REPORTING · 28th November 2015
At the end of November, the Kitimat 1st Baptist Church plays host to the 10,000 Village. The sale, which ran Thursday and Friday concludes today, Saturday, November 28th, and will be open from 9 am – 6 pm.
“This week, we’re having the 10,000 Villages sale, which as a church, we’ve been doing for a few years,” Said Reverend Timothy Coleman. “As a church, we essentially wanted to partner with an organization that essentially wanted to speak to issues of justice around giving artisans and workers fair pay for their work.”
The artisans sell their work to 10,000 Villages for a fair wage for their work. Coleman expressed this is an issue of justice and an issue of consumerism in our culture, where in many cases; the people who make a product are not compensated for producing it.
He expressed they use this time to remind people to consume less and to think of people who are less fortunate then we are and mindful of people who are more disadvantaged then the people in Canada.
“There is a world out there that we want to care about because God cares about that world,” said Coleman.
Coleman thanked all the volunteers who came out and ran the sale and the community which supports the work.