In addendum to Susy K's thread 'Why' where we got into a really great discussion about how to best help people, I thought this would uplift a few folks...
I found it on one of my conservative
web pages that I frequent...hee hee...had to tell y'all that...and found a nice story that I wanted to post here. It's very brief. Read on:
"The Mount Carmel Baptist church (in Norfolk, VA) has a project. The project is to deliver members from credit card debt. At monthly "debt liquidation revivals" the church members chose one family - a collection is taken - the credit card is paid. That family is then compelled to attend financial seminars and to be ready to help other church members in the future.
Thus far the church has liquidated over $300,000 credit card debt. There's a bowl on the altar where sliced and diced credit cards go to their final reward.
My kind of church. People truly getting together to help, not to judge. " ~ Neal Boortz
Jun 19, '02
How do they choose the families that get the credit card debt paid off? This sounds like a wonderful idea! Especially the part about the financial management classes! And if these people could stay away from credit cards afterwards, that would really be terrific!
Last edit by Jenny P on Jun 19, '02