STONEY CREEK, ONTARIO — What happened on June 2nd? June 2nd has been hosting to numerous fascinating events through the centuries. On June 2, 1917, Canadian flying ace Captain William Avery “Billy” Bishop flew a daring solo mission over enemy lines for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross, while the same day in 1953 Queen Elizabeth II was officially coronated as Queen of England, to name but two events of the many memorable ones that have taken place on this date. Though perhaps a bit less monumental, June 2, 2022, also marked the date of the general election to choose members for the 43rd Ontario Provincial Parliament.
On that date Gospel for Asia (GFA World) staff were ready with a smile to welcome voters to their office, and courteously assisted with opening doors, which was appreciated by those that came through. It was a pleasure to work with the electoral officials, who were very organized and well prepared for their work. Hundreds of people came through the office, and the fair weather and efficient voting procedures made everything run smoothly.
Four tables were set up to accommodate the voters who, upon arrival, were able to proceed to any table available to mark their ballot, which were then immediately counted anonymously by a machine.
Why do we want to serve our province and community?
Gospel for Asia (GFA World), a mission group, is committed to seeing communities around the world transformed through God’s love, and that includes our local community here in Stoney Creek. Serving the community as a polling station in provincial and federal elections allows us to participate in the life of our community, provides an opportunity to get to know our neighbors, as well as allowing us to work alongside local government officials. All that we do, we do out of love for God, and His love toward us.
President and Ministry Director, Fr Pat Emerick makes the connection this way,
“Gospel for Asia (GFA World) seeks to fulfill our mission by building relationships here in our local community and abroad. As Christ taught us “you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8”
PHOTO CUTLINE: GFA World seized the opportunity to be a part of the life of the Stoney Creek and greater Ontario community by serving as a polling station for provincial elections (https://www.gfa.ca/)
About GFA World
GFA World (www.gfa.ca) is a leading faith-based global mission agency, helping national missionaries bring vital assistance and spiritual hope to millions across the world, especially in Asia and Africa, and sharing the love of God. In GFA World’s latest yearly report, this included thousands of community development projects that benefit downtrodden families and their children, free medical camps conducted in more than 1,200 villages and remote communities, over 4,800 clean water wells drilled, over 12,000 water filters installed, income-generating Christmas gifts for more than 260,000 needy families, and teaching providing hope and encouragement available in 110 languages in 14 nations through radio ministry. GFA World has launched programs in Africa, starting with compassion projects in Rwanda. For all the latest news, visit our Press Room at https://gfanews.org/news/.