In September of 2015, while on a mission trip in South Africa, God gave Isabelle a vision of a Village for orphans and vulnerable children. There were house mothers welcoming orphans into their family with open arms. Children were laughing and playing in playgrounds. The women gathered to learn new skills while the children went to school. There were gardens and animals. The main building was shaped as a cross. The church being at the top of the cross-shape building. God told me to build the village and to put Him at the top of it all. He told me this would be the first village of many to come.
Isabelle grew up in Montreal and went to Université du Québec à Montréal to study in Psychosociology. She later moved to British Columbia where she met her husband Jody Tedford. They have 3 children.
In November 2016, Isabelle felt the call to return to South Africa. She visited Lungisisa Indlela Village in Durban. The vision was very similar. She came back to Canada to start what is now LINK Village.
James 1:27 "Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world."