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.
November 2015 Prayer Calendar
1.) Please pray for all our clients passed on this year, Pray especially for all the homeless people who died on the street, pray also for all who grieve the loss of their loved ones.
2.) Pray for all clients in residential addiction treatment program; pray especially that they will have the courage, strength and wisdom to persevere in their recovery journey.
3.) Pray for all our volunteers who contribute their time, talent and treasure in serving the homeless, the hungry, and the lost. Pray that they will continue to support the work of The Mission.
4.) Pray for all who are mentally sick in our society, pray especially that they may get and accept the help they need, pray also for all who look after their well-being.
5.) Pray for all First Responders in the city of Ottawa who work closely with the Ottawa Mission, pray that they be strengthened and protected in their daily work.
6.) Pray for a successful search and selection of a new, strong and faith filled candidate for the position of Executive Director for the Ottawa Mission Foundation; pray that fundraisers in Ottawa who have heart for the work of The Mission will put themselves forward for this role.
November Prayer for the Homeless
God of compassion, your love for humanity was revealed in Jesus, Whose earthly life began in the poverty of a stable and ended in the pain and isolation of the cross: we hold before you those who are homeless, draw near and comfort them in spirit and bless those who work to provide them with shelter, food and friendship. We ask this in Jesus’ name.