Greg Providence, new to Mill Woods Assembly, is a First Nations person who has lived his life on a reserve. Greg has completed one year of Breakout Program (Recovery and rehabilitation) at Hope Mission. He joked recently that first nations persons often like refugees when they come off the reserves. They have very little, but the courage it takes to leave the familiar, as wretched as it is, in search of a better life.
The goal of the Buss/Goltz Life Group is to implement a refugee resettlement model to assist Greg to integrate into a healthy Christian community and to help him achieve his desire to be healthy, settled, structured, financially independent, and integrated.
Greg’s Relationship to our Life Team
Greg has a great relationship with many of the people from our (Buss/Goltz) Life Group. He and Rod Janz have spent time together fishing in the NWT and have been out hunting together a few times over the past several months. Last summer some of the families of our Life Group were up in the NWT together, and Greg was with us. Dwight and Linda Goltz know him as well. He was also with them when they spent ten days together on the Coppermine River two years ago. Everyone likes him. He built the medical “shack” at the Shiloh Youth Ranch and did a good job of it with his friend Paul – a carpenter from Assumption. This work was done under the direction of Fred and Barb Buss, who are also members of our Life Group. And he has travelled with my family and me into the remote regions of the NWT, always energetic and enthusiastic about being out in the bush and whatever the task at hand happens to be.
Help us assist Greg to integrate into the healthy Christian community and to help him achieve his desire to be healthy, settled, structured, financially independent, and integrated.