From the December 2019 magazine.

Letter from the Editor

We love to feature remote community stories in our December holiday issue. What better time of year to remember alcoholics who have a difficult time reaching AA? Some may be homebound, or living in remote towns or villages, or sent by the military overseas, or have a cultural or language barrier. There is much service we can do to help our remote communities get AA’s message. Let us remember them this holiday season. 

In the story “Start With Prayer” a woman tries, with much love and determination, to help get AA meetings started in one of the remote native nations in New Mexico. A U.S. soldier away at war shares about all the loving help he got from his fellows back home in “Operation Desert Love.” In the story “Closer Than You Think,” a woman discovers online AA meetings and begins to sponsor other members in remote locations all over the world. And a delegate in New York makes a case to include AA’s transgender community as a remote community in the article “Words Matter.” There are also some wonderful holiday AA stories to enjoy. 

This is a preview. To view the full article, use the link below to begin a free 7-day trial!