Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Antique Road Show Fundraiser



 
An antiques show and garage sale "homeless fundraiser" is set for this coming Monday and Tuesday in front of the Servants of the Father of Mercy warehouse in Ventura.  Got 1, 2, or 3 pieces of furniture, electronics or household items to donate?  Bring them on over Sunday 2pm team meeting.  Angela, Henry, Mercy and Oscar are donating a few antiques.  Edgar and Martha have already donated a few century old statues and paintings.  Here are pictures from October's event! 
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Monday, July 14, 2014

Gotta Love Haters


The testimony in the book "23 Minutes in Hell" is an eyewitness account that haters feed on haters.  The people that deride you today, will also turn and consume each other tomorrow. Thanks be to God for sending us Jesus, "The New Paradigm", who spread his arms out in love over the smart, know-it-all, prideful haters and said "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do."  Follow Christ to the Cross, break out of the old paradigm and embrace the New.

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Kali Wins the Homeless Drumathon while Julissa Eventually Gives In

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Above are two inspiring pictures from last week's homeless supplies warehouse grand opening and blessing Mass of our budding musicians - from left to right are Julissa and Kali drumming late into the night. Kali wins the drumathon! The next team meeting to help the homeless is this and every Sunday, 2p - 4p Servants of the Father of Mercy, 1544 Morse Avenue, Ventura, CA 93003. Let us know that you, your family and friends plan to attend - your Father and Mother would love it if you do. Email us at contact@servantsofthefather.org
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Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Way Home & A Homecoming

Jesus tells us that the way home (for all of us willing to admit we're homeless, lol) is a very narrow path, meaning that we slip off the path occasionally, and that is okay.  The whole course of the journey home is getting lost, falling off, and returning, and slipping off again, slipping away from the truth and turning back to it, leaving and returning.  So in our leaving, as much as in our returning, we must always try to remember that we are blessed, loved, cherished and like the parable of the "Prodigal Son" we are waited for by the One who loves us and whose love never changes. (Henri Nouwen) 

Below, enjoy the grand opening homecoming pictures of our new homeless supplies, KidsKrafts warehouse and Father of Mercy chapel HQ taken this past Friday evening!  You're invited to the next gathering of the team serving So Cal homeless, every Sunday, lunch/meeting, 2pm, 1544 Morse Ave., Ventura, CA 93003.  Join us, your Father and Mother will love it!







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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Kitty Goes Home



Since 2001, Kitty (photos from a visit in 2007) was a member of our homeless family living under Los Angeles bridges in the neighborhood of 1st and 3rd avenues near Union Station in downtown.  A week ago, she last minute changed a weekend barbecue party she planned to cook for her homeless mates from Sunday evening to Saturday afternoon.  Everyone had a great time.  Sunday evening she fell asleep at 9:00 on a makeshift bed and died shortly thereafter.  Over the years Kitty had bypass surgery a couple of times and was living homeless after each hospital stay. She leaves behind her best mate Anthony and close friends, Cici, Andrian, Carlos and Isabel.  Please pray for Kitty and for her homeless family that she leaves behind.
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Monday, June 16, 2014

A Mother's Wisdom


“I was fired from a job when I was sixteen years old and was devastated.  My entire personal worth was laid waste.  My mother found me crying in my upstairs room.  I told her what happened.  She sat down on my bed and took me in her arms.  ‘Fired? Fired!’ she laughed.  ‘What the hell is that? Nothing.  Tomorrow you’ll go looking for another job.  That’s all.’ She dabbed at my tears with her handkerchief.  ‘Remember, you were looking for a job when you found the one you just lost.  So you’ll just be looking for a job one more time.’  She laughed at her wisdom and my youthful consternation.  ‘And think about it, if you ever get fired again, the boss won’t be getting a cherry.  You’ve been through it once and survived.’”  Maya Angelou, Wouldn’t Take Nothing from My Journey, Random House, 1993, p. 80.

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