This year the Backpack Ministry served 6 farms and 34 migrant workers. Our outreach is as much a testimony to the farm owners as it is to the workers. Aside from giving each worker a full backpack, we also supply them with items such as rubber boots, clothes, and other necessities. This year each worker was also supplied with a new hoodie. We even had a goat donated - which was thoroughly enjoyed! Our Caribbean Evening had many of the workers, and farm owners, attend, plus workers from other parts of the County!
Two of the workers from Waupoos, who happened to come to the Caribbean night asked us for Bibles. The Backpack Team keep in touch with the workers even though some have left the County for other work.
Needs and prayer requests
Large backpacks. Please pray for the workers who go to farms further west for summer & fall crops. They often work twelve hour days - seven days a week, with no opportunity for church or community. Contact: Bill and Maryann Barrett email@example.com