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october 2017

Love recipient
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church

They need love because..
Salem experienced significant damage from Hurricane Harvey. The congregation needs encouragement as they struggle with their personal and congregational losses and continue to try to serve their community. Their website is here: https://salemhouston.org/department/main-staff/

This is the kind of love they need..
Words ncouragement, religious messages and prayers

Praying for comfort, energy, and discernment in the face of personal and community damage. Even as you work to restore and rebuild a place of beauty and safety, I am so aware that the church is the people, not a building. Just from your website, I can see the important work you do and presence you provide making God's love known. Shine on, Salem Lutheran! 

 


 

Love recipient
Rev. Angel Marrero

They need love because..
Angel grew up in San Juan, a part of Puerto Rico that was completely destroyed by Hurricane Maria. His family lost everything and had to be evacuated by helicopter. An ELCA pastor in Boston (Santuario Luterano of Waltham), those he serves are also experiencing the fear and anxiety of lack of communication and loss. He is organizing relief efforts and providing pastoral care even in the midst of his own pains. His husband Zach has organized a GoFundMe for Angel's parents.

This is the kind of love they need..
Words of encouragement, compassion, religious

Rev. Angel, praying for God's comfort and strength as you support not only your community in Boston but friends and family in Puerto Rico. You are an amazing son, leader and colleague. 

Language:
English or Spanish (appreciated but not necessary)


Love recipient
Asma

They need love because..
I myself need love.
Actually I always care about others. I am little sentimential but I blindly trust and because I do I always loose people in my life I want to stay positive.

This is the kind of love they need..
Words of encouragement

I just want to say that say myself please stay strong and learn from your past experience.


Love recipient
Christine & family

They need love because..
Christine was recently diagnosed with an ovarian cancer that only 1,000 people are diagnosed with a year. Her and her family are traveling to New York for the next steps and possible procedures. This lady has gone through a lot throughout her adult life - she's a fighter. Notes to her and her husband and children would be amazing too - they have been through it all together. 

This is the kind of love they need..
Compassion, good vibes, silly jokes, words of encouragement and understanding, non-religious, quotes.

Christine, you are a wildly strong human who has endured a great deal of heart ache over the past few years. I would like to just thank you for being you and all the support you have provided my family over the years. You are an inspiration to so many people for your good natured ability to connect with everyone. My heart and love goes to you all right now. "The giving of love is an education in itself."

Some insight on them:
She is an early education school teacher. 2 children - they play baseball and hockey. She loves her family, nature, and positivity. 


Love recipient
Fire Victims in Sonoma County

They need love because..
I have many friends and loved ones who have been affected by the horrific and historically destructive fires in Sonoma County this past week and have lost everything to the fire. They are in need of love. So much love.  

This is the kind of love they need..
They are families and couples and individuals. They are in need of love, compassion, acknowledgment, encouragement, and support. I know this is a tall order..

"We love you and acknowledge the devastation you have endured. We send all of our love and support to you. Recovery will be a long process..."It's so much to address and process...would love your advice on not to draw on too much but enough to know they are seen and loved by the community."


Love recipient
Kelsey

They need love because..
This month, Kelsey was diagnosed with stage 2a, grade 3 Breast Cancer at the age of 29. She will be going through chemo and other treatment for several months.   

This is the kind of love they need..
She welcomes any and all loving thoughts, kind words, and supportive encouragement. (non-religious)

Some insight on them:
She's lived in Jackson before, so she loves the mountains.
She loves travel, animals, camping, biking, adventure, family 


november 2017

Love recipient
Donald
16 years old

They need love because..
My son recently lost his best friend to suicide. Hes felt so low he's ben contemplating suicide himself and spent a week in the hospital for it.

This is the kind of love they need..
Encouragement, jokes, compassion.

Some insight on them:
Favorite color is green, loves hunting and the outdoors. Loves Shar-Peis



Love recipient
Jacob
9 years old

They need love because..
Jacob has Stage 4 high-risk neuroblastoma, and doctors told his family in early October he probably only had a month to live.

He is asking for early Christmas cards. So please send him a card or two to let him know you are thinking of him.

This is the kind of love they need..
Encouragement, jokes, compassion.

Some insight on them:
He loves penguins, Legos, Star Wars and Minecraft.

He's also a photographer, singer and comedian, according to his stepmother, Tara. And most of all, he really, really loves penguins.

"People have called him an old soul and I believe it because he has taught us so much about life and about people," said Jacob's farther. "He's accomplished everything that he needed to do by 9 years old, and a lot of people don't accomplish that, ever."


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