Did you know that your Board of Trustees established a fund several years ago for the sole purpose of helping out members who might have a temporary financial need? The Samaritan Fund has helped a number of people in past years, but has been dormant until recently. This is a good thing. It means that our members realize that God is their Source and have no need for financial assistance.
However, a recent request for help made me wonder just how many people are aware of this channel of good. It also prompted a realization that there is a need to fuel the fund with additional cash flow.
The Samaritan Fund was established for members of the Center for Spiritual Living Granada Hills. Most requests have been for $200 or less, but occasionally larger amounts are granted. Requests are kept confidential and only the pastor and fund administrator (in this case, Board President Barbara Harrison) will be aware of the request. Grantees are encouraged to pay back the money when their income has increased to allow this. This is their way to pay it forward. The pastor will treat for the recipient’s prosperity.
If you are feeling financially prosperous at this time, please consider donating to the Samaritan Fund, knowing that your prosperity will assist someone who is experiencing temporary financial need.