While the world has been struggling in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year and a half, our Missionary Oblates have continued providing lifesaving support to the poorest of the poor around the world. Those living in our mission communities have been especially affected by challenges and difficulties of the financial effects of the global shutdown because they do not have the savings or income to afford food, clothes, housing, education and medical care.
Today, I am pleased to tell you we have been given a timely blessing that can triple the impact of your support today.
A dedicated Oblate Missions benefactor — who understands the increased needs of the mission poor and Oblate Seminarians — has given us a generous gift of $100,000 that can be used to match your support two-for-one.
We are challenging good friends like you to help us raise $50,000 to match this generosity to reach our goal of $150,000 to additional funding. Every dollar you give today — when combined with the support from our long-term benefactor — can have three times the impact and work three times as hard to sustain our overseas missionary efforts.
Your gift can be tripled in impact too when combined with our benefactor’s support to assist ill, infirmed or hungry mission families…
…or your gift can be tripled to continue the studies of our Seminarians to become Missionary Oblates and continue our work with the most abandoned…
…or a most generous donation can work three times as hard to help our missionaries provide hope and healing in our overseas missions like Zambia.
To put these additional funds to work as soon as possible, we have a deadline of August 26th for gifts to qualify for this opportunity. That’s only a few weeks away!
As the world begins to reopen with the vaccine becoming more widely available through ongoing worldwide distribution, it is critical that we continue to support our mission communities. Your ongoing support has brought healthcare, food, employment, education and hope to the poor living in our Zambia mission.
These families were always forced to somehow find a way to get by on just a few dollars a day. But when businesses shut down and workers were sent home, most had no savings to feed their children.
Thankfully, your support has made all the difference in helping our mission community get through this difficult time and will help our Missionary Oblates continue to aid the poor as we eventually emerge from the pandemic.
Your gifts also help support the formation of Oblate seminarians in Zambia, preparing them for a life of sacrifice and service to the mission poor.
Your support today will work three times as hard to the mission poor, our Missionaries and our Seminarians, helping meet the heightened demand for our essential services… providing mothers and children with desperately needed medical care and nutritional aid … provide the elderly with dignity in their lives … and help those facing terminal illnesses with palliative care.
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Please don’t let this matching opportunity slip past you. It takes only a moment to continue your much-needed support that can have three times the impact.
In Jesus Christ and Mary Immaculate,
Father David P. Uribe, OMI
Oblate Chaplain Director
Thank you for your support.
You will receive an e-mail confirmation of your gift shortly.