Dear members of St. Augustine and Christ the King!
As in the past year it has been a great joy for me to deliver your Christmas packages to children. I have to confess that this year I was surprised and overwhelmed by the number – over 130 packages! This was amazing and marvellous! Thank you so much!
About 50 packages went to the children of the NGO Star of Hope Romania, a Christian organisation which helps the poorest children of the city of Husi in offering after school care with lunch and help with homework. About 45 packages each went to the children selected by Fr. Ionel Stoian in Harsova on December 23 and Fr. Constantin Pantea in Buda-Osesti on the Second Day of Christmas. Pictures I attach will show you the joy I brought through your effort! Please share them as widely as you wish!
May God bless you for all the work you had, special thanks to Rachel Schmitt and all others involved in the Christmas box packing! It was a great success! And if you don’t believe me, look at the happy faces!
The children in Buda-Osesti sang a song, La multi ani, which is traditionally sung for birthdays and as good wish for the New Year – it was sung for all of you, wishing you health and happiness and God’s blessing. With them I too wish you a blessed New Year and am looking forward to our continuing work together.
God bless you all!
The Rev. Dorothee Hahn
Episcopal Missionary in Romania