• Father Lance W. Harlow

Cabin Fever

Fundraising this time of year is hard. It's cold and overcast almost every day in Vermont. Many of us are suffering from "cabin fever." That's the popular term for those of us who live in the northernmost part of the northern hemisphere where winter seems to drag on forever. People experience irritability, lethargy, lack of motivation and a variety of other symptoms of being in a slump. A lot of it is due to the lack of natural sunlight and just trying to stay warm while being cooped up inside because of the cold weather outside. Our bodies have a natural tendency to want to conserve energy and just hibernate while our minds are telling us that we should be doing something productive to promote our charity.

For The St. Nicholas Project donors, when events have slowed down, it's the perfect time for praying. The St. Nicholas Project doesn't exist just to raise money. We exist to spread the good news about the great work that takes place at the Kurn Hattin Homes for Children. And, in order to do that, we need to be deeply rooted and grounded in prayer. For some of our donors, their best "gift" is their daily prayers for the children, staff, benefactors and volunteers at Kurn Hattin. The gift of prayer is a very precious gift!

So, spend these cold days and nights praying for the success of the children's home. Pray for those who work there. Pray for the children who live there. Pray for generous donors and benefactors. Pray for a beautiful future for them in their work of taking care of children and families.

See, even if your body just wants to hibernate and you're cranky with cabin fever, your soul can touch the face of God! Those prayers are precious to Him and to all of His children, young and old, at Kurn Hattin. Please make a donation today to support them in their good work! God bless you!


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