The door is always open to the Chaplain’s office at The Ottawa Mission. Some people drop in daily to see a friendly face and others come in looking for guidance in a time of crisis. As well, an average of 35 people attend the small Chapel Service held daily at The Mission.
Many of the people who turn to The Ottawa Mission for help have experienced rejection, major disappointments, or have survived a personal tragedy. The Mission provides much-needed spiritual support to help these people along their life journey.
The Chaplain leads daily chapel services and provides personal support to people in the shelter and others living in the community who seek help in coping with the stresses and pressures of everyday life. The Chaplaincy team also provides spiritual guidance to people dealing with addictions and to those living out their final days in The Ottawa Mission’s Hospice.
The success of our programs is reflected in the success of those we serve.
Just ask Paul.
When Paul arrived at The Ottawa Mission he was homeless and suffering from mental and physical issues. At first he spoke to no one, and refused the offer of a bed. Instead he slept in a chair in the lobby. Eventually, Paul began to talk to our chaplain and one of our case managers, and with their help he began to feel comfortable sleeping in a bed at night. They also encouraged him to seek medical help. Paul has since gained strength and confidence, and he is now living in his own apartment. Paul still visits us almost every day to attend chapel service where he raises his voice in joyful song.
August 2016 Prayer Calendar
Please pray for the men and women staying in our Hospice. Pray also for their the family members, friends and loved ones, in particular of those who have recently passed away.
Prayer for the continued courage of those who have entered into the Ottawa Mission Addiction & Trauma programs.
We offer prayers of Celebration for the recent spiritual retreat for our Life House residents which was held at the Galilee Centre in Arnprior
Pray for our staff members who are taking much need vacation time over the summer months. Please pray for their safe travels and that they would return spiritually and emotionally refreshed.
Please pray for the management team of The Ottawa Mission for continued wisdom and divine guidance as they continue to provide valuable and visionary leadership to the organization that helps so many people in need.