December 07, 2015



Matthew 19:26 “ …with God all things are possible.”

For so many of us, the Christmas season is filled with happiness as we spend time with our families and build new memories. For people staying at The Ottawa Mission, however, this can be an especially difficult time of year.

The people we serve – whether by providing them with food and shelter, or helping them with job training, or offering them the chance to receive life-changing treatment for their addiction – also have families and friends. But because of their circumstances, many have little contact with the people who mean the most to them. And, at this time of year, being apart from loved ones is especially painful.

Through the grace of God, and because you care, we are able to bring hope to those who need our help at this blessed time of year. For each of the people who have shared their stories with us in this newsletter, what seemed impossible this time last year has become possible. Jason has newfound confidence and hope, Mery is achieving her dream career, Wayne knows he is cared for, and Adam is able to give back and make a difference in the lives of others.

And they, like so many others who have walked through our doors, have been made to feel a part of our family here at The Mission.

We thank you for your kindness – at Christmas and all year round. With every gift you make you are truly changing lives and turning impossibilities into everyday miracles for those who need our help the most.

God bless you.