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Archives for: March 2016 (7 posts)
Donor Meeting
March 30, 2016 @ 4:34 PM by: Richard Steinecke

“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]

March 24, 2016 @ 7:22 AM by: Richard Steinecke

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
March 21, 2016 @ 5:55 AM by: Richard Steinecke

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
March 17, 2016 @ 4:59 PM by: Richard Steinecke

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
March 10, 2016 @ 2:11 PM by: Richard Steinecke

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!
March 9, 2016 @ 6:41 PM by: Richard Steinecke

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?
March 2, 2016 @ 4:33 PM by: Richard Steinecke

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]

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