“It’s very difficult for a half-Indigenous person walking onto the reserve. It is even harder as a young Christian woman. There has been no hesitation on her part –Rebekah is teachable, hardworking and displays great patience. She is learning and gaining confidence through our leadership. The Lord has given her a servant’s heart that has been readily received by the people. In some cases this will never happen, but praise God . . . He has prepared.
With Rebekah we organized a furniture drive for a family. In this particular event Rebekah showed remarkable leadership skills. She organized helpers from First Baptist Church in Welland and loaned us her family van. She was with us the every step of the way. After a month and a half of coordinating vehicles, dates, furniture and movers, the family at the reserve received their new belongings! They were so grateful! There are no pictures of this event out of respect for the family.
News has spread and families in need are feeling secure to come and discuss their needs. Some physical, more spiritual! Rebekah will continue to represent us as we speak in churches off the reserve about the ministry. Praise God for going ahead of us!, and for the confidence Rebekah is gaining as a young women learning about her Indigenous heritage. We look forward to going even deeper into the reserve with Rebekah as this is just one story among many where she has been involved to great effect.”
from the follow up report on this project