Emiliani Project board member with children

Matthew Monroe

Vice President

Biography

What you love most about serving with Emiliani?

1 John says “Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.”. I can think of no more obvious way to do this than to care for the widow and orphan. The bible makes is quite clear that God has a heart for the widow and the orphan. But how do we best do this? What I love the most about serving with Emiliani is that they have made it easy to make a huge impact in the lives of orphans. A little bit of money goes a long way in the Colombian economy. A modest amount of money can move mountains. Donating your time and money to Emiliani makes a real impact on real people in very clear and substantial ways.

An interesting fact about yourself?

Many years ago, the most interesting thing about me was my roguishly good looks. Then I got married and the most interesting thing about me became my beautiful wife (whom everyone loved more than they did me). But now, I have to say that our two kids are the most interesting thing in my world. We adopted Johanna 11 years ago and Gabi 6 years ago, both at birth, and our lives have not been dull since. Since they came along, most anything I can think of to say about myself sounds pretty boring compared to what a day with them is like.