The Kids Had a Very Merry Christmas
by Karen Lewis
Chrismas was a smashing success.
It took a fantastic group of Santa's Elves working together to accomplish the task of providing a loving & memorable Christmas to 27 children at Sonshine Hacienda.
And Elves we had!
What I'm really saying is that it could not have been accomplished without the help of our wonderful church, Mission San Felipe.
For instance, Linda Ortiz headed up the “Christmas Stocking” project. Each child was picked by a church member and they filled their stocking with goodies and little toys.
Then there was another team that was small but mighty. They wrapped all the presents for the children. This group worked like a well oiled machine. In just a couple of hours a mountain of presents were wrapped.
And finally there were all the gifts that were purchased by money that was donated for our children. I would like to say thank you to all the families that purchased gifts for our children and donated money. Your generosity humbled and blessed us.
In addition to individual families, we also had many of our supporting churches, local restaurants, the local Police Department, the local hospital, and a youth group from San Jose, CA, who gave gifts, money, or time to make the Sonshine Hacienda Christmas so special. Again I have to say that it is truly humbling to see how the Lord touches the hearts of others to provide an amazing Christmas for 27 children who otherwise would have not had any Christmas at all.
To all of you a great big thanks!