No Arms, No Limits: An Orphan’s Letter of Gratitude

By | Blog

To Serving Hands International,
 
My name is Alexander Joseph. I am seven years old. I was born with no arms. I live in Moshi. My parents died of Aids. My father was the first to die and my mother died when I was one year old. I came to live with Father Urio then. I have just received a scholarship for my schooling from you (Serving Hands International). 

I would like to say thank you so much for saving my life because education is life in Tanzania. My dream is to attend college. With your (Serving Hands International) support I am blessed to go to school. I have a home with meals, I play with other children and I have clothes to wear. None of this would be possible without your support. Thank you.”
 
Serving Hands International Field Officer, Joaquin Hernandez called Father Urio of the Catholic Diocese of Moshi, Tanzania to discuss Alexander’s letter. While speaking with Father Urio and gaining his permission to share Alexander’s letter with you, he was taken with the warmth of how Father described this child. With permission we share his thoughts with you.
 
“Alexander Joseph was very young when we brought him into our home.  Alexander has been a good child, an inspiration to us all, because he does not allow his disability to stop him. He is determined. Alexander uses his legs and toes to write. He has very good handwriting and is a stellar pupil. Alexander placed second in his class of 39 children.  I know he will go far in this world. I pray that his dream to attend college becomes reality.”
 
Serving Hands International began partnership with Father Urio in Moshi Tanzania in 2005.  Alexander Joseph is one of the many children we have been able to serve through this successful partnership.  Together we have helped educate over 150 orphan children, provided meals, clothes and a home to 200 children! We have also partnered in 4 micro credit projects with the Father.  We are honored to serve alongside of Father Urio and the Diocese of Moshi, Tanzania, Africa.  The impact this program has made in such a short time is tremendous. Such an impact has been made possible by our sponsor A-1 Self Storage and donors like you. Thank you!

[widgetkit id=102]

Read More

SHI Supports Partner Casa Hogar Morada del Nino (Orphanage)

By | Blog

Serving Hands Partner Casa Hogar Morada del Nino (Orphanage) received a donation to benefit the 27 children that live in the orphanage. The children range  from the ages of 7 to 18. Each received 2 pairs of shoes. With out the help of Serving Hands Education Program, The kids would have not been able to receive shoes for the upcoming school year.

 

Read More

SHI Supports Partner Casa Hogar Morada del Nino (Orphanage)

By | Blog

Serving Hands Partner Casa Hogar Morada del Nino (Orphanage) received a donation to benefit the 27 children that live in the orphanage. The children range  from the ages of 7 to 18. Each received 2 pairs of shoes. With out the help of Serving Hands Education Program, The kids would have not been able to receive shoes for the upcoming school year.

 

Read More

From The Ashes to Hope

By | Blog

House fires are not uncommon, especially in impoverished areas of the world. You read about them in the newspaper or hear about them during your evening news broadcast. It’s noteworthy, and as a viewer one likely sympathizes.

Yet many won’t give it a second thought.  In April of 2014 in the outskirts of Tijuana, Mexico the Lozano family of 9 lost everything in a house fire. There was nothing they could salvage. The miracle; however, was that not one family member or neighbor was hurt.  Grateful to have each other, they grieved their loss and then wondered what they would do. Where they would go? Serving Hands International in partnership with Centro Promocion Esperanza decided to exercise an arm of their mission and assist in building a new home for them. When Mrs. Karla Lozano was told of the new home she expressed such joy and gratitude. She is quoted saying, “Take care of your family. Love your family. Cherish your family. Because the material things can be replaced, I couldn’t believe there are people in the world that cared about others in this way. Gracias.”  Our partner representative, Sister Ines stated, “The overwhelming response to meet the needs of this family in such a short time is tremendous!” Thanks to the generosity of A-1 Self Storage and donors like you our mission to provide shelter to the Lozano family was a success!

[widgetkit id=96]

Read More

Haiti Ambulance

By | Blog

Pictured here is one the 5 ambulances that Serving Hands International assisted in converting to ambulances in Haiti.  May these bless those in need in Haiti.

Pictured here is one the 5 ambulances that Serving Hands International assisted in converting to ambulances in Haiti. May these bless those in need in Haiti. The ambulances provided are made possible by our sponsor A-1 Self Storage. Thank you to A-1 Self Storage and donors like you.

Read More

Hermanas Brigidas – Tecate

By | Blog

Hermanas Brigidas – Tecate
 
Mission: The motto of the order “Amor meus Crucifixus est” [my love is crucified], condenses and concrete essence of the own charisma lived by Saint Brigidas, since was Christ nailed to the cross. Director : Sister Hillgelisa Villarruel 
 
Project overview: The essence of our spirit is based on the love of the Redeemer and devotion to the mother of God, focusing on contemplation of the passion of Jesus.
 
Location: Tecate, BC, Mexico
 
Current Needs: For information on how you can help this project please contact Hermanas Brigidas – Tecate office at  (665) 655-60-24

Read More

Parroquia Santa Cruz del Apostolado

By | Partners 2

Parroquia Santa Cruz del Apostolado
 
Mission: To support the community by providing spiritual needs to the community and promoting the charity in other members of the community
 
Director : Father Jose Lamberto Lopez Rosas 
 
Project overview:This is the 1st year Serving Hands International is assisting this Parish.
 
Location: Tijuana, BC, Mexico
 
Current Needs: For information on how you can help this project please contact Parroquia Santa Cruz del  Apostolado office at (664) 650-40-84

Read More

Parroquia Santo Nino de Atocha (Rosarito)

By | Blog

Parroquia Santo Nino de Atocha (Rosarito)

Mission: To celebrate the Eucharist, to proclaim the Good News, to encourage stewardship as a way of life, and to grow in faith, justice, love and service to others, and to help our community by provide Eucharist, religious education, social services and food to the local community

Director : Father Juan Manuel Mora Flores

Project overview:

To celebrate the Eucharist, to proclaim the Good News, to encourage stewardship as a way of life, and to grow in faith, justice, love and service to others, and to help our community by provide Eucharist, religious education, social services and food to the local community..

Location: Rosarito, BC, Mexico

Current Needs:For information on how you can help this project please contact Parroquia Santo Nino de Atocha (Rosarito)office at  (661) 613-03-48 

Read More

Parroquia Señor de la Misericordia

By | Blog

SHI Partner = Parroquia Señor de la Misericordia
 
Mission: Ensure that the sisters and brothers have greater access and ease to approach the Holy Communion.
 
Director :  Father Jose Luis Mendez Davalos
 
Project overview:
To cooperate with the priest when the influx of faithful to the celebrations in the parish. Provide the necessary care for the sick and elders who cannot regularly attend the celebrations at the parish.
The preparation for this Ministry includes: formal instruction that includes classes on Ministry, the Eucharist, and general rules. This is also an opportunity to pray and share with others in the same Ministry.
 
 
Current Needs: For information on how you can help this project please contact Parroquia Señor de la Misericordia office at (664) 381-47-82

Read More