In 2005, a vision was cast among a group of Christians in a small church in Brantford to fill a need among an often overlooked demographic of the city. Serving families with children who are "at risk", it was started with a March Break Camp, providing kids from kindergarten to grade 8 an opportunity to experience the hope and love of a God that many had not even heard about.
Over the years, the camp has grown, this past year seeing over 180 kids in attendance, with over 100 volunteers serving from local churches and other organizations.
In 2009, Creation Force Ministries became a part of the Jacob's Well Ministries family, continuing on the original vision and mission of Jacob's Well, working with the local churches in the city in order to help change lives, and help people experience the love of God.
The ministry in Brantford has expanded to include 'Back-To-School' carnivals in several locations in the city, providing backpacks with school supplies, school snacks, haircuts, clothing, facepainting, barbeque, cotton candy, popcorn, sno-cones, and bouncy-castle rides, all for free.
We also run a Christmas Gift day at a geared-to-income housing complex for kids to buy their parents presents to put under the Christmas tree.
Working in tandem with churches, as well as the city of Brantford and the Family and Children Services of Brant, we are excited to see what will happen next.