Junior W Smith
Junior Smith serves as the Walk of Faith Pastor for the Crossroads Prayer Centre. http://crossroads.ca/247prayer/
January 2020 found Tina Whitlock realizing a dream come true when, after a lengthy interview and hiring process, she landed a contract as a coach for the St. Louis Cardinals. Not only was this an opportunity of a lifetime, but this also made Tina Whitlock the first woman to ever coach with the St. Louis Cardinals organization. Earlier this Spring, Tina arrived at the spring training facility in Jupiter Florida excited and anticipating all that lay ahead. Then, just two short weeks later, spring training was canceled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Tina faced this, which to some may appear to be a huge disappointment and loss, with incredible wisdom and firmly rooted faith and hope in Jesus – a faith and hope that has been tried and tested throughout Tina’s life. Tina walked through the loss of her husband and best friend just days before giving birth to their second son, and she testifies to the strength she found as she held on to her faith and hope in Jesus during this very difficult time. Tina lives, teaches, and coaches from a place of insight, wisdom and confidence she has developed, and continues to develop, as she walks her life journey. A life verse for Tina and her family, is Matthew 6:26 “Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”. There is so much to Tina’s story and you will be encouraged and inspired as you listen to her share.
Temeka Williams is a singer/songwriter from Toronto, Ontario who communicates faith, strength, openness and optimism through her jazz gospel voice and music. Temeka currently has the pleasure of serving as the Worship Pastor at Knox Presbyterian Church in Toronto. http://temekawilliams.com
Christoph is a Toronto based singer, actor, stage manager, and educator. A graduate of York University’s Theatre program with a double specialization in Devised Theatre and Design, Christoph continues to pursue his career in theatre, on stage and off, and can often be found wearing many hats. When he is not in the theatre, he can be found singing with the Juno Award winning Toronto Mass Choir.
Niagara Dream Centre
Niagara Dream Centre is a faith based, non-profit organization that finds and fills the needs of individuals and families in the Niagara region. Their mission is simply to love and serve others. They do this through various outreach programs – like Adopt-a-block (free meals to the community), sports, arts and crafts, food bags and pastoral ministry (prayer). They also have a street ministry every week that provides people who are struggling with assistance and essentials like: Clothing, Food, Toiletries, good company, prayer and referrals to appropriate organizations. http://Niagaradreamcentre.org
Niagara's Mobile Closet
Niagara’s Mobile Closet is a non-profit organization started during the pandemic when 2 friends noticed the desperate need for clothing among the vulnerable in their city (St. Catharine’s, ON). Their clientele is largely the unsheltered homeless, and low income. Converting a little used food truck (due to lockdowns) into a mobile clothing depot, Founder, Pam Nicholson has seen the demand and donations of clothing items grow in the region, as they drive to various shelters, detention centers, and assisted living homes to offer clothing and other basic necessities. As of June, they’ve helped more than 750 people in the area. Leslie a volunteers says: “Nothing can fill your heart more with joy when you give somebody something that can’t give you anything back, except their love and kindness.” NMC has also grown in partnerships with other non-profits by pooling and sharing resources. Organizations like the Niagara Furniture Bank has shared their space with Niagara’s Mobile Closet to store clothing donations. Others, like No Bare Bums has received diapers and baby clothing items from NMC. Socks and Snacks have donated food and suntan lotion. Beyond the Streets in Welland have dropped off coats in the winter. Fur coats donated to NMC have been passed to a local lady who forwards them to Nunavut where they are made into hats and gloves for children. A man sends clothing that doesn’t get used to Ghana… and the list goes on. Niagara’s Mobile Closet will be needing a new truck soon as the shutdown lessens and Itty Bitty Pie Co. wants their truck back. Pray that donations for a replacement truck come in. https://niagarasmobilecloset.com/