Perhaps this note finds some of you feeling stressed about trying to find the ´perfect´ gift for the person who always says they ¨don´t need anything.¨ What if I were to tell you that I have a solution? Why not give this person an invaluable present that cannot be tossed aside, tucked away in the closet or ‘re-gifted.’ In the name of your loved one, I invite you to give the gift of education to a child or teenager here at the Santuario. You can let them know via a simple Christmas card that you have made this thoughtful and generous donation on their behalf.
You see, one of the foundation’s major benefactors can no longer provide the $18 monthly stipend fee previously allotted for 70 children. If this stipend goes unpaid, the students are not permitted to take their exams, and they fail the school year. Students who “fail” the school year because they cannot afford the fees often do not return the following year, because why study for several months out of the year, only to be left unable to complete it for financial reasons beyond their control? With only four months left, it would be an immense shame if these students were to lose all the hard work they’d invested. Additionally, when a student cannot pay their stipend, their teachers go unpaid. If teachers go unpaid, their families suffer as well.
Thus, I pray that in the joy of this upcoming holiday season, God would inspire your heart to be an angel of HOPE for these children and teenagers, and even teachers. By giving these students an education, you give them an opportunity to have a future and realize their dreams. This gift is an investment in the well-being of not just one person, but in many, because you’ll empower these children to be the ones who can help their families who suffer in poverty.
Johanna Moch c/o Greg & Kathy Moch
P.O. Box 264
Gypsum, CO 81637
We think of Christmas as a time for miracles, yet it is not because of Santa Clause and the pitter-patter of reindeer’s hooves…but rather because we celebrate with awe and wonder the mystery in which God become man; and in this innocent babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, we know that with Him ALL things are possible. Be the miracle for these children…whether it be through a donation, or through your prayers. They are waiting…