Peter Smyth
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The first Open House in some years drew a crowd of people keen to learn more about the work of the Mission and hear the story of the seafarers. 

Volunteers including those from St Michaels Anglican Multi-cultural Church in Vancouver cooked the local salmon on the BBQ and prepared the salads and fruit trays.

As the many interactions continued Beverley Neville graciously played the piano. People commented on the new art work using photographs from the local area and put together by Carolyn Edy.

Randy Murray from the Diocesan Synod Office once again came out to take pictures and share the story of the Mission.

One word was heard a number of times and that is how welcoming the place is and feels which is what we hope the seafarers also feel in this their ‘home away from home’.

The centres are an open house every day of the year for the seafarers and neither is it limited to one day a year that others can visit. Give us a call, drop by and we would be glad to see and talk with you.

Afterall a stranger is someone who can soon become a friend.

May the Lord continue to give each of us open doors and open hearts for it is his will that is to be done not ours.