Happy new year! Remember your friends in LaPerla in 2012.

Hey everybody!

I know it has been a very long time since my last entry, and I really hope you all had a great Christmas and holiday season with your friends and families. I must also mention once again at the top how thankful Jenn, myself, and The team are for all of your help and support in 2011.

Reports from LaPerla since the trip in October have been excellent. There were many things that leadership discussed with me during the trip that led me to believe it was going to be quite difficult to be invited back unless we somehow got the full, sanctioned support (which means a lot more $$$) of a church. Add that to the fact that a few team members might not be able to make it back this year and things were looking grim. Well, we HAVE been invited back and that is a huge blessing. I must be honest and say that i do not know at all what the future holds as far as me leading another team down to LaPerla. I am sure God has a plan, and I am patiently praying and seeking his guidance. I know for a fact that I’ll get back down to LaPerla in the very near future and that God’s not done with me there. I’m just seeking what exactly it is I’m supposed to do, and I would very, very much appreciate all of your prayers in that regard.

Finally, and most importantly, letters to your sponsor child. I know that you wonderful folks out there lead very busy lives with so much going on. I am just here to BEG (yeah, I’m jumping right to begging….I’m that passionate about it) you to write your sponsor child. Look – I don’t always *feel* like writing Juan – or even have much to say to him when I do – but just the letter itself means SO much to them. I’ve seen it over and over and over. Please. It’s so easy to take just FIVE MINUTES to make the entire week of a child who loves you. Why does it seem easier to send $30 a month than spend five minutes a month? The five minutes MATTERS to them. Go write your kid a letter. Can’t find their number? Call FH and tell them your name….it takes one minute on the phone.

(getting down off soapbox)

Thank you all for your prayers and support. God bless.