I believe that we are called to contribute to those less fortunate locally, nationally and also, internationally. Finding a way to do this is not always easy. There are no shortage of organizations requesting financial contributions. How, then, does one decide which programs to contribute to? Obviously, we cannot fund all of them with our own resources.
I do not recall how I originally came in contact with Catholic World Mission. My husband and I each had our favorite charities to donate to, and Catholic World Mission quickly became one of mine. I truly believe that it has been the personal contact with Amber DeMartino that has made the difference. I love the newsletter and the website, but most important, has been her personal contact. I feel like we are friends even though we have never met in person.
When my husband was ill, when he passed away, and in this year following, Amber has called with updates about how our contributions were being used, and always asked for prayer intentions. Catholic World Mission has been with me throughout my husband’s illness, his subsequent passing from this life into the arms of God, and now, the adoption of special needs kids. Prayer requests?? Yes, lots! Almost too many to name!
To be financially responsible, we need to assess what we are donating to and how much we can give. Are those contributions being used wisely? I feel confident with Catholic World Mission.