Dear Friends,

Merry Christmas! 

On behalf of our board of directors, staff, and our backstretch community, I sincerely hope that the remembrance of Christ’s birth brings you much peace and hope. As we celebrate Christmas, I would like to thank you for your partnership, support and prayers with our mission.

Just as the shepherds were led to a humble stable in Bethlehem to worship the infant Jesus, so have we been led to be together by faith with family and friends to sing with the angels:  

"Glory to God in the highest and peace to all people on earth!I"

I hope that God’s presence will be made known to you not only today but every day.

Know that we pray for you, your loved ones, your stable, and all of your endeavors. 

May you have the grace to find happiness and joy this Christmas and throughout the New Year, and may we meet each day in our prayers!

In joyful hope,
Chaplain Humberto Chávez
NY Race Track Chaplaincy