2021 Stories of Hope
SUPPORTING THE COMMUNITY
Dear St. Matthew's,
Thanks for the support and all the help you've given me (during my unemployment and assistance with school). I doubt I'd be in this position without you. So, thanks again for everything and I can't wait for the day when I can tell you I got my certification. I believe this was meant to be, God made a way when there was none. I won't take the opportunity for granted and I'm humbled by the grace given to me.
SUPPORTING OUR SCHOOLS
"What an amazing way to jump-start the giving season! I had the honor & privilege to represent the generosity of St. Matt’s community when I delivered 33 enormous Thanksgiving bags overflowing with donations to Park View High School. They were further blown away when I presented the school social worker with an envelope full of gift cards totaling $1,750. Today I took a second trip over with a load of diapers and wipes for Park View and the Robey School. My white SUV is now nicknamed ‘Santa’s Sleigh’ when I pull up to Park View!
My heart is bursting with joy! I am so grateful to be a member of a church that embodies the call to be the hands & feet of Jesus! Thank you!!!"
-Outreach Committee Volunteer
SUPPORTING HUNGRY CHILDREN IN THE WORLD
Dear ambassadors & supporters,
My greetings go to everyone!
On behalf of the Children of Chapoteau, I thank you from the deepest bottom of my heart. I am grateful to you for such expression of love, friendship, and compassion you showed to us in Haiti. It has been a long time since the people of Haiti are struggling for their survival. What they have is only their faith and hope in the One and Triune God. The brotherly love, prayers, support, and encouragement help us carry on this hope in a daily struggle. We loudly praise God who sends you to rescue many of these abandoned children by providing them access to education, food and allowing them to have some hope for their future. Because of this good news that you bring to those children, their eyes are open, their smiles are big and their faces happier.
We pray the Almighty to give you strength and courage in all the activities undertaken to make a difference in the lives of those children. Although we are separated by an enormously long distance, I would work to keep alive the bond of love that we share.
May your work, in Christ's name, bring peace and comfort to all of God's children around the world especially in Haiti. And may the love and affection that you share with the poorest and the needy of Chapoteau return to you in abundance. Merry Christmas to you and all the children in your church.
May our hearts always be filled with humility and grâce!
In his love and service,