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Prairie Sanctuary
July 6, 2008, 3:14 am
Filed under: About US
Prairie Sanctuary

Prairie Sanctuary

A place to worship, pray and wait on God

Isaiah 2:3
Many peoples will come and say, Come let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the House of the God of Jacob. He will teach us His ways so that we may walk in His paths. The law will go out from Zion, the Word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

Mark 11:17
…. My House will be called a House of Prayer for all Nations…..

Where – 14 kms West of Melville, Saskatchewan on Westview Highway
When – Open daily

  • For undisturbed times of waiting on God
  • To provide a resting place for the Lord
  • To hear clearly what the Lord is saying to His followers in these last days
  • A gathering place for worship and prayer

There is an urgent call of the Spirit to pray that is being heard across the land, to become ‘houses of prayer’. As it is sometimes necessary to ‘come away’ to wait on God, to leave the distractions of busy lives, an acreage in the country is an ideal location to do just that. With almost 3 acres of area to enjoy the outdoors while setting time aside to meet with God, it will be rewarding mentally, emotionally and spiritually.

Prayer Events: Individual & corporate prayer and fasting, prayer retreats, prayer watches, worship events. These events will not be organized but will provide a facility for seekers to plan a prayer getaway. Pastors and prayer leaders are encouraged to gather their watchmen/intercessors. Worship leaders are welcome to bring their instruments and teams to minister to the Lord. Pastors and leaders may want to gather for a time of seeking God in unity for this region. Or plan to come alone for a private time with God.

Overnight accommodations available.

No meals provided. Bring own if required.
Kitchen facilities available where needed.
Space available for campers and tents.

Sowing & Reaping: Suggested donation is $25-$40/night. PRAIRIE SANCTUARY is a Kingdom ministry that implements the principle of sowing and reaping. Ask the Father what you are to sow.

First Peoples
July 5, 2008, 8:39 pm
Filed under: First Peoples

In the year 2010, a passionate, very dedicated delegation of First Nations, Métis and Inuit, under the leadership of Kenny and Louise Blacksmith, traversed Canada from coast to coast and into the Arctic on a mission called Journey of Freedom. The message was healing and freedom through forgiveness. Then our nation witnessed the power of humility as the First Peoples along with many witnesses, gathered in Ottawa at the Forgiven Summit to extend forgiveness to the government and the church for residential school abuse. Many Canadians, many church representatives, all generations and delegates from several nations came together to witness the signing of the Charter of Forgiveness and later the presentation of it to Chuck Strahl, Minister of Indian and Northern Affairs in the absence of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, to say “We Forgive You!”. What a powerful moment in our history!

All generations of Saskatchewan First Peoples were well represented at this national gathering with Elders from Flying Dust, youth from White Bear and a children’s choir from Flying Dust that sang O Canada in Cree. Other First Nations and Métis leaders participated in providing servant leadership to ensure this gathering was a success.

In the words of Kenny Blacksmith…Releasing forgiveness is not easy but we were created to live in the power of forgiveness. Expressing sincere forgiveness founded on the unconditional love, grace and mercy of Father and Creator God, is key to unlocking greater doors to healing, and to a strong and prosperous future that is right for all people in Canada. A national expression of forgiveness will be a timely momentous progressive move towards a means to breaking a yoke of a negative past. Forgiveness will bring freedom from a spiritual poverty over First Peoples and our nation. Forgiveness will breathe new life to our common desire for an improved vision of a shared future of a blessed nation.

Many testimonies were shared of those who found true freedom through forgiveness. A profound testimony came from Grand Chief BILLY DIAMOND. During his speech, he released a powerful declaration over First People and over Canada that reverberated through the heavens – FREEDOM! FREEDOM! FREEDOM! FREEDOM! FREEDOM!

There was an awareness that something shifted over our nation and something profound had been set in motion that we would begin to witness in the days to come as we would continue to contend by faith for the destiny of First Peoples and Canada. Another declaration was made – “THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF A HEALING REVIVAL IN CANADA!”

