The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (PWRDF) is close to my heart. Since 1959 it has been the Anglican Church of Canada’s agency for sustainable development and humanitarian relief – a faith-filled response to the needs of the world.


It is timely that Duncan Chalmers, from the PWRDF Youth Council, is joining us this Sunday, at the beginning of our stewardship month. It is an opportunity to highlight not only that we invite people to donate to PWRDF as part of their stewardship pledges, but also that we collect bottles and cans to support the work of PWRDF.


This might seem like a small thing, a few bottles here and there, but it is a wonderful illustration of stewardship at its best, and what PWRDF is and does. A couple of cans may not seem like much, but gathered together, they become more than they are alone. In the same way, PWRDF allows us, across Canada, to gather up our resources, even when small, and allows us to do amazing things that St. John’s, or even the entire diocese, could not imagine doing on our own.


It is like the small drops of water that have the power to shape stone; like the 5 loaves and 2 fish that fed the 5,000.


Thanks be to God!