Wasagamac is a small island in Island lake, Manitoba, Canada. It is a First Nations reserve, ravaged by poverty. Accessible only by boat (or ice roads in winter) the 1400 +/- residents on the island are nearly completely isolated, as very few are able to afford transportation off of the island.
“THESE PEOPLE HAVE VERY LITTLE HOPE. THE VERY FEW PEOPLE WHO ATTEND CHURCH ARE THE ONLY SIGN OF HOPE LEFT”
-Fred Smith, overseeing Pastor of Wasagamac Full Gospel Church and 191 other First Nation churches & 54 bible schools.
Wasagamac has no paved roads, no hotels, no restaurants, no entertainment and no police department. There is a water treatment plant (in disrepair, causing raw sewage to drain into the lake) 4 small churches and a fire post and water well that serves as the only source of water for the island, which must be boiled before used for cooking with, drinking or bathing. Homes have no plumbing.
In winter, temperatures drop to -60 degrees, and many of the homes have visible holes in the exterior walls.
This is why we are doing what we’re doing. We are going to repair the home of the pastor of the Wasagamac Full Gospel Church. The church averages 15 regular attendees. The home’s walls & flooring need to be completely replaced. The big supplies were driven on the ice road this past winter to the island where they are being stored, waiting for our arrival. We (Alan, Chris Nathan & Seth) will be working on the home for 5 days, and in the evenings we will be hosting revival services, restoring hope to a hopeless and forgotten people with worship and powerful, life-changing messages. In all of our services we see God move in miraculous ways and we are expecting and believing for the power of God to meet us and bring healing and restoration!
Here’s the financial break down.
4 round trip flights from Kansas City to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada - $2400
1 small plane charter from Winnipeg to St. Theresa point. - $2500
1 round trip boat taxi from St. Theresa point to Wasagamac- $600.00+/-
Additional supplies that we need to buy in Winnipeg- nails, screws, paint supplies, etc... $600
PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING.
Your financial help will go directly to these listed expenses. Everything else we are covering at our own expense. If you want to expand your reach, this is a wonderful opportunity!