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Phoenix Gala

  • The Croft Downtown 22 East Buchanan Street Phoenix, AZ, 85004 United States (map)

We're mad about helping families and we see you are too!

Join us for an unforgettable night at The Croft Downtown as we raise money to break the cycle of poverty by providing a home, job and life skills to homeless, expectant mothers and their children, bringing them to self-sufficiency.

Catered dinner by Alexi's Grill

Featured Guest: Daniel Ritchie

Live DJ and dancing with Desert House Productions

Cocktail Hour * Silent Auction * Costume Contest

Attire: Alice in Wonderland costume or formal wear strongly encouraged.

Corporate Sponsorships:
Platinum $2,000 and Gold $1,500
Regular Table: $500
Individual Ticket: $125

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Daniel Ritchie

Pastor, Author and Speaker

“You are going to have a healthy baby boy.

Those are the words every expectant couple wants to hear. But what happens when a couple gets the most stomach-churning news imaginable — news that there’s a medical issue with the tiny little baby growing in his mother’s womb? Parents start to ask questions. Will my baby be okay? What will our little boy’s life be like? How will this boy’s health affect our lives? Will it all be worth the struggle?

A set of parents I know had the same questions race through their minds. They brought a tiny little boy into the world — born without arms. In the face of all those fears, these parents were told the little boy would be helpless and entirely dependent on their care for the duration of his life. The news was grim as doctors painted a picture of toil and frustration in the life of this boy.

Fear and worry flooded their hearts, but for all the bad news, these parents were resting on good news. God loved this little boy. God fearfully and wonderfully made this little boy. God had a plan for this little boy. They shoved fear and doubt to the side and embraced the little boy God had given them.

That baby boy born with no arms is me. Thirty-one years later, God has crushed the professional opinions of skeptical doctors. I’ve been in student ministry for nearly a decade, I have a remarkable wife of nine years, and we have a beautiful three-year-old boy, with a little girl on the way.

I thank God I had parents who willingly and joyfully embraced me with all the challenges that came with having a baby with a disability. They could have chosen to give me up for adoption, or put me in state care, or they could have chosen to abort me. For my parents, abortion would have never been an option. The realities of me being made in the image of God and being wonderfully made in the womb by the Father were forefront in their minds.

Human life is the physical handiwork of God — created in God’s image for God’s glory. Every man or woman that is formed in the hands of the faithful Father has value, purpose, and grace. Never determine the value, quality, or sanctity of a life on the basis of socio-economic background, family structure, ethnicity, or any sort of disability. View human life through the lens of the gospel — that the work of God might be displayed in every single life.”

Taken from

Earlier Event: October 18
Finding Hope in Springerville