We hope you have had a great month of February. At Mission Santa Maria we have certainly had a lot of great news to share with you. Here are some quick updates:
Recent Grant: We recently received confirmation of a generous grant from The Father’s Table Foundation, a group that has supported us in the past. Their foundation believes in sharing their time, talents, and material wealth to aid the hungry, needy, and least among us. We are truly grateful for their support.
Magazine Article: The Franciscan Way Magazine, a publication of the Franciscan University of Steubenville, highlighted Mission Santa Maria in its latest Winter publication. The article by Maura Colleen McKeegan was an Alumni Profile on Jim Campbell and highlighted his journey in starting Mission Santa Maria.
Speaking Engagements: Mission Santa Maria has been invited to speak at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Stirling, NJ and the Catholic Alumni Club of NYC. We are grateful for these new opportunities to further spread the word about the needs of the Mission and the children in Ecuador. We are thankful to those who helped arrange them.
We look forward to even more exciting developments through out the year. To end this newsletter we leave you with another video from our recent visit to Ecuador. Visiting the classrooms of the children always brightens your day. In this particular instance we were greeted with a song: