Home from Retreat

Vivian Dunn
We are home from Moose Jaw and the experience of “Encouraging One Another”. I am going to share with you on one of the subjects spoken about: reaching out to immigrants. When I lost my husband to cancer and I was sitting in my suite like a “basket case”, I prayed to God and asked him to help me find someone to help, so I could get my mind off of “Vivian”. God answered my prayer and my first immigrant friend was a young Mexican boy who found out I had been a teacher and knocked on my door and asked for help with his English. This was the start and it has gone on and on. I tree hearthave had Mexican, Ukrainian, Philippine, and East Indian people who I have learned to love like my own family. I could almost write a book about my experiences. God has led me to so many people I can hardly keep up; I have met them in so many ways.

One man walked to our church one Sunday from the other side of Weyburn and I said to my family, “This man is new to our church, let’s take him for lunch”. That was our start and now he has his wife and son here. We are devoted to each other.

Another one, a girl was wiping off a table in McDonalds and I asked her, “How long have you been in Canada?”
She answered, “Three days.”
I said, “I should have a Welcome Party for you.” I didn’t know what a Welcome Party was and she didn’t either, but we had one. I found out what she needed: everything! The ladies I invited each brought her something to the party we had. She now has her husband and three children here. They are now part of my family.

I could continue on and on, but, I, like the lady who spoke at Retreat, want to encourage you, too. Ask God for help and reach out; you won’t be sorry.

1 Comment

  1. Janelle on April 21, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Love this so much!

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