A Thank You for Youth in Action 2016
During Diocesan Council, the annual Youth in Action event led some of the participating high-school-age students to La Posada Providencia in San Benito on Saturday, February 20. La Posada Providencia is an emergency shelter for refugees who have fled their home countries to escape political oppression, natural disaster, or other life-threatening events, and many arrive destitute. The diocese received a special "thank you" letter from Sister Zita of the shelter.
The letter reads:
"Thank you for the generous check as a donation for 'Youth in Action' - what a great, wonderful group to share the day learning about La Posada's mission and ministry in 'welcoming the stranger.' Our clients from Ethiopia, Somalia, Eritrea, and Cuba were so impressed with your 'youth in action group.' Thank you once more and God's continued blessings be theirs." -Sister Zita
La Posada Providencia is founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Divine Providence. The shelter staff provides a safe and welcoming home, mentors to promote self-sufficiency and cultural integration, and imparts values which witness God’s Providence in our world. To learn more, visit http://lppshelter.org/.