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Have a Heart Campaign for Lent: Our Children-to-Children Ministry First Sunday of Lent: Banks Distributed Second Sunday of
Have a Heart Campaign for Lent: Our Children-to-Children Ministry
First Sunday of Lent: Banks Distributed
Second Sunday of Easter: Return Banks
Update on our yearly donations on behalf of Filipino children fleeing from terrorism:
This year is our fourth consecutive year in sponsoring this ministry on behalf of our children and their families in Saint Matthew’s Anglo, Hispanic, and Filipino communities. This ministry is intended to help families teach our children about caring for others who suffer around the world. We provide Crayola banks to each family, asking that parents model for their kids the meaning of making small sacrifices for abandoned kids who are struggling to survive and to get an education. The banks are distributed at 1st Lent and returned on 2nd Easter Sunday. One bank per family, please!
We are working with missionary partners in ministry among our own Filipino priests, especially Fr. Toting. Our children which we followed for three years are now scattered due to terrorism and are being sheltered by various churches. They are not a cohesive group anymore. We pray for those children who had to flee their homes.
Fr. Toting has identified a small orphanage for poor children in the island of Samar in Eastern Central Visayas, Philippines being run by a retired priest who is a friend of his and nuns from the religious order he established. They provide all shelter, food, medical care and education for these little ones. Funding from us will go for school supplies. Orphanage of the Virgin of Guadalupe, Tughan, Juban, 4703, Province of Sorsogon, Philippines. There is a Foundation for them known as FOVG. You can look them up on their website: fovg.org.
This year, we ask that any checks you write to support this ministry be written directly to FOVG and we will see that they are delivered. The banks can be used for cash donations, which will be converted and also sent to FOVG. They are a 501(c)(3) non-profit and tax-exempt organization. If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Mo. Jetty+, Director of Children’s Education, phone 714-343-8274 or firstname.lastname@example.org