“God has poured out his love into our hearts.”
Romans 5:5

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.  Some are looking for the basic necessities of life – food, clothing and shelter.  Others struggle with addiction or mental illness and need our support to get their lives back on track.   Maurice is one example

As a young man, Maurice worked steadily as a bricklayer and window cleaner.  But, as time went by, Maurice’s mental health deteriorated – he suffered from severe mood swings and depression.  His illness eventually caused him to lose many jobs, his marriage fell apart, and he began self-medicating with drugs and alcohol.   He was finally diagnosed as bi-polar in 2002, but was well into his addiction by then and his life continued to spiral out of control.

Today, Maurice is 3 months into The Mission’s LifeHouse addiction treatment program.  He is sober, healthy and full of hope.  He will graduate from the program in December and feels blessed that he has been given the gift of the healing of his body, mind and heart – the best Christmas gift ever!

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

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

With sincere appreciation,

Sean Wong Executive Director The Ottawa Mission Foundation