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We would like to take this opportunity to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generous donations to Project Love over the years. You have helped a countless number of needy people – families and orphans – and even rebuilt schools, convents, monasteries and churches, all in the Medjugorje area.

This year, we are asking your support for Sr. Kristina’s Kids. Sr. Kristina, a Franciscan, lived and worked at Mother’s Village in Medjugorje for many years. She was “mother” to babies and little children who lost their parents, either directly or indirectly, due to the War of Independence in that area.

When the children reach the age of 18, they must leave the orphanage. If they continue with their education, Mother’s Village provides them $200 each month. Obviously this is not enough for rent, utilities, food, clothes, and books. Occasionally they find odd, seasonal jobs, mostly during planting and harvesting seasons. The unemployment rate in Herzegovina is upward of 25%, and opportunities for them are slim to none.

These young people are studying medicine, architecture, engineering, science, teaching, etc. They attend the university in Mostar, not far from Sr. Kristina’s convent. They don’t have families to help them, so they come to the only “Mom” they know and beg for a bit of food. Sister told us that just before our visit that one of her boys came to the door and asked for a little milk and bread. He had not eaten in three days!

We saw the sadness and pain in Sr. Kristina’s eyes as she shared this with us. Her heart aches for them. It was visibly difficult for her to ask if Project Love could help her feed them and we assured her that, of course, our good people will answer the call.

Only one collection is taken during this conference which is taken up during the closing Mass on Sunday. Make checks payable to Project Love. There are no administrative costs – every donated dollar is delivered to the needy in the Medjugorje area.

Please know there are many grateful people in that faraway land who pray for your needs every day because you have opened your hearts. They will never forget your kindness. We offer our prayers also and thank you in advance for your compassion for the less fortunate.

All donations are tax deductible.

Project Love


*Make checks payable to:  PROJECT LOVE


c/o Helen Zec

13323 Castle Rock Drive

Sun City West, AZ 85375

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This photo was taken years ago when we asked you to help these young children in Mother’s Village. The children are now young adults that are still in need of our support.