Devoted to You Street Ministries has been reaching out to people on Winnipeg & Portage La Prairie's streets for a few years, and now they have reason to celebrate.
Ron Eldridge is the founder of the ministry, and he tells us that they've now secured office space thanks to a generous church. Devoted to You will have office space at Highway Pentecostal Church in Portage.
The next step on the journey, Eldridge says, is finding a place where those without a home could find shelter. "We're hoping to have a place before winter hits. We are asking, also, if there's somebody out there in Portage has an empty building that they would like to see put to use, give us a call, and we would be more than happy to put it to use."
Eldridge, who was once homeless himself, hopes to provide a space for people to sleep, have a meal, and warm up with a cup of coffee.
The ministry will be hosting a community BBQ this Friday, May 26, in Portage so people can come say hi and get to know the ministry. The event will take place from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. at Highway Pentecostal Church on Saskatchewan Avenue, in Portage La Prairie.