Serving Hands International partners with Missionaries of Charity in the United States and in Mexico. On March 26, 2012 Missionaries of Charity, Boston Avenue were approved for a grant to acquire much needed religious items that would go to remote Missionaries of Charity outposts in Mexico, Cuba and India. The items that they were granted came from San Diego’s own, O’Connors (http://www.oconnorscatholicsupply.com/). Among them were crosses, statues, and other icons or images that have not been accessible in these remote locations. They will be utilized in chapels and parish structures for the benefit of the people Missionaries of Charity serve. The very day that Sister Fatima and Sister Maria, Sisters of the order of Missionaries of Charity, were told of the Serving Hands International grant approval they hurried to O’Connor’s and shopped to their hearts content. Serving Hand International’s Field officer Joaquin Hernandez and Mexico Operations Manager Ramiro Hernandez were witnesses to the Sisters delight and reported, “They [Sisters Fatima and Maria] were positively giddy; like children in a candy store. It blessed us to see how such a small grant could bring so much happiness”. On April 4, 2012 O Conner’s delivered the final item ordered for the Missionaries of Charity. Sister Fatima shared, “It is not much to you and I, but to the one who has not seen such beauty it is wonderful. I have so much joy thinking of those whom I can deliver these rare gifts to. I know, they will be blessed.” If you would like to learn more about Missionaries of Charity go to http://www.cmswr.org/.