FAITHWORKS in our PARISHES
From the Church of the Ascension in Port Perry
Father Phil flatfoots for Faith
My Name is Phil Gearing. I am a priest in the Diocese and I am walking 1000 km this summer as a way to raise funds for FaithWorks. I am just past the halfway point in my project which will see me walk 10 km a day for 100 days! But…
Don’t sponsor FaithWorks because I am walking 1000 km.
Don’t be motivated to write a cheque to FaithWorks because I have walked for an hour before breakfast and another one after dinner each of the past 67 days or because I’ll do the same for the next 40 or so.
Don’t do it for the day it snowed on me, or the days I got soaked to the skin, not even all those days when it was 30-something degrees out. You know why I don’t want you to actively support Faithworks for these reasons?
‘Cause I’m havin’ a ball! I am loving this project! I am well blessed!
I want you to write a cheque to FaithWorks, not for the 1.2 million steps I will take this summer but because of who walks with me as I take these strides.
In my mind’s eye my silent walking partners include the refugee couple that is hoping to hear good news from
about a sponsorship before she gives birth to the child she is carrying.
I’m walking with the addict that will show up at
All Saints Church and Community Centre
because nobody there will judge her.
I walk with the terminally ill kid who already knows he’s not going to get better but is pleased that today the nice lady from
The Philip Aziz Centre for Hospice Care
is coming over, ‘cause, well, she just makes the day better.
So, if you can afford it, please take a moment today to write a cheque to FaithWorks. Not because I am walking 1000 km this summer, but because of the folks I’m walking with…each supported by a FaithWorks Ministry Partner.
Thank You and God Bless you.
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