Look how fortunate we are to be able to spend this evening together!
We are so fortunate to have such great cooks in the kitchen preparing our food!
Everyone in the cities is in the hustle and bustle of last-minute shopping while we are fortunate to be able to not have to worry about those things this year.As the priest stated, this flood has also brought Monterosso a flood of love.
Monterosso has realized that it has created a family that continues to grow. Monterosso is no longer only made up of those who were born there- there are the volunteers who have sacrificed their time and energy to clean Monterosso up as quickly as possible, the rugby players in central Italy who have held charity games and the school children from northern Italy who have given their snack money to help the children of Monterosso. There are the people from Malawi,despite having their own serious problems, who are raising money for Monterosso and the community in Belgium which is gathering personalized gifts for the residents. There are all of the concerned people from the international community who are sending messages of love and whatever money they have to help reconstruct the village. Many of these people have never seen Monterosso, many only dream of coming here and yet, they care.