MISSION CANADA URBAN WORKER
Ministry Location: Quebec
Ministry Focus: Urban Ministry
A couple of years ago, this new Mission Canada worker had no idea what to expect when they responded to God’s call to get involved with those incarcerated within the prison system in Quebec. But, since doors have opened and favour for bilingual ministry in this area has been received, they would describe their work as a “joy beyond compare.” The depth of exchanges and prayer with inmates, times spent studying the Word together, and seeing what God is doing in the lives of those often considered the least in society, are moments where true life-change can be seen.
On-site visits and times of engagement with inmates take place a few times per week. In between those visits, much time is spent in prayer and preparation to hear exactly what God would want to speak to those as young as 20 and as old as 80+. Men, from every walk of life, faith and varied life experiences come together in a prison chapel setting looking for hope and a future. They are isolated, desperate, broken and hurt people, who sadly have hurt others. But, God opens doors to reach those who need Him, and we are there doing God’s work … because we must. It is beautiful to see hardened hearts become receptive to God and to His Word. There is much work to be done inside prison walls.