Thursday, September 11, 2008

Love Ministries and Donations


Love Ministries, as its name indicates, has one guiding motive and incentive, and that is Love or compassion. We exist for no other reason than to teach and to make known the Way of Love.

That is why we insist that the Ministries are not a "business." We never want to, refuse to, reduce the work to a mere "business." It is not commercial, and Love is not a commercial "commodity." We hate to collect money, and do not like even or ever mentioning it.

But a reasonable perspective tells us that money is a part of this illusion-world. It is necessary to get things done, and especially, to help the poorest people in the world.

So, please do not mistake the fact that we almost never ask for money to be disinterest, apathy, or complacency. We are interested, compellingly so, in anything that can help our sisters and brothers. Our work with the most poverty-stricken people, in the most desolated countries, demands that we send them donations from time to time to do their fine work with orphans. Love Ministries does not usually ask for funds, and we do not like to do this. But, from time to time, we will be reminding our friends, students, clients, and neighbors of needs that include donations, which we vow to use to educate and to aid the poor. No one at Love Ministries has any kind of remuneration; we pay no salaries, and all our work is purely voluntary; both our time and our work are given freely, out of Love for people and other creatures.

We remain open, dear friends, to any ideas or suggestions that you might have about fund-raising, as we have virtually no experience in this area. Please never confuse us with so-called "ministries" which are nothing but money-making businesses, with salaried workers, building-rental, and paid telephone-solicitors. We are a small ministry, and have none of this overhead. And we plan to keep things supersmall and supersimple, while at the same time, reaching out the hand of Love and cooperation with our sisters and brothers all over the world.

So far, the Love Ministries Federation is sending donations to (in alphabetical order):

Love Ministries of India
Love Ministries of Kenya
Love Ministries of Pakistan
Love Ministries of Rwanda
Love Ministries of Tanzania
Love Ministries of Uganda.

Thanks to all of you for your continuing interest in, and support of, our ministries to the poorest people in the world.

Love and Gratitude,

a franciscan taoist and the staff of Love Ministries USA

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