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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Hit a home run this week . . . Help the homeless in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties!





Hit a home run this week . . .  Help the homeless in Ventura and Los Angeles Counties!

1.  Make sack lunches for the homeless THIS Friday, June 23rd, 9:30 am to 12 noon.  Come to 1544 Morse Avenue, Suite A, Ventura, CA 93003.

2.  Pack the truck and trailer with water, lunch sacks, clothing, sneakers, hygiene kits and more.  Also,  THIS Friday, June 23rd, 9:30 am to 12 noon.  Come to 1544 Morse Avenue, Suite A, Ventura, CA 93003.

3.  Deliver urgent supplies to the homeless living on the streets THIS Saturday, June 24th at 8:30 am sharp with the Servants of the Father of Mercy.  Come to 1544 Morse Avenue, Suite A, Ventura, CA 93003.

RSVP in the comments below!

Servants of the Father of Mercy, celebrating 15 years, and just like Domino's Pizza, "We Deliver!" under bridges and in alleyways to more than 80,000 homeless in the So Cal region.  IRS 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, tax exempt Association of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  Located at 1544 Morse Avenue, Suite A, Ventura, CA 93003.   Tel (310) 595-4175

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Happy Father's Day!

Happy God the Father's Day from the Servants of the Father of Mercy!

Feliz día de Padre Dios! Un mensaje de los Siervos del Padre de la Misericordia.

Our Father, Who art in heaven
Hallowed be Thy Name;
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil. Amen.

(Below) God the Father artwork by Cecil Kim


Padre nuestro,
que estás en el cielo.
Santificado sea tu nombre.
Venga tu reino.
Hágase tu voluntad en la tierra como en el cielo.
Danos hoy nuestro pan de cada día.
Perdona nuestras ofensas,
como también nosotros perdonamos a los que nos ofenden.
No nos dejes caer en tentación y líbranos del mal.
Amén.


(Abajo) Dios Padre, la obra de artista Cecil Kim



Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Cool Success in the Desert

May God bless many sisters and brothers that made this past weekend's StreetReach to the homeless living in the heat of the desert a cool success . . . Fr. John Neiman - Palm Desert, Vern Soto - Ventura, Francesco's Fruit - Fillmore, Martie and Steve Seper - Santa Clarita, Kathy Acorda Regalado - St. Kateri Church and many, many more that are too numerous to mention. Also, enjoy some pictures from our time delivering iced water bottles, snacks and clothing to the homeless in Indio, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Cathedral City and Palm Springs, CA.












Friday, June 9, 2017

I Thirst!


Help this summer for Jesus in the homeless to receive ice water bottles that we will deliver to 5 desert cities where daytime temperatures can reach 120 Fahrenheit or more: Indio, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, Palm Springs and Cathedral City, CA.

Drop off soon at the front door of Servants of the Father of Mercy, 1544 Morse Avenue, Suite A, Ventura, CA 93003. They need lots of clean and gently used men and unisex clothing too!

Also, we go to 1,000s of homeless on the streets of Los Angeles and Ventura County the weekend of June 24th.

God bless you, bro. gary +

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Free Family Picnic, Concert, Book Signing



Servants of the Father of Mercy, Inc. today announced the June launch of “Proof of the Afterlife 2 – The Conversation Continues”.  The author, Bro. Gary Joseph speaks at a free public event: Picnic, talk, book signing and concert by the “Servant Singers” performing their best-loved covers of Peter, Paul and Mary.  Proof of the Afterlife 2 continues the author’s first book, Proof of the Afterlife (2010) that recounts a 30-minute near-death experience, frequent God-encounters, visions, dreams, angel contacts and inspirations sent directly from the afterlife.

When:  Friday, June 30, 2017

Time:  Picnic 6pm – Talk 7pm – Book Signing and Concert 7:30 – 8:30pm

Where:  Servants of the Father of Mercy, Inc., 1544 Morse Avenue, Suite A, Ventura, CA 93003

Who:  You, your family, guests and church friends.

Notes:  It’s Free!  Please arrive on time and join the fun.


Telephone: (310) 595-4175

RSVP:  By phone or email – Info@ServantsoftheFather.org – Facebook Bro. Gary Joseph

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Who is the best?

