Category Archive for: Street Ministry

Without wheels into the New Year

by NightShift

We don’t own a large fleet of vehicles to serve the thousands of people who turn to NightShift for help or to get involved. There’s our aging clothing truck and converted mobile kitchen trailer which are in heavy use 365 days/year. Then there’s our mobile counselling/medical Care Bus which we gingerly bring to the streets…



“Reach out and touch…somebody’s hand”

by adminis

I absolutely love celebrating birthdays and anniversaries. Don’t you? I have a confession to make this evening. I’ve been holding a special birthday card close to my heart and celebrating all day with Papa, reluctant to share the occasion with anyone else. How incredibly selfish is that? So here it is. Today is NightShift’s birthday.…



Bringing Christmas to the streets

by adminis

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…



A Ministry of Persons, Not “Results”

by adminis

“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…



It’s okay to be dented. Right?

by adminis

The line up tonight never seemed to end. It was one thirsty traveller after the other, eyes diverted, hearts turned inward, always polite. ‘Please’ and ‘thank you’. Hesitant smiles and nods responding to my, “What’s your name?” or “You have beautiful eyes” or “Thank you for waiting and being patient”… One question rose above the…



Recovery Ride 2012 – Day Five: camaraderie

by adminis

Whitecourt Church sent us off with full bellies and prayers! I climbed on the bike of one of their congregants. I admit I was more than nervous with travelling down the highway open to the elements, bugs and hefty semi-trucks! As Freedom Biker Church is creating a two-hour documentary, a helicopter followed us for a…



Recovery Ride 2012 – Day Four: an interlude of friends

by adminis

Lord, You own the cattle on a thousand hills. We claim a few to provide for our needs at the Care Cottage and Care Village… It was hard for us to leave behind this very special place after only such a short time, but our journey on Tuesday morning beckoned. Thank you, Pastor Steve, for…



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