Thursday, November 1, 2007

Share the Blessings

The time is rapidly approaching when we will remember the birth of God's Son, Jesus Christ. For many people that means the giving of gifts to friends and family, and to those who are less fortunate. It is a time to give to others as God so unselfishly gave to us. Each year we, the Nolasco family, here in Costa Rica strive to share the meaning and the joy of this special time with the children we work with in the ministry. This year we have 75 children. To date we have been blessed by finding enough donations to provide a gift for 50 of the children. We still need help to provide for the other 25. As many of you know, we work with children who live in extreme poverty and many of them are in abusive situations as well. For these precious young ones a gift of love and kindness is something they have experienced far too rarely in their lives. We are truly in need of your help and your prayers as we seek to meet the needs of these remaining 25 children. We are hoping to have approximately $20 per child. This will allow us to purchase them clothing or shoes or personal items such as toothpaste and shampoo or school supplies, and possible a small toy like a doll or a car. If any of you would like to help meet this need we would be most grateful. You may contact us by leaving a comment on this post or by emailing us at nolascoincostarica@hotmail.com . The slideshow are photos of the 25 still to be provided for. Blessings to you and yours.






4 comments:

Mel's World said...

Kathie...

What a beautiful thing you are doing...I am so glad you stopped by Mel's World to register for the 200th post Give Away...you have already blessed me from the grace and goodness that comes through your blog. From one sister in Christ to another...be well my sister!

Melissa

mindi said...

I found you through Andrea's blog . . .

One of the boys had an expression that reminded my of my oldest son. I would love to donate $20 - do you accept paypal, or should I mail a check?
It is a wonderful thing you are doing!!

Lydia said...

Mom
These kids are so beautiful! I miss the ministry so much! I will email my co-workers with this blog info. Thats the best part about working for a church...I can email things like this and not get a verbal thrashing about religious harrasment or something ludicrous like that. Eric and I will scrape up some funds together and I'll call you later this week! I love you, Dad and Eli! We will keep you guys and the ministry in our prayers as always!

Paula said...

Oh what beautiful, beautiful children. Praying for God's provision and that he would provide a way for me to help, too.