Talking about the trip to India in February, Maria and I came up with this idea; why not take along messages from the people who helped make the trip possible? Why not bring your own beautiful messages directly to India with Maria?
If you would like Maria to bring a message and share it with the victims of sex trafficking in Calcutta that she will be meeting and teaching, you can sent it to our Post Office Box: P.O. Box 205, Cambridge, N.Y., 12816.
Maria will take the messages to Calcultta and share them with the women she will be seeing there. "We are going to do a lot of good with this money," she told me this afternoon when she got the latest batch of letters coming into the P.O. Box. She has collected enough money to pay for the trip, any additional donations will go directly to helping the women there.
"It is a tremendous blessing to know about people of your caliber," wrote Danielle and June of Saratota, Fla. "We trust and hope your India trip will be an enormous blessing to the soul-damaged persons in the diabolical sex trade."
They donated $500.
Maureen from Northampton, Mass. wrote that "I loved your post this morning about worthiness, and your gratitude. I think what you're doing is very exciting and worthy of support. Please use this donation as needed. Also, your writing is beautiful, I love the image of your heart softening, your spine straightening and the smile spreading across your face.."
She sent $50.
"There was a time when I was embarrassed to only have a small amount of money to donate to any given cause," wrote Ann from New Hampshire, "as it seemed so paltry. Since running (an animal) rescue group I have realized it is not true. Every little bit counts…I respect what you are about to do."
Ann enclosed a $20 bill.
These messages have been pouring in from all over the country, and it seems proper that those of you who support this journey should be able to write directly to the women you will be helping. If you care to do that, Maria will see that they receive them. How nice for them to know that all these people from so far away care about them and want to support them.
And thanks again.
Maria has enough money for the passage to India now, if you wish to donate further, she will see that the money will be put to good use.
Maria will be writing about this on her blog over the next few months.
And if you wish to have your letters brought to these women directly, you can also sent the messages to our post office box, P.O. Box 205, Cambridge, N.Y., 12816.
(You do not need to donate to send a message to India with Maria, it would be wonderful for these women to see them and know they are supported and cared for.)