"The best is not the best . . . Those that do their best are the best!"   Bro. Gary Joseph, Servants of the Father of Mercy +

Friday, June 2, 2017

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Annual Team Retreat


Servants of the Father of Mercy team photograph, Sunday, May 28, 2017 at our annual retreat: Fr. Jim Clarke in the center along with Chris (left), Brandi, Vern, Maggie, Carol, Kevin, Steven and John. Taken at Siena Prayer Center on the feast of the Ascension!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

These celebrities were once homeless . . .


 
Sam Worthington - Star of The Shack
At the time of auditioning for the Avatar, Sam Worthington was living out of a car -- one that he had bought after selling all his worldly goods.

Steve Jobs
It's hard to imagine that the late Apple mogul once slept on the floor of a friend's dorm, but he did. Jobs used to collect discarded bottles from trash cans and sell them to make money for food and lived off charity meals at the Hare Krishna temple.

Hilary Swank
Hilary Swank's parents divorced when she was 13, leading her and her mother to decide to move to Los Angeles for her acting aspirations. They lived out of their car and booked auditions over pay phones until they scraped enough money to get an apartment.

Daniel Craig
James Bond star Daniel Craig went through some tough times and had to sleep on a park bench in London as a struggling actor.

Charles Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin made us all laugh through his iconic films. But his life was less than perfect. He spent a great part of his early life in poverty and hardship, even homeless, living on the streets of London following his father's death and his mother's mental breakdown.

Halle Berry
At the age of 21, the Hollywood’s leading lady lived in homeless shelters as she tried to pursue an acting career in spite of her mom's disapproval.

Jim Carrey
When Jim Carrey's mother became seriously ill, he had to drop out of school at age 16 to care for her. Times were tough and his family was forced to live out of their VW bus.

Sylvester Stallone
Hard to believe but true, after being evicted from his apartment, Sylvester Stallone was briefly homeless and turned to sleeping in New York City’s Port Authority bus terminal.

William Shatner
After "Star Trek" went off air in the late '60s, William Shatner found himself living out of his pickup truck looking for work and hoping for better days.

David Letterman
Shocked? Don’t be. The great TV show host wasn’t always as successful as he is today. When he first made the move from Indiana to Los Angeles he had to live out of his Chevy pickup truck for a while.

Drew Carey
When he was 18, Drew Carey found himself homeless in Las Vegas while trying to make his way to California. The young man, filled with dreams and determination, even sold blood plasma for money and asked around for spare change to buy boxed macaroni and cheese.

Kurt Cobain
The late Kurt Cobain was homeless for a time in Aberdeen, Washington, and is known to have lived under a bridge and slept in hospital waiting rooms.

How does that change your perception of success?

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Proof of the Afterlife





Coming to Amazon.com and a bookstore near you soon, "Proof of the Afterlife 2."  The new Proof of the Afterlife is filled with 200 never-before-seen journal notes - pages packed with tales of God-encounters, insights and angel visitations from the other side.

Monday, May 8, 2017

May Crowning at the Servants of the Father of Mercy


The month of May arrives at the Servants of the Father of Mercy with dear Sarah crowning the Blessed Mother yesterday.  Our homeless brother Rick joined us and was guest of honor.  Angela Chavez, family, niece and friends made it over too all the way from Santa Paula.  Monica Rocha and Tony brought the children.  You will see Tony Jr. and Adrian aka little pepino playing the piano and singing in the band.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

SEE ME . . . FEEL ME . . . TOUCH ME . . . HEAL ME . . .

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Servants of the Father of Mercy, just like Domino's Pizza, "We Deliver!"  Love, hugs, food, water, clothing, soaps, shoes, rosaries, prayer cards and more to 80,000 + homeless in So Cal the last Saturday of each month. 

Serving the poorest of the poor with urgent and critical supplies, homeless that live remotely under bridges, in alleyways, forests and on our city streets from Ventura to Los Angeles and Anaheim/Disney to Palm Springs.

