Bishop of Brandon
I’ve known of the Foundation for years, but it wasn’t until I began to serve as a bishop in the Council of the North that I saw first-hand the Foundation’s ability to change ministry for the good in profound ways. The refurbishment of the roof of the Mission House and Church in Easterville, Manitoba is an example of making the central hub of a vibrant ministry warm and comfortable after the ravages of many years of Northern Manitoba winters. The investments made in the youth of the Diocese of Brandon through grants to our Anglican Memorial Camp are another way in which lives are changed through the generosity of AFC. A significant number of our campers are Indigenous children from the north of the diocese, and this is a means of reconciliation, where the next generation learns to walk together in Christ. The Foundation’s vision has made all the difference to ministry in the Diocese of Brandon. Hope Bear travels with me wherever I go, so I can talk about the work of the Foundation when anyone asks about the bear in my briefcase.