The Chester County Migrant Ministry is a non-profit Christian ministry serving the immigrant community in Chester County and the surrounding area. They share the love of Jesus by offering assistance with immigration services, citizenship classes, a Christmas for Migrants program, blankets, coats, health kits, distribution of food baskets and many other services through the generosity of their various church supporters.
Since Covid-19, Migrant Ministries has been putting forth its best efforts to continue its normal routine. Despite closing down for 6 weeks, they have still helped many immigrants in the surrounding areas. However, with new restrictions, they can only see about 5 clients everyday and their citizenship classes have gone from about 20 people to 5 people due to the in-person restrictions. Additionally, they can no longer take walk-ins; everyone who comes in has to have an appointment.
During the pandemic, the Westminster Men’s Gathering provided Easter baskets to Migrant Ministries for the children involved in the process. The months following the outbreak of Covid-19 were extremely rough for the kids and the Easter baskets provided a much-needed positive reinforcement for them. Westminster also provided a fund for new computers for Migrant Ministries, which is very beneficial to them right now, since so many services are online.
Migrant Ministries continues to rely greatly on support from churches in the community. The pandemic affected some of the client donations and reduced financial help from some local churches. If you feel compelled to help this critical ministry to many of the poorest of the poor in our community, the leadership of Migrant Ministry is asking for both prayer and also financial support in the form of gift cards. Questions? Contact Ann Hatfield.