Christmas Greetings 2009

Dear Friends, The students and staff of Holy Cross Anglican School join me in wishing you a Blessed and Joyous Christmas Season and a Happy New Year! Your prayers, donations of school supplies and financial contributions have created Holy Cross and will help ensure that this ministry continues to grow and nurture the children of San Pedro throughout all of 2010. We often pray the words of St. Paul found in Philippians 1:6, “That the God who started this great work in you (Holy Cross Anglican School) would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears.”

And speaking of 'great work', I wish each of you could have been with us for the Holy Cross Christmas Pageant held yesterday at the high school. Please enjoy the attached photos (thanks Cullen!) and try to imagine the excitement as hundreds of children sang like angels, danced with joy and joined in thanking their Heavenly Father for the precious gift of Jesus.

I'd like to share just one of the offerings - an original poem by Standard V sung to the "Twelve Days of Christmas" and dedicated to Holy Cross.....

On the first day of Christmas, Holy Cross gave to me, a scholarship to high school;

On the second day of Christmas, Holy Cross gave to me 2 glasses of milk;

........ 3 johnny cakes;

.........4 powder buns

Five plates of food!

........6 slices of melon;

........7 dentists drilling;

........8 volunteers;

........9 computer lessons;

........10 doctors helping;

........11 teachers teaching;

........12 Christmas gifts!

I think their words say it all - I just wish you could have heard their sweet voices and seen their smiling faces!!

In this season of miracles we thank God for each of you, for the many blessings He has showered upon us all and for the ability he has given us to share with those in need. May your lives be filled to overflowing with God's love, peace and joy - this Sacred Season and throughout the coming year. In Christ, Francis

Please visit the School web site at and the new Holy Cross Education Foundation site at

Tax deductable donations to Holy Cross may be made through:
Holy Cross Education Foundation
755 Corporate Way
Eden Prarie, Mn 55344


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