Urgent Assistance Needed for our Ministry Partners Following Hurricanes
Outreach & Missions in Action


The people of Honduras were devastated by the power of Hurricane Eta, including two communities with which Good Shepherd has close ties. Videos obtained by Outreach committee member, Ana Reid, show what residents and staff of a SAMS (Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders) supported community are dealing within the wake of severe flooding. The staff of Our Little Roses home for girls is facing the same situation: flooded homes, all belongings washed away, and help slow to arrive. Their needs are desperate. 
We are inviting members of the parish who wish to help to consider making a donation to any of the following communities:

Our Little Roses: is a home and school for abused and abandoned girls in Honduras. It was founded in 1986 by Dr. Diana Frade, wife of our former Bishop Leo Frade. Good Shepherd has supported this ministry annually through donations from the Outreach & Mission Committee, and through individual donations from members of the parish. To make a donation: Our Little Roses, P.O. Box 530947, Miami Shores, FL, 33153. Memo line: Hurricane Eta Relief. Donations may also be made at following link.
Osman Hope: a community served by SAMS missionaries, including our own Ana Reid, a member of Good Shepherd. SAMS is the Society of Anglican Missionaries and Senders, an arm of the Episcopal church. Good Shepherd has worked through SAMS on other projects, including our support for the McGregor ministry in Madagascar. To make a donation: SAMS, P.O. Box 399, Ambridge, PA 15003. Memo line: Osman Hope. Donations may also be made online at the link below. Margarita Gratchen is the project coordinator. At checkout, please indicate Hurricane Relief in the Add Instructions box.

Guatemalan Tomorrow Fund: As you can imagine, families were already suffering considerably from a loss in income due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and these two hurricanes, within two weeks of another, have caused many families to lose everything.  Communities were still heavily flooded from hurricane Eta when hurricane Iota hit, causing massive flooding, landslides and the destruction of crops at a record level.

The rains continue and the water level increases by the hour.  Your support is urgently needed fuel the boats we are using to rescue stranded villagers, to purchase food for displaced families, to purchase urgently needed medications to treat the rampant gastrointestinal and dermatological disease, and to help our 800 students to keep studying so that they can help lift their families out of poverty.

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church and School
The Very Rev. Dr. Douglas F. Scharf, Rector