The Mustard Seed is very excited to announce that we have expanded into the city of Medicine Hat. As we strive to bring our ministry to people in need across Western Canada, we are pleased to partner with the Champion Centre and River Valley Community Church’s Oasis Café, who have actively served ‘Hatters’ and their community for years.
Together, the three organizations will be known collectively as The Mustard Seed Medicine Hat.
In addition to the current programming that is offered, the merger will allow The Mustard Seed to provide much-needed resources such as employment programming, health and wellness services, advocacy, and housing supports to individuals in the city. The combined services and expertise will ultimately allow us to continue to serve and build hope for people experiencing poverty and homelessness.
“Both the Champion Centre and Oasis Café have been pivotal support for individuals facing poverty in Medicine Hat,” says Stephen Wile, The Mustard Seed CEO. “We are blessed to continue this ministry as partners and look forward to a future full of opportunity.”
To celebrate its arrival, The Mustard Seed hosted an open house on Monday, Sept. 16 for the public to come and learn more about the organization and the changes it is bringing to the community. More than double the amount of people attended the event!
“River Valley Community Church is thrilled to enter a ministry relationship with The Mustard Seed,” says Larry Enslen, the church’s Lead Pastor. “We’ve believed that the outreach to our community of Medicine Hat should increase and be more effective, but we’ve lacked the expertise and resources The Mustard Seed will bring to our city.”
About The Mustard Seed:
The Mustard Seed is a Christian non-profit organization that has been caring for men, women, and children experiencing poverty and homelessness since 1984. The Mustard Seed provides a safe haven where we support the whole person through delivering basic services, housing, wellness services, employment programs, and partner with the community to address the root causes of poverty.