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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Homeless in Camelot!

Live shot Palm Springs, CA - Sunday, October 21, 2018 . . .  Unfortunately, a multitude of homeless people living in the shadow of Camelot's movie stars and millionaires' luxury. #palmsprings, #homeless, #desert

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Life-Changing Eric!

Live shot of Eric in front of the candy bars at Walmart! We went shopping to supply Eric all he needs to enter New Hope Sober Living Home. From razors to shaving cream and boxers to wallet, he is ready to begin a new life. Please adopt Eric in your daily devotions. He needs your prayers for strength and a life-changing miracle. Please, please, please remember to donate something each month for Eric, Cody and Ashley. Their program fees that we help with are $600 each plus living expenses. Thank you and God bless you! Bro. Joseph +

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Have you ever judged something or someone and you were wrong?

 "One of the ways in which we carry out the age-old human temptation of pride and to "become like God" is to appoint ourselves judges of others. We even judge how things exist, how things should be done and how they ought to be.

Yet our judgments are inevitably flawed by our own "poverty," brokenness and selfishness. It is better to leave all judging to God Luke tells us in 6:37.

In our human frailty, it is not up to us to judge the homeless, the addict, the loser, cousin Joe, aunt Sue, gays, a co-worker, adulterer or anyone else we think is a loser.

In fact, God gives us an alternative to the pride of judgement. Offer mercy, charity and kindness to all. 'Blessed are the merciful, they shall obtain mercy.'"  Bro. Gary Joseph +

Friday, October 12, 2018

A successful turnaround!

Met with Eric (photo), Cody’s friend over at Todd Road Jail, he gets out in a few days.  Thanks be to God, Eric is sober four months now.  He is praying for a successful turnaround with Cody at "New Hope Sober Living Home". 

Eric, Cody and Ashley are all supported by the Catholic ministry "Servants of the Father of Mercy."  Their home, program fees, etc. are $600 a month plus hygiene, incidentals and other expenses.

Help the "Servants of the Father of Mercy" to serve these young people, providing the protection, recovery shelter and essentials they need to succeed.

Donate to Servants of the Father of Mercy, 4744 Telephone Road, Suite 3, Ventura, CA 93003

All gifts are tax deductible!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

All the right stuff!

Thanks be to God, Cody is now 4 months sober and in his second week of recovery!  Today he shopped for all he needs to go to work installing fencing with his manager, Kenny White.  He's got a great smile, a great attitude and loves God - all the right stuff to kick his past anger, addiction and brokenness in the butt!

Help the Servants of the Father of Mercy to serve these young people, providing the recovery shelter and essentials they need to succeed, about $650 a month per person.

Donate to Servants of the Father of Mercy, 4744 Telephone Road, Suite 3, Ventura, CA 93003

Saturday, October 6, 2018

It's a Wonderful Day in the Neighborhood!

Cody's 5th day at "New Hope Sober Living House!" It's a wonderful day in the neighborhood. Everyone's happy including Cody!

The Catholic ministry "Servants of the Father of Mercy" support these guys - his friend Eric and women too - a friend Ashley with various levels of financial support - ranging from monthly program fees $600 as well as clothing, food and hygiene supplies.

Donate* today and all your help goes toward these young people receiving a bright future now!

Servants of the Father of Mercy
4744 Telephone Road
Suite 3, Box 257
Ventura, CA 93003

Donate online at

* All donations are tax deductible!


By Bro. Gary Joseph, s.F.m.

On January 13, 2015 the Vatican went on record to say that it is okay to believe in alien life.  In part, here is how the news was reported in world-wide media: 

“VATICAN CITY – There could be alien life forms and believing they exist isn't contradictory to having faith in God, the top astronomer at the Vatican said in an interview published Tuesday.

“In the Vatican newspaper piece, titled "The Extraterrestrial Is My Brother," the Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes said the expansiveness of the universe means there could be life on planets other than Earth.

"In my opinion this possibility exists," Funes, the director of the Vatican Observatory, told L'Osservatore Romano. "Astronomers believe the universe is made up of 100 billion galaxies, each of which consists of 100 billion stars. Life forms could exist in theory even without oxygen or hydrogen."

“Funes said that there might even be other intelligent life out there but believing in its existence doesn't pose a problem for those of the Catholic faith.”

