ... [read full post]

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