Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Dig Deep


All right. Here we are, on the 2nd day of Christmas. It's time for us all to dig a little deeper for the City of God Appeal, being organized by MadPriest with complicity of That Kaeton Woman.

The OCICBW... Community Christmas Appeal is raising money to help support ministry being done by the Anglican Church of Christ the King in the City Of God district of Rio De Janeiro. Full details about the project and how to send your gifts can be found HERE.

Now we're on Day 27 of the project, and MadPriest reports:

We did not receive any donations on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. That is only as it should have been. There are some days on which it is right and proper to concentrate on things near to home. However, today things started to move forward again and our new total is:

$6229.51

The appeal will run until the 6th. January, 2008 at which point the PayPal facility will close.

As MadPriest reports here, the funds will be used primarily to support the children's ministry at Cidade de Deus. Some funds have already been transferred, and used for songbooks and mass settings for children. [Update 12/27: See comments below for MadPriest's correction on those funds; I misread Father Eduardo's letter.] Father Eduardo also provides a marvelous video of some of the kids singing at the Christmas celebration; view the video posted today at MadPriest's site.

Get yourself over there and donate. Or, if you've already given, give a little more. The PayPal link makes it uber-easy. You know you want to. And you'll feel great about it.

3 Comments:

Blogger MadPriest said...

The OCICBW... community appeal has not sent any monies as yet. The resources Fr. Eduardo refers to were purchased out of donations sent to him independently. Some of our people were already privately and quietly supporting the work before I even thought of setting up a general appeal.

12/27/2007 1:39 AM  
Blogger John W.Pattison said...

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12/27/2007 4:10 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

My bad. I mis-interpreted his letter to you and Elizabeth. I've noted the correction in the text.

12/27/2007 7:12 AM  

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