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CHRISTMAS APPEAL
From Bethlehem

Brother Knights,
When the three wise men heard the good news of Jesus' birth, they traveled a great distance to worship him, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men" (Luke 2:14). The shepherds who heard those words hurried from their nearby pastures to where baby Jesus, wrapped in swaddling clothes, was lying in a manger. All paid homage to Him there.
As we enter the season for celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and this special time for giving, let us reflect on ways by which we can worship Christ. First and foremost we can offer up our prayers. Another way is being a blessing to others through our actions, especially to our Christian brothers and sisters in the Holy Land.
Although we have witnessed many challenges this year, our faith in God has given us much hope and resilience as we continue to build bridges of solidarity with the Holy Land. We do so faithfully and lovingly by providing programs that are critical to our Christian brothers and sisters in the Holy Land. "Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love" (First John 4:7-8).
HCEF is grateful for the continuous and steadfast support of friends like you! Together, we have the ability to make a change for the better in the Holy Land. Your spiritual, moral, and financial contributions enable us to improve the lives and livelihoods of our Christian brothers and sisters there. By being instruments of peace, we engage and transform hearts and minds.
Please join us in being instruments of peace for our Christian brothers and sisters in the Holy Land! Share your resources in support of one or more of our HCEF PROGRAMS! I hope you will take the time to see some of the highlights your contributions have made possible and that you will consider giving once more to help us meet our goal of raising $50,000 by December 31st.
Your tax-deductible support in the amount of $500, $125, $25, or whatever you can afford yields life-changing results.
"In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven" (Matthew 5:16).
May God bless you and keep you. And may you always remember that no act is too great for our Lord.
"Let us work together to replace despair with HOPE, fear with HUMAN SECURITY, and humiliation with DIGNITY".
God Bless you and your family this Christmas season,
rateb


Rateb Y. Rabie, KCHS
HCEF President and CEO
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