Dear friends, neighbors, and family
I receive a $6 dollar donation each month from a little old lady in South Carolina. She includes a note each time saying she prays for those who donate and try to help the poor and the needy where they can. I know very little about this lady other than she is very poor herself by American standards, lives alone, and is on a small social security pension. She often mentioned that she only wished she had more to give. Her note includes a sentence that she is praying for my wife Ella and me.
This small donation is given from one of our poor to the poor of those in a faraway land who have no one to help them but the donors from Hope Projects. Her small donation is huge in God's eyes. Her donation reminds me of the parable of the widow's mite.
And He looked up and saw the rich man casting their gifts into the treasury, and He saw also a certain poor widow casting therein two mites. And He said, “In truth, I say unto you that this poor widow hath cast in more than they all. For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God, but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.”
The people we help only have Hope Projects to provide building materials for schools, clean water systems, medical clinics, greenhouses, plows, eyeglasses, tools, animal pairs like oxen, mike cows, llamas, and 28 other items. We provide these items and a little help and they do all of the labor. 100% of your donation during December is matched up to $10,000 and 100% of all donations are used as you tell us. Our board of directors pays all overhead so that your entire donation helps those who want to help themselves.
Hope Projects had ongoing projects in 175 villages that affect over 560,000 people in the high Andes of South America. There are over 3000 villages ignored by their government and the world. We have just scratched the surface of those who need us to help them help themselves. We as a people are blessed and have a lot of "abundance" like Jesus said and have much we can share.
Go to our website at www.hopeprojects.com and look at the tab on the upper right-hand corner and pull down our catalog of gift items you can purchase for yourself or in the honor of that special someone. We need your help to help these poor people who have to work 14 to 16 hours a day just to keep alive. Our clean water and medical clinic projects can reduce the death rater by up to 80% in just one year. Please just ask yourself isn't there some money I can donate even like the lady in South Carolina with her $6 dollar monthly donation? Sent your check to Hope Projects, 717 Bigler Lane, Midway, Utah 84049. If you would like to use your credit card just call Nancy at 801 830-8812 and she will help you or donate on our website using PayPal.
Here are some of our critical needs:
Pitucancha----Needs a pair of oxen and a plow------ $1050 or $88 per month (all amounts are for 1 year & can partner with another)
Rumaray----- Needs a medical clinic-----$1500 and medical supplies $500 or $190 per month
Ccorca Ccorca----Needs an additional school classroom----$1500 or $125 per month
Huayllac----Needs a clean water system ---$1800 or $150 per month
Cruzpata----Needs a three-room school which two of the walls have collapsed---$ 2400 or $200 per month
Huacaytaqui---Needs a pair of oxen and/or a pair of cows-----$1000 or for one animal $500 which is either $88 or $44 per month
Uruillos--- Needs a clean water system---$1800 or partner with another family $900 or $75 a month for one year
Thank you in advance for your donation; which by the way is 100% tax-deductible.
May you have a Merry and "abundant" Christmas.
With Warmest Regards,
Jerry Simons, President,
Simons Says Foundation: Hope Projects Inc.