So, just like "Near Death Experiences" (NDE), UFO encounters can be broken down into one of two groups, "Good" or Bad".


1.  September 19, 1961, Betty and Barney Hill, had been abducted by aliens during a nighttime drive from Canada to their home in Portsmouth New Hampshire. A book is written about their experience circa 1967.  Under hypnosis, each independently described invasive and frightening medical tests and research. Betty had various antagonistic confrontations with the leader of the ship.  Fear sums it all up!

2.  Roswell, NM events 1947 UFO crashes inspecting US nuclear war heads in the New Mexico desert.  Actual aliens obviously interested in US war and destruction capacity are recovered from the crash. One apparently lives on in US custody for some years but has since died.  Not long after 1947, a local nurse and mortician document autopsies on the dead aliens in a Roswell hospital that had been guarded by the military.

3.  In late December 1980, there were a series of reported sightings of an unexplained object landing with strange markings and lights near the US Rendlesham Airforce Base, Suffolk, England.  USAF personnel, including deputy base commander Lieutenant Colonel Charles I. Halt are witnesses maintaining notes and drawings.  The aliens were inspecting a large stash of nuclear missiles hidden there during the Cold War.  The UFO as at Roswell was a threat to world security.  One military personnel was so consumed with fear that he refused to stay investigating the craft and went back to base.


1.  An extraordinary Italian case of alien contact with humans, kept secret for half a century, has recently come to light. In Pescara, Italy (Abruzzo Region) in 50'/70's, a group of extraterrestrials seeking friendship contacted directly an unsuspected number of people. The aliens and the humans jointly agreed to call the project “Friendship”.

The humans were transported on their bases that were magically opened and instantly sealed as they entered underground facilities.  They instructed the humans in love, how to get along with each other and how to give. 

The Italians were often asked to gift supplies of fresh fruits, etc. to the community and which they generously did.  The truck delivery driver would be taken out for a glass of wine while the aliens off load supplies in just a few seconds.  They left the interior clean and looking brand new.  True story!

2.  For decades, a flotilla of lights or multiple small luminous spheres or orbs have been sighted over Mexico, Japan and many other parts of the world.  The most however have been sighted in Mexico, so much so, that some have a made a hobby filming them on hand-held video cameras.

Myself, the writer of this article witnessed in 1993 an amber orb the size of a twin-engine airplane descend over the Atlantic Ocean and fly due East over Miami Beach and the Hamilton on the Bay penthouse in Miami, FL.  Channel 10 weatherman lived in the same building, he was a witness too.  We called Miami Tower and the FAA however they did not have or denied having any information.

These UFOs usually leave the person feeling in awe, inspired and intrigued.  A much different sensation than those in the first category above.


We know from observing our society, ourselves, our world and Scripture that our world can be divided into white, black - light, darkness - love, hate - war, peace - chaos, cosmos - good and evil.  This dualism is consistent on earth and scientifically applies throughout the universe.


The Scriptures tell us where God is located in this universal dualism . . . "Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love." 1 John 4:8 

Also, "This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all". 1 John 1:5

To understand UFOs, we must first understand the dualistic nature of the universe the personal nature of God.   What is from God will never contradict his nature of love and light.  In much the same way an apple tree will never contradict its nature and give you poison tropical fruit.

In this universe of love and hate, war and peace, etc. we make room for UFOs that operate in much the same way.  Some are good because they are from God the creator, lover and redeemer of His entire creation.


As we witnessed in the first section “Bad” we make room for UFOs that operate in the realm of war, confusion, fear, dominance and hate.

UFOs investigating war, nuclear bombs, instilling fear, confusion, invasive and aggressive are not from God.  They belong to the world of darkness.  The Scriptures state that the devil is the “Prince of Darkness.”  Ephesian 6:12

So, as the Catholic Church has almost virtually acknowledged the existence of aliens and UFOs, at the same time, we must not give credence to those UFO events that investigate war, darkness, aggression and evil.


Alien and UFO encounters that build up the individual, provide peace, inspiration, wisdom and radiate “Friendship” love and the like are from God.  So, it is perfectly reasonable to be inspired by other-world visitors and UFOs that instill love, wisdom, inspiration and light in your soul.

