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My name is Carmen Pack and I am one of the participants in The Law of the Gift. What a nice and thoughtful way to initiate the Advent season!

I attend the 12 noon mass on Sundays (I always sit on the front pew). I like to share with you how I decided to put your generous cash gift to use.

I firmly believe everything happens for a reason. A few days prior to obtaining the $100 from you, I received a note from my friend Rosa who lives in Lima, Peru (I am from Lima). On this note, she is asking me for financial support to help orphan children in Pachacamac, an archaeological area situated 25 miles southeast from Lima. These children are from ages newborn to 18 years old who had been abandoned in hospitals and on the streets. I know my friend Rosa has been helping these poverty stricken children for several years now.

I have deposited the $100 to the account she provided me with the conviction children in need will benefit from it.  On this particular occasion, Rosa will purchase a large refrigerator, kitchen pots and pans and provisions. All these are items so desperately needed. I trust this is what God by His Devine Providence wanted me to do.

Thank you for extending me the opportunity of giving to this cause so dear to my heart.

With appreciation,


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