Sept. 28 to Oct. 8/19 – Our various Crossroads teams travelled across three provinces in ten days for an amazing example of First Peoples Voices: Media and Mission. Project Hope Youth Empowerment Weekend, SaskatoonOver fifty youth gave their hearts to Jesus at ‘Project Hope’ in Saskatoon….
The emphasis of this Alberta trip was maintaining and strengthening the relationships with the many young people Crystal and I previously met. It is a four-hour drive from the Edmonton Airport, south-west of Fort McMurray to Wabasca. …
Many times I have travelled the seven-hour drive through the Boreal Forest Region of northern Saskatchewan to Birch Narrows/Turnor Lake. Many times I have enjoyed bear sightings along the way….
The highway was built in eight months and paid for by the US government during World War II. It runs from Dawson Creek, BC to Fairbanks, Alaska. Back then the road was dirt through forests. Today it is paved all the way making for easier access to the many Indigenous communities located miles into the interior. The access roads are all still dirt.
… I was shocked because so many northern Indigenous communities can’t afford the high cost of nutritious food. A head of iceberg lettuce costs $7.09. Three pounds of no-name ground beef costs $22.00. Such is the added cost of transportation to remote areas…
Two years ago, Crossroads pioneered an exciting media mentorship program for Indigenous youth! The goal was and is, to give high school students living on reserves a positive cross-cultural experience. The youth stay with staff, and enjoy special trips to the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium and Niagara Falls interspersed during their training.
I was invited by Lana and Rick Wolf to visit Blueberry River First Nation to listen to their concerns and pray with them for revival and a strong church to be established in the community. I was both shocked and saddened to hear about the history of Blueberry River First nation…
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