Well, it has been quite a year for Andean Aid. We started the year off by producing our documentary video “Road to Hope” in the midst of the student uprising in Venezuela. A trailer for this video can be seen here on the website. I will gladly show the full seventeen minute video to any group or organization that asks. The producer of the video, Julie Anderson, also agreed to join us on the board of Andean Aid bringing valuable skills and experience to help tell our story. We were blessed to have Julie write the content for and Brian Lis develop the beautiful website you are viewing right now. It far surpasses our previous web presence. In November I visited both Venezuela and Colombia. I was able to deliver our new operations manual produced by board member professor Les Dlabay and his team of interns provided by grants provided by the Grace Elizabeth Groner Foundation. This manual allows us to provide consistency in the operation of all our Help and Hope centers and provides criteria for the selection of new communities. Our team visited and began the evaluation process for six new communities desiring a Help and Hope Center. One of the most personally satisfying aspects of thee trip was attending the university graduation of Carmen Alicia Rozo, a young woman Andean Aid has been assisting for more than ten years. The year was capped off with a fundraising lunch in Chicago hosted by Tony Kramer. The goal of the lunch was to raise funds to fully support a new Help and Hope Center in La Pastora, Colombia. So, it has been a very successful year. But there is much to do. We would like to say yes to all the new communities desiring a Center but we simply don’t have the funds to do that. There is still time for you to join our team and make a donation to Andean Aid in 2014. Help us say yes to more communities and more children.