For many people in our Diocese of Huron, the presence of migrant workers is invisible and they are unaware of the contribution of migrant workers to our Canadian economy, but also, they are essential to Canada’s food security; but sadly, they do not have little security.
Following one of our Lord Jesus Christ greatest the commandment “Love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark12:31) The Hispanic Migrant Workers Outreach Ministry program is a Ministry of the Diocese of Huron to build a relationship with seasonal workers to support and address their needs, including their Spiritual, Liturgical, Pastoral needs, but also their basic needs of food, clothing, transportation, language and health among others.
As a social Justice outreach ministry, it provides migrant farmworkers access to community meals, clothing, bikes for transportation, groceries and others. Following the teachings of our Divine Master; “‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world; for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed `me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me.’” Matthew 25: 34-36
This Hispanic and Migrant workers Outreach Ministry aims to make the invisible community of seasonal workers a visible one in our own local Anglican community. Remembering the words of our Lord Jesus Christ: “And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’” Matthew 25:40
Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world. “Universal Declaration of Human Rights”