Going Forward 2016

In January 2012 Operation Share was launched by Faith Church as a means for meeting legitimate urgent physical and spiritual needs in Winnipeg and surrounding communities. The underlying motivation for this was that we felt an increasing desire, as instructed by the Bible, to “love our neighbours as ourselves”.

Our desire from the outset was that we would not be asking for funds from people to support this community outreach. Rather, we began the practice of issuing charitable donation receipts to individuals and businesses that donated new, or gently used, items to our ministry. The donated inventory was either given directly to those in urgent need or alternatively sold to the public at a fair price. In 2013 we began reserving 100% of the funds raised to go directly to meeting urgent needs. All administrative expenses incurred for the oversight of Operation Share were paid for by Faith Church. Throughout 2012-2015 this aspect of Operation Share began to grow quite significantly. So much so that in 2013 we moved from our small 2,000 sq ft warehouse to a 10,000 sq ft warehouse on Stanley St.

In December of 2015 we moved out of our warehouse on Stanley St as it was no longer able to meet the requirements of a retail store. Simultaneously, we felt from the Lord that we should spend less time on the gathering and selling of inventory and rather focus more upon the meeting of needs with funds already raised over the past four years.

Going forward in 2016 our heart’s desire is to remain focused on the priority of reaching others with the good news of Jesus Christ and telling them what He has done to provide peace and hope for all men and women. As we share this good news and observe people experiencing urgent physical need we will be able, with funds raised from the past several years, to assist such people in very practical ways.

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