| From Whitianga, Rev Mary Petersen writes:
As well as weekly Mainly Music, monthly Messy Church, annual Day Camp for 300+ children and leadership training for 50+ teens, and various other occasional events to do with families, Mercury Bay Co-operating Parish is now feeding people every Monday night. There have been up to 160 meals provided free each week – either to those who come and eat at the church or delivered to them at home.
We have come into contact with a whole different group of people through this project which began in May 2013. Many of them are families really struggling to provide food and clothing for their children. We give away clothes from the Op Shop to these families too. We also follow up on other needs identified from contact with these families.
This project is literally ' letting the children live'.
(24th September 2013)