Friend Marvin received a copy of this beautiful sign from his son Todd, who appended a note that the message “Makes me think of you.” Todd and his wife Lisa live in Peoria, Illinois with their two sons, whom Marvin visits regularly. Marvin used to trek more often to Illinois, to till his farmland in Eureka, and also to see his daughter Shireen who lives and works in Bloomington, Ill. Marvin says, “I am very thankful for my relationship with my children and for the values they live from.”
…and we are thankful for Marvin’s regular presence at the Swannanoa Valley Friends Meeting, while his spirit reaches to the Illinois heartland. He is also supporting the local Sanctuary movement among area faith groups.
You can find out more about the Canadian Memorial Centre for Peace, and related United Church, at its Facebook page, and its website. It is located in Vancouver, BC, where the gates are still open to refugees.