“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." -Matthew 25:40
Name(s): Sarah Fuller
Host Country: United States
Sarah was born in Canada and raised there as well as in the Seychelles and the Philippines, where her parents served as missionaries. She is interested in Christian theology and social justice and has worked in night shelters, refugee communities, food banks and soup kitchens. She has participated in educational programs about Christian faith and the Biblical foundations of Christian peacemaking, justice, and care for the poor. She has a Master of Divinity degree and a Master’s degree in Social Justice studies, as well as a degree in anthropology.
Sarah’s ministry is serving at the Los Angeles Catholic Worker in Los Angeles, California. The LACW community was founded to “feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, care for the sick, clothe the naked, visit the prisoner,” and is part of a lay religious movement founded in the US in the 1930s.
The LACW was founded in 1970, and runs a large soup kitchen in downtown LA’s Skid Row. They also show Christian love and minister to their homeless guests in other practical ways, such as providing dental services, foot care, clothing, blankets and toiletries. The community also engages in education about Christian peace and justice issues, and meets regularly for worship and reflection.