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…



A Ministry of Persons, Not “Results”

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“I tried to imagine what it’s like in his shoes.” By Sandy Phillipps People sometimes ask me what results we are seeing on the streets. As if we would give up and move on if we see no change in a person growing stronger in taking responsibility for themselves. The longer I am around, the…



Memorial Service Announcement for Janice Shore

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The following funeral arrangements have been made to commemorate Janice Shore–sister and friend to many here in Whalley.  When: Friday, March 8 from 11am-12pm. Where: Avalon Funeral Home, located at 13288, 108 Avenue, Surrey, BC. The memorial service is open to the public. Reception to follow at NightShift Street Ministries from 12-2 pm. Our offices are located…



R.I.P. Janice Shore

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“I still haven’t made any French toast,” he adds. “I can’t have it without her.” By Idelette McVicker | Twitter: @ideletteWe sat at a small bistro table inside Sisters Thrift Boutique this morning. Ed’s been hanging out on the side of the building here at NightShift, waiting for information about his sister Janice’s death. 8:45pm,…



The Shift: Moving and Relatable

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“Inspiring, Relatable, Trail-blazing, Authentic, Warrior.” By Karen Cooper They say it takes only one. One person to step up. One person to be the change. This past December I received The Shift: The Power of Belief as a birthday present. It’s a local book about a grassroots ministry written by someone I’ve heard about for many…



ALPHA for our Street Friends

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Starting Sunday, Feb. 17, we will be hosting a 10-week Alpha session for our street friends in Surrey, led by Del and Lynda Thiessen. This is a great opportunity to volunteer or pray for this very special journey. Schedule of Talks (Please pray along):  – Feb 17: Launch party: Is This It? – Feb. 24:…



Mac at MissionsFest 2013

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MaryAnne Connor, president and founder of NightShift Street Ministries, will host a seminar at MissionsFest Vancouver on Friday, Jan. 25 at 4:30pm.  For more information, check out the MissionsFest website and join us! Mac will be speaking about her new book, The Shift: The Power of Belief, telling the stories of how God led her…



Five Items We Need Right Now

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We could really use donations of the following food items: Thank you so much for dropping these items off at our office! We are located at 10635 King George Boulevard in Surrey. We really appreciate all your love and support.



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