CONTACT US TODAY TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Servants of the Father of Mercy, Inc., an Association of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  An IRS 501 (c) 3 California tax exempt nonprofit corporation. Located at 1544 Morse Avenue, Suite A, Ventura, CA 93003.  Tel (310) 595-4175

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

On the way to heaven . . .



The way for the middle class and rich to go to heaven is to give large sums of alms to the poor. . .

In the words of the Blessed Mother, she said . . .

"God has mercy on those who fear him in every generation.
He has shown strength of his arm.
He has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has crushed the mighty from their thrones.
He has exalted the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things.

The rich he has sent empty away."  Luke 1:50:54

Monday, April 24, 2017

A GRAIN OF MUSTARD SEED!



Volunteer this week serving 80,000 + homeless in the So Cal area!
Your faith will grow as a grain of mustard seed . . .

Friday, April 28, 2017, 9:30 am sharp make sack lunches for 100s of homeless. Come to Servants of the Father of Mercy, 1544 Morse Avenue, Suite A, Ventura, CA 93003.

THIS Friday evening, Easter dinner and "Message of Mercy" Bible study, explore the thoughts of Pope Francis. Be here at 6pm to 9pm.

THIS Saturday at 8:30 am sharp be here to deliver gifts of clothing, food, water and more to Los Angeles homeless and Ventura area, your choice.

Let your faith grow!

Need information, okay, call (310) 595-4175

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Open up the windows and doors!

Thanks be to God for Bishop Edward Clark (photo 1), auxiliary bishop of central Los Angeles, "Our Lady of the Angels Region" and Jose Gomez (photo 2), Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  Their recent letter of praise (photo 3) has opened the windows and doors for 80,000 + homeless we serve in the Archdiocese to receive in 2017 stronger funding and more services from the Servants of the Father of Mercy, American missionaries, "bringing our homeless home!"  Servants of the Father of Mercy, delivering critical supplies to homeless (from Ventura to Disneyland and Los Angeles to Palm Springs) since 2001 and celebrating 15 years of service.  Also, an Association of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, IRS 501 ( c ) 3 nonprofit, tax-exempt California corporation. Mail your alms for the poor to "Servants" 1544 Morse Avenue, Suite A, Ventura, CA 93003. Donate online at http://servantsofthefather.org/donate_2_homeless.  Tel (310) 595-4175.  All gifts are tax deductible.




Saturday, April 8, 2017

ITALIAN EASTER BREAD ORDER IT RIGHT HERE!






ITALIAN EASTER BREAD ORDER IT RIGHT HERE!

We're making Easter bread as a homeless ministry fundraiser and sending them out from Main to San Diego two-day mail.  How many loaves would you like?  Call to order and donate (310) 595-4175.  Mail a check to Servants, 1544 Morse Avenue, Suite A, Ventura, CA 93003 or donate online $10 for postage and increments of $10 for Easter Bread donation.  In the PayPal note field be sure to let us know your address, phone, contact and how many Easter bread?  May God bless you for helping our 80,000+ homeless family!   Bro. Joseph +

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Easter Bunnies Deliver!




Like Domino's Pizza "We Deliver!" food, water, clothes, shoes, soap, rosaries to 80,000 + homeless living under bridges, in alleyways and on So Cal city streets.  You can give a homeless person in Ventura County, CA an Easter morning Subway Sandwich Gift Card.  Each card is $10 and delivered by the Servants of the Father of Mercy Easter Bunnies at 11am Easter Sunday. Donate by mail to Servants of the Father of Mercy, 1544 Morse Avenue, Suite A, Ventura, CA 93003 or online at www.servantsofthefather.org. Need information?  Call us at (310) 595-4175. We are an IRS 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, tax-exempt California corporation and Association of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  All gifts are tax deductible.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Road to Joy!


