Do you give a percentage of your sales to Watch Tower or other charities?
Ministry Ideaz is a small family operated business. We employ several brothers and sisters both here in Ecuador and also in Canada and the United States. Most of the folks that work for us are serving where the need is great in their areas. The family that owns Ministry Ideaz and their various employees indeed support their favorite charitable organization. However that is a private matter and we feel that such an answer should be sufficient.
From time to time however, we get customers who insist we give a more detailed answer to the question: "Where do your proceeds go?" or "Do you donate some or all of your profit to the Watch Tower Society?"
Certainly we want to all use our resources in support of the most important work being done on earth. Each of us individually wherever we are and whatever sort of secular work we are doing have the obligation to use both our time, energy and material resources to support the Kingdom work. However, as to specifics of our donating, we find it necessary to quote from Jesus' Sermon on the Mount: "When making gifts of mercy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing." (Matthew 6:3) Therefore, as mentioned above, we feel our contributions are something private and we do not advertise this publicly.
To help illustrate the point, please read these hypothetical sentences and think about how they make you feel:
- For every order you place, we'll send $5 to the Watch Tower Society
- Order today and we'll send 20% of the sale to the Watch Tower Society
- Last year alone, Ministry Ideaz donated over $20,000 to the worldwide work
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