• Father Lance W. Harlow

Dreaming of New Donors

Do you remember the Sears and Roebuck Christmas Catalog that used to come out before Christmas time? I know some of you do. Long before ordering things on-line, we received in the mail a hefty Sears Catalog. I remember vividly sitting in the living room of my grandparents' apartment in Windsor, Vermont. They had a large stuffed rocking chair that also spun around. I could both spin and rock at the same time. To my left there was an artificial Christmas fireplace "ornament" that came out of storage once a year. It had a tiny fan which spun from the heat of a small bulb beneath it. As it spun, slits in the fan flicked light inside the fireplace giving the illusion of a roaring fire. Hanging from the cardboard mantlepiece were little Santa's elves made of felt bodies and rubber heads each with a cap of the same color.

The Sears Christmas Catalog was enchanting and I wrote down each item and page number that captured my heart. I wasn't greedy, but I was hopeful that I would at least get something. Guess what? I never did.

It's been a long time since I saw a Sears and Roebuck Christmas Catalog, and while I don't dream about toys anymore, I do have one dream left. And it's a happy dream. It's about you. I am dreaming that your heart will be touched by grace to remember the boys and girls at Kurn Hattin Homes for Children. Many of them are wishing for things much more troubling than toys. They are wishing not to go to bed hungry, not to be bullied at school, to have a real bed in which to sleep, and to have clean clothes and shoes that actually fit. Now that's serious dreaming. And my dream for you is serious, too.

Would you please make a donation today to the Kurn Hattin Homes for Children and make their dreams--my dreams and yours--come true? Thank you for remembering the boys and girls at the children's home.

Dreaming of new donors for Kurn Hattin Homes for Children.

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