A Lenten Journey

Twenty years ago Westminster Canterbury Richmond resident Marguerite Wingo had a vision. While most Lenten meditation booklets were expansions of Bible verses, Mrs. Wingo wanted more. She wanted people to write something from their experiences that meant so much to them that it would inspire someone else to come closer to God. Residents and staff answered Mrs. Wingo’s request, and a 51-page Lenten devotional booklet was the result. More than 3,000 copies of that first printing were made and distributed.

“The Lord led me to do this for a reason. If you follow what God wants you to do, he will multiply it and multiply it,” said Mrs. Wingo.

That small booklet has gone on to become one of Westminster Canterbury’s largest outreach projects. This year 6,500 books were printed and distributed at no cost to more than 60 churches throughout the Richmond area, as well as to residents, staff, visitors, trustees and community vendors.

The devotions continue to be written by residents and staff. The submissions are then edited and sorted by a devoted group of residents. The entire process takes several months. It is truly a labor of love that we hope will be an inspiration to all.

We invite you to click here for a full copy of a A Lenten Journey. For more information on Pastoral Care at Westminster Canterbury, call 804-200-1502.

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