Every week, we are asked by members of the church for donations to various causes. All of the needs are very worthwhile. The problem is we do not have resources to give to every fundraiser.
We tithe, we support a young woman in school in Africa through Operation Classroom, and we have a child through Compassion International. It is hard to say no to children soliciting funds for his/her school, Girl Scouts, Race for the Cure, Relay for Life, band trips to college football bowl games, etc.
I would like to know how other clergy and spouses handle such requests. How do you choose?
Jacquie Reed is a pastor's spouse in Fishers, Indiana.