A lesson learned from Samuel’s story is that when generous souls are willing to help provide an opportunity for those in great need a life with basic dignity and hope can result. It begins with generosity.
Samuel, of course, responded to the generosity of others with hard work and helped himself by using the opportunity. And now he wants to help others who are in the horribles circumstances he managed to overcome.
We have been challenged by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI to “…reach the geographical and spiritual places where others do not reach or find difficult to reach”. Our mission is not about proximity, it is about Samuel. Wherever we find him and with any partners willing to work with us to serve him.
We cannot do this work alone. Each of your contributions, no matter how small or how large, makes an impact. Please be generous.
In the Lord,
Father Don Vettese, S.J.