It started simply. The pastor would stand outside her church and greet the workers as they came in from the fields. She spoke to them in Spanish and they responded. And soon a bridge was forged. This is the true story of a rural community in Northern California who awakened to the migrant farm workers in their community--and chose to embrace them. Led by one extraordinary woman who was bolstered by her deep and abiding faith, the community offered "radical hospitality" to the strangers in their midst. And in doing so, they discovered an important truth--that our common humanity binds us all.
About the Author
Rev. Wendy J. Taylor is a retired pastor in the United Church of Christ and a teacher from Longview, Washington. She graduated from Whitworth College and the Pacific School of Religion. She lives with her wife, Ellen Sweetin, in the Pacific Northwest. Margaret Kimball Cross is a writer and community activist from Waterloo, Iowa. She graduated from State University of Iowa and now resides with her husband, Peter, in Northern California.