Then Jesus said to his host, “When you give a luncheon or a banquet, do not invite your friends, your brothers or sisters, your relatives, or your rich neighbors; if you do, they may invite you back and so you will be repaid. But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the homeless, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed. Although they cannot repay you, you will be repaid at the resurrection.”  Luke 4:12-14

Enjoy the photographs, 80,000 + homeless in the So Cal region, Saturday, February 25, 2017, Servants of the Father of Mercy.  Just like Domino's, "We deliver!"  Transporting critical and urgent homeless supplies, love, hugs, rosaries and prayer to those living under bridges, alleyways, mountains and hills and other remote locations.  Servants of the Father of Mercy, since 2001, 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, tax-exempt California corporation and Association of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles and listed in the Official Catholic Directory, OCD.  Tel. (310) 595-4175.  1544 Morse Avenue, Suite A, Ventura, CA 93003.  All donations are tax deductible.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Battling the Elements


Los Angeles homeless find support in each other after a month of wicked wind, battering rain, cold, hypothermia, malnutrition, desperation and near-death experiences battling the elements, Saturday, February 25, 2017.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Homeless Helpers Wanted!


HOMELESS HELPERS WANTED!

+  Friday, February 24th at 9:30 am to 11:30 am make sack lunches for the homeless at Servants of the Father of Mercy warehouse chapel, 1544 Morse Avenue, Suite A, Ventura, CA 93003

++  Friday, February 24th at 6 pm to 9 pm Lent Bible study: Explore the Biblical "Message of Mercy" and the thoughts of Pope Francis.  Free Lenten homemade bread and soup dinner for volunteers at 6 pm.

+++  Saturday, February 25th at 8:30 am deliver lunches and supplies to the homeless in Ventura and Los Angeles or meet in Los Angeles at St. Peter's Church at 11 am.

++++ Any day this week donate men's clothes, water, chips, cookies and other snacks - leave at the door - Servants of the Father of Mercy, 1544 Morse Avenue, Suite A, Ventura, CA 93003 or give a gift online at www.servantsofthefather.org.

Please email contact@servantsofthefather.org, call (310) 595-4175 or leave a note below to RSVP.  May God bless you!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Living in the lap of luxury! Homeless in Palm Springs, California, Valentine's Day 2017

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May God bless the many folks that made it possible for the homeless living in Palm Springs and other California desert cities to receive deliveries of urgent and critical supplies of food, water, clothing, rosaries, handmade "Love Bugs" and more this Valentine's Day, the season of love!  Be sure to check out the 2-minute movie-short above. 

Also, thanks to Mary, our Toyota, Tundra has had an "offspring" that in the future will create broader and more comprehensive homeless deliveries - a Pacer trailer, purchased this past weekend in Beaumont, CA at Big Tex Trailers.  The next StreetReach to the homeless is Saturday, February 25th serving Los Angeles and Ventura, CA homeless.

With thanksgiving to Manuel Estrada​, Oscar Estrada, Fr. John Neiman, Mary Lantgen, John Lantgen, Henry and Angela Chavez, David and Maria Gonzalez, Alice Maes, Tony and Monica Rocha and many, many more. Remember, since 2001 the Servants of the Father of Mercy - just like Domino's Pizza, "We deliver!" - serving 80,000 + homeless in Southern California living under bridges, in alleyways and on riverbed bottoms.


Make a donation online to help with our trailer/truck gas guzzler, maintenance, repairs and to increase frequency of homeless deliveries at our website ServantsoftheFather.org or mail a check to the Servants of the Father of Mercy, 1544 Morse Avenue, Suite A, Ventura, CA​, 93003. Join our all-volunteer team today by calling (310) 595-4175.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Love, hugs and bugs!


Love, Hugs and Bugs!  Handmade gifts of "Love Bugs" were created by our youth, families and children and then delivered to the "homeless" old folks living in area nursing facilities on Thursday, February 9, 2017.  Enjoy the pictures at https://www.facebook.com/ServantsoftheFather/?ref=settings

A prayer . . .  May this Valentine's Day fill you, your family and friends with a yearning for a heart of flesh in exchange for leaving a stony heart behind.  Let's celebrate Valentine's Day as a time to renew our human vows to "Live Love!"   Prayers and blessings!

Bro. Gary Joseph +
Founder, Servants of the Father of Mercy.

PS. Become a supporter, friend, volunteer or missionary with the Servants of the Father of Mercy in California or anywhere in the U.S today.  Call us at (310) 595-4175.  Leave a comment in the section below.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

February 24, 2017 Explore the thoughts of Pope Francis and his Biblical “Message of Mercy”


YOUR INVITATION . . .