I will close with this Scripture of encouragement.  “Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.”   Hebrews 13:2


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Bro. Joseph is founder and president of the “Servants of the Father of Mercy, Inc”, serving 80,000+ homeless in So Cal and beyond.  He is the author of “Proof of the Afterlife 2” available at in hardcover.  An inspirational (book one and two in a single volume) that chronicles his daily life of living one foot here and one in the afterlife since a heart-attack NDE experience in 2005.


Order here Proof of the Afterlife 2:  

Friday, October 5, 2018

Prayers for Juan Romero

Juan had just grasped Robert Kennedy's hand when gunshots rang out in the Los Angeles hotel where he was a busboy in 1968, one of them striking the senator in the head.

As Robert Kennedy lie on the floor he asked, "Is everyone ok?" Romero replied, "Yes, everyone's okay."  As he cradled his head, Juan gave him a rosary from his pocket and placed it in his hands.

Kennedy would die the next day and the teenage Mexican immigrant who had idolized him would carry the emotional burden of that encounter for most of his life.

"I remember him one time saying he felt guilty," his daughter, Josefina Guerra, said Thursday. "He thought it was his fault."

Her father explained: "'If I wouldn't have extended my hand (slowing him down), he wouldn't have gotten shot,'" she said.

Juan Romero died Monday in a Modesto, California, hospital following a heart attack. He was 68.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018



In just a couple of days Cody has made a total-life turnaround along with a little bit of help from the "Servants of the Father of Mercy!"

But first, thank you Cody for your humility and for allowing us to help you!


1.  Just today Cody entered "New Hope Recovery House".

2.  Began to attend AA/NA meetings twice daily.

3.  Picked up his medications at CVS

4.  Activated his health insurance

5.  Received a doctor's appointment for next week

6.  Picked up some new clothes

7.  Shopped for groceries and hygiene supplies

8.  Met his housemates


On October 16th, "Servants of the Father of Mercy" also adopts Eric upon his release from jail.  He will join Cody at "New Hope Recovery House".  Giving these young men a fresh start is costing us $650 a month each. 

Please donate here below.  Your help will go directly to the boys.  Help us invest in their bright future off the streets, free of drugs and productive members of the Church!

Servants of the Father of Mercy, 4744 Telephone Road, Suite 3, Box 257, Ventura, CA 93003

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Downtown Los Angeles

Let Petula Clark's flashback Downtown take you on a journey to Downtown Los Angeles! A movie-short starring 80,000 + homeless in the Los Angeles area.
Produced by "Mercy Homeless Productions" of the Servants of the Father of Mercy, Inc. Like Domino's Pizza we deliver monthly to 1000s of homeless from the beaches to Palm Desert since 2001 critical and urgent supplies for the poor.
Have a heart. Volunteer on the team today. Leave a message below or call the number at the end of the movie-short.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Homeless in America - A Blog for the Crushed Curious

Homeless in America - A Blog Discovering Everyone's Brokenness Since 2006 and a Quarter Million Visitors!

Packed with thousands of short stories and articles for personal inspiration, the news media, bloggers and the crushed curious!

Published by . . . "The Servants of the Father of Mercy, Inc."


Helen Parsons shared a wonderful homemade video of the ladies singing "Imagine" at the homeless ministry "Brother Benno's" in Oceanside, CA near San Diego. Really beautiful adaptation dedicated to all individuals that are homeless! (Helen operates a wonderful labor of love "Brother Benno's Thrift Store" raising funds for the homeless in the area.)

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Gertrude Loves the Homeless!

Gertrude has asked us for prayer!  She is 96 years old, loves to read and pray.  Gertrude lives in Kansas, yet monthly she sends a little donation from her Social Security check, sharing her love with the 80,000 + homeless we serve in Southern California.  May God bless her and be with Gertrude as she lives all alone, still at her home.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

The Long and Winding Road

Servants of the Father of Mercy, Inc. and "Mercy Homeless Productions" present our newest movie-short titled, "Long and Winding Road".

Produced for YouTube and the Internet, the movie chronicles our homeless family living in the California desert in brutally hot and dehydrating conditions.  Daily they battle heat stroke, starvation and death.  

Reach out in support of these poor souls today with a "thumbs up" and a comment to join our all-volunteer team serving 80,000 + homeless in Los Angeles, Ventura and San Bernardino Counties and beyond . . .  

Since 2001 we're American missionaries serving Americans and bringing our homeless home!

Prayers for Michael

Michael was shot in the head minding his own business while sleeping in the desert behind a building in a commercial shopping plaza three years ago. Pray for him, he has never been the same.

