My name is MaryAnne Connor, a.k.a. Mac. I am the Founder and President of NightShift Street Ministries, where we – with the power of God – provide outreach services every night of the year to people struggling with homelessness and poverty in Surrey, British Columbia. Along with a warm meal and a change of clothes, there’s a consistency of companionship, the offer of prayer, access to counselling, and help and hope for those seeking escape from the cycle of poverty, crime, mental health problems, addictions and homelessness.
Every day, every night, is a struggle for survival. Not only for people living on the streets, but for so many people caught up in their own stories. The many stories I have collected over the years are what prompted me to write The Shift. Stories about struggle and survival, about those who made it and those who didn’t, about heartbreak and love. I’d like to share those stories with you.
Here are some stories about the person behind the book, MaryAnne Connor, written by others:
Woman…gives back to Surrey Neighbourhood, Interview (with video) for Global News TV, 23 December 2013
Interview (with video) for Daphne Bramham’s Finding Happiness series in The Vancouver Sun, 28 March 2013
Sharing the Shift by Keri Langley in The Light Magazine, March 2013
MaryAnne Connor: The Woman Behind the NightShift Story by Christi Walter on behalf of SheLovesMagazine.com