Bringing Christmas to the streets

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As many of you already know, our mobile care program serves in the heart of Whalley in the form of the Care Bus. Every week we offer nursing and counselling services to street friends at no charge, and we are always looking for new ways to engage with people in need. That’s why we were…



Join us for our inaugural Builders’ Breakfast Forum

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On Wednesday, November 13th, NightShift Street Ministries, in partnership with the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association, will launch a Builders Breakfast Forum. If you are an industry leader involved in developing, building, renovating or selling homes, you won’t want to miss out hearing how Kent Sillars, President of Vesta Properties, builds for success. Vesta Properties built…



Walk the Walk: with your hands and feet

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Many hands make light work. John Heywood, English playwright and poet, 1497-1580 You may have heard me quote this in the past in describing the positive outcome that team work produces in the ministry and how we couldn’t do all that we do without your ‘hands and feet’, prayers and support. Here’s another interpretation of…



Walk the Walk: in the face of adversity

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I find it amazing how many parallels there are between my Walk the Walk training and the challenges we face at NightShift – life in general. Every time I lace up either at the track or at the gym, I am reminded how difficult it is to stay faithful to my commitment – at the…



Walk the Walk: 7 Weeks, 7 Steps

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Dedication, Effort and Determination In my recent book, I talk about 7 Steps we can take to create a ‘shift’ in in our lives and in support of NightShift: promote the book, donate clothing, support Sisters Thrift Boutique, volunteer, contribute financially, pray and smile. The number 7 is back as we find ourselves in the…



Thank you for treating me as though I am somebody

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By Leah Baugh Today I had the privilege to listen to Jonathan’s* story. Jonathan had been in recovery for eight days. Eight days without heroin, but kicked out of a recovery house for smoking a cigarette. He came into the NightShift office a couple of hours later full of fear. He was fearful of being…



What Brings You Joy?

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By MaryAnne Connor Yesterday was stressful – wrestling with tough decisions, questioning compassion and fatigue. In the midst of it all, I was challenged by this question, “What brings you joy, Mac?” Silence for a second. Have you ever been asked that question? Without giving it much thought, I tossed back a quick answer. In…



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