For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:11 KJV
As we celebrate this holiday season, I hope that you will take time to think about the true meaning of Christmas and the miracle of God’s love for us.
2020 has been a very difficult year on many levels — people have lost loved ones, many have faced unprecedented financial hardships and some lost their businesses.
But during this time, we have also found heroes everywhere. They are in our hospitals and our nursing homes. They are our first responders on the front lines and teachers who came back to the classroom. We can also never forget those who work on farms and ranches and in our grocery stores to make sure we have food on our tables. Many families drew closer together and neighbors helped neighbors.
Thanks to President Donald Trump’s working with the private sector on Operation Warp Speed, we now have a vaccine against this awful virus – something experts believed was impossible just a few months ago.
While the year has brought us some very tough times, we are also thankful for our blessings – those heroes and angels among us, and the vaccine. Texans are tough and never quit. We will be stronger going forward and we will lead the nation in its recovery.
I’ve never been more proud to be your Lt. Governor. I am inspired every day by my fellow Texans.
In tough times like these, I lean on God more and more each day and he gives me hope.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.
For me and my house, we will serve the Lord.
Merry Christmas from Jan and me – from our home to yours.
‘Tis the Season for Giving
So many things changed in the way we live and work in 2020, but what has NOT changed are the needs of the special needs children across Texas. For over 30 years, Jan and I have made it part of our holiday tradition to support Be An Angel, a wonderful private program that works with our public schools to improve the quality of life for children with multiple disabilities and their families.
Our first year was 1988. Jan and I and three or four others bought and wrapped gifts for about a hundred children. We had a snow day for the children, including a signing Santa for our deaf children.
We built massive Christmas light shows to raise money. Along with our friends and volunteers, we worked some cold nights on Christmas Eve and Christmas in the park with the lights.
Over the years through my radio station, we’ve built an army of volunteers buying and wrapping gifts for over 150,000 children with serious disabilities. We’ve built over 20 playgrounds with special equipment for children with disabilities.
I’m blessed to work with the great Board of Be an Angel, who has taken over the day-to-day operations of the charity. The Board is led by Marti Boone, who has served for nearly 25 years as the director. Her dedicated staff remains small to keep expenses down.
A gift from you, especially this year, will help pay our bills for all the special needs toys we bought and will help fund us for 2021.
Because of the limited income of the families of many of our children, we are often the only Christmas they will have. It is a blessing for us and it will be a blessing for you and the several thousand special needs children you impact. If you are able, please consider being a “life changer” through Be An Angel. For more information, CLICK HERE.
Click here to read a few of the inspiring stories of children in the Be An Angel program like Logan and Dalton (pictured above.)
Thank you for your continued support. I am honored to serve you and all 29 million Texans as Lt. Governor. I pray every day for the people of Texas and for favor, wisdom, words and courage as I take on the challenges our state is facing. Please continue to pray for the families who have lost loved ones to coronavirus and for our heroic health care workers. And, as always, keep our brave law enforcement officers in your prayers.
May God bless you and your family, and may He continue to bless the greatest state of all—Texas.
Lieutenant Governor of Texas