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344 Elgin Street Mission

"In 1999, while living in Parry Sound, Gerry accepted Jesus as his Lord and Saviour and was baptised in Georgian Bay. He found himself walking the streets of Parry Sound with one dollar in his pocket. He was suffering for epilepsy and was prone to seizures. He prayed to God for help and his prayer was answered.

A friend asked Gerry to help him move to Sudbury, he refused saying he was too busy. He was asked a second time to help and again he refused. The third time he was asked, he turned to God and said ok Lord I guess you want me to go to Sudbury. Gerry helped his friend move and he didn’t look back.

He found a room on Lloyd St. and made his way to the Elgin St Mission where he ate supper every night. Having nothing to do, he soon started volunteering at the Mission.

A new director was hired to run the Mission. He met Gerry and after a brief conversation, Gerry was offered a job as Day Time Co-ordinator, which he gratefully accepted. Gerry was starting a new life, but he still had epilepsy which was not under control. He had a seizure one afternoon while working and was taken to hospital by ambulance. The ambulance attendant asked him why he had a big smile on his face. His reply, “this is my last seizure God has cured me”. Gerry has been seizure free ever since. He was able to get his drivers’ license and is still taking medication so he can remain seizure free.

Today Gerry is working full time as the day time Co-ordinator. He has a number of duties which keep him busy. He never refuses a request for help.

He attends Glad Tidings Church where he ushers and has never missed a shift at the Sunday morning or evening service. Gerry is quick to give God all the glory for showing him the way to the Elgin St. Mission and the people that were there to help him change his life."

Day Time Co-ordinator