I live in a province that's expecting over 12,000 new Canadians to move here in 2009, and most of them will move to Winnipeg. I know from having visited the areas of the city in which they'll be able to find affordable housing that they're not the kinds of neighbourhoods that established Canadians usually desire to live. They're rough areas with a great deal of gang activity and a considerable amount of crime.
And yet, amidst all the needs of such neighbourhoods are incredible opportunities! Many new Canadians are eager to worship Jesus! Our church presently rents a bus each Sunday to bring many new Canadians from the core area of our city to attend our church, and other new Canadians who now own cars drive from the core area to be at our Sunday services. We love what all these beautiful people of various nationalities bring to our corporate gatherings, and we've made it our aim to become an increasingly inter-cultural church.
But the following video expresses another very exciting approach to showing the love of Jesus to the many people groups who come to Canada from all over the world. I would love to see what's expressed in this video happening right here in Winnipeg! Perhaps my family and I should even be praying about participating in such a strategy. However challenging, I'm sure it would be a rich and rewarding experience. Take a look at this fantastic video!
© 2009 by Ken Peters