A year ago, in my kitchen, I sang the carol “O Holy Night” in my first virtual Christmas Eve service. At "'the thrill of hope,' the weary world rejoices,” I burst into tears. I thought of how desperately we
wanted a less weary world and to experience the "thrill of hope." A year later, the world has not become unwearied, and sadly in San Antonio the scourge of domestic violence has been magnified, but this year it is HOPE that bursts through. One survey reported we never again want to hear the words “social distancing, quarantine, unprecedented, and toilet paper shortages!" But HOPE is a word we never tire of hearing!
It is because of YOU that Magdalena House can feel the "thrill of hope." Fundamental to making this possible is knowing that YOU BELIEVE IN OUR WORK, that transformation happens here. Families fleeing incomprehensible betrayal, fear, and violence begin again and find themselves alive, strong and filled with that same "thrill of hope."
This year Magdalena House has experienced financial gaps directly related to the lingering pandemic and needs in the community. But as we approach the threshold of 2022, our 15th year of serving families fleeing violence, we believe we will be stronger than ever!
We hope you will choose to support us at this time so we might close the financial gaps and end the year stronger than ever. After what has been at times a weary year, we leave 2021 rejoicing, knowing you have made the transformation of families possible. I pray that you and your family know the "thrill of hope" now and forever more. Thank you.