In May, when planning this walk, I was going to use numbers to make the venture look impressive and then hit you all up for donations to Faithworks.
Accordingly, today I would remind you that Toronto to New York City is 757 kms and I have now walked 761 kms. At this point I would say something cute like “Hello from the Big Apple.” Then I would ask you to make a donation to Faithworks.
Instead let me tell you why to donate to Faithworks
There are 72 million refugees, some of them are going to ask AURA, a Faithworks partnered ministry, to help them settle into Canada. These people are scared and desperate and looking for a little hope.
There are people, often young, being released from prison into a city where no one cares that they even exist except the people The Bridge Prison Ministry.Another ministry that offers real help and a ray of hope.
An addict and sex trade worker having a safe, warm, hassle-free coffee at All Saints Church.
A terminally ill kid being loved by the people at The Philip Aziz Center.
These are the real reasons why you should cut a check to Faithworks and not because a healthy, privileged, middle-aged priest is well enough to walk a long way.
Thanks...From the Big Apple!