Here’s a great story about how you who donate to the Diocese of Lansing’s annual Diocesan Services Appeal or DSA helps bring the love of Jesus Christ into the lives of real people in our poorest communities – people like Kathy Morris from Flint, a single mother of four who was unable to work last year due to an injury.
“It’s hard when you’ve always worked and you haven’t ever had to ask for help. I was going through a lot of distress. I said, ‘Lord this is in your hands’,” says Kathy to Faith Magazine, the official publication of the Diocese of Lansing.
That prayer led Kathy to Catholic Charities' Center for Hope in Flint, where she was able to work, develop job skills and experience renewed stability.
“As soon as I got there, I felt the warmth. I had passed the center for years, but I never knew I’d end up there. As soon as you enter, especially if you’ve been feeling down and out, you feel the love.”
For many, the Center for Hope is the beginning of a new path to recovery, offering access to counseling and mental health services, substance use treatment and recovery, housing assistance and referrals for food and furniture. For Kathy, the greatest gift she’s received is a renewed sense of hope in the loving providence of God.
“My number one job is to put God first,” says Kathy, “However he works it out for my next job, I’ll trust him. I don’t have a worry in the world. I am so grateful.”
The mission of Catholic Charities in the Diocese of Lansing is to share the love of Christ by performing spiritual and corporal works of mercy. Dollars donated to the annual Diocesan Services Appeal fuel that mission.
* To find out more about the Diocesan Services Appeal click here: https://www.dioceseoflansing.org/DSA
* To donate to the Diocesan Services Appeal go to: https://donate.dioceseoflansing.org/20dsa/dsa-2020-donations