Category Archives: “Fresh Start”

Want to Help Others This Christmas?

Sometimes there are just good things to support that come across one’s radar.  There are a couple of projects that I have become aware of in the past few weeks.  One is the Aviva funding competition for Harbour of Hope.  If you haven’t heard about this one yet, check out Jordon’s post about this worthwhile project.  Click here to read about it and then please go to the Aviva site, sign in and register to start making your votes.  It really does only take a few minutes of your time. 

Today at church we became aware of another worthwhile project.  Family Futures of Prince Albert is launching a fundraising project “Unto Us A Child Is Born.”  This is a program that gives support to  young mothers and children. Mothers with young children in need receive support so they can be better parents and understand better how to feed and nurture their children.  I can’t think of a better way to honour Christ on his birthday than to help children get a better start in life.  It is not a Christian organization however I think that when a group targets Christian churches as part of their fundraising and we respond generously we state loudly that we care for the least among us in Christ’s name. 

Another group with which I am involved is Fresh Start Ministries.  This is a compassionate ministry with the Nazarene Church but they gladly let others join them in reaching out to the hungry and homeless people of Prince Albert.  In fact I am chair of their board.  I know that we can use funds to help distribute hampers and small gifts to the homeless.  We are just a small organization but the opportunities for service to these people is huge.  If you need a good local charity to support send me an e-mail. 

These are just a few of the opportunities to get involved.  If they are not enough for you then get over to one of the groups that sponsors children overseas like World Vision or Compassion and send a little extra their way.

We already have enough stuff to put under our trees at Christmas time.  Lets spend some of our excessive wealth on others that really need it.


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I’m a small fish, really

Tonight I took a leap into the dark.  At least that is what it feels like.  I became president of a board.  I’ve never thought of myself as president material.  I’m more comfortable  being just a worker drone – doing what needs to get done, anything I can do to help. Not a leader.

Please not “the leader.”

But it seems to be. 

At least it is a board I am passionate about being on.


Here is a little blurb from a promotional publication: “We seek to alleviate the hardships of homelessness and poverty and reduce the numbers of those who struggle in these hardships.”

Someone wise told me that if Christ is with us in any endeavour, we can do it.  So that is who I am counting on. 

And maybe that is a cry for help but that’s OK I think.

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