Dear brother Knights,
It was great to be with many of you at last week’s meeting. Again, without your support, individually and as a council, the Guatemala and Costa Rica projects wouldn’t have happened – together, we built homes, installed indoor plumbing, provided food to the poor during the pandemic, gave healthcare access, and among other corporal and spiritual works of mercy – started a little school and subsequently enrolled the children into a normal school while still providing weekly catechism classes through a student sponsorship program. A huge thank you from the people we serve and my family – you played a critical role.
Watch the Change a Life, Sponsor a Child video to see what you helped make possible. The school program helps the poorest of the poor access education, with a goal of empowering them to help end the cycle of poverty in their family. Some of the students split an egg among four people for breakfast, without knowing if they’ll have more food that day. Thanks be to God, most of the children have sponsors so far. We partnered with Caritas Guatemala (Catholic Charities) to do the programming – school enrollment, an after school program, and Saturday morning catechism.
The Caritas team needs a few more items for the programs, and we invite you to help the students by donating for the following:
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Go to the Hope and a Future page to learn more or donate to this project.
My family and I are in the U.S. for a while. Here is a bit more about my family’s story. God willing, we’ll be serving at another post this fall. Until those doors open and afterward, we’ll continue the Guatemala school program, wrapping up a chapel project in Costa Rica, and I’m serving as general counsel to Family Missions Company.
Peace in Christ,
Nicholas J Hennemann