I am delighted to announce that our good friends at Love Ottawa have stepped out in faith to sponsor a summer project in Vanier. Starting in just a few weeks’ time, two Christian university students will conduct a Neighbourhood Study, seeking to gain insight into the makeup of Vanier and the needs that exist here, with a view to developing strategies for community transformation.
While Richard and Kerry were casting vision for a Neighbourhood Study, the Holy Spirit was speaking to me about prayer walking. We are planning prayer walks in Vanier on four Saturday mornings throughout the summer. The dates and times are :
Saturday May 11, 10 am
Saturday June 8, 10 am
Saturday July 6, 10 am
Saturday August 10, 10 am
We will prayer walk in teams, the number of teams depending on the number of participants. We will gather in the parking lot of St Margarets Anglican Church (also the current meeting place of The Village Mennonite Church) at the corner of Hannah and Montreal Road, across from Scotiabank. The various prayer walking teams will come together again after about 30-45 minutes to share our impressions and pray briefly together.
More details to follow. For now, please be sure to put these dates on your calendar, and please pass the news on to anyone you know who has a heart for Vanier and loves to pray. Although we hope that a good number of Vanier residents will become involved, you don’t have to live in Vanier to be involved in these prayer walks.
Hoping to see you at the first prayer walk!