Friday, September 21, 2018

What is Faith?


As Abraham has shown us, faith is walking through one's life trusting God's plan, even with all the pain, suffering and death that may loom on the horizon. 

Abraham believed God and yet was willing to offer his only son.

So, Isaac, dead or alive, Abraham still believed God and that he would be the father of many nations. 

Faith is Faith because it goes with us believing through the chaos, not around it!

Bro. Joseph +
Servants of the Father of Mercy

Monday, September 10, 2018


There should be no liberals in America, just the merciful.

No conservatives, just the compassionate.

No liberals, just the forgiving.

No conservatives, just kindness.

No liberals, just the patient.

No conservatives, just love.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

The Many Woes of Being a Hypocrite!

"Jesus never spoke judgmentally about anyone!" 1 Peter 2:23  There was not once a bad word toward prostitutes, gays, abortion or anyone else of us that comprise humankind, all who struggle and suffer with brokenness and sin.

However Jesus hated hypocrites (called them fools, vipers, snakes and children of hell) and spoke 7 woes against these religious that orchestrated his crucifixion. Hypocrites, they are people that think they are perfect but have their own dark secrets - sins, failures and shortcomings while ostracizing others.  Hypocrites are the only people Jesus warned us about and told parables condemning them.  Cf. Matthew 23:1-39

Whether you are a non-church goer, prayerful Christian, a daily Mass goer, pastor, priest or bishop - to call out, name and persecute others while hiding your own contradictions, sins and weaknesses is a surefire way to be on the wrong side of God on judgment day. 

Jesus said, "For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you." Matthew 7:2

There is an alternative!  Jesus said, "Blessed are the merciful, they will receive mercy."  Matthew 5:7

Wednesday, August 29, 2018


What is mantra prayer?  Mantra prayers originate in Tibetan spirituality.  The prayers are memorized and repeated over and over while driving, at home or taking a walk.  The use of a set of beads is common but optional. A mantra brings grace and peace to the soul and over time you will discover the answer to your prayer.

A public service announcement of the "Servants of the Father of Mercy, Inc."  We're a 501 3 (c) IRS tax-exempt, nonprofit California organization and Association of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  Since 2001 serving 80,000 + homeless in Southern California and beyond . . .  Like Domino's, "We Deliver!" urgent and critical supplies to the homeless where they live.

 "Maranatha, even so, come Lord Jesus! Bring release to this earth and the consummation of your Kingdom's reign, let it come. Maranatha! Alleluia!"

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Send these, the Homeless!

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free;
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless,
Tempest-tossed to me
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame is the imprisoned lightning,

And her name, Mother of Exiles.
From her beacon-hand glows world-wide welcome;
Her mild eyes command the air-bridged harbor
That twin cities frame.
"Keep, Ancient Lands, your storied pomp!"
Cries she with silent lips.

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free;
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless,
Tempest-tossed to me
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!
By Emma Lazarus

Monday, August 13, 2018

How sweet is Divine and human mercy!

Saint Caesarius of Arles for the past 1,500 years has pointed us to one of the beatitudes found in the Gospel of Matthew, “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy." In this sermon (see below) from around the year 500, he exhorts us to become "mercy's slaves" extolling the beauty of both human and divine mercy. He writes . . .

“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. ‘Mercy’ is a beautiful word: more beautiful still is the thing itself. All men wish to receive it, but the worst thing is that not all of them behave in a way that deserves it. Although everyone wishes to be shown mercy only a few wish to show it.

“O man, how can you have the arrogance to ask for what you refuse to give to others? You must show mercy in this world if you want to receive mercy in heaven. So, my dearest brethren, since we all desire mercy, let us make ourselves mercy’s slaves in this world so that she can give us our freedom in the world to come. For there is mercy in heaven and we come to it through earthly mercies. As Scripture says: Lord, your mercy is in heaven.

“So there is earthly and heavenly mercy: that is, human and divine. What is human mercy? Exactly this: to have care for the sufferings of the poor. What is divine mercy? Without doubt, to grant forgiveness of sins. Whatever human mercy gives away on the journey, divine mercy pays back when we arrive at last in our native land. For it is God who feels cold and hunger, in the person of the poor. As he himself has said: As much as you have done for the least of these, you have done it for me. What God deigns to give on heaven, he yearns to receive on earth.

