“We may be small in number, but we are mighty!” That’s what the Parish of Maberly-Lanark discovered in 2021 as parishioners raised funds for the Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund’s “World of Gifts” campaign.
The Parish’s PWRDF representative, Gayda Errett, was unable to attend services because of mobility issues and asked Debbie Cox, the People’s Warden for St. John’s/St. Paul’s churches for assistance. Debbie provided excellent information to each congregation about our Parish engaging in a ‘PWRDF Sunday’ fundraiser throughout the month of November for the “World of Gifts..” Her efforts were highly successful and well appreciated by the congregants and Gayda in absentia.
The parish is small, but amazingly $665 was raised! This amount allowed parishioners to enthusiastically chose “A Whole Farm” as their primary gift. What added to their overall enthusiasm and ongoing excitement of such a successful fundraiser was that there were sufficient remaining funds to choose three more ‘gifts’: ‘Tools for Greening Spaces in Cuba’, ‘Water Tank in Kenya’ and two ‘New Mom Starter Kits in Lesotho.’
The whole event was one of joy and gratitude in our parish.