LETTER: Worthy of recognition and support

During my life I was always on the lookout for any person or persons who manifested goodness and love that the story of Jesus meant to me.

I am a disabled senior of 66 years. During my life I worked in the core area of Winnipeg with Metis youth and in the south side of Chicago with international ecumenical group begun by the world council of churches. And sang in a choir in a congregations of 2,200.

During my life I was always on the lookout for any person or persons who manifested the goodness, the compassion, action and the love that the story of Jesus meant to me.

And then at last, two years ago, I met them for the first time. Yvonne and Robin Burrows, Val Sherriff and Simone Pelland, all working at the Salvation Army in Nelson.

Their constant and tireless giving of themselves to all of us left me gobsmacked and so deeply touched by their good humour, grace and innovation in ever new ways to be of significant service, For instance, have you heard of their Adopt a Family option for families with to help those without? We in BC have the highest child poverty rate in Canada. These four people do so much to make a difference. They should be named, thanked and helped.

They see themselves as God’s arms and legs in the world and from what I have experienced, they have restored my hope for the role of the church in the world. Please help them during this critical time of hunger and need.


Victoria Pele


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