Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thankful Thursday and Let us Have COMPASSION for those less fortunate!

Please check out my friend Vanessa's Blog!

She is raising money, taking donations and collecting goods to take to orphanages in Guatemala!

I am so thankful for HER and for the help she is providing to the children and families of Guatemala. No one can understand the need and the poverty of this country as you have seen it first hand. (See the OTHER need below with photos!)

She is also offering a raffle of a $100.00 Visa Giftcard in lieu of donations. Check out her sidebar to donate and get your ticket would be greatly appreciated as it costs about $400.00/box to ship these to Guatemala. I know it is A LOT of hard work, time and effort on her part. I don't know how she does it. Below is a list of items/things she sent to me that they are in need of or taking donations for:

Would you like to be a child's Santa this year??? Here's your chance!! You can simply donate a new or gently used toy to a child in Guatemala this holiday season!! It's simple just gather the toy and ship it to me at P.O. Box 276 Des Allemands, LA 70030 if you're using regular postal service or to 146 Norman Ln. Des Allemands, LA 70030. Due to the high cost of shipping these items to Guatemala I'm asking that with each toy you also include a donation to help with the shipping expense. This is not meant to hinder those who would like to donate, but this is a vital part of Project Santa!!Want to save on shipping the item twice?? Simply click on the donate button and contribute to the Guatemala missions. This money wil go towards shipping and party expenses as well as helping ot make sure we gather enough toys for the children!! For more info on Project Santa, becoming a mission team volunteer, or to coordinate a shipping site from your home simply email me at Thanks for all of your continued support!!

Her personal blog!

So...if this touches your heart in any way and you have the means to give or donate, please do so! It is greatly appreciated and going to a great cause!


Another NEED:

Please let us be thankful for what WE have, that we take for granted each and every day, and pray for those who are much less fortunate. Please go to the blog below for photos and more information on this family.

"A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling." Psalm 68:5

The Xurek family, has 7 children in the family.

We (Mayan Families) sponsor three of these children to go to school. There are 5 boys and 2 girls. They are all young. no. 6 child is malnourished and we have that child receving milk from the feeding program.
~ As many of my blog readers know we sponsor a little boy from Guatemala named Daniel through a AMAZING organization Called Mayan Families here is the site

They sent this URGENT request out for this dear family who's father was gunned down in Guatemala on Friday Morning...7 children are now left without their father and no income...
They live in a wooden shack with a dirt floor.

They pay $33 a month to live here....

~They have no tables or chairs.

~They have one bed for all of them

The coffin is $293 and the burial plot is $160.

They had to take out a VERY high loan to pay for the fathers funeral.

Outdoor bathroom

drinking water

If you can help with any donation, no matter how small, or if you can please post this message to any of the sites that you use.


Christy said...

Hey Misty!! Do you have the women of faith pictures on snapfish?? If so could u send me the link to them please???? Luv ya!

Vanessa said...

I read about this family on the forums and it's such a sad situation!! Many families are just like them!! Barley making it and then they lose the only bread winner! Such a tragedy all the way around!!
Thanks again for spreading the word about Project Santa. I'll be emailing you your numbers today!