MadPriest is reporting that our twenty-two day total of contributions for The City of God Appeal is . . .ready?
Gratitude. Yes, that's the only way to describe my feelings about this. Deep, humbling, inspirational gratitude for the generosity and kindness of so many strangers - and, more than a few strange people, this being MadPriest's neighbourhood and all.
I have no doubt that by Twelfth Night, when Laura, the Coordinator of Finances at St. Paul's, gets the 'go ahead' from Maddy to transfer the money to the bank in Rio, that we'll have reached close to $7,000.
Given the economy in Brazil, this will go a long way to help the kiddo's who live in the City of God.
Thank you, one and all. In the midst of the madness of these last days and weeks of Advent, this has been a bright spot of sanity - a window into the heart of God for the children of the City of God.
If, by chance, you haven't contributed, or should you wish to help us raise $900 more dollars and make it a 'lucky seven' thousand dollars, you can make out your check or money order to St. Paul's Church, mark it 'City of God' and send it to:
200 Main St.
Chatham, NJ 07928
Or, visit MadPriest and make your donation via PayPal.