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It’s almost Christmas time again. Would you like to give a Christmas Gift that makes a difference? The Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions Christmas Gift that Makes a Difference, provides you with a range of gifts for this beautiful season of receiving God’s love and sharing it with others. When you buy one of these Gifts for your family or friends your contribution helps the Sisters to assist some of the poorest people in our world. Just imagine their joy when they recognize that your gift will make such a difference in their lives. By purchasing a Gift that Makes a Difference from the Christmas Catalogue you will be entering into partnership with the Sisters of Our Lady of the Missions in these life changing projects.
From the catalogue you will see how your gift will give hope and enable indigenous children to have access to education; provide social development and faith formation to the youth and young children; give dignity to women to become more confident and self-reliant; give improved health to mothers and children.
Once you purchase a gift online through PAY PAL you will receive a Gift Certificate and a Christmas card which you can then personalize for your loved one. Thank you for your generosity in giving a Gift that Makes a Difference.
Christmas blessings to you and your family
Smitha Thomas RNDM and Silvia Mazzenga,
RNDM International Mission Development Office, Rome
The beneficiaries of this project are poor students and their families who come from remote villages. Each village has approximately two to three hundred households lacking access to education and information. As a result, the children are deprived of the basic right to education and cannot afford to go to school.
Responding to the needs of these people, the RNDM sisters have opened a home to welcome ethnic minority girls from these villages. The sisters believe that when we educate a woman, a family is educated; so they wish to give these girls a chance for a better life and teach them basic skills for a brighter future.
Your gift will enable these girls to have access to education and improve their standard of life.
Bidar is one of the rural districts in South India where there are issues of discrimination of women, poverty, illiteracy, unorganized youth, alcoholism, gambling and unemployment.
To improve the above situation, this project will reach out to many young people, developing their spiritual, intellectual, economic and social values. The children are encouraged to attend faith formation classes and provided with care and support including food and transportation.
Your gift will contribute to provide education that empowers young people for a better future.
The sisters work with women in the diocese of Pyay, Myanmar. Dantdalon is one of the villages where a reservoir was built around 1990. Many families were forced to move to the present location when the old village was covered with water. Many people lost their farming land and jobs and men became addicted to alcoholism. Several women have become widows and struggle to make a living.
In order to support and empower these women, the sisters wish to set up a weaving centre where the women can work and sell their products to earn an income for themselves.
Your gift will help these women to become more confident and self-reliant
The Mother and Child Health Care Program is an outreach activity of the Delesan Kailawan Centre run by the RNDM sisters in the Philippines. The beneficiaries are the Dulangan Manobo people, an indigenous tribe residing in Kulaman valley.
In this remote area, almost unreachable by any transport, people have no access to primary health care and women risk their lives during childbirth. The sisters, co-workers and health volunteers monitor and survey the health conditions of the mothers and children. They accompany and assist them during emergency cases, pre-natal and post-natal care.
Your gift will contribute to give improved health to mothers and children.