Roger finally has a home after many years of struggling with addiction and mental health issues. He lives in a one-bedroom apartment in Hamilton, Ontario, that is part of the housing project of Wesley Urban Ministries. Roger is a personable, kind, and honest soul who has found a home in a community where he is fully accepted.
The building that houses the apartments and a day program is one of several Wesley sites. The day program has been operating since the 1970s; the housing is a more recent addition. Mission & Service has supported the work of Wesley Urban Ministries for decades, helping the ministry to offer housing, a meal program, and support for refugees from around the world. It has helped more than 1,000 Syrian refugees find a home in Hamilton.
One member of the day program spoke about coming there since the 1970s when guests had to sleep on the floor. He now comes to have a meal and connect with the community.
We sing thanksgiving for Wesley Urban Ministries, which offers welcome and a place to call home.
If Mission & Service is already a regular part of your giving, thank you so much! If you have not given for Mission & Service, please join me in making Mission & Service a regular part of your life of faith. In all our Mission & Service giving, with a willing heart, we sing thanksgiving to God!