Category Archive for: Our Friends

Popcorn and hope at NightShift’s Movie Night

by NightShift

As normal as popcorn and a movie Men and women fill the chairs, the lights are dimmed. The delicious aroma of hot, buttered popcorn fills the air as people sip root beer floats and wait for the movie to begin. This isn’t another night out at the local multiplex. This is Movie Night at NightShift,…

Clearly sharing compassionate care

by NightShift

NightShift's free vision testing From getting up in the morning until bedtime, each one of us must steer through our day, charting our course, meeting challenges and making decisions every moment. But imagine navigating your day if your vision was impaired. What would you do if you could not read road signs, a community newsletter…

Calling women in from the cold

by NightShift

NightShift Street Ministries is calling vulnerable women on the street in from the freezing cold nights, this week and throughout the winter, with our new Extreme Weather Response (EWR) shelter. The shelter is now open from 8 pm to 7 am during temperatures of -4◦C or below, or in snowy conditions.   The dramatic turn…

SOS – urgent call for PRAYER

by NightShift

I am reaching out to you today with an URGENT CALL FOR PRAYER. We hear the words daily in newscasts, and read them in print media all over the Lower Mainland: “fentanyl crisis” and “overdose epidemic”. There are lives behind those words – lives that are being lost, as people die tragically and abruptly from…

Walk the Walk: in the face of adversity

by NightShift

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…



Thank you for treating me as though I am somebody

by NightShift

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…



A Ministry of Persons, Not “Results”

by NightShift

“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…



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