Winnipeg Christian Holiness Mission Inc.
Ron and Janice Carriere
Phone 204 669 7620
Greetings to all our families in Christ during this special Christmas Season,
Praise God for sending His only begotten Son, into this sinful world to be born as a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes for the purpose to save you and me that we could spend eternity in heaven with Him forever; knowing that Jesus is the real reason for the season. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.” (Luke 2:10, 11) “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21)
Our hearts are full of praise for all the blessings the Lord seen fit to bless us so far this year; over 880 pounds of flour to make the bannock, many banana boxes of vegetables: beets, onions, green and yellow wax beans, cabbages, bread; personal packets, scarves and knitted hats for the street people, more holiness preaching CD’s, over 2000 pounds of potatoes since August and 2000 paper lunch bags to divide food for the hungry. Praise Jesus for a specific answer to prayer; Pat was able to complete the income tax for our mission at no cost. Another specific answer to prayer – $500.00 for the bus windows that needed to be installed before the safety could pass inspection. As well Ron and I were reinstated again to the prison chapel services each Sunday evening. In addition to all this, Ron and I had the wonderful privilege to pray with individuals who wanted to accept Jesus into their hearts during the street services, the prison chapel and bus services. To God all glory and praise!!!!
Praise Jesus for reaching down to a Drako (Baba) our grandson in July; he accepted the Lord Jesus into his heart. At our house prayer meeting, Kristine and Suzanna also accepted the Lord. During one of our meetings one of the prisoners that was released who came to our house prayer meetings often, said to me, ”If the Chaplain can make it, and Ron can make it, so can I.” He was referring to when they spent time in Prison, too.
Another special blessing from our Lord; Brother and Sister Brewer came to our home for a visit in May. They both were such a spiritual encouragement to Ron and me. Brother Brewer preached on the street and the people were very reverent to His message. Our daughter, Goldie and her husband, Chris were privileged to have Brother Brewer dedicate their precious baby girl, Keziah back to Jesus.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28) Ron and I were suspended from the prison chapel from February to May. “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” (2 Timothy 3:12) To God all glory and praise! Through much tears and much prayers God answered in a miraculous way!!!We were reinstated back to regular prison chapel weekly services in May.
God is moving in tremendous ways at the prison chapel; Ron and I are having many open doors and special times of fellowship and prayers with the guys. We have had the wonderful opportunity to help introduce Marcel, Christian and Perry to the Lord. When Ron was holding the Bible against Marcel’s leg while we were praying with him to accept Jesus into his heart; Marcel told us that it felt like the Bible was burning through his leg. “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of thoughts and intents of the heart.” (Hebrews 4:12)
THANK YOU JESUS!!!! The bus (Mercy) is in operation on the street. Ron and I started taking God’s church on wheels in August to minister to those precious street people on Wednesday evenings at the same location where we minister to the street people. At the first bus service; we prayed for Evangeline for a healing touch from cancer. Recently she came on the bus again and told us her Doctor said she was cancer free. Praise God! Aaron was the first to accept Jesus into his heart during one of the bus services. Each year a safety inspection needs to pass on the bus or the bus won’t be able to get a new safety. In August the safety failed due to 6 windows with condensation in them. I sent out an email for $500.00 to buy new windows. The next morning an email was sent back for Ron to pick up the $500.00 for the new windows. And Brother Tom Plett paid for the safety. Glory to God in the highest!!!
God is blessing the street meetings, too. Even though winter is here; last Sunday was exceptionally warmer with around 55 – 60 people on the street corner enjoying the blessed Holy Spirit’s presence. During one of our street meetings one man came up to Janice after she finished preaching her message; he said he heard her preaching from his 8th floor suite in the building where he lives across the street. Praise God! Ron and I prayed with Joanne, Destiny, Larry, and Valerie on the street; they wanted help from Jesus and Joanne prayed to accept Jesus into her heart.
We are so grateful for all the helpers who hand out cups, tracts, vegetables, and help us pray for those who are in need of a spiritual and physical touch from God. Thank Jesus for Charles, Samantha, Derek, Tony, Terry, Pam, Raymond, Kevin, Stewart, and Eugene who have been faithfully helping us in this labour of love for our Master. Neil has set up the first website and Terry was able to set up the other mission website; Sheri, Jonathon and the boys helped put the name on the bus.
Once again, we appreciate all your Prayers, love and blessings you shower us with and may our precious Jesus bless each of your families this Christmas season and save our families in the New Year. Ron and I love and appreciate you and your families very much!
Financial needs for the street and bus ministry, insurance, gas, cups, etc.
Building towards the street ministry – please help us pray for a specific store front building just down the street where we minister to the homeless. It is still available.
Charles – he wants prayer to get back to Jesus
Love and Prayers,
Ron and Janice