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An Unexpected Gift

We were touched by a letter we received the other day, postmarked from Phoenix.

We were touched by a letter we received the other day, postmarked from Phoenix. It came from the Arizona State Department of Corrections.

Enclosed was a money order for five dollars. It came from a man in prison, and included this note:

“Please pray for the souls of my parents and brother. Also for my children, grandchildren, nephews and nieces, brothers and sister and myself, that we may be holy and that I will be with them soon. Thank you!!”

Who could fail to be moved by that spirit of generosity, and such a simple but profound act of faith?

During this time, the holiest week of the Christian calendar, we remember in a special way all our benefactors, and all who so earnestly and faithfully seek the face of Christ. Not only do we pray for our donors, but so do the poor — and their prayers are beloved by God, who hears their cries and offer to his children his tender mercies.

Thank you to all who are giving so much. Be assured of our continued gratitude and prayers — and know that every gift somehow works to uplift those most in need.

May your Holy Week be a blessed one!

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