Last summer the “Ark Angels” team participated in their second Canada Life softball tournament. Canada Life matched the donations made through this tournament and from these funds we were able to purchase a new vehicle for Creation House, one of our residential homes for people with and without developmental disabilities. We wanted to thank Canada Life for their gift in L’Arche fashion so we invited them for a vehicle blessing and celebration at Creation House.
The benefits of a new vehicle are felt everyday by our members. A new vehicle meant a safer and more comfortable means of transportation for our members with mobility issues. Whenever they go grocery shopping, go to church, parks, and on road trips the van proudly wears the Canada Life emblem on its sides.
Members and assistants welcomed our friends at Canada Life into their home with a spread of snacks and refreshments as well as stories of how they have helped them with their everyday tasks. Then we gathered around the vehicle and L’Arche led the blessing, thanking Canada Life for this gift, praying for safety for those driving it.
We are so grateful for the new vehicle but we are even more grateful for the friendship that has formed between L’Arche and Canada Life.