"Its not how much we give but how much love we put into giving that counts." -Mother TeresaDear friend,The Peace of Christ!As you all know, the Diocese of Sindhudurg is a Mission Diocese. A large number of the people here are poorand marginalized. Many work in fields. Besides, since this districtlies on the Konkan coast, the basic occupation of many is fishing.The new born baby, the „Diocese of Sindhudurg‟ born in the year2005, has grown over the years, taking its baby steps, clinging onto your helping hands. A sincere thanks to you for being myconstant support, be it financially, through your generousdonations, as well as, like Missionaries, going round with meseeking more friends. I fall short of words to express my gratitudetowards you and your families who have always been with me tohelp me achieve the mission of this Diocese. Education being our prime focus, we successfully managed to procure land and we are now planning to construct English Medium schools at Bachani, Vengurla, Malvan & Sawantwadi. The Boardings for the poor boys at Sawantwadi & Phanaswadi, a Clergy Home at Sawantwadi have been constructed.
The journey does not end here, my friends. There are still lots more to be done and for this I continue tolook up to you. I consider you as a Gift to this Mission Diocese ofSindhudurg. You have always volunteered to say “Yes” and be a partof this Mission!Indeed, you all have given a chance to the Lord to say “You did it forMe”. The proposed new projects: - Four Schools - College - Bishop‟s House - Home for the aged The estimated cost for the above ongoing projects is approximately Rs.15 crores(Rupees fifteen crores only).We all are very excited and eager to complete these projects. You, too, can be a part of this excitementthrough your valuable support.Thank you for taking time to read this letter. We do hope you consider making adonation and also help generate funds through various initiatives in your capacitylike conducting musical concerts, lucky draw raffles, sponsors for events, etc.I also urge you to use your contacts to help towards our Mission by appealing to yourfriends, colleagues & to corporate offices who may wish to donate. Please note: if you need, we can issue you atax exemption certificate u/s 80G. If you have any queries in mind or need any further information, pleasefeel free to contact me via email email@example.com or visit our website athttp://www.sindhudurgdiocese.com. Your donations by way of cheques / demand drafts may be drawn onSindhudurg Diocesan Educational Trust to claim necessary exemption from tax.We are GRATEFUL for the opportunity to connect TODAY, to transform TOMORROW.Sincerely yours in Christ,†Bishop Alwyn Barreto