The author, an Anglican priest from the Diocese of Quebec, is a Volunteer in Mission in Nagoya, Japan. The author describes her work, as part of a team of Anglicans, Roman Catholics, Lutherans, United Protestants, Buddhists and agnostics, who work with unemployed day labourers, to provide soup on Monday and Thursday nights. He describes a typical evening setting up the soup kitchen, and describing how the volunteers eat with labourers, help with an information exchange, and minister to the community. Recently a number of the homeless unemployed have been killed. "Gangs of bored and restless teenagers (usually 14 to 16 years old) have begun to attack and beat up the homeless. They set fire to their shanties. They throw them into the rivers". "My work with the day labourers is not a Lenten discipline. I will probably continue it (God willing) until I return to Canada. I have already learned a lot from my experience with the labourers, about community, communion and ministry."