Poverty

Poverty

Collaboration with those living in poverty

“Then the righteous will answer him, “Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink?  And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing?  And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?”  And the king will answer them, “Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.” Matthew 25:37-40

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Are you interested in learning more about the hidden challenges people face in their struggle with life?  The poverty immersion will open your eyes to the trials some people face.  Various speakers will offer insight into poverty issues that exist in Windsor, and everywhere else, like homelessness, addiction, sudden change in circumstances, resources (and the lack thereof), hunger and more.

Participants will hear speakers who have faced these challenges or who work with the people who are living them.  There will be excursions, bus rides and walk the streets of Windsor to see the challenges face to face.  There will be a mandatory outing into the early hours of the morning to gain a different perspective.

Note: This immersion experience will include a good amount of walking and visits to establishments like the DWCC Glengarry Community Lighthouse, Downtown Mission, Feeding Windsor, the Welcome Centre, and Windsor Residence for Young Men.  Hats, sunscreen, bug spray, rain coats / umbrellas, and appropriate footwear are recommended.

Team Leaders:

Rev. Mike Lees – Pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Windsor

Rev. Kim Metelka – Rector of St. Stephen’s and Church of the Redeemer Anglican Church, Anglican Fellowship of Prayer Executive and Administrator DWCC Glengarry Community Lighthouse.