The Peoples House opened its doors to refugees in January 2016. The majority of residents at The Peoples House are refugee claimants. These asylum seekers receive care and support at the house during their first few months in Canada.
The Peoples House is a ministry of the Peoples Church in Toronto, and was created in response to the question of how we as a church could best respond to the refugee crisis that is facing our country and our world. Thousands of refugees are fleeing their homes due to danger and persecution. They come from all around the world and seek a safe home and a new beginning in Canada. The Peoples House has responded to this need by providing a safe home for approximately 8-14 refugees at a time who would otherwise have no safe place in Toronto.
We welcome Tom Morrison, our new night manager who joined us in October. Please do pray for Tom, so that his time at The Peoples House will be a time of blessing and growth. Tom is a youth worker, a true Canadian (i.e. Hockey Fan). Above all Tom, wants to love and honour Jesus in all that he does.
We also want to wish Toni all the best with her studies, we are so excited for her new venture and we are so thankful for the time she has spent here with us, loving and serving the residents.
Prayer for Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers
God, no one is stranger to you
And no one is ever far from your loving care.
In your kindness watch over migrants, refugees and asylum seekers,
Those separated from their loved ones,
Those who are lost
And who have been exiled from their homes.
Bring them safely to the place where they long to be,
And help us always to show your kindness to strangers
And those in need.
We ask this through Christ our Lord,
Who too was a refugee and migrant
Who travelled to another land
Searching for a home.
How can you Help? Pray, connect and volunteer!
• Pray for our residents as they celebrate their first Christmas away from family and friends.
• Pray that we will all experience anew the meaning of God with us!
• Pray as we embark on our fourth year of ministry to refugee claimants in Toronto!
We are thankful for all the ways our residents were blessed through our volunteers and Life Groups:
• Moms at Peoples
• Healing the Wounds of the Heart
• Fellowship, fun and food with Life Groups
• Weekly Bible reading and prayer
If you are interested in volunteering at Silas Hill Home for Refugees CLICK HERE
Psalm 46 represents The Peoples House’s vision. It reads:
1 God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way
and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
3 though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.[c]
4 There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
the holy place where the Most High dwells.
5 God is within her, she will not fall;
God will help her at break of day.
6 Nations are in uproar, kingdoms fall;
he lifts his voice, the earth melts.
7 The Lord Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.
8 Come and see what the Lord has done,
the desolations he has brought on the earth.
9 He makes wars cease
to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
he burns the shields[d] with fire.
10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”
11 The Lord Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.