Explore the thoughts of Pope Francis and his Biblical “Message of Mercy”

*What?  Youth & Family Night Bible Study
**When?  Friday, February 24, 2017
***Time?  6pm to 9pm
****Where?  Servants of the Father of Mercy - Warehouse Chapel,
              1544 Morse Avenue, Suite A, Ventura, CA 93003

Also, there is a FREE homemade bread & soup dinner at 6pm!

Join us on the last Friday of each month during Lent—February, March and April - Explore the Bible’s one and only single text message delivered to us by God Himself, the “Message of Mercy.”

Please bring a Bible, an open-heart, pen, an open-mind and note pad!

Families, children and teens welcome to this launch of Lent and Easter Season Bible Study.

RSVP today via email at: Contact@ServantsoftheFather.org or in the comments below.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Urgent! Recycle your old ink cartridges to help the homeless . . .


Please recycle your old ink cartridges by donating them to the Servants of the Father of Mercy! Each ink is $2.00 cash to help one of 80,000 + homeless we deliver food, water, clothing and more.

Please mail from anywhere in the United States in a bubble mailer or small box via USPS flat rate to:

Servants of the Father of Mercy, Inc.
1544 Morse Avenue, Suite A
Ventura, CA 93003.

Also, you can drop off day or night, just leave in a bag on the door.

We're not asking for money here, lol - just some old used up plastic ink cartridges. Your trash can make a BIG difference in the lives of homeless men, women, children and teens. How easy is that!

God bless you for your BIG heart of compassion to send over your home and office old ink cartridges now and throughout the year. All brands, types and styles accepted.

May God's blessings rain down upon you for participating.

Got questions? Call Bro. Joseph, (310) 595-4175

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Where do I begin to tell the story?

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Where do I begin to tell the story?
Thousands of So Cal homeless men, women, children and teens
Living in third-world conditions
Dirt-poor sanitation
Gasoline, oil and urine-soaked streets
An eye-witness account
Los Angeles, Saturday, January 28, 2017


Original Movie-short documentary made for Blogger by . . .
Mercy Warehouse Productions
Writer/Photographer, Bro. Gary Joseph
Servants of the Father of Mercy, Inc., 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, tax-exempt
Association of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
February 1, 2017

Soundtrack, Andy Williams, Theme from Love Story
Servants of the Father of Mercy
P. O. Box 42001, Los Angeles, CA 90042
Telephone (310) 595-4175

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Write some love letters in the sand this week!


Here comes the sun . . . It's time to write some "love letters in the sand!"  I can see clearly now the rain is gone!

Hey it's California, lots of sandy beaches and what a great way this week to write some love in the sand . . . Help the Servants of the Father of Mercy to deliver love, hugs, rosaries, supplies and more to 80,000 + homeless around coastal California.

S - C - H - E - D - U - L - E

1.  Friday, January 27th, 9:30 am make sack lunches for the homeless at Servants of the Father of Mercy, 1544 Morse Avenue, Suite A, Ventura, CA 93003.

2.  Friday, January 27th, 6:00 pm make Valentine's Day "love bugs" out of yarn for our lonely "homeless" old folks in area nursing facilities.  A craft event not to be missed by mom, dad, grandma, children and teens.  Free dinner and Valentine treats!  Servants of the Father of Mercy, 1544 Morse Avenue, Suite A, Ventura, CA 93003.

3.  Saturday, January 28th, 8:30 am deliver sack lunches to the homeless from the Servants of the Father of Mercy warehouse, 1544 Morse Avenue, Suite A, Ventura, CA 93003.  Delivering by teams to Ventura, Oxnard, Santa Paula and Los Los Angeles.  Meet at 8:30 am sharp.

4.  Sunday, January 29th, 2 pm, FREE lunch, team meeting and Liturgy of the Hours prayers for all volunteers, visitors and guests.

It's California baby, write love letters in the sand!  Surfin' USA . . .
Come on people now, smile on your brother . . .  Try to love one another right now!  She loves you yea, yea, yea!

Groovy! 

So visitors, guests, friends and volunteers, please RSVP in the comments below as to who all will be making the scene with you!


Right on!