Our Blog - ArchivesArchives for: July 2017 (6 posts)
I was upset. We had paid for our spot at the local street festival. It was supposed to have a table, two chairs and a tent covering. But there was someone else in it. Festival authorities said that two organizations had accidentally been given the ... [read full post]
Some lives were changed forever last Wednesday. Including mine. We have been having some of our volunteers sharing their stories with our summer students. Most recently we asked Cathi to talk about her life. You could hear a pin drop as she recoun ... [read full post]
I am astonished that many of volunteers take it upon themselves, without being asked, to clean up the garbage that accumulates outsides our doors on food bank days. That is not one of our most glamourous tasks. Recently I thought it was my turn to ... [read full post]
Happiness is Here!
“Happiness is here” said a staff member excitedly. It was food bank day and there were a lot of people in the main room. I wondered if “Happiness” was the name of a community member that had returned after a long absence. S ... [read full post]
The Potato Masher
I am amazed at how people who visit Oasis want to contribute. Recently a member of our Board of Directors attended the food bank, saw that we were short of certain hygiene products, and arrived with a huge donation of them the next week. Over the ... [read full post]
You Are Doing Nothing Right!
About one’s motivation for service, Leslie Ludy says: “If you are in ministry for your own happiness and comfort, you'll be sorely disappointed.” Recently I personally received disheartening feedback from two community membe ... [read full post]