Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Christmas at Manuelito

This past Christmas was a wonderful time for the children of Manuelito Navajo Children's Home. The generosity of so many churches and individuals helped to make the holidays special to our kids. Thank you to all those who were a blessing.

The children of the Manuelito Navajo Children's Home come to us from dysfunctional and impoverished families and homes. Many of our children spent the early years of their lives lacking many of the basic comforts so many of us take for granted. We have children who were born into a home that had no running water or electricity. Some came to us from homesteads that were miles away from paved roads. And, much harsher, many of our kids come to us from families where one or both of the parents have been largely absent, homes where alcohol and drug abuse was common, where domestic violence was an all-too-common reality.

Thank you for remembering our kids, the beautiful children of the Navajo Nation and helping affirm to them that they are loved.

Our mailing address is Manuelito Navajo Children's Home; P.O. Box 58; Gallup, NM 87305.