Thank you from Buen Pastor in Quito, Ecuador
Dear Brothers and Sisters of The Episcopal Church of St. Dunstan's,
Hello with many blessings from the "Buen Pastor" Church and the families of our E=H program.
During these months our lives have changed a lot, the pandemic has allowed us to reflect on how fragile life is, but above all, it has allowed us to be grateful to God and has led us to value ourselves and others.
As a Church receiving the blessing of E=H to accompany families and children so that they have food and continue their studies has allowed us to reaffirm God's love and see the real face of Christ. (Cameron Vivanco´s note: During the pandemic we at E=H have adjusted the types of receipts that are acceptable from only education-related expenses to also include food and medicine. Many, if not most, of our families were in dire situations with little to no food nor access to medicine.)
We, as students, families and the church, are facing new challenges as the new school year begins. Many students do not have the access to electronics that they need to study virtually, but that has not stopped them from pressing on. Seeing their desire to continue with their studies and the effort that they put towards it fills us with much hope, the same hope that E=H has been giving and continues to do so. Thank you for sharing, supporting and blessing the lives of our students.
We ask you to accompany us praying:
- For our students to find joy and peace in this new stage of their lives.
- So that parents can rest in the love of God and find times where they can recharge their energy.
- For our leadership here at Buen Pastor to continue responding to God's vision and accompany our families and students well.
- For health and protection; our neighborhood is one of those with the highest number of Covid-19 infected and this brings concern to families.
We send you a hug and many blessings, and know that we pray for you.
Sent with a lot of love and appreciation from the Episcopal Church El Buen Pastor in Quito-Ecuador,
Rev. Juan Carlos Quiñonez