Promises for every situation

Bessie McPeek was instrumental to the beginning of Indian Life Ministries, and has been an advisor to the ministry for decades. While her husband, George, has gone on to be with the Lord, Bessie still serves Indian Life Ministries.

Series: Womens History Month | Story 1

I grew up at Big Trout Lake, an isolated village in northwestern Ontario. When I was a child no one there spoke English, and I spoke only the Oji-Cree language until I was 12 years old, even though my father was originally from England. My dad had been sent there as a minister, so I grew up in the church. Every time the church doors were open, I was there!

I'm the oldest in our family, and I have a younger brother and a younger sister. There was no school in our community at the time, so my dad taught us by correspondence at home. Now that I think about it, I don't know exactly how he taught u...