Do you want to know the secret to prosperity? There is one bible verse that would urge you to put the Lord to the test. Yes, that is quite amazing and unbelievable. We often hear the admonition, "Do not put the Lord to the test." But in Malachi 3:10-12, the Lord Himself will tell you to put Him to the test. Years ago, I did. And it had never failed to give back the result He had promised.
And if you doubt these words because, perhaps, the Book of Malachi is not in your bible, then I urge you to use a Catholic Bible for reference or read Luke 6:38. Here, Jesus would admonish you not just to give 10% but even more!
”Give and gifts will be given to you; a good measure, packed together, shaken down, and overflowing, will be poured into your lap. For the measure with which you measure will in return be measured out to you.”
If you’re not sure where to give, here’s one fundraising campaign that may inspire you. I've chosen this because even a small amount could make a big difference. We are in need of whatever support you can give.
COMMUNITY PANTRY IN THE PHILIPPINES
One person. It started with one person, Ana Non of Maginhawa St, Quezon City, Philippines. She set up tables on her sidewalk. She placed some eggs, some vegetables and fruit. She placed a cardboard sign that read: “Share what you can. Get what you need for the day.”
What Ana did ballooned into community pantries across the country. Sprouting like mushrooms from Luzon to Mindanao, community pantries became a movement.
People came: needy persons, hungry persons, especially the poor who have lost their livelihood—a sure, unmistakable sign of widespread hunger stalking the land!
What Ana did was a miracle! Like the story of Jesus who fed the 5,000. Initially, the disciples asked Jesus to send them away. Instead, Jesus said that they feed them. How could they feed that many people, they complained!
The disciples’ located a boy with five barley loaves and two fish. The boy’s five barley loaves and two fish fed five thousand people and with leftovers!
May we appeal to your heart and invite you to participate in this miracle happening in our beloved Philippines TODAY?
Don’t forget the boy in Jesus’ story! Don’t forget Ana of Maginhawa St in Quezon City! YOU can be like them too!
You can make a check to Philippine Jesuit Foundation. On the memo line, write Tanging Yaman Foundation Community Pantries or simply, TYF Community Pantries. Send to Philippine Jesuit Foundation, PO Box 312, New York, NY 10028.
By credit card, use https://www.phjesuits.rg/pjf/share.php and click Give online. Click Apostolate Fund and in the comment box: TYF Community Pantries.
By Zelle, please use firstname.lastname@example.org. In the comment section, add TYF-Community Pantries as beneficiary and your own email address (for acknowledgment).
I have no doubt that God’s hand is moving in ways beyond what we can humanly comprehend, fathom and do. It is a miracle, wonderful to behold, isn’t it?
Vic Salanga, S.J.
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Fern L. Robles
Philippine Jesuit Foundation
PO Box 312
New York, NY 10028
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