Support Episcopal City Mission on Give STL Day (May 6)
by Angela Breeher,
Development Assistant at Episcopal City Mission
After more than a year of quarantine – no visitors (including family and clergy) and no in-person programs – because of the pandemic, St. Louis County’s Juvenile Detention Center was able to grant permission to Episcopal City Mission chaplains to resume in-person visits with some restrictions. The Rev. Clive Samson, one of ECM’s four chaplains, made the first visit back in on April 7 and found the children ready and eager to talk.
"I stayed five hours and met with six kids, giving individual spiritual care at the visitation area. The kids were so willing and opened up to share their stories more freely and personally than ever. I did not want to leave, but I had to because it was already 8:30 pm. Praise God!"
In an environment that became even more restrictive than normal because of Covid-19, the children’s isolation has been elevated and our efforts are even more important. We did not let Covid-19 stop us from showing God's love. Let’s continue to focus on what we CAN do, versus what we cannot do! Please make a gift today through May 6 in whatever amount you CAN at www.givestlday.org/
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