One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?” The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they will die.” “Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and thousands and thousands of starfish? You are wasting your time. You cannot possibly make a difference!” After listening politely to the man, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said… “I made a difference to that one.”
Thank you to everyone who has helped to make our work with the SHCJ School possible. Thank you to the staff of SHCJ for welcoming us so warmly and for working so hard to implement our teachings. We know that you will be tremendously successful and we look forward to a seeing the transformation continue as we work together in the coming years. Thank you to our wonderful Parents' Association for wholeheartedly supporting this project and for raising the funds for our travel to the Dominican Republic. Thank you to all of the MSM parents and staff for your generous donations to SHCJ. Every penny donated goes directly to the children of the Batey Lecheria and it was a privilege for all of us to witness that happening first hand. Thank you to all friends of MSM who donated your goods and services, or your time and talents to helping us put this project together. Thank you to Lilian for bringing Sister Mary Alice and her wonderful team to our attention in the first place, and finally, thank you to everyone who has taken the time to follow this blog.
Though you may never personally walk the streets of the Batey Lecheria, be rest assured that every last one of you is making a difference.