IMG_3784On November 5th the mission celebrated 40 years of service with a special weekend event. During an afternoon roundtable, speakers discussed the challenges farmworkers face every day. 

The weekend was capped off with a special worship service on Sunday morning with other area churches, and mission partners joining in the celebration.

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Saturday’s events included a panel discussion on the challenges farmworkers face every day. Speakers included members from the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and Frontera de Cristo, along with members from the mission’s farmworking community.

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Sunday’s ecumenical worship included members from neighboring faith communities as well as a special dedication to the mission’s Cumberland origins.

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The mission is grateful for all the visitors who traveled from all over the country to join the mission in this celebration.

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