Dr. Beckwith’s Friday Inspiration For January 13th

Happy Friday and Greetings on this lovely day. I pray your week has been a great one. We started a little rough with the torrential rains, but we made it to another gorgeous sunny day in beautiful Southern California. 

I have been praying for you. You may not have asked for prayers, but I pray for you anyway. Praying over this organization and the people I am responsible for leading is biblical. Most times, we hear the part of the scripture that says we are to pray for our leaders. I do that also, but leaders must pray for ALL the people they serve. For example, in 1 Timothy 2:1-2, we are told this: “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession, and thanksgiving be made for all people—for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”

I recommend showing grace to each other because we never know what people are going through. That’s why prayer is essential. As the leader of LSSSC, I believe praying helps me to tune into God. When I pray for you, I pray for myself—that my decisions are the right ones. So, I will ask of you today that as I pray for you, please pray for each other, even the ones who give you problems. The Bible commands us to pray for each other. In one place (James 5:16), the Bible tells us that not praying for others, or in my words, holding grudges can affect healing in our own lives. That healing may be physical, but it could also be mental, emotional, and especially spiritual.

I pray you have an enjoyable weekend. God bless you as you enter it. Here’s a song that I hope will uplift you and help you find joy and peace in Praise!


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Ambassadors are short-term volunteers who open doors for our organization in the community, introducing new people at our bi-monthly Fostering Community Care event. These are one hour awareness events only (no solicitations are made) to expose people to the great work of LSS Community Care. To become an Ambassador here are your responsibilities:
  1. 1 – Attend at least one Fostering Community Care event during the calendar year
  2. 2 – Host or invite and bring 10-15 guests to one Fostering Community Care event within 3 months of your attending one yourself.
  3. 3 – Inform your invited guests of what the Fostering Community Care meeting will be about, and let them know that they will receive a follow up call from the organization
  4. 4 – Ambassadors will complete their commitment after bringing 10-15 persons within the 3 month time period. An Ambassador has the option to complete after one term, continue for another 3 month term or move into another role on the team.
Become an Ally

Allies are community members who want to be in a supportive, intentional, befriending relationship with an individual or family working to get out of poverty.

Other ways to help the Southern California Family Support Initiative
  • Be an Ad-Hoc Ally – share your special skill or talent
  • Be a member of your local Community Leadership Team
  • Assist with weekly Child Care/Children’s Programs
  • Be a Community Spokesman – talk about the initiative and recruit others to join
  • Financially Sponsor a Family Leader
  • Facilitate/assist with Training Our Leaders and Allies
  • Behind-the-scenes work – internet research, graphic design, writing
We are actively seeking individuals and groups to be a part of our on-going mission to serve those in need. LSS administers over 50 specialized programs and services throughout the Southern California region. Contact your nearest LSS Center to hear about the local opportunities they have available.
Be a positive role model
Give back to others and help change lives
Transform communities
Spend your time doing something rewarding
Meet new people
Have fun
Learn new skills, share your talents, build your resume

The life you change most – may be your own!