Suicide among Indigenous youth is 3x higher than the national average. Remote communities often face numerous challenges; a lack in resources for mental health, proper nutrition and positive activities. Each area plays a vital role in ministering to the soul and spirit of each individual.

Today YOU can partner with us, as we partner with Indigenous communities across Canada to Ignite Hope! Your donation will go towards the delivery of fresh produce to the north, youth mentorship programs in studio and outreaches to combat suicide on reserves.

Be assured – your donation is fueling hope in the lives of many!

How You Can Pray

Principal / Vice Principal / Teaching and Support Staff

  • Declare God’s peace over the school and over each heart and mind..
  • Ask God for His tangible presence to fill the school and the hearts of everyone who enters.
  • Pray for family and friends to come alongside and strengthen workers.

Support Workers / Community Members / Families

  • Cry out for more workers, prayer teams and individuals to be sent to the communities in crisis. May they be carriers of hope, love and healing to those on the frontlines.
  • Ask God for His Spirit to ignite individuals to persevere through this very challenging time.
  • Pray for God’s tangible love and light to increase over this community and other communities suffering from suicides.
  • Ask God to comfort and heal those struggling with grief.
  • Pray blessings over this community.

The Church / Christ Followers

  • Pray that out of God’s glorious riches, He may strengthen them with power through his Spirit in their inner being. (Ephesians 3:16)
  • Ask God to comfort those carrying heavy burdens and be reminded to cast all their cares upon God in exchange for His peace. (1 Peter 5:7)
  • Pray for increased unity, joy and oneness.
  • Ask God for His abundant wisdom to flow out of them as they minister to others.
  • Cry out for a praise to rise from their hearts, and God’s presence to increase.

Leadership / Administration

  • Ask God for continued strength to be poured into the Chief and Council as they lead their people toward wholeness.
  • Pray for God’s abundant wisdom as they make tough decisions and have meetings with all levels of Government.
  • Agree for God’s favour on an immediate implementation of a suicide prevention strategy.
  • Pray for fresh hope in their hearts

WHERE TO GET HELP:

If you or someone you know needs help, please reach out to one of these groups:

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Less than 500 years ago, the only people living in Canada were the First Peoples. The Indigenous people of this land have a rich history and unique relationship with our country, one that includes chapters of hurt but also new chapters of healing.

Together, through tangible acts of love and hope-filled testimony, we can be a blessing to Indigenous communities across the land! Partner with us today.

MEDIA

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Louis Says is a unique, half-hour animated children’s television series, targeting North American Indigenous children.

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Follow hosts Crystal Lavallee and Barry Mitsuing-Chalifoux as they share uplifting stories of culture and reconciliation in Indigenous communities across Canada.

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Home and Native Land follows the lives of two indigenous men who’ve overcome adversity and are making a difference in their respective communities.

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MISSION UPDATE

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From Onion Lake to Peter Ballantyne Cree Nations

As soon as Crystal Lavallee, Kelly Nuttall and I landed in Saskatoon (Friday, Nov. 17), we headed to the Onion Lake Log Church women’s retreat as invited guests of Linda Naistus. Crystal and I shared in ministry and prayer all weekend. Kelly prayed, interceded, employed her photographic skills and served wherever she saw a need. Every woman in attendance was blessed with...
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First Peoples Voices Update from Saskatchewan

On September 7th, I visited the First Nations University of Regina to witness first hand their Pow Wow week festivities.  It was wonderful to see dancers of all ages in full regalia moving to the beat of the drums.  Marshall Thompson, pictured, proudly showed me the beautiful beading that he created for his ceremonial outfit.  Clearly, he invested near countless hours in his effort.
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First Peoples Voices | Update from Neskantaga

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Bev Hadland – Ambassador to the First Peoples

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Report on Saskatchewan, Quebec and British Columbia

Sept. 28 to Oct. 8/19 - Our various Crossroads teams travelled across three provinces in ten days for an amazing example of First Peoples Voices: Media and Mission. Project Hope Youth Empowerment Weekend, SaskatoonOver fifty youth gave their hearts to Jesus at ‘Project Hope’ in Saskatoon....

Wabasca to Maskwacis, Northern Alberta Mission

The emphasis of this Alberta trip was maintaining and strengthening the relationships with the many young people Crystal and I previously met. It is a four-hour drive from the Edmonton Airport, south-west of Fort McMurray to Wabasca. ...
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Northern Saskatchewan Mission Tour

Many times I have travelled the seven-hour drive through the Boreal Forest Region of northern Saskatchewan to Birch Narrows/Turnor Lake. Many times I have enjoyed bear sightings along the way....
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Alaska Highway, Northern British Columbia, June 19-25

The highway was built in eight months and paid for by the US government during World War II. It runs from Dawson Creek, BC to Fairbanks, Alaska. Back then the road was dirt through forests. Today it is paved all the way making for easier access to the many Indigenous communities located miles into the interior. The access roads are all still dirt.

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