Resources

Book and Video Reviews

Welcome to the book and video review section of our website. In keeping with our vision to help ‘Inform, Inspire and Involve’ our visitors we have established this little cyber-corner of the website where we will regularly post book and video reviews of relevant and note-worthy books and videos, as well as maintain an extensive list of recommended authors and books/videos.

If you have come across a good book/video that you think we should know about please let us know.

Blog

Community is more than gathering together

It is no secret that building relationships and trust is what OIM is all about. Four times each week, groups of youth and young adults gather to sing, share, create art and support each other. The youth greet each other with hugs and catch up with volunteer Mentors who are always interested in hearing what’s […]

The Power of the Gospel

This past week, I turned to my Bible app on my phone, and it showed John 3:16 as the ‘Verse of the Day’. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” In that moment the simplicity and depth […]

He Fought Like a Soldier

On Jan 15, OIM launches a NEW Innercity Veterans Outreach & Support Service (DETAILS BELOW). Over the coming weeks and months, we will be sharing veteran and volunteer perspectives on the issues facing our homeless and at-risk veterans.  Every Tuesday for the last several years, you could always count on Marcel to greet you at […]

From One Veteran To Another: Homelessness Affects More Than “The Homeless”

On Jan 15, OIM launches a NEW Innercity Veterans Outreach & Support Service (DETAILS BELOW). Over the coming weeks and months, we will be sharing veteran and volunteer perspectives on the issues facing our homeless and at-risk veterans. Today’s blog post comes from long-time OIM Volunteer and Retired Corporal, Ken Byars. A number of years […]

Advent Stories: Peace

This time of year, Christians around the world will be celebrating advent, a time of expectant waiting for Christmas. Come with us as we journey through advent together, listening to stories from those in our programs as they explore Hope, Faith, Love and Peace. PEACE We met Vanessa earlier this year when she started attending […]

Advent Stories: Love

This time of year, Christians around the world will be celebrating advent, a time of expectant waiting for Christmas. Come with us as we journey through advent together, listening to stories from those in our programs as they explore Hope, Faith, Love and Peace. LOVE  We met Larissa 3 years ago. She’d gone through a […]

Advent Stories: Faith

  This time of year, Christians around the world will be celebrating advent, a time of expectant waiting for Christmas. Come with us as we journey through advent together, listening to stories from those in our programs as they explore Hope, Faith, Love and Peace. FAITH When I asked Bryon to share about his life […]

Advent Stories: Hope

This time of year, Christians around the world will be celebrating advent, a time of expectant waiting for Christmas. Come with us as we journey through advent together, sharing stories from those in our programs as they explore Hope, Faith, Love and Peace. HOPE  Mike connected with OIM 11 years ago. When we met Mike, […]

Above and Beyond

When OIM staff pack up for the day and lock the doors at 4pm, we know that OIM’s day is not over. Each evening, a team of volunteers will come in and pack up the outreach wagons, and then venture out onto the streets to connect with people and provide much needed supplies.  I’m in […]