managed by O. Berthold (Communication)
Sister Susan Sheehan, DC, is working in St. Vincent, Ain Karem for many years now. St. Vincent is a home for disabled children in Jerusalem, Israel. For many years, Sister Susan is working also in the Gaza Strip to help the children in this poor and heavily overcrowded area. 2001 we started to support her work and do so until today. Our cooperation with Sister Susan and us working voluntarily makes sure, that administrative costs are being kept low and over 96% of all the donations reach those, who need them the most - needy children.
Liebe Unterstützerinnen und Unterstützer,
anbei der Weihnachtsbrief, den Schwester Susan uns gebeten hat, an Sie weiterzuleiten.
Auch wir danken Ihnen von Herzen für Ihre Unterstützung im vergangenen Jahr. Bleiben Sie bei uns, die Familien in Gaza brauchen uns leider auch in Zukunft.
Die besten Wünsche für ein gesundes 2019
Christmas Joys and Blessings!
Dear Friends and Benefactors,
“A Light will shine on us this day; the Lord is born for us.” Ps. 97
These have been dark days for the very poor of Gaza; your generosity has brought light to many families.
Our families have received food packages, and chronically sick children and adults received urgently needed monthly medicines. Four pre-schools were able to feed 400 children six days a week with nutritious meals. Being it is Christmas and the three Kings shared their wealth with Jesus; you made it possible for us to add some toys with the 150 bags of food this month. If you could have only seen the many little faces lightening up as they discovered the ball or toys in their food bag. Four hundred and fifty children received new coats.
You made it happen because of your generosity, allowing us to be facilitators who are trying to give a Christian face of true love and caring in their moment of need. We gave very basic things such as noodles and rice, blankets, winter coats, roof repairs and repairs to cover holes in the walls.
Be assured of our daily prayers of gratitude from the five of us; two Brothers and three Sisters who go to Gaza monthly. We also ask the Lord to bless you and yours.
You have been a blessing to many families of Gaza and their daily struggles.
Lorenzo, Martino. Sandra, Julianna, Susan
P.S. The pictures show a group of children with new winter coats which they received last week in one of our pre-schools. Another photo is of the teachers serving a falafel sandwich to the children and the third photo is of a family receiving food.