Refuge Ministries Canada Introduction
Hello, my name is Alan Campbell and I would like to introduce you to ” Refuge Ministries Canada” a youth prison ministry based in London, Ontario with our mission statement of “Equipping churches for youth prison ministry in their community.”
While serving 4 years in Millhaven Penitentiary on July 4,1983 at the age of 19, I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal savior and have stayed clean since that time with a full pardon from Correctional Services of Canada having the awesome privilege of sharing my testimony in churches and youth custody facilities across Canada.
As I was doing this in 2002 on a Tuesday night chapel service at the Edmonton Youth Centre, a 12 year-old young man whose role models were Charles Manson and Jeffrey Dalmer, accepted the LORD which was fantastic. Sadly, I had to leave the youth jail to fly home to London right after. I was broken before the LORD because nothing was in place to see him completely set free, mentored and discipled. This is how “Refuge Ministries Canada” was birthed.
Only 14% of convicted youth in Ontario convicted are in custody and our mandate is to see a local church in all 30 youth custody facilities are located doing youth prison ministry because true transformation of a life happens when the LORD changes a heart. (Romans 12:2).
We accomplish our vision by doing the following:
- Sprucedale Youth Centre 2 Sunday nights monthly and youth chapel services across Canada.
- 1-hour youth prison ministry training seminars for churches.
- Place of first contact and 1-1 mentoring at Urban Haven 430 Grey Street London.
- Release kits for youth released from custody
Refuge Ministries Canada would appreciate your support and ask that you consider attending the 2fish Christmas Concert on Friday November 29th from 7:00 – 9:00 at the Faith Alive Family Church in Glanworth. Tickets are just $20 and with that you will also receive a 2fish CD!
Who is 2fish? Funk ‘n soul duo Kevin Rogers and Kevin Saunders formed 2fish in the fall of ’96; they’re both preacher’s-kids-turned-pastors/musicians who write original material and self-manage their band. 2fish often sing about addiction, homelessness, security, loneliness, and faith—namely the need for a strong relationship with God. They take a stand for their beliefs in front of secular and Christian audiences alike.
2 fish tickets are available by calling Refuge Ministries Canada at 519.701.0108
This introduction was written for and published by www.clilondon.com.
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Our Ministry Office Location
|512 Grey St.
London, ON N6B 1H3
Reverend Alan Campbell
Reverend Mark Glaab
Reverend Steve Swarath
Board Member/Office Administrator