My name is R.M. and I am a friend of Heart’s Home. I met them in Brooklyn in 2012, and I can honestly say that my heart has found a home in heart’s home. I felt loved the moment I walked into the house, and I attended the monthly retreats that Sr. Regina led for woman. It was a place to feel safe and the presence of God during a time of great need. I had just moved to New York from Ohio and did not have any friends at the time. The spirit of compassion is truly present in all the missionary and consecrated people that I have encountered over the last 5 years.

My sister is currently a missionary in El Salvador, and I was overjoyed when she told me she had met Heart’s home and was discerning going on a mission. I was able to support her decision and vouch for the beauty of the movement to our parents. I knew my sister would be taken care of and that she would only grow deeper in her spirituality.

I visited her and the mission in San Salvador this past Easter in March 2016. This experience was deeply moving, and the work they do with the people is beautiful. The local people love the missionaries, and they truly appreciate their companionship. They loved me right away because of the witness that Heart’s Home has been for the last 20 years. They trust them. One of the more moving experiences was visiting their friends who are Prostitutes. My heart was broken but also moved with great love in front the woman I encountered. It is a place where people usually do not go, and yet for 30 min (or however long the visit), they were able to be loved and have a break from what they usually experience in their jobs. The encounter of Christ and a taste of the dignity that each person possesses.

I truly am a friend of Heart’s Home and I support their mission with all sincerity. My life is made more beautiful because of their witness and their faithfulness to the call of compassion.

I will do anything to support them.

Thank you for your time, and I will be praying for Heart’s Home always.

R.M.