Thanksgiving, the holiday that has been pushed aside by Christmas and trampled by Black Friday!  It still is a fantastic time to reflect on what we have been blessed with as individuals.  I am blessed with a loving, caring wife, three children, and 11 grandchildren.  I am blessed by an abundance of most things – even though at times I may feel that I “need” more.

I am blessed that I do not have to go to sleep at night listening to the sounds of gunfire as gangs are fighting on the other side of the building next door.  This is the current experience of the young ladies who are living in The House of Hope.  These young ladies are my extended family in Chile and are truly a blessing to know!  I am thankful that they have The House of Hope to live in while they are studying and working to not only change their own lives but also the lives of children from the neighborhood, schools and hogars (orphanages).  I am thankful that these young ladies are willing to share the love of Jesus through Hope Community, Kids Zone and the educational classes!

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