Samaritans for the Poor & Needy
"Touching the Face of God"
We have an opportunity for you to become a Samaritan for the Poor & Needy as they come forth to us!
You can see the homeless on the street and their needs can be obvious, but the Poor & Needy are also unnoticed behind closed doors. They are the people whose electricity bill increased and they were unable to pay and services were disconnected. They are the single parents on food stamps who ran out before the end of the month and had to use part of the rent to buy food.
They are the working poor with health insurance, but a medical emergency happened, they had to make deposits and many co-payments, took from the rent to obtain care, and received a 5-day eviction notice. There are seniors and the handicap on limited incomes where any interruption to their needs will cause insufficiency in payment for their rent and utilities.
Be sensitive to God's Love in your heart, He may be asking you to become Samaritans to the Poor & Needy in this ministry. Together, we can make a difference in helping our neighbors! Go to our Angels of Light page to make your donation or use the "Donate" button at the bottom of this page!
Former Homeless Outreach
The Once-A-Month Church community outreach in the parks (2006-ended March 2016) had been a place where God birthed the name, Super Stars. The poor and homeless would no longer be recognized as poverty, but Super Stars, people who overcome severe obstacles every day of their lives!
The outreach to the poor & homeless events were held first at the Burton Barr Library in central Phoenix--to the Margaret T. Hance Park--to under the Central Avenue Bridge and the last years at the Monterey Park Phoenix. The key of its success was building spiritual self-esteem in the hearts of broken people. Through the years, we served thousands of meals, distributed hundreds and hundreds of pounds of clothing, shoes and personal necessities, celebrated holidays, raised money and resources for their children's toys at Christmas and gift baskets at Easter, but included in every event was strong spiritual self-esteem building. Changing them internally, creating a new mental image of themselves and with empowered thinking and believing patterns.
Community Outreach to the Poor and Homeless
2006 - 2016
Our First in the Phoenix Valley
* To have an Annual Birthday Celebration for the poor and homeless
* To have a community outreach for the poor and homeless who targets self-esteem building in their programs and activities.
* To call the poor and homeless "Super Stars."
* To provide the poor and homeless children, including their grandchildren, foster and God-children at Christmas and Easter with toys and gifts.
* To have the first "Good Shoe Day for the Homeless."
* To teach the poor and homeless to be leaders for their community of peers sharing referrals for social services and crisis information. Developed the Streets of Gold Leadership Program.
* To have a baby show in the park for pregnant homeless women.
"We Care About People"
We are fulfilling God's commission to "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation." (Mark 16:5). Jesus spoke concerning one lost sheep, "In the same way our Father in Heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should be lost." (Matthew 18:12-14).
The Once-A-Month Church was honored for its community work on News 12 Hero Central in February 2010 and interviewed by Lin Sue Cooney.
"I have a dream that one day a person will arrive in our City and ask, "Where are all the homeless people?"
The resident will reply,
"We care about people and found a way to help."
"We are One World One People Created by the Design of One God."
"Live everyday in Peace, Love & Joy no matter your circumstances"