Monday, December 27, 2010

Feliz Navidad from Guatemala.

On behalf of everyone at Mayan Families I want to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a healthy, happy, prosperous and peaceful New Year.

We are so grateful to each and everyone of you for all the support, encouragement, consideration, time, energy and love you send to the people of  Guatemala.

When we distributing the Tamale Baskets , the Diario Newspaper came and interviewed me.   I explained what we were doing and why.  The next day there was an article and photos in the newspaper. They also interviewed two women who had been standing outside in the line for hours and were lucky enough to  get a Tamale Basket. One of the women, a mother of about 5 children told the reporter that her husband takes sand out of the river for a living  and that they had no plans to celebrate Christmas at all until they got the Tamale Basket.  Now she said they would be able to celebrate......this interview really affected the staff at Mayan Families...Everyone had been so involved in all the work to distribute the baskets but  seeing this interview and having this woman explain how much the Tamale basket meant to her, really brought home to them just how wonderful it was for people to be able to receive these baskets and gave them the added boost to continue putting  in the long hours that we had all been doing.

Thank you all for making such a difference in so many lives this Christmas...there are so many families who were able to celebrate and have a real meal on Christmas Eve, so many children who had a toy, clothes, shoes and even beds to sleep on.   

I hope all the blessings that you have sent to Guatemala are returned to you and your families.
Feliz Navidad!!!!

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