By Poland News Team (Originally in Polish)
In December 2012, responding to Supreme Master Ching Hai’s caring request to provide warmth to those in need, our Association members in Poland met with the Chrześcijańskie Stowarzyszenie Dobroczynne (Christian Charity Association) in Świdnica. This self-governing organization is operated by volunteers who are dedicated to implementing the Biblical principles from the Gospel of Matthew. Their goals are to feed the hungry, give water to the thirsty, take in the homeless, visit those who are sick in hospitals as well as those who are in prison.
We had the great privilege of meeting with beneficiaries from two of Christian CharityAssociation’s homeless shelters on December 23. Thanks to Supreme Master Ching Hai’s contribution of 9370 PLN (US$3059) which we shared with the Association, they were able to purchase 165 pairs of vegan winter shoes.
The Christian Charity Association was very grateful, and delivered the shoes to other organizations working directly with the homeless: thirty-one pairs remained with The Christian Charity Association; forty pairs went to New Hope, a rehabilitation center; fifty-four pairs to House of Lazarus, a night shelter; and 20 pairs each to the rehabilitation centers, Jesus Christ Security Foundation and The New Beginning Center.
Although the shoes are such a simple commodity, we pray that having warm feet during a European winter will go a long way to warm the recipients’ hearts too. We are sincerely thankful to Supreme Master Ching Hai and Heaven for granting us this precious opportunity to help others in need, especially during the freezing winters in Poland. May their souls be forever warmed by Master’s loving grace.
Expenditures by Supreme Master Ching Hai for Winter Relief in Poland
|Description||Amount (Polish Złoty PLN)||Receipt|
|Contribution to Chrześcijańskie Stowarzyszenie Dobroczynne (Christian Charity Association) for vegan winter shoes||9,370||A|