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Archives for: May 2019 (8 posts)
Community Service Hours
May 31, 2019 @ 5:24 AM by: Richard Steinecke

It was an unusual church service. People arrived in work clothes. After a brief commissioning time the congregation formed into teams to serve their municipality as if they were performing community service hours ordered by a Judge. Giving water t ... [read full post]

Soup Bowls
May 28, 2019 @ 5:51 AM by: Richard Steinecke

“I remember what it was like to be hungry.” That is why this community member was taking me to the store to buy some soup bowls for Oasis. As we journeyed to the outlet, he told me about his comfortable life. For five decades he had al ... [read full post]

Morning Dedication
May 27, 2019 @ 6:34 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Almighty God, as I cross the threshold of this day I commit myself, soul, body, affairs, friends, to your care. Watch over, keep, guide, direct, sanctify, bless me. Incline my heart to your ways. Mold me wholly into the image of Jesus, as a potter ... [read full post]

Staring a Statistic in the Face
May 19, 2019 @ 6:44 AM by: Richard Steinecke

The juxtaposition was jarring. One moment I am doing a presentation to volunteers about hunger in Toronto. I mentioned some statistics of the number of people who have gone entire day without eating. The next moment I am speaking with a long-time ... [read full post]

Adorned by a Baseball Cap, a Pearl Necklace and Good Works
May 17, 2019 @ 3:03 PM by: Richard Steinecke

Who would think that a small town church two hours from Toronto would be such huge supporters of Oasis. Not only has Aylmer Baptist Church provided financial donations over the years, but this week a team travelled to Oasis to help us with our spr ... [read full post]

God Provides Again
May 13, 2019 @ 4:06 PM by: Richard Steinecke

As we cram more and more into our community dinners and food bank days, we have become increasingly dependent on our volunteers. I cannot imagine how we would cope if no volunteers showed up. However, volunteers cannot come every week. Life happen ... [read full post]

Checkin' Out the Competition
May 11, 2019 @ 6:40 AM by: Richard Steinecke

The title for this posting is deliberately misleading. We don’t compete with other community dinners. We are grateful that other organizations offer meals so that our community members have access to food. It also takes a bit of pressure off ... [read full post]

She Has More Faith than I Do - The Sequel
May 10, 2019 @ 4:05 PM by: Richard Steinecke

Last month I reported about a community member who was confident that God would provide a place for her to live despite being without a place to leave in just a few short weeks. I was so thrilled to see her come to our community dinner after the e ... [read full post]

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