Rays of Merciful Love Newsletter Fall/Winter_2018

R AYS OF M ERCIFUL L OVE TheDivineMercy.org/eadm “Mercy is love that seeks to lessen the misery of others” — Bryan Thatcher, MD Eucharistic Apostles of The Divine Mercy Newsletter Fall/Winter 2018 A beautiful 40-foot container of medi- cal supplies was recently shipped to the Marian Fathers’ mission in Cagayan de Oro, on the island of Mindanao, Philippines. It contained over 200 boxes of supplies, many wheelchairs, crutches, walk- ers, portable toilets, patient lifts, and hospital beds, as well as religious items. Here in Florida, volunteers from various churches and local businesses helped load the items onto the shipping container before it was loaded at the port. Father Edison Bernavas, IC, pastor of St. Francis of Assisi Parish, blessed the volunteers and the items being shipped. Items are destined for indigent hospitals in the Philippines. The total cost of picking up items, doing inventory, and shipping to the Philippines is $8,000. Eucharistic Apostles of The Divine Mercy (EADM) pays for all costs as the recipients have nothing. I am asking for your monetary donations so that we might continue our work. The value of items shipped is estimated at over $200,000. It is a great work of mercy, and EADM has been shipping containers for more than 20 years. We have loaded nearly 150 containers at an estimated value of over $25 million. Amazingly, all items are donated, and EADM pays only for the shipping costs. The next container destination is yet to be determined, but it will most likely be sent to the Philippines, Peru, or Venezuela. And I want to give a huge thank you to all those who have kept us going after all these years! Please help us continue our work of mercy! Call 1-800-462-7426, visit marian.org/eadm or use the enclosed envelope to donate. By Bryan Thatcher, MD T He a, B, s eas of MerCY o Ur sHiPMeNTs To THe NeedY CoNTiNUe Pauline, thank you! I ’m writing to say a big “thank you” to Pauline Di Pietro for her many years of service to the ministry and to let you know that she has retired. Pauline was part of EADM’s first cenacle nearly 25 years ago and later worked in the office for many years. She answered phones and helped so many people develop a deeper understanding of Divine Mercy. Pauline had a great love for the work, and it showed. She would always do anything and everything to promote the message of Divine Mercy. Occasionally, I would answer the phones to help out, and people would ask for Pauline. She was always so kind to them, and they felt comfortable asking her questions. To me, that is a sign of a dedicated employee! As she and her husband George enter a new phase of their lives, please keep them in your prayers.