Monday, March 7, 2011

Canada, Beautiful Vancouver!

What a weekend! My sister graduated last year from a university in Canada, and her dream is to open up an art gallery in the inner city. I visited her this past weekend, and had so much fun seeing what she gets to do everyday! She works with an organization/movement called Mission Possible, you can click the link to learn more. 
Photos: 1st) Sister's apartment. 2nd) Alley. 3rd) Servants Kitchen (click the link to read about the ministry). 4th) Jenny's studio.  

If you click on the links above, you'll be able to read about the DTES (Down Town East Side) of Vancouver. Generally, people would much rather stay away from it. But my sister once mentioned, "all these people want you to know is that they have a name and a story just like the rest of us." It's so true. The people are very fascinating, and they each have incredible stories. And did I mention they are super friendly!? They are. We would walk down the street, and Jenny would call out the people by name and ask how they were doing, or she would ask about their family, sometimes giving them hugs ... just like any other person would respond to friends. Her pals in the DTES are abuse victims, drug/alcohol addicts, recovering addicts, drug dealers, and those who just happened to go down the wrong road - she loves every one of them, just as Christ called us to love. She lives in the community and walks the streets daily to make relationships with people - what a dream job. To be able to interact and love on people!
I had an absolute tremendous time and enjoyed meeting the people she hangs with everyday. It was an honor as they shared their talents and gifts with me - poetry, writing, art, they all had something unique to offer. It was so much fun! 


  1. Your photography never ceases to amaze me, my dear.

  2. Gorgeous photos! Lovin on them. And that is truly an inspiring thing that your sister does. What a service of love:)

  3. Gorgeous photos! I want to visit Canada ;)

  4. Oh my goodness, your sister sounds like an amazing lady!

    Kiwi has family in Vancouver and I have always wanted to visit them :)

  5. Your sister sounds so nice! Love the pictures. You and your sister sound a lot like each other! You are really strong women of God!
    I admire that in you two. Keep up the amazing encouragement that you always put in your posts, Katie!

  6. Thank you all, I love your comments!
    Such encouragement! Thank you!