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A Request for God’s Children

by | Mar 16, 2020 | Billie's Blog

In these times we are facing, we hear of more and more families who are unable to meet the basic needs for their own family. We know that the people of the streets continue to struggle, and be ever so vulnerable.
At some point the grocery stores will again stock shelves with needed product. But in the meantime, we are hearing of babies who need formula and diapers, urban ministries needing supplies of same and more. While many of us may be worried about our own needs, none the less, we might feel better if we can help someone else along the way. What can we share, how can we help someone who is particularly vulnerable at this time?
Each of our churches can use their local networks to publish to their surrounding community how they might be able to help. Everything from meals delivered to the elderly, cards of greeting to say hello to someone who is homebound, or those precious rolls of toilet paper if you can spare one or two!
Calls to our urban ministries asking what they need would be wonderful. For the Phoenix area: UMOM can be reached at: 602.275.7852; Justa Center can be reached at 602.254.6524; Wesley Community Center & Health Clinic at 602.257.4323; Golden Gate Community Center & Health Clinic at 602.233.0017. In Tucson, please contact TMM Family Services at 520.322.9557 and for the North District please contact your District Superintendent office at: 702.757.3507. A friendly “How can I help?” I’m sure would be most welcomed by all of these ministries. Please note that how volunteers are being used may have new guidelines, so if you want to be on site be sure to check with each ministry.
Remember that your well-being is extremely important as well. But helping others might just help you! Thank you for your giving, servant heart friends, and know that your prayers will be most appreciated of all.

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Author: Billie K. Fidlin

Billie K. Fidlin is the Director of Outreach & Justice for the Desert Southwest Conference. She is a graduate of Western Michigan University and attended Claremont School of Theology for religious studies. Ms. Fidlin currently serves as the President of the Arizona Faith Network in her second term. She is President & Founder of Whisper n Thunder Inc., and sits on various boards including the Justa Center and the Phoenix Police Department's Faith Advisory Council. Her awards include the UM Foundation for Evangelism 2004 Distinguished Evangelist; 2016 Church Women United / United Nations Human Rights Award; 2018 Servant Leader Award AZ Faith Network; 2022 Southern Poverty Law Center Certificate of Recognition; and 2022-23 Class of Who's Who in America.
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