May the Blessings of the Season Be Upon You
As 2015 comes to a close, we would like to thank all of our faithful volunteers that have stepped up to lead a month or just volunteer their time over the last year at Seton Home’s Casa de Milagros.
We have truly enjoyed our work with the girls at Casa de Milagros over the past 3 years and hope that the time we have spent with them has made an impact on their lives. Many of the girls come to this country traumatized, scared and lonely while they await the births of their children or as they parent their newborns far from home and family. We have shown them that they are loved and cared for—and hopefully they have learned a few things along the way. Thank you all again for giving from your hearts!
As we mentioned a couple of months ago, the federal government has placed new volunteer requirements on Casa de Milagros which we felt were too onerous for our volunteers. Seton Home applied for a waiver, but it was not granted. Therefore, we have no choice but to look for another organization to partner with. While we are sad that our time with Seton Home and Casa de Milagros has come to an end, we look forward to new beginnings.
After much prayer, discussions with several organizations and some site visits, we have decided to give Boysville a 3 month trial. Boysville is a co-ed residential children’s home that has been serving South Texas since 1943. They are located off of Loop 1604 in Converse. For more information about Boysville, visit their website at www.boysvilletexas.org. We will continue to focus our work on teen girls at this facility. Stay tuned for more information about our first event in January 2016! We hope to see you there.
We wish you and your family wonderful Christmas season and a Happy 2016!
Annette, Donnette & Letty
“Be joyful always, pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will.”
– 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18