Pastor Brian Arcand is the leader of Living Water Ministries. The vision of LWM is to share the gospel (good news) to all first nations people in and surrounding the Battlefords. The message (good news) is Jesus Christ died for their sins and only through Jesus Christ can their sins be forgiven. Some of the services offered by this ministry are: wake services, street ministries, hospital visits, correctional center visits, assisting the needy and one-on-one visits. Sunday evening services are done in both the Cree and English languages. Brian Arcand is busier today than when he worked in the force. He shares how the pressures of life drove him to suicide, yet God had a different plan.
Aashima was born and brought up in a Christian family who followed a very strict and disciplined liturgy. When Aashima married into a believer family she came to know God more closely than ever before. It was when Aashima was pregnant with her first child when she had her first encounter with the Lord. She had fallen down the stairs and was immediately rushed to the hospital where Doctors told her she would need to abort her baby. Aashima stayed quiet and returned home where she prayed and read in the Bible the verse in 1 Peter 5:7 which tells us to “cast all our anxiety on Him because He cares for us”. The next day Aashima returned to the hospital and the Doctor was surprised after he checked her and said that everything looked fine and told her to go back home. Aashima would go on to deliver a healthy, happy baby girl. Aashima did her studies to become a lawyer and the Bible verse from Micah 6:8 continues to speak to her in a passion to seek justice for people. Today Aashima serves as the National Director for the Evangelical Fellowship of India Children @ Risk. EFIC@R is engaged in promoting and securing the rights of marginalized and oppressed communities through advocacy, building capacities, mobilizing, sensitizing and strengthening the involvement of communities and churches in addressing the issues of exploitation, negligence and discrimination against children and women. http://efionline.org http://efionline.org/what-we-do/EFICAR