Merry Christmas and Greetings Dear Mission of Hope Friends…From The HOPE.
I truly cherish each of you and all that you mean to this humble Appalachian Ministry. We are blessed and privileged to do what we do and serve those we serve. God continues to be our Guiding Beacon as we strive to honor Him in all we do.
Please enjoy the following poem by Mary Reas called “It’s Coming Christmastime”.
When you feel that bit of friendliness…Where before it wasn’t found.
When you see a warmth within a smile…Where once there was a frown.
You know at once it’s almost here…It reflects in song and rhyme.
And love is felt throughout the world…It’s coming Christmastime.
When you’ve shoved and jostled in a crowd…And your patience grows quite thin.
Someone might whisper, “Pardon Me”…And you’ll feel that glow again.
There’s something magic happening…No mistaking in the sign.
When folks begin to love again…It’s coming Christmastime.
You’d love to give to everyone…No matter what the cost.
You think of all the friends you’ve made…And regret the ones you’ve lost.
The wind is cold against your skin…Yet all is warm inside.
Because the world’s in love again…It’s coming Christmastime.
May God bless you and your families with a Merry Christmas and HOPE Filled Hearts.
Emmette Thompson – Executive Director, Mission of Hope