After my death our beloved Church abroad will break three ways ... first the Greeks will leave us as they were never a part of us ... then those who live for this world and its glory will go to Moscow ... what will remain will be those souls faithful to Christ and His Church. ~St. Philaret of NY


...appeal for some extra generosity...  

It's that time of year again; the Haiti Mission has been allocated a 24,000 pound shipment of food from Feed My Starving Children to help feed hungry kids throughout the coming school year in Haiti, and we need $7000+ to move it to Haiti. ... The Mission is a  long way from having that much money, and we'll need to pay out the bulk of it early Sept. (for freight and customs clearance).  This is one of the biggest bargains you can find anywhere -- that breaks down to about 25¢ per meal per child.  One Big Mac will feed how many children a solid nutritious meal?  To say nothing of a month's cable TV.

Update Sept. 11:
Once again, Feed My Starving Children has donated a 20' container (24,000 pounds) of dry balanced meal packets to the Mission.  Arrangements for freight have been concluded, and the shipment will leave IL at the end of the month.  Close to $5000 in freight costs have been covered, but considerable costs remain in Haiti for customs clearance, inland freight, and meal preparation at the three schools.  All the help you can offer would be greatly appreciated! 

To my surprise, I discover that we also have enough funds in hand (thanks to a couple of recent generous donations) to put a roof on the new classroom building at St. Augustine's -- but that project will leave Mission funds completely depleted.

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