|Left to right: Josseline, Marina, Marta, and Carmen.|
I told them a little about you (Park Avenue Presbyterian Church in Des Moines): ‘...that a group of women with the gift of their sewing hands and with their hearts full of love... made clothing for their brothers and sisters. You had heard about them in our stories and were moved to raise funds for their water tanks… and even after that, you kept them in your hearts and wanted to do more. So, here we were with these gifts made with love, and I told them again (they had your letter—see excerpt below) they are always in your prayers.’
During the give-away and as we were leaving, people came up to us for a hug and to ask us to tell you ‘thank you’. And that they are also praying for you. And to please greet everyone.
So, please, accept our words of thanks. With all our hearts (the community, the Pastoral Team and me) we say thank you. Thank you for your beautiful gift: for the time and effort it took to make them, for your hearts that were touched by God. And then so touched – moved to share with your new family in La Llanes.
Blessings to all of you. With great affection and gratitude,