I’m not sure how I feel about this. Hmmm. I’d love to read your comments. I saw this story at the Christian Post.

People using their credit cards for purchases can feel better about their spending with the introduction of a new card that supports mission efforts in poor countries.
Announced Monday by the Society for the Propagation of the Faith, the World Missions Visa Card will take a small percentage of everyday purchases and send the money to support Catholic Church programs in more than 1,150 mission dioceses in the world’s most destitute nations.

6 comments
  1. My initial reaction is “How bizarre!” What’s strange to me here is that only 1% of your consumer transactions will go to mission work. Well, if we want to give – we should just give (instead of as a side-note of our own selfish consumerism).

    I don’t know, I guess 1% is better than nothing. But when your giving to people in such extreme poverty via your extravagent first-world lifestyle, something just doesn’t seem Christlike about that to me. If you really want to make a difference, sponsor a child in a third world country, don’t go shopping at the mall! C’mon!

  2. My initial reaction is “How bizarre!” What’s strange to me here is that only 1% of your consumer transactions will go to mission work. Well, if we want to give – we should just give (instead of as a side-note of our own selfish consumerism). I don’t know, I guess 1% is better than nothing. But when your giving to people in such extreme poverty via your extravagent first-world lifestyle, something just doesn’t seem Christlike about that to me. If you really want to make a difference, sponsor a child in a third world country, don’t go shopping at the mall! C’mon!

  3. My initial reaction is “How bizarre!” What’s strange to me here is that only 1% of your consumer transactions will go to mission work. Well, if we want to give – we should just give (instead of as a side-note of our own selfish consumerism). I don’t know, I guess 1% is better than nothing. But when your giving to people in such extreme poverty via your extravagent first-world lifestyle, something just doesn’t seem Christlike about that to me. If you really want to make a difference, sponsor a child in a third world country, don’t go shopping at the mall! C’mon!

  4. I’m with you. I recently did the 30-Hour Famine with a youth group that I work with. A couple days before I did that I stopped by Starbucks for my fix. I spent just shy of $5 for a Frappucino. During the famine it occured to me that a child could have been fed by World Vision for at least four days with the money I spent on my fix.

    I would much rather see people give. Thanks for your comment!

  5. I’m with you. I recently did the 30-Hour Famine with a youth group that I work with. A couple days before I did that I stopped by Starbucks for my fix. I spent just shy of $5 for a Frappucino. During the famine it occured to me that a child could have been fed by World Vision for at least four days with the money I spent on my fix.I would much rather see people give. Thanks for your comment!

  6. I’m with you. I recently did the 30-Hour Famine with a youth group that I work with. A couple days before I did that I stopped by Starbucks for my fix. I spent just shy of $5 for a Frappucino. During the famine it occured to me that a child could have been fed by World Vision for at least four days with the money I spent on my fix.I would much rather see people give. Thanks for your comment!

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