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Archives for: July 2019 (6 posts)
An Ongoing Relationship
July 30, 2019 @ 6:01 AM by: Richard Steinecke

We had the Dawah Centre day camp visit us last week for the third summer in a row. It is always delightful to see the children help out at the food bank, asking lots of question. Our community members always light up to see them there. This year t ... [read full post]

Hottest Day of the Year
July 26, 2019 @ 4:20 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Last February Oasis celebrated the Coldest Night of the Year with a walk to combat homeless ness. Last Saturday Oasis experienced the hottest day of the year with a display table at the local street festival, Big on Bloor. Our summer staff, perman ... [read full post]

Interacting Volunteers
July 21, 2019 @ 6:23 AM by: Richard Steinecke

How do you measure the success of a volunteer? Their reliability? How hard they worked? Perhaps the most important measure of success is how they interact with other people at Oasis. We have been blessed to have many volunteers from the English La ... [read full post]

Cathie Does it Again
July 16, 2019 @ 11:42 AM by: Richard Steinecke

The first time I heard Cathie’s story I was blown away with amazement. The fifth time I heard Cathie’s story, last week, I was blown away with amazement. Cathie, a long-term volunteer, who now serves elsewhere, has been relating her li ... [read full post]

Ladies with Little White Envelopes
July 12, 2019 @ 6:32 AM by: Richard Steinecke

 God bless ladies with little white envelopes. There are a few women (usually) that come up to me at church or events and quietly slip a small white envelope into my hand or pocket. You just know that the cash (usually) has been set aside thr ... [read full post]

Raising Awareness
July 9, 2019 @ 10:02 AM by: Richard Steinecke

Most organizations like Oasis make the raising of awareness of community need and compassion ministry a core part of their mandate. Raising awareness can change attitudes and, sometimes even, behaviour towards people that are often overlooked or i ... [read full post]

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