Now, seven months later…. What, if anything is happening as a result of these acts of humility, sacrifice and faith? Has life gone on as ‘usual’? Do we see any major changes to the gang violence, suicides, untimely deaths, family violence, alcoholism and drug abuse among First Peoples in Saskatchewan? Maybe not BUT here are some testimonies and visions that have been collected over the past few weeks in Saskatchewan (with a couple of exceptions), to encourage all of us:

  • First Nations friend miraculously healed from a near fatal automobile accident, is now experiencing the glory of God as she shares her experiences in many communities; also holding regular prayer meetings in her home.
  • First Nations woman in Yukon contended for her son and saw him come out of a coma, near death back to life.
  • First Nations woman in Manitoba rising up in leadership to make inroads into bringing hope, healing and transformation into numerous communities in the north; also with a vision to reach into the Arctic.
  • Righteous people are sensing the call to provide leadership on their reserves with a vision to bring transformation for their people.
  • Pastors who have a vision to host a provincial prayer gathering for native ministries.
  • First Nations leaders who are being called to hold worship gatherings throughout the province.
  • A leader in First Nations Education producing a drama presentation to combat gang violence with a message of love, that a true warrior walks in love, honor, integrity, peace with all mankind versus the weapons of destruction like hate, violence, dishonesty, guns.
  • A young woman with a vision to share God’s love and to bring restoration to young aboriginal women who have lived in prostitution on the streets of our cities.
  • Young people who are turning to Christ from a life of addictions and emptiness to a purpose-filled life and are leading the way with their passion for God, His Word and prayer.
  • A hunger for deeper teaching of the Word of God in northern communities.
  • A vision to reach into remote northern communities with fellowship and the Word of God.
  • First Nations people rising up with a call to bring reform into government, healthcare, justice, family and education.
  • Increase in reports of salvations, prayer meetings and Bible studies in a growing number of reserves and northern communities throughout the province.
  • Many healings and salvations in northeastern communities that has sparked a new zeal for God.

These give us sufficient evidence that God is working out His plan; He’s not silent and yes, THE HEALING HAS BEGUN! ‘Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart…’ Jeremiah 1:5a. As God had a specific plan already set out for Jeremiah before his birth, so He has a destiny carefully planned out for First Peoples in Canada, specifically Saskatchewan. Many champions are emerging from obscurity. Let us not grow weary in well doing – specifically in keeping our watch in fasting, prayer and remaining strong in faith. The harvest awaits us!
– Donna Reinheimer



Saskatchewan is a province that is both rich in it’s natural resources and it’s people. One of these people groups is the aboriginal population which add to the unique diversity in this province. This diversity is to be celebrated for the contribution that it brings to the whole, without which Saskatchewan would be lacking. Due to the oppressive problems that have plagued the aboriginal community, this has presented many challenges. Regardless, God has revealed the plans of His heart for the First Peoples both in the nation and this province through numerous prophecies over the years. For those who believe the promises of God, we can boldly declare, “LET MY PEOPLE GO!”.

Our vision is to see all peoples in this province healed and set free and walking together, shoulder to shoulder – all cultures, peoples and languages, (actually not even aware of our differences), to see the Kingdom of God released . To focus on the problems, except to gain understanding, would be non productive. With a heart of understanding and co-operation, we can learn from the mistakes of the past and move toward building a brighter future for the generations to come. First Peoples are not lesser than or weaker than other people groups. In fact, they hold a very important key for Christ’s church to take her place to see the destruction of the enemy’s strongholds and the advancement of the Kingdom of God. That key, we believe, is innocence restored in Jesus Christ – the freedom to walk with and hear the Father’s voice as the original First People, Adam and Eve in the Garden, which enables the power of God to be released without hindrance.

In the midst of death and destruction which has spawned great hopelessness, there is a sense that winds of change are beginning to blow. Hope is rising! With renewed faith, an army of God’s children are emerging with a desire to pray for the First Peoples. These prayers are not going unnoticed. Breakthrough into freedom and deliverance from bondage is on the horizon. This is not the time to despair at the immensity of the problem. Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…. It is time to remain steadfast as victory is near; the time when God will say, “Enough!” and go to war against His enemies.

And they shall say, This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden, and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are fortified and inhabited. Then the nations that are left round about you shall know that I the Lord have rebuilt the ruined places and replanted that which was desolate. I the Lord have spoken it, and I will do it. Ezekiel 36:35,36 (also Jer. 32:36-42).

Donna Reinheimer