William H.A. Willbond MSM, CD
THE COMPASSIONATE MINISTRY WORKERS
Who are these people who work for free?
Who give up their time for each poor Country!
They fill up the containers on the warehouse floor
Sending medical supplies to the suffering poor!
The crew of the Compassionate Ministry
Are an inspiration to Lynne and Me!
The things you gather, repair and store
Help to heal the wounded, suffering poor
Thanks to Regulars like Dad and Peter and Gerry
And the ladies who sort, they’re a band so Merry!
They make soup and cookies and tea and cake
And the coffee is constantly on the hot plate!
Thank all of you guys for what you have done
You make what you are doing seem like fun
You work and banter and joke and smile
And the container fills up in a little wee while
Merv and his guys along with Albert French
Packed in the seats and each clinic bench
BP machines and each nursing station
Packed for the patients of the Malawi Nation
Thanks to Dell Wergeland who supervises with class
You organized each and every menial task
You cajole and wheedle and supervise
And get maximum effort from all of the guys!
I was amazed when Dell said to Dad, her Pop
Dad hand me my sign and it flashed up STOP!
The line of boxes and walkers and chairs
Came to a halt from the loaders up there!
The guys in the box called for stuffies and bikes
And walkers and canes and clothes for wee tykes
Up went the med sups wrapped in jeans
Along with the mowers and sewing machines
I must mention Major Edwards, Bobby Collins, Jim Sidel
Who all came out to Keating to help load so well
And as all of us know, sure the truth we must tell
We just could never do it, if it wasn’t for Dell!
©Copyright December 28, 2006 by William H.A. Willbond MSM, CD
Author’s Note: Dell [Wergland] – We could not even think about doing what we do without you and your happy hard working crew of truck loading experts! The containers won’t move without those who do the background work, THE PAPER WORK, the making of stuffies and wheeling the carts up the ramp into the containers. Thank you so much! From ICROSS CANADA and LIFELINE MALAWI!
You have brought much joy and much healing to this suffering wee planet and the necessary things like sewing machines and bicycles and the wonderful medical supplies the Compassionate Ministries continue to help to donate to the Global Village continues to bring healing to the poorest of the poor in Malawi and the 3rd world. In spite of the horrible rainy, windy weather we have suffered here as of late God saw fit to give us a cold clear morning and a sunny rain free day to hold all of our open half ton trucks filled with card board boxes parked out side of the CM Warehouse for most of the day whilst your hardworking crews expertly filled every nook and cranny in the container.
Bless you for caring and thank you for sharing with the poor in Africa
“The needy will not be forgotten, nor the hopes of the afflicted perish” (Psalms 9-19)
Thank you for a wonderful load today – you were great – loading from 3 lockers at one location and then loading from our warehouse but also unloading truckloads at the same time.
My only regret that this was not a heavy container – it all would have gone with room to send more supplies. But it could not have been any fuller! The ladies kept us supplied with mega bags – and cleaned up all the bags in the room plus many more! You were great.
Bags: 250 small bags used as stabilizers
Total count: 1198
Billy: you are an amazing man – you gathered, picked up and cleaned, and packed over 750 boxes! Mostly by yourself – may the lord richly reward you! Keep up the great work. Appreciate Lynne allowing her house to be taken over by all those boxes and bags!
Thanks Elaine for feeding us and keeping our tummies full and happy – we appreciate you very much! Plus all your assistants who help make tea and do dishes! We do not take you for granted at all. You ladies ensure that the rest of us can keep going…and going…and going…and remain happy!
Thanks Betty for doing the inventory – you are also crucial to the load – your importance is not seen by many – but by the ones who do the inventory – you are vitally important!
Keep up the great work all of you – you have made a difference in the world in 2006 with all your picking up, your sorting, your packing, your labelling, your stacking, your fixing, your repairing, your transporting, your container packing, your inventory, your grocery shopping and cooking, your tying, your treks up and down the ramp, your washing and drying, your cleaning, your bagging, your laugher, your tears and your caring.
May the lord richly bless all of you in 2007!
Get ready for another busy year!
Dell Marie Wergeland
Compassionate Resource Warehouse
Warehouse phone: (250) 381-4483
Fax: (250) 479-9312
Cell : (250) 514-1637