For over a decade, teams from CFC have been travelling to the West Coast of Vancouver Island (a boat ride from Tahsis) to serve at the Esperanza mission base.
It is our privilege to support the staff there in their ministry to folks in the remote communities on the coast.
We usually do a trip in the spring and fall. One of these trip is always a work trip to get them ready for winter or to clean up in the spring.
It is a favorite trip for many! And always an adventure!
If you are interested in being a part of an Outreach/Retreat, please call 752-5513
Visit the Website at: http://www.esperanza.ca
Some History of Esperanza
Historically the shore of what is now called Esperanza (Spanish for hope) was used as a stopover place for Nuu-cha-nulth people resting from their canoe travels. In 1937 Dr. Herman McLean and the Nootka Missions Association built the first hospital on the west coast of Vancouver Island at this location. While the hospital closed in 1973 the community still exists continuing in its legacy of healing and rest.
Today Esperanza exists to offer hope, rest and healing to individuals and families facing various crises and sorrows. We believe that a restored relationship with our Creator is foundational to this purpose. We believe that because Jesus died for our sins this restored relationship is possible.
Most of the people who come are from small coastal communities on the west coast of Vancouver Island. A large percentage are from the Nuu-cha-nulth nations.