One of the staff at Union Gospel Mission is asking for prayer as he was recently diagnosed with cancer.

UGM hopes to bless the community through its seven different programs, and one of those programs includes greeting every person who walks through the doors with the love of God.

"Andy Williams is a man who perpetually delights in serving Jesus," UGM shares on their Facebook page. "For a number of years now he has served in our reception office (referred to as the ‘Bubble’) on 320 Princess Street during the daytime shift."

For the displaced and vulnerable population walking through the drop-in centre doors, Williams is the person often greeting them. 

"Whether a visitor or a guest from the street, we know Andy will show Christ’s love; in his greeting, in his smile, in his acknowledgment of who he is serving and in his gracious manner in meeting needs. Andy has such beautiful empathy for the addicted, the hurting, the homeless and the lost. He was once there himself."

On top of working 'The Bubble' at UGM, Williams is a father and grandfather. He spends time with his family often and devotes many weekends to their care and activities. 

"We received the shocking news that Andy is being attacked by cancer and is in need of quick surgery. Would you please join us in praying the cancer will retreat and disappear as fast as it occurred? Would you please pray for full healing and restoration of health in Andy?"

The staff at UGM are grateful for people's prayers over Williams.

"We know our collective prayers will make a difference! Thank you in anticipation of some exciting news of healing at some point soon. Bless you."