Dr. Beckwith’s Friday Inspiration For September 30th

Happy Friday, Team!

Today is such a special day. I start this Friday’s inspiration by saying Happy birthday to our Chief Human Resources Officer, Maria Dillon-Owen. I am so happy that she is a part of LSSSC. She cares for people and positively influences all who come in contact with her. But, as remarkable as Maria is to me, she cannot replace the one person who shares her birthday, my son, Brandon. It’s his birthday, too, and his dad and I always remind him just how special he is to us.

I have reflected on Brandon’s birthday all week. I have recalled the days leading up to his delivery many years ago. I remember being so excited and scared, but I was ready to meet him face to face. When he was born, I was the happiest person on the planet. I saw his face and knew he had already changed our lives for the better. Today, he will tell you that his mom and dad have always adored him! That will never change. I don’t care how old he gets!

As much as I think about my love for our only child, I cannot help but think about Christ’s love for us. He loved us so much that he gave His life for us. John 15:13 says, “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.″ I don’t know about you, but I am glad He sees us as His friends, not someone so far away that He cannot hear us. I hope you know the love God has for you, and I pray you value it and pass it on to those you get to serve each day. I am so glad you decided to make LSSSC your home, and I hope you will see us as your family away from home.

Happy Friday and thank you for loving people from all walks of life.

God bless you.

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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.
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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
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  • Be a member of your local Community Leadership Team
  • Assist with weekly Child Care/Children’s Programs
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