St. Luke’s February Mission is the Torrance Department of Family and Children Services (DCFS) to replenish St. Luke’s DCFS Assistance Fund. In 2015 the Assistance Fund provided 4 Pack N Plays for infants, a toddler bed and 2 bunk beds (including mattresses and bedding) which were required for two families to keep their foster children and 450 pencil sharpeners for the School Resource Fair. In 2016 it is providing a television for the newly refurbished youth room at the DCFS office, in addition to emergency requests. The DCFS is seeking to build working relationships with faith communities through its Faith Council which meets the 4th Tuesday of each month from 10 am to noon. This year the Faith Council is organizing a Day of Prayer in March, School Food Drive in May/June, Domestic Violence Empowerment Day in October and Youth Extravaganza in December. In addition, The Coalition of Christian Foster Care Ministries is seeking two Ambassadors from each church to learn about ways to serve foster children, teens and families at a Training Event on March 19, 2016, (with time and place TBD). Please support the Torrance Department of Family and Children Services generously and consider helping St. Luke’s respond to its call for volunteers. Jan Gardner, Mission Chair.