Nursing Home Chapels
Fountain of Life volunteers share Christ’s love by providing weekly chapel services at three local nursing homes; Devon Gables, Foothills Rehab Center and Woodland Palms. These services can often be the only chance for the residents of these facilities to worship and are highly valued by them.
P.O.W. W.O. W. is the acronym for Produce On Wheels With Out Waste. The Borderlands Food Bank is the creator of this one-of-a kind project whose goal it is to prevent fresh produce, grown in Mexico, from ending up in landfills when it is not purchased for sale in local supermarkets. Fountain of Life assists by helping to sell or give away the produce at a greatly reduced cost on most of the fifth Saturdays of the year during the growing season. Not only is good produce being rescued, but many people are benefiting from the ability to get it at the greatly reduced price of $10 for 60 pounds, or, in certain circumstances, be given the fruits and vegetables at no cost.
Large Print Bibles
Large Print Bibles are produced here at FOL for the visually impaired by volunteers who meet weekly. In 2013 LPB began printing 60 books monthly and are now up to 120, producing the books of Judges, Ruth, Joshua, Jeremiah volumes 1 and 2, and Lamentations. These books are sent throughout the US and the world including: Africa, India, Russia, and Europe. The tasks required to make the Bible include printing, punching the paper, binding with the front and back covers, proof reading, boxing and shipping. All are welcome to come and help.
LWML (Lutheran Women’s Missionary League) is the official women’s auxiliary of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. Our motto is “Serve the Lord with Gladness”, Psalm 100:2, and LWML is focused on affirming each woman to live out their Christian lives in active mission ministries and supporting global missions. Here at FOL we have several opportunities for women to serve including an evening quilting group, Ruth Circle who pieces and ties quilts for Lutheran World Relief and local needs, and we always need women to work on projects at home for our sales and outreach programs. We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month and welcome all women to attend.
LWML officers: Le Kauth, VP Christian Growth; Elke Ago, VP Human Care; Margie Faulklner, President, Denise Allyn, VP Growth & Development; Cathy Thompson, Treasurer; Karen Stewart, Secretary
Mission Dresses for Honduras
It’s been three years since LWML started the Mission Dresses for Honduras project (aka ‘pillowcase dresses’) with the Open Door Ministry, located in the Tocoa, Honduras area. The Open Door Ministry is about children, about their physical, educational and spiritual well-being. The Ministry operates an orphanage, feeding stations for children and the one that FOL’s LWML has focused on: the home for sexually abused girls and their children. Here the girls, age 11 to 17, get counseling, learn how to care for their babies, they get an education and they learn about Jesus and His love and care. The LWML project has provided dresses for girls whose lives have been so difficult: pretty dresses that let them know that they are loved and cared for even by people as far away as Tucson, Arizona.
The Ruth Guild sends about 20-25 quilts to Lutheran World Relief each year. These are made from new and clean recycled fabrics. Along with the LWR quilts, the Ruth Guild makes about 30 quilts for our local Holiday Market. Proceeds from the Market go to our mission projects fund. The Ruth Guild also makes quilts and blankets for Tucson Medical Center Children’s Hospital and quilts which are used to honor our veterans through the TMC hospice program.