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The spot for the good news, the good word, the quick reports of the many, many wonderful news items I hear all the time and want to share with the rest of you. Expect to find the good news when you come to check out "what’s the good word?"

Friday, February 10, 2012

Casa II, Thank you

A Street in Copan, Honduras

I am continuously amazed and humbled by the great love and generosity of the people of this community. On January 30th, I posted Casa here on What’s the Good Word, briefly explaining the conditions of a lady I met in Honduras. The response was immediate. People who have never met Reyna and Pablo opened their hearts and wallets to provide a new house for them. Thank you! I do not know everyone who gave, and would not make those donations public without permission anyway, but I can tell you the following.

Stratford Community of Christ recognized the need and raised $704.52 last Sunday morning. (And this was in addition to their regular offering!) Thank you, that is impressive.

North Bay Community of Christ responded by giving $500.00 from their congregational funds, and then individual members went beyond that and personally added to this total. I am blown away.

In addition, several individuals have told me personally that they read and enjoyed the blog, and would be sending a donation to World Accord to help with this project. If you are one of those who gave, thank you so much! I am touched and deeply grateful.

If you have thought you would like to help but have not yet done so, there is still time, and there is always a need. Donations can be sent to:

World Accord
1C-185 Frobisher Dr.
Waterloo, Ontario
Canada N2V 2E6.

Another team leaves for Honduras on a World Accord build on Saturday. This is a large team of 18 people. Their task is to complete the school addition the January team began. Because there are so many, however, I understand that some of them may get to work on preparing the site for Reyna's new home. I know she will be amazed and moved by their generosity. They will have friends in Honduras who will remember them for life.

Of the eight people that made up the team that went to Honduras to help build a school in January, seven were from Western Canada. They have also been active since returning home. Because some of you have indicated you would like to read more in What’s the Good Word about Honduras, I will have more to say about that next week.

In the meantime, all I can say is thank you. Your generosity reminds me of the speech by King Benjamin in the Book of Mormon: “When you are in the service of your fellow beings you are only in the service of your God.” (Mosiah 1:49)

Posted by Carman

3 comments:

  1. i, for one, would like to read more!!!

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  2. AND, btw, we will have a revised total from the stratford collection, after tomorrow's service. i have had a couple of texts and emails this week, from folks, asking if they can still give. they were absent last sunday, for one reason or another, and still want to give. our revised total so far is $804.52 (i am going to have to do something about that "4.52)!

    looks like we, ALL of us in the CEM, just might have that house paid for!

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  3. You guys are amazing. Thank you, everyone, so much. The generosity of Spirit is wonderful and very moving.

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