COVID Update: Immigrant Stories

Pastors Brian Russell and Kevin Lariviere of McDermot Avenue Baptist Church (Winnipeg, MB), interviewed some of their senior members who immigrated to Canada following World War 2.

Not being able to gather for worship is a current reality. Many of those who immigrated sixty years ago and sometimes more recent immigrants, also share that restriction.

During those war and post-war years the McDermot saints remember believers gathering in a field or basement to pray and share some fellowship. “Although we didn’t always have opportunity to be together for worship, we gathered wherever we could and with whomever was available.”

Like today, families become vital for helping us learn about faith and life. “We were thankful for the training and teaching of our parents.”

One big difference between life today and then? “There are no bombs dropping on us now.”