Message from Luke Wilson, CEO
You find companions when you add a healthy dose of “love” to your local stream, forest, pond, boulevard, veranda, park, or favourite bug! Showing and sharing God’s love for Creation breeds deep friendships and we believe this has the power to transform the world.
This past July, I made a friend named Andrea because of our shared love of bees. Andrea was an A Rocha Intern. One morning, we were out in the fields picking snap peas off the vines with volunteers and staff. After some small talk, Andrea explained to me that she was a beekeeper and was caring for the local hive at our Centre. We very quickly began to swap beekeeping stories about how to check the hives, harvest honey and keep bees healthy. It didn’t take long for Andrea to invite me into the beekeeping work of checking her hive by holding the smoker and inspecting each frame.
Across the country, you made it possible for hundreds of these little moments of friendship to develop between people and the places they love. This love often leads to shared work and conversations that shift the way people treat God’s world. Through this brief stewardship update, you will experience a sweet taste of why companionship is the life-blood of creation care work.
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