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Weekly Bible Study Warrior Fellowship Church:

Please join us Thursday evenings from 7pm-8:15pm at 590 N Alma School Road Suite 30 Chandler, AZ 85224  Every week is a new topic, so there are no catching up or getting behind.  We will simply watch a short video, review the topic and share thoughts and personal experiences.  This is an opportunity to grow up in Christ to full maturity and lead others out of darkness.  Please feel free to email or text with any questions.                          Cell: 602-430-5367 or email:  Janet@crusadersoflove.org

 

Serving the homeless in Phoenix

We take clothing, food and basic essentials, as well as blankets, sleeping bags, back packs, shoes, Bibles, and anything else we have available to the people in Phoenix near Jefferson and 9th Ave that currently are living in tents or on the streets.  We have seen many lives turned around as we pray and offer individuals the gift of receiving Jesus and then believing in His New Birth experience that leads them into a higher pathway free of the old cursed life and hopeful and expectant as the redeemed of the Lord! 

We try to visit the area at least once a month.  If you would like to join us, please send a text message or email to get the latest details and dates.  Thank you for wanting to bring hope and healing through the life of Christ in you.  

 

Born Again Vintage

The latest project or plans for Crusaders of Love Inc, a 501c3 charity recognized by the IRS, include opening a thrift boutique named Born Again Vintage.  Born Again Vintage is located next to Floridino’s Pizza  at 590 N Alma School Rd Suite 30 Chandler, AZ.  We are setting everything up this week, so we can open our doors and begin serving the community needs of not only offering affordable clothing and accessories, but also provide financial support to youth aging out of foster care.

With an average of 800 young people aging out of state foster care each year, Arizona has a great responsibility to ensure the next generation receives the necessary tools to break the oppressive cycles of poverty, drug addiction, abuse and more.

There are far too many young people that are left without a hope and a future at age 18, because they never had a chance to be adopted by a loving family, but we can change their pathway from one of homelessness and incarceration to stable, educated and thriving .

I have seen first hand how opening our hearts and home to those orphaned and alone at adulthood makes the difference between brokenness and devastation to a successful, abundant life.  We all need healing from life’s traumas and past dramas, but how can a youth left to fend for themself at 18 or 19 manage moving forward without the support of encouraging adults and leaders in their lives?  If you ever want to know how to be well pleasing to your Heavenly Father, start by doing what He is doing and bring the afflicted and orphaned into your home and family and never giving up on them no matter how much they seem to fail or struggle with wrong choices.

We want to decide who is worthy of our time and help, but there was no one found worthy out of all the people, but Jesus.  He alone is Holy and righteous.  The rest of us are able to hide our messed up lives in a savior who gave up his very life in order to give us life.  So I ask you, is it too much for us to give up a few comforts in our over indulged lives in order to make room for someone that will become the future of our state and nation?  Would you prefer to sit back and blame everyone else for all the evils that are in the world, or would you dare to rise up and make your heart and home a place of comforting love and support to an aged out foster care youth?  We don’t have to feel bad for people who are struggling, because we have a choice to help so that none are overlooked or left for a lifetime on the streets.

The Lord was very clear with me when He said that it was never okay to ignore a person in need when He has sent them into my pathway to help.  I can’t handle not helping people more than I can’t handle helping so many of them.  Is it costly?  Yes, it will cost you everything sometimes, but what good will it do a man if he gains the whole world and loses his soul?

I am not sharing this to condemn or shame people into doing more.  I am offering everyone the opportunity to join in with what the Lord is doing and bringing the Kingdom of God to the earth by doing and saying only what we see the Father doing.

He loves us with a perfect love that is able to heal every wound and bring us out of darkness and into the light of hope and love for a bright future.  If we want to be comforted in all our afflictions, we should know that we are also to comfort others in their afflictions.  That doesn’t mean just your own family and friends either. It means the broken and dirty heroin addict on the street corner or the drunk passed out in his own urine next to the circle K.  Open your heart and ask the Lord to lead you to a life in need.  He won’t hesitate to direct you immediately to someone!

Sometimes it’s really hard to do the right thing when so many others are doing the wrong things and telling you that you shouldn’t bother to do anything extra to help people who are clearly asking for help.  Those people should be offering to help you to help them!  They don’t want to feel guilty, so they tell you not to help them.  Don’t go along with that crowd. 

 

We are grateful for financial support that allows us to reach more people in need.   If you would like to partner with us to see lives transformed and our streets free of brokenness and misery, you can set up a monthly donation, consider volunteering, inquire about serving on our Board, or contact us with any suggestions and ideas.  We love hearing from you and we are happy to pray for anyone who asks.

December 3, 2019 from 6:30pm-8:30pm

Crusaders of Love, Inc and Floridino’s Pizza & Pasta will provide 100 dozen Pizza Muffins (1200 muffins) to our brothers and sisters living on the streets near Jefferson and 12th avenue in Phoenix, AZ.  We will have hot cocoa and apple cider and provide everyone with one or more of the items listed as supplies allow.

  • Sleeping Bags
  • Blankets
  • Coats/Hoodies/Sweatshirts
  • Hats/Scarves/Gloves
  • Boots/Socks/Shoes
  • Water Bottles
  • Snack Packs
  • Deodorant/Shampoo/Body Wash/Hair Brush/Comb
  • Toothpaste/Toothbrush
  • Books-Bibles/God’s Promises/Hope and Encouragement

Please help us with any new or gently used items from the list or anything that might be useful.

Contact Janet Weninger at 602-430-5367 or Janet@Crusadersoflove.org to arrange for pick up of donations or how you can volunteer for the event or future events.  Donations can also be dropped off at Floridino’s Pizza in Chandler at 590 N Alma School Rd.

Financial donations are used for assisting the poor in the Phoenix and surrounding cities, as well as providing support to children in state foster care, and young adults aging out of the foster care system.  Crusaders of Love, Inc. is a public charity recognized by the IRS as a 501c3 organization. Donors can deduct contributions from their federal taxes.

Federal ID 84-2700224 tax-exempt

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