I’m currently reading a book called ‘beautiful boy’, and there was a quote at the start of one of the chapters by Shakespeare that reads: “O God, that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains! That we should, with joy, pleasance, revel, and applause, transform ourselves into beasts.”! And ... it turns out that tonight I met a kid (20) checking into our men’s shelter who had no place to go. He said he was struggling with meth and urinating blood. He seemed like a fish out of water (not like the other guys), and I think he was scared! He said he wanted to go to rehab. He also said Bob looked like Liam Neeson. 😊 I like this kid, and we’re going to try and help him! - Joe
Great big shout-out to Reza and the crew at CREEK CONSTRUCTION, www.creekconstruction.ca, for their meal sponsorship last night. We fed 243 people a hot bowl of chili, a salad, and some fresh baking courtesy of the women in our Shayil Home Women's Addiction Program! And ... it turns out the power went out just before the meal, so we did it all with minimal lighting too! It came back on just after we finished the meal. #murphyslaw #theshowmustgoon.
So .... here we are in the midst of a good ole' Saskatchewan cold spell. Yesterday we had 225 people for supper, and I'm thinkin' that you gotta be pretty hungry to brave -40 ish weather to walk down to our place for something to eat. Anyway, after supper we decided to hand out all of the toques and gloves we got over Christmas (many were hand knitted - literally by sweet little old ladies), and some of the socks we recently got. It didn't take long till all the toques and gloves were gone, and get this .... some people even left using the new socks as gloves! IT'S COLD OUT THERE FOLKS!! Please pray for our guests!
What makes our meals so delicious? Well ... here's the secret: it's all in the spices, and SPLENDOR GARDENS (Canadian Organic Spice & Herb Co. Inc.) has been donating to the Mission on a regular basis. And, turns out that just when we needed it, we received another very generous donation from them! THANKS SO MUCH!!
Thank you PEAVEY MART REGINA for your very generous donation of hundreds of new pairs of socks to our organization. Peavey Mart National collected over 268,000 pairs nation wide, and we were their chosen charity for Regina Saskatchewan! AWESOME!
The cold has arrived, and that means soup! Prairie Meats Regina and Prairie Meats Grasslands is matching their in-store soup purchases with a donation for us. This means that for every soup purchase at these stores, they will donate the equivalent to Souls Harbour Rescue Mission. THANKS SO MUCH!