Redemption ~ Brampton

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in downtown Brampton is a partner in feeding the hungry via a weekly food cupboard. The clients can be ones who benefit of thus program during transitions; i.e.: back to job, back to community after release from prison while others rely on the program for viability.
One can drop by on a Wednesday 11:00 to 14:30 and check the drive and the clients.

The church is located on 44 Church Street East in downtown Brampton.

Lloyd Fournier : Lloyd is the founder of Thunderbird Rising (Thunderbird and the recent recipient of a Humanitarian Award, an author (novels) and a freelance writer. His drill down style of writing is a throw back to classic journalism - completely objective and well researched. His work presents the reader opportunity to rethink issues.

memorial redemption.jpgIt says somewhere that abject poverty has no place in a modern city such as Brampton, Ontario.

But, they are so wrong; very wrong.

Call it a shadow.  But this reality is substantive. It has human shape and is made up of dreams that have been deferred but are certainly too hard to forget.  Lost dreams such as these linger and ought not to be rationalized or explained away.

A very wise old Elder once reminded me that an axle needs only one half a rotation in order to bring the top of any wheel to its lowest place.  Faith in each other brings about hopes that each wheel will continue to rotate and that “redemption” can take place.

An  ancient looking Baptist Church stands at the corner of Wellington Street and Main Street just a stone’s throw from Brampton’s “Four Corners”.  This humble church stands; juxtaposed to Brampton’s City…

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