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“I hope you like your new home.”

That was one of the messages a child from the River of Life Community Church (Mennonite Brethren) in Blind Bay, B.C. wrote in a card for families being helped by Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) in Monte Lake.

Every year the church holds a vacation Bible school for local children. This year the theme was missions and serving God said Roman Heuft, a project director in Monte Lake.

Last year, said Heuft, the children had prayed for people in that community affected by 2021’s White Rock Lake fire.

This year, after hearing about MDS’s work rebuilding four homes in Monte Lake that were lost to that fire, the children created cards for the families MDS was serving. They also made a framed “Welcome Home” picture featuring their thumbprints.

Heuft divided the cards and pictures among the four families. “The homeowners were deeply touched by the gesture,” he said.

For Heuft, the experience was a way to bless the homeowners, and also “to connect what we do as MDS with the children. It showed them how God answered their prayers through MDS as we helped the homeowners get back home.”

As MDS Canada’s work in Monte Lake winds down, we invite you to consider donating to support our work in Atlantic Canada due to Hurricane Fiona. Click here to make a donation.


John Longhurst, MDS Canada Communications

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