Our Blog - ArchivesArchives for: March 2016 (7 posts)
“What do you need the most?” That is a pretty loaded question for a Pastor of one of our major supporting churches to ask. Both Erika (our longest serving staff member) and I had the same answer. And it wasn’t money! (Even though ... [read full post]
There is a scene from my favourite Christmas movie, It’s a Wonderful Life, where Jimmy Stewart slams the door shut at closing time at his Savings and Loans Company. There had been a “run on the bank” and he had two dolla ... [read full post]
You Have Been Charged with an Offence
I had no idea that you could not turn left onto Oasis’ street during rush hour. I had never noticed the sign. But there I was, sitting in front of the early line-up to the Food Bank getting a ticket. The officer actually said “You have ... [read full post]
A Sad Goodbye
Oasis staff and volunteers presented a cake and card to George Buckingham as he starts a new full-time job. There were a lot of hugs, stories and tears. George has been a fixture for many years at Oasis. He has been a regular volunteer on Tuesdays ... [read full post]
A Big Hit
World Vision donated seven boxes of adult multi-vitamins. We struggled a bit with how to offer them to our community. Would anyone want them? Should we be promoting them? What instructions for use and warnings should be given? After a lot of discu ... [read full post]
The Germans are Coming! The Germans are Coming!
For years Liebenzell Mission, based in southwestern Germany, has brought many of its students to Toronto. Because of its diversity, Toronto provides a prime opportunity for future missionaries to develop cross-cultural skills. I suspect it also gi ... [read full post]
How Was Your Day Dear?
Until recently, when asked about my day, I would respond: “Great. How was your day dear?” And it was true; I love my day-job. Just not a lot new to say.
Today when I was asked I said “Great. So much happened today! I had ... [read full post]