Faith Brown was introduced to the need to serve those less fortunate at an early age, as her father was a minister.
When he was assigned a parish on a native reserve, Faith learned to love, respect, and enjoy the companionship of the children with whom she played. As an adult with her own family, Faith cared for her mother-in-law through difficult times and realized that a calm, quiet approach would quiet the most difficult situations. As a foster parent, Faith created a stable, loving home for needy children and maintains contact with some of them.
Developing these skills has enabled Faith to work successfully with women who are serving time in the local women’s prison. In 2007, Faith began to assist with the Alpha program which was offered at the prison. Faith notes that the Alpha program changes the women as they begin to realize that God loves them and cares about their lives. Faith helps the women understand that God has brought them to Him, and, although they cannot change what has happened in the past, they can change what will happen in the future.
As a result, these women become more supportive of one another and more positive about themselves.
Faith supports the women by offering an oasis of calm when their world falls apart, and a voice of reason when they ask for advice. By attending church with them, talking with them, and crying with them, Faith has earned their trust. By tending to women who are incarcerated, isolated, and often forgotten, Faith continues to serve her Lord.