As a young couple, Mike and Debbie Bloomgren’s budget was often stretched. “There were times when we thought we weren’t sure how we would make it,” they recalled. They had considered missions work but God called them instead to the mission of raising a family with six children, grounded in a solid foundation of Catholic faith in their home.
“In the early days, before paying the bills, we would always first take out money for the Church. It has always been important to us to give back to God first,” the Bloomgrens shared.
“Even though we started with nothing, God took care of us. And it seemed that the more generous we were, the more God would take care of us.” This practice of stewardship has continued to grow over the course of their marriage.
When they learned about the opportunity to create a Donor Advised Fund with the Catholic Foundation of Michigan, they decided to open one to support their parish, St. Joseph of Lake Orion, MI. “Now that we are stable we are in a place to give back in a way that will leave a legacy,” they said.