All writing is a form of prayer - John Keats

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

I am so concerned about the millions of prisoners around the world, living in such wretched conditions, that as part of my daily routine I say a prayer for every prisoner.

Until you work with and on behalf of those who have lost their freedom, you don't really comprehend how blessed we are to be able to enjoy this holiday with family and friends.

And, thanks to so many of you, HFP has been able to make this season much brighter for some freed individuals, and somewhat brighter for others just by providing a slight ray of sunshine, a glimmer of hope.

We're all partners in this, you know. We cannot do it without you!

And so, friends and partners, please join us in giving thanks for those celebrating Christmas for the first time in years as a free person, pray for those who remain separated from loved ones at holiday time, and make time to worship the newborn King, who came to set us free!

Chairman Dan Rooks and our loyal Board of Directors, our incredible support staff of more than 30 professionals, our wonderful intern Cindy Glomb, and my tolerant wife (who has been at my side through thick and thin for over 50 years!), and I wish you a most blessed Christmas.

Thank you for caring!

In the service of that child in a manger,

Doug Tjapkes, President
P.O. Box 687
Grand Haven, MI 49417

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