A recent e-mail Brother Josh received from a current parent:
I have a story for you.
Two weeks ago my friend and I were texting via WhatsApp. She is a reservist currently deployed in Afghanistan as a medic. She wasn't in a good place because over the last month she has seen a lot of very wounded young men not much older than my son.
After we finished texting, I knew I needed to do something. She is too early in the deployment to be feeling this sad. She is away until June 2020.
Here is where you come in. The seniors were on retreat receiving their letters (from family members, teachers, coaches, others). I thought who better to understand the value of an unexpected note of encouragement than my son and his friends.
I hosted several students today. I'm so proud to say they wrote 110 Get Well cards and collected five boxes (and counting) of supplies.
I truly believe in my heart the reason they so openly embraced this task was directly related to the senior retreat and the letters their loved ones sent.
So thank you for being the inspiration. While the efforts directly affect the wounded soldiers, my friend will have the ability to help distribute the cards and supplies.
In every way it is clear that it is necessary to help the weak by laboring like this and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, because He said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive."