“Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.” Romans 12:10

Dear Friend,

Thank you for giving so generously to The Ottawa Mission this Christmas season.

Each and every day, people come through our door in search of help and hope. Albert is just one example.

Albert had a career he loved – working with children and adults with disabilities – when his life spiralled out of control with addiction. He lost his job, his home and his family connections. For many years he drifted around Ontario – and even stayed for a time at The Mission over a decade ago. When Albert decided to make some serious life changes, he knew that The Mission would offer him the tools and support he needed.

When he began staying with us, Albert had 10 goals in mind. By his latest calculation, he has achieved 33. Here are just a few. Beyond regaining his health, and achieving six months of sobriety, he has worked to get his identification papers back in order, found employment, and applied for college to take courses to get his career back on track. And, at the top of his list, he has reconnected with family members – including his daughter and brother – whom he had not spoken to for 15 years.

It is because of your donations that we have the privilege of sharing with Albert and so many others the joy of new possibilities.

Thank you so much. May God bless you for your Christmas gift of hope.

With sincere appreciation,

Sean Wong Executive Director The Ottawa Mission Foundation