Hearts of Gratitude

As Thanksgiving approaches, I’ve been thinking about what it means to have heart of full of gratitude. When I do, I can’t help but think about my friends at Kobonal Haiti Mission in the Central plateau. Each person I met expressed their gratitude to Cross Catholic Outreach and our supporters for the food that’s been provided, the houses that have been built, the education the children are receiving, and the spiritual formation that’s filling their hearts with joy.

One of these villagers is Pridancia Mayoute, a 75-year-old beneficiary of the elderly feeding program at the Mission. She told me, “I never think I will have enough time to thank God and the Mission. God has taken care of me!”

Pridancia doesn’t have much, but she spends more time being thankful about what she has, rather than what she lacks. In fact, the only thing she told me she doesn’t have enough of is time to thank God for her blessings!

Pridancia continued with a special message for the friends of Cross Catholic Outreach, “Thanks to everyone who gave to us through Cross, and may God continue to bless them with a good heart to give!” She knows God has worked in her life through the generosity of people she’ll probably never even meet.

Pridancia is grateful for the food provided to her at Kobonal Haiti Mission!

Pridancia is grateful for the food provided to her at Kobonal Haiti Mission!

At Cross Catholic Outreach, we agree with Pridancia—we’re thankful for the generosity of our faithful supporters who have been such a tremendous blessing to the poorest of the poor in Haiti and around the world. We know that you give out of gratitude for the blessings God has given to you.

Cross Catholic wishes you and your family a joyous and Christ-filled Thanksgiving! May you be blessed as much as you have blessed others!

Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for men, for he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things. ~ Psalm 107:8-9

-Catherine M.