By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)
8/4/2014 (1 year ago)
Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)
Some of our faithful readers may recall the publication of a letter which we received a several weeks ago from a family in Mexico, asking if we could send them a Bible. We're proud to announce that the request has been fulfilled by Your Catholic Voice Foundation.
LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - In an email, Your Catholic Voice Foundation (YCVF) informed Catholic Online that a Spanish Bible and rosaries were shipped to the Garcia family in San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.
The Bible was specially selected and is a leather-bound Spanish translation Catholic Bible. Three rosaries were also selected from the Catholic Shopping .com Rosary Collection and sent to the family.
The family's youngest son, Francisco Garcia, wrote to Catholic Online through a friend and we managed to translate and publish a heavily edited version of the letter. The letter explained that his family was poor and they recently suffered a fire in their home and lost most of their possessions including an heirloom Bible. Young Francisco asked Catholic Online if we might send a Bible to his family.
Although Catholic Online does not fulfill such requests as we are a news and media outlet, we passed the request to Your Catholic Voice Foundation, which is a 503c non-profit corporation that deals with people in need. The agency agreed to send a Bible and a rosary to the family. In fact, they chose a nice Bible and three rosaries, one for each member of the household.
According to YCVF, The funds for these gifts came from readers who responded to the letter published on Catholic Online.
We all hope that the family receives their gifts and enjoys their use.
Sadly, YCVF and Catholic Online often get requests for help, sometimes many more requests than we can fulfil. Requests range from calls for emergency assistance to help paying for household bills, and even help getting into seminaries, especially overseas where the Church is rapidly growing.
For most of these requests, it is more appropriate for petitioners to seek local assistance, however YCVF is committed to donating food, Bibles and medicine to people in need around the world. YCVF is also donating XO Tablets to schools, as well as food and medicine.
If you would like to help with this mission and the other requests presented to YCVF, visit the organization's webpage here and consider making a gift.
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