I submitted 100 Christmas Miracle
stories sent to me, by you the readers,
and the publishers have chosen 65 of
the stories for our next miracle book.
The selected 65 contributing authors
were informed by an email on Monday.
"A Christmas Filled with Miracles" will
be available Christmas 2000.
Thank you to everyone who shared their
magical holiday stories for our consideration.
This week’s newsletter story is from
I am on work-overload at the moment
and thought this would be a fast way
to bring you a miracle.
Also, Atira who authored the story is
preparing for her 15th business trip
back to Egypt
We look forward to another touching
annual story on her return.
Bless Your Angelic Heart,
Mary Ellen ^I^ "Angel Scribe" (ME^I^)
Creator of Angels and Miracles Good-News-Letter
It Started in Seattle
from “Expect Miracles” by Mary Ellen
Atira in Seattle, Washington
My Mother-in-law was watching the TV
She knew of my interest in Egypt, as I
own and manage an Egyptian import
business, so she told me about the show.
It was about Sister Emanuel, a Nun in
Egypt, who is dedicating her retirement
years to the garbage-dump city in Cairo.
When I saw the story on Sister Emanuel
and her work for the poor and homeless
at the city of garbage, I knew I had to help.
I ordered the transcript from the TV show
and set out to see what I could do.
I asked everyone who was coming to my
home for a baby shower to bring a wash
cloth and soap.
They thought I was nuts until I explained why.
I called my dentist and doctor's offices
and asked what kind of medicines would
be needed to help out in poverty conditions.
I collected toothbrushes, bandages, etc . . .
until I had suitcases full of things to take
to Cairo with me.
My goal was to help Sister Emanuel
I was going with a group on my next
trip to Egypt so I asked some of the other
members in the tour group to help by
bringing used children's clothing and
children's books with them to be given
to this caring nun.
Eight other people were kind enough to
collect and bring pens, coloring books,
clothes, and various toys to help.
On our arrival in Cairo, I suddenly
realized I did not know what to do
with the mountain of supplies the others
had poured out of their suitcases onto
my hotel room floor for Sister Emanuel.
I had no idea how to find Sister Emanuel
in Cairo, a city of 44.7 million people and
growing at a rate of nearly 3% annually.
Finding her was like looking for a needle
in a hay stack.
I had no idea on where to start.
So, I asked the hotel manager if he could
help me locate this healer of the poor.
Later that afternoon, he had located
Sister Emanuel. But he had discovered
she was going to be out of the country
and would not be back until I had returned
The hotel manager said he would store
the goods and present them to the Sister
Emanuel for me.
But, that is not the miracle part.
The miracle is how one person can
affect the lives of others, how our
intentions lead us to miracles.
The hotel manager shared the story
of my mission to help the mysterious
Sister Emanuel with other members
of the tour.
As it turned out, there were two people
who were on the tour who worked with
World Wide Health Care Project for the
They had never heard of Sister Emanuel
and her plight to help the poor.
These men stayed in Cairo longer than
I could, and were there when the goods
were collected by Sister Emanuel.
These men ended up talking to Sister
Emanuel. They were able to get her
funding for a health care clinic for her
garbage city residents.
When the hotel manager saw Sister
Emanuel he realized that she often
came into the hotel to use the phone,
and he just did not know who she was.
And now, she has FREE phone privileges
in his hotel.
I wanted to help in a small way . . . the
wonder of this experience makes my heart
smile and I hope it does yours too.
You never know how a miracle will unfold
Atira travels to Egypt annually. She always
takes something to help Sister Emanuel.
It was three years before Atira was
able to meet Sister Emanuel in person.
Sister Emanuel speaks French and Arabic
and very little English but they were able to
talk through the words of love.
It was a wonderful meeting with heartfelt
thanks and a new found friendship.
The last time she was there, the 66
children needed only $50 extra for
vaccinations, and Atira paid for these
One person does make a difference and
it could be you.
(It is an honor to call Atira my friend.)
Author: Mary Ellen Angelscribe
When one reaches out
from their heart...
to uplift another...
they are a alking example
of God in action.
For how would you see God behave?
Would He/It/She watch
an elderly person struggle to open a door,
or would He/It/She beam a smile
of radiant Love and assist?
As you walk your path of life today,
creating a new page on the book of
your life's story, how would you like
it to read?
And how do you think God would walk it?
When you see and hear things, stop,
and respond from the Divine source
from within you.
Stop and think what impression you
would like your footstep in the sand
to leave for the next to see.
Stop and think what you would like
to see written down in your book,
on today's page,
of what you see
and what you plan to do.
And in this split second of eternity,
know that you make the right choice,
when you hold the Love of God/Spirit/
Universal energy in your heart.
You will discover more courage and
strength and your choices will flow,
your heart will sing.
And those whom you meet,
assist, guide, or help, will feel
Blessed in your presence.
And is it your presence they feel,
or the Divine essence that you are
radiating out ... that they feel?
Imagine doing something today and
someone goes to bed tonight
and gives thanks for encountering you,
they feel Blessed for knowing you.
How would that make you feel?
Would you feel the day had been
a gift to you both?
Whom do you feel would feel the greatest joy?
What path you walk is one thing,
how you choose to walk it is another.
Walk in the Light, walk in the energy
of God's/Spirit's Love and you walk the
most highest of paths known.
Whichever path you are on now...
may become this new path...
in this second . . . now . . . of your life.
May you be Blessed in God's Holy Light.
Our Elders say that if you speak
from the heart
you speak to the heart.
~ Matt Vickers
You may only be one person
to the world
may also be the world
to one person
~ Anonymous ~
that a small group of thoughtful,
committed citizens can change the world;
indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.
~ Margaret Mead ~