Wanda Petersen; Retired School Teacher & LASM Supporter. Fort St. John, B.C.

Light and Salt Ministries has my heart. Why? First of all, I know one of the founders–Tara Germain! She grew up in our community in Northern BC, and I’ve seen her desire to help the less fortunate and to bring God’s love to others in a practical way.

Secondly, I believe whole-heartedly in the work that Tara and her husband Alex are doing to give disadvantaged boys a positive future. They are being given opportunities to develop skills and knowledge that will make a difference in their lives, their families’ lives, and in their communities. Tara and Alex began their program humbly and without fanfare; with only limited funds, they saw a need, reached out, and began their school program for boys in their own home. God has blessed, and the kids program, Infantil Tary & Warriors of Christ, have grown in staff members, number of students, and in the activities and educational programs that they offer to the boys and their families. And… the school is housed in its own facility.

The other arm of their ministry—The Pure Religion Program, also touches my heart as they extend a helping hand to the elderly & poor who are unable to provide for themselves. Weekly food packages, encouragement, and practical assistance such as home repairs or medical help are part of this “hands-on” ministry,

Tara and the ministry share often with their supporters and friends about the joys, blessings, frustrations, and needs of the ministry. Photos are posted of the boys and of all the activities happening there. Consequently, we feel a part of what is happening. We know what to pray for, what the specific needs are, and what to celebrate. As a ministry supporter, I feel blessed to have a small part in changing lives and bringing hope to the Nicaraguan people being touched by Light and Salt Ministries.

Wanda Petersen; Retired School Teacher & LASM Supporter. Fort St. John, B.C.