Shoes for Coronavirus and School

July 2020

Dear Sisters and Brothers,

Last year, you provided shoes, a requirement for school attendance in Mexico, for 635 children.   God bless you for caring and knowing that education is the main road out of poverty!!

As in the United States, it is uncertain when the children in Guaymas will return to school this year.  With the corona virus, life is tougher than ever in the barrios and those same children have outgrown or outworn last year’s shoes.

Here is a picture of Victoria wearing oversized sandals which she shares with her mother.   To walk barefoot on the rocky, glass and trash covered road is painful and dangerous.  Her precious smile is for the hope of receiving shoes of her own.  Do you see your child or your grandchild or the Christ child in her little face?

Twenty dollars ($20) will allow us to provide a voucher for a pair of new shoes that fit properly when navigating those treacherous paths and to be ready when school opens.   Donations can be made clicking:      


send to PO Box 15576, Scottsdale, AZ 85267

I have seen your big hearts and I have seen the Holy Spirit work through you.  I know that you will not take your own blessings for granted and will do whatever you can to help make a difference.  As I pray for the poor, I also pray in thanksgiving for you.  Please, pray for us and the people we serve, especially the children as this summer is an especially difficult time for them

Peace and all good,                                       

Father Tommy King, OFM


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