Tirzah Apple Valley

We are advocates for Tirzah International and their work “Investing in women who are changing their world”. We do this by:

  1. Meeting once a month to review Tirzah work being done around the world

  2. Praying for all leaders within the organization and our regional leaders globally

  3. Raising awareness in our community about Tirzah

  4. Supporting the organization monetarily by having fundraisers

We also strive to be informed about local charities, especially when they pertain to helping women overcome oppression and violence.

We meet once a month,

on the first Monday of the month at 1:00Pm.

In 2019 the upcoming dates are:

  • July 1

  • August 5

  • September 2

  • October 7

  • November 9

Contact chapter leaders for further information:


Annie Gaunder   GOGAUN1@AIM.COM

Ideas for 2019:

  • Write to our Tirzah regional leaders quarterly

  • Focus on helping a specific local charity

  • Do a raffle for an African/American quilt that Annie will design

  • Sell items that the Tirzah Kenya/Ethiopia team can bring back

  • Hold a fundraiser through a local restaurant where part of the sales on a certain date, for those with a special flyer, would go to Tirzah

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July 1 at

1:00 pm

Tour of Our Children Project. This is a division of Lutheran Social Services. They have a Therapy Program for children and families recovering from sexual abuse. We will get to tour the facility (in Apple Valley) where help is offered, and hear how clients have been helped. There will be a member of the Advisory Counsel present to explain the program. Carole Voll, one of our members, is the Program Manager. Location: Ascension Lutheran Church 22130 Ottawa road, Apple Valley. We will carpool at 12:30 from Carol Leiby’s house 19344 Macklin St., Apple Valley.

Phone: 760-247-3025.

Psst! Need directions?

To Carol’s: Enter off of Apple Valley Rd and Arroyo Mesa at guard gate. Tell the guard you are here to meet with Carol Leiby.

Directions from guard gate: Go straight to stop sign, turn right. Proceed on Lakeshore to Macklin, you can only turn right.

To the church:

Bear Valley Road East to Navajo, turn Left.

North on Navajo to Ottowa, turn right.

East to Ascension Lutheran Church, 22130 Ottawa.

Past Meetings

May 6 – Speaker was Kara Rooney of The Open Door, part of Family Assistance Program. They provide case management and support to victims of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. They get referrals from Public Defenders, District Attorneys, and the California Department of Probation. They have a near 100% success rate with those they continue working with. Clients are housed at both adult and youth shelters and they provide a safe home for sexually exploited children.

April 1 - Speaker was Jimmy Waldron of High Desert Homeless Services. They assist homeless who have been displaced from long-term housing due to natural disaster or loss of income and empower homeless men, women and children by providing the necessary skills to become self-sufficient. We had a TP drive – lots of rolls of TP for HDHS.