Union Gospel Mission opens its doors to seven ministries across Winnipeg each day with the goal to share the message of salvation while bringing glory to God, one of the ways is through the Family Life Centre on Pritchard Avenue.

For Cassie Pearson, the last ten years have been a dream come true. "What I really love is being able to work and serve the Lord at the same time. So whatever that looks like. It's not always children's ministry work, but being able to serve the Lord is the best part." 

Getting to see how God is working in the young kids lives is the cherry on top for Pearson. "It's encouraging, we see a lot of brokenness and hurt in the kids lives that we work with, they're all here in the North End. There are times where you see the Lord is working in their lives, in little ways and it gives you that little bit of hope that they're going to be okay and that the Lord is with them too."

Over the last decade, Pearson has seen God work not only in the kid's lives but everyone who comes through the doors and getting to see the start of their relationship with Jesus has been an honour. "We see a lot of people come to the Lord, especially through our ladies programs and the ministry work that goes on. Also the camp ministry. Kids come to know the Lord through summer Bible camps every year through the sponsorship program. That's the best part of the job, getting to hear about someone else who has received salvation."

While she says that seeing others come to know Jesus is rewarding, "It's worth it for one, but there's always more than one."