The Highland Educational Project
Letter to the HEP Board of Directors

This letter is from St. Barnabas' Episcopal Church, MD.  They have been coming to do mission work in the area for the last 32 years, and for that, we are truly grateful.

June 22, 2010

TO:      The members of the Board, Highland Educational Project
           The Bishop of West Virginia

FROM:  The Congregation, Vestry, Young People
           St. Barnabas' Church, Leeland
           Lawrence Harris, Jr., Rector

With this brief note I extend hand delivered thanks from our church for the opportunity you have provided us to participate in HEP and its ministry each summer since 1978.  What began for us as a way to help the young members of our church experience the joy and fulfillment that comes with reaching out to others has nurtured the way of our Lord in our midst in ways for beyond measure.

Today we are more and more able to recognize that as the people of God we are called to work, pray, and give toward the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.  HEP remains a vital part of our teaching that God is calling us now to broaden and deepen our outreach so that people everywhere can live with confidence in newness and fullness of life- the ongoing will and way of God for us all (BCP, p. 861).

You have our lasting appreciation and our continuing support for the part you continue to play through HEP in leading the Church with HEP's mission and ministry of care.

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