One of the finishing pieces on our new building will be the mounting of the plaque that Gerri Carroll’s family had made to honour her work and legacy through Souls Harbour Mission House – the inner-city Mission that in 2007 merged with Regina Rescue Mission to become Souls Harbour Rescue Mission. Our new building has been named after her – Gerri Carroll Hope Centre in an effort to preserve the amazing work that she started back in 1990 here in Regina.
Fortunately we have working as our Assistant Emergency Services Manager a person who was there at the beginning. He walked into the very first location for Souls Harbour Mission House in 1991 off the street. There he encountered Christ through Gerri Carroll’s ministry and his life was forever impacted by her work. It has been incredible listening to those stories and also to hear of the passion Gerri Carroll had for this city along with her vision. It was important for us to continue her vision and to continue her work through The Samaritan Project and all that this building will be doing for the City of Regina.
Just a little while ago Bob, that individual who walked into the very first location all those years ago, made arrangements with the building’s owner to take that journey once again. This video is of that journey and in it you will both hear and see what it was like to feed and care for those thousands of people way back at the very first location for Souls Harbour Mission House. Enjoy.