Patricia Lefevere from National Catholic Reporter (NCR) recently published an article on Adelante Mujer -Advance Woman that we wanted to share with you.
A regular reader of the Adelante Mujer blog contacted me last week. (see post of July 5, 2016 here) This is what she told me.
It is my pleasure and pride to introduce our Adelante Mujer six-year students in the medical program of URACCAN University in Bilwi/Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua.
Our last blog pictured people in the US who bless Adelante Mujer with their service. This blog describes a few of our many blessings in Nicaragua.
Mark Neilsen wrote a short reflection for Christmas Day in Living with Christ. Mark used the verse from Luke’s Gospel, “All who heard it were amazed by what had been told them by the shepherds.” He then asked, “Can you think of the last time you were amazed?”
Thanksgiving time is not the only time we are grateful. Every day, but especially at this time of year, we are thankful for the people who pray for Adelante Mujer, friends who inquire about the progress of our medical students, seven wonderful women who donate their time and talent as members of the Board of Directors, and all our generous donors who offer their monetary support. We are blessed by each and all of you. There would not be an Adelante Mujer without YOU and your support.
The Adelante Mujer Board of Directors invites our readers to consider Adelante Mujer, Inc./Advance Woman if you plan to participate in Giving Tuesday. Adelante Mujer is a charity organization that raises funds to financially assist needy women in Nicaragua who want to study to become medical doctors.
When Pope Francis visited the United States last month he related the exchange between young Katharine Drexel and Pope Leo XIII. When Katharine lamented to the Holy Father about the neglect and treatment of Native and African Americans in the US, he asked her a simple question: “And you—What about you?”
Frances told us, “Every day I receive ‘begging letters’ in my mail. They come from all kinds of charitable organizations and I try to help those which I know are legitimate, worthwhile charities. But often when I send a check to a faceless organization it means no more to me than when I pay my phone bill.