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A Passion To Serve

  Why do you volunteer at OIM? It’s a question that I have been asking our volunteers lately. The answers that have come back have had one thing in common:  a big passion for serving. Working with OIM volunteers has been a privilege for me.  It’s encouraging to meet people that find the time to […]

Making a Difference In The Midst of Adversity – Is It Possible?

Every time I do street outreach in downtown Ottawa, I can’t help but notice the constants. Like the difference between those who are blessed with “enough” and those who aren’t. I see it each Sunday night in the stylish clothes some people wear or the cars others don’t have. It’s visible in their health or […]

One evening, while on street outreach…

Earlier in the day at church I prayed for increased spiritual closeness to our street friends. Wow, was I rewarded! Later that evening, my young street outreach partner and I met 52 street friends. They represented all facets of this diverse culture; those just trying to get by, those seeking secure and comfortable housing, those […]

It’s the small things in life that matter

We all look for opportunities to share our love with those around us, to reach out and make a difference, to make a conscious effort to touch someone’s life in a special way that will make a lasting impact. We look for the big things, the major events that will change, have a profound effect […]