Michel & Viviane Castilloux
Eglise Le Chemin
Sundays @ 10:30am
Auberge du Draveur
257 Rue des Oblats
Michel and Viviane were married March 30, 1991. They have two children their daughter Gabrielle is 24 and their son Jérémie is 23. Michel and Viviane have been believers in Christ since 1990. Michel and Viviane have many years of experience in social help. Michel has worked over a decade in a drug and alcohol detox centre. Viviane has a Master’s Degree in Pastoral Counselling.
Between 1999 and 2015, Michel was part of the pastoral team of The Lifecentre Church in Ottawa. In September 2009, Michel became the Campus Pastor of The Lifecentre Blackburn Hamlet Campus. Many programs were developed there; like the Food Bank that helps over 125 families per month. They also used a program to help those struggling with dependencies. Each year backpacks, filled with school supplies were distributed to children in need. Small groups and bible studies were part of the regular activities; to name a few. It is with the leading of Holy Spirit that in September 2015 they moved to Maniwaki in the province of Quebec.
Maniwaki is a town that is primarily francophone. The town is bordered south and West by the Indian reservation of Kitigan Zibi, which is primarily Anglophone. Michel and Viviane are both of native descent. They are also bilingual, which facilitated greatly their integration into this bicultural community. They are happy to join a group of people that were part of the Church Love of God. Since their arrival in Maniwaki, Michel and Viviane are encouraged and excited to see God move in the community. They are thirsty to build their town, their neighbourhood and the community on the Rock of Jesus – One person at a time. Matthew 7:24.
The goal for the next season is to build solid relationships with the already established group at Love of God Church. They are also building relationship with people in the community and with organisations from the community in order to better aim at helping where the needs are. Also they are equipping teams of volunteer leaders who will be in position to serve the community through the ministry.
To God be the Glory for things to come.