Christmas at Sea Get onboard for seafarers!
Few of us know what it is like to work at sea, to be lonely away from family esp. at holiday times, to be at sea for weeks with nowhere to go esp. if things aren’t going well and to find yourself in unfamiliar places.
It was Jesus who said Matthew 25:35,36 “For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.”
Responding to Jesus words and to the plight of seafarers who find themselves in Vancouver over Christmas the Mission is putting together Christmas gift bags that will be given to seafarers.
Items that we would welcome include: toothbrushes, toothpaste, dental floss, soap, razors, small shower gel and shampoo, socks, gloves, toques (home made or bought), chocolate. No scarfs as they are dangerous onboard.
An income tax receipt will be given for any cash/cheque donations.
You can also donate online by going to 'Donate' on this website and choosing 'Christmas Appeal'.
Please call ahead if donations are to be left at the Mission to Seafarers located at 401 E. Waterfront Rd (over the flyover on Main St and turn left and to the end).