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Archives for: July 2016 (8 posts)
Golden Locks
July 29, 2016 @ 7:15 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Our community members have great stories to tell. Their lives have been rich with successes, failures and interesting experiences. Years ago, one community member had managed to colour his dark dreadlocks blond. He was approached on the street by ... [read full post]

Friends in High Places
July 25, 2016 @ 6:08 PM by: Richard Steinecke

The five students and I walked past the office of our local Member of Parliament on our way back to Oasis. She had helped us obtain funding for two of the summer students. I had to pick up a letter of support she had written for us on another gran ... [read full post]

Desperate for Housing
July 21, 2016 @ 5:16 PM by: Richard Steinecke

This week five community members asked for help in finding housing. Some were being evicted. Some could no longer stay in their premises because of various forms of vermin or extremely challenging housemates. One had to find a place in less than t ... [read full post]

Through Their Eyes
July 18, 2016 @ 5:29 AM by: Richard Steinecke

When my daughters were growing up, I read to them the Anne of Green Gables books. Those were books that I mocked when I was growing up and would never have read on my own. However, the pleasure of experiencing the books through the eyes of my daug ... [read full post]

What Do We Provide?
July 14, 2016 @ 5:56 AM by: Richard Steinecke

This summer we have five idealistic, enthusiastic and hardworking summer students with us at Oasis. They have already gone through an intensive training program on the values and policies of Oasis. There was a good discussion about the “firs ... [read full post]

Visiting Other Churches
July 11, 2016 @ 7:23 AM by: Richard Steinecke

One of the best parts of my role at Oasis is visiting churches that are interested in our mission. During the last two Sundays I visited a Hispanic church (service mostly in Spanish) and an African-Canadian church. The music and worship time at bo ... [read full post]

Mr. Encouragement
July 8, 2016 @ 7:11 AM by: Richard Steinecke

One of our beloved staff announced to the community that he was leaving to do advanced studies ‎in British Columbia. He gave a moving address as to how Oasis, and some of the people he had worked, with had inspired him. He also mentioned that ... [read full post]

The Best Thing About Wednesday Mornings
July 4, 2016 @ 6:08 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Wednesday morning Food Bank days are always interesting. No matter how early I arrive, it always begins with greeting the start of our lineup at the front steps. This is followed by setting up a welcoming space and well-appointed food tables. Acco ... [read full post]

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