At Grace we are very involved in CWOP, a multi-denominational project which seeks to provide spiritual support to the many seasonal workers that travel from Jamaica and other islands in the Caribbean to work for local farmers in the orchards and vineyards of the Niagara Peninsula . CWOP brings ministers from the Caribbean to Canada for a six-week period each summer. While they are here they visit the men nightly at the farms and conduct worship services each Sunday evening. The ministers are hosted by families in the congregations of the supporting churches, and driven to the farms by volunteers. Each week one of the supporting churches takes the responsibility of hosting a fellowship hour after the service, including providing refreshments. This project, particularly the contact with one of their own ministers, is greatly appreciated by the Caribbean workers.
One of the visiting Jamaican Ministers
A couple of the workers came to Grace to sing for us