By Billie K. Fidlin, Director of Outreach
This year, the mission projects for Annual Conference will match the mission offerings given during Conference worship services. Our Bishop has selected the three projects: Arizona Justice for Our Neighbors (AZ JFON / Tucson), The Inn Project (Tucson) and our international offering – Tongan relief aide. The success of these mission ministries depends on the generosity of people like you and me. This year, rather than limiting the opportunity to give to those who attend Annual Conference worship, we are extending the blessing opportunity to all of our members and friends in the pews of our churches beginning this weekend up until Sunday, June 3.
So that we can celebrate how God is at work across the Desert Southwest Conference, please send your church’s total donation amount with church name and district to Billie Fidlin, Director of Outreach, at email@example.com by Wednesday, June 6. For those of you that can’t wait to be a blessing to the people affected by these mission ministries, click on the graphics below to donate now. Thank you so much!
As a reminder, AZ JFON is a legal clinic welcoming immigrants by providing affordable, high-quality immigration legal services, as well as engaging in advocacy for immigrant rights, offering education to communities of faith and the public about these issues. Our first clinic is located in Tucson.
The Inn Project, also located in Tucson, provides temporary housing to people seeking asylum in the United States. In collaboration with ICE, The Inn Project helps to get children and their accompanying adult(s) out of detention centers to a friendly & safe environment as they await arrangements from their family in the United States.
Lastly, in February of 2018, Tonga was devasted by the worst storm in 60 years. Experiencing winds of more than 230lm/h flattening buildings and bringing down power lines. Cyclone Gita ravaged Tonga and our Tongan churches are seeking all of our support to help their friends and families back home.