Migrant workers come to Ontario and to this area to work in our fields and orchards every year. They leave their families for many months to earn money here in Canada but also to help provide us with fresh local fruit and vegetables. St. John’s has supported the migrant worker ministry in this area for a number of years now. The Reverend Augusto Nunez, priest at St. Saviour’s Orono, is one of the Anglican clergy who helps the migrant workers with spiritual and practical support. Every summer we have collected food and other items, so that the workers don’t have to take as much money out of their pay cheques for them.
For our Lenten project at St. John’s we have challenged the congregation again this year to raise $500 towards this very worthwhile local ministry. If you have not already make a contribution there is still time! There is a table with donation envelopes in the sanctuary if you would like to give cash or a cheque or you can give online by going to the St. John’s website and mark your donation “Lenten project”. The migrant workers will thank you for helping them in their work of providing us with the many local fruits and vegetables that we enjoy all summer.