|We are so grateful to all those who donated to Because We Care!! We had several fundraisers at various restaurants and we want to say to thanks Bananarama, Infinity Bay, Cal's Cantina, Blue Bahia, Mayoka Lodge for hosting them!|
We are also grateful to those who came into the Made in Roatan shop and donated in our 'calabash' donation container. We appreciate every donation. And lastly, we thank our friends and family who send us very generous donations that really helped to make our goal of reaching 1,500 a reality.
To one and all: thanks!
I personally would like to thank Nidia Webster for helping to organize and coordinate contacts in each community who give us lists of the poorest of the poor. Thanks for spear heading this Nidia. We love you and thank God for you!!
This year we had a two day drive with very long hours and I was once again astounded by the cheerful 'elves' who helped out tirelessly!! What a team!!!!
|we fed about 1,500 families!!|
|an awesome team of volunteers|
|the mom's waiting to get their bag of food and one sheet at Mud Hole|
|some gifts were small like sunglasses but they were still happy|
|even the dogs were happy!|
|it was good to visit with old friends and share His love|
|these kids at Corazol were so happy with their toys|
|this little girl at Hottest Sparrow was delighted with this sweet sucker|
|Can you imagine making a living collecting garbage? that is what these people do. they were so happy to get food|
|the people of wild cane walking home with their bags of food|
|you can see there is just as much joy in giving as in receiving|
Our second day we donned our santa hats, prayed for strength and grace and headed out to El Swampo, Crawfish Rock, El Higuero, Milton Bight, Pollitilly Bight, Punta Gorda (thanks to Catherine and Alex for being willing to pick up the food for that) and Lucy Point. I know that it because of the kindness and support of many of you, that kids went to bed with a smile on their faces, sweetness on their lips and a toy by their side. I know Mom's were able to make food not only for Christmas Day but throughout the week. But more then anything I know that many had HOPE that He has not forgotten them. It was a special blessing to me to be able to share with many about His great love and His mercies that are new every morning. No matter what: He is faithful.
|At El Swampo (photo by Marion Seaman)|
|Driving to Crawfish Rock|
|The kids sang to us, my favorite was "This is the Day that the Lord has made"|
|Beautiful mom and baby. we were able to hand out clothe donations to many|
|Pastor Alex and his wife from Punta Gorda took enough food for 60 families.|
Thanks again for playing a part! I wish you all could have been standing beside us. Perhaps next year?? :-)