An active contributor to the Southwest Conference Blog, Dr. Don Fausel, passed away peacefully on June 12, 2017, at the age of 87.
A resident at Beatitudes Campus, Don was an Emeritus Professor at Arizona State University, College of Public Programs, where he taught and held various administrative positions for thirty years. After he retired, he wrote his memoir, From Blind Obedience to a Responsible Faith and became a blogger on his website responsiblefaith.com.
Last June the Good Shepherd and the Green Valley/Sahuarita Samaritans agreed to accompany a Honduran family that was getting ready to present themselves to immigration officials at the US/Mexico Border. Some of our folks had gotten to know Eva and her four children at the Jesuit-run Kino Border Initiative in Nogales, Mexico where we volunteer every Tuesday. At the time, we knew it would be a long, hard journey---but I don’t think any of us knew all the hoops, heart-wrenching experiences, and joy that would transpire over the year.
We are saddened to learn of the passing of missionary Scott Nicholson, a friend to many at Casas Adobes Congregational UCC. He led many tours for their members across the border and inspired their ministry, Needlework for Nogales Children (N4NC).