“What sort of people are we if we want to receive, when God offers, but when God asks, we refuse to give? For when a poor man hungers, it is Christ who suffers want, as he himself has said: I was hungry and you gave me no food. Do not despise the misery of the poor if you want a sure hope of forgiveness for your sins. Christ is hungry now, brethren, in all the poor. He consents to suffer hunger and thirst – and whatever he receives on earth he will give back in heaven.

“I ask you, brethren: when you come to church, what do you want? what are you looking for? Is it anything other than mercy? Then give earthly mercy and you will receive the heavenly kind. The poor man asks of you, and you ask of God: the poor man for food, you for eternal life. Give to the beggar what you want to deserve from Christ. Hear Christ saying “Give and it will be given to you.” I do not know how you can have the nerve to want to receive what you do not want to give. And so, when you come to church, give, whatever you can afford as alms for the poor.”


The Servants of the Father of Mercy is a private association of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, a California corporation, IRS 501 ( c ) 3 nonprofit, EIN 26 - 3855133 and listed in the Official Catholic Directory. For more information about joining the volunteer team, they may be reached by calling (310) 595-4175 or by mail at 4744 Telephone Road, Suite 3, Box 257, Ventura, CA 93003 or by email at Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to Christ will certainly not lose his reward." Mark 9:41

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Homeless Mission Sunday

A live shot from Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Los Angeles, Mission Sunday, 2018, Servants of the Father of Mercy homeless mission appeal.

Thursday, August 9, 2018


Amazon may well be the most evil company in America today contributing to and not detracting from our homeless issues and deranged customer ethics.

You are dying of cancer. You have just lost your unborn child. You have to care for your dying father. You are "suspect" of being unproductive according to your colleagues.  They have reported you. You are fired!  (Source: TheNextWeb)

You're a ten-year Amazon customer.  You're an Amazon Seller. You spend $1,000s a year. You have written 100s of reviews.  Amazon sends an email saying you're "suspect."  Your account is shut down!  (Source: Gary Joseph)

Amazon - no evidence, no trial, just the luxury of being "fat, dumb and happy!"

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Let The Son Shine In!

It only takes a spark . . . "Pass it on"!

A public service message from the "Servants of the Father of Mercy, Inc." Serving 80,000 + homeless in Southern California and Beyond. Become a team volunteer and American Missionary today!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Servants of the Father of Mercy brothers and sisters August, September, October and November volunteer schedule is here!

Real guys wear pink!

Christian, Evan, Nolan and Joaquin proudly wear their pink Servants of the Father of Mercy t-shirts at a homeless fundraiser at the Santa Paula, CA, Moose Lodge. Just to prove that real guys do wear pink!

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Happy 10th Anniversary Servants of the Father of Mercy!

Happy 10th Anniversary Servants of the Father of Mercy!

Serving 80,000 + homeless since 2001 with urgent deliveries of supplies to their "doorstep" - blankets, jackets, clothing, shoes, socks, food, water, spiritual gifts, rosaries and more.  Now celebrating 10 years IRS 501 (3) (c) California, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization and Association of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.  Subscribe!  YouTube Channel: Mercy Homeless Productions

Monday, July 30, 2018

Happy Birthday!

The team celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Servants of the Father of Mercy founding Mass in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Sunday, July 29, 2018.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Not by might, nor by power!

Modern Warlords . . .

Recently, Rouhani, President of Iran addressed Trump in a speech, saying that hostile U.S. policies could lead to "the mother of all wars".

"But then the word of the Lord came to me saying, 'Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord God Almighty!'"  Zechariah 4:6

Monday, July 16, 2018

Fire in the Desert 2018

"Fire in the Desert 2018" - Presented by "Mercy Homeless Productions" of the Servants of the Father of Mercy.  Starring courageous homeless saints living in 120-degree heat in Palm Desert, Indio, La Quinta, Cathedral City and Palm Springs, CA.  They are tired, hot, dehydrated and thirsty.  Have a heart!  Donate and/or join our team!  Go to

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

It's fun to be one!

Share “Alfie” . . . our summer movie-short!


Ø  Performed by Dionne Warwick, African American

Ø  Starring Greater Los Angeles Homeless Family

·       Asian, Caucasian, African American, Hispanics

Ø  Servants of the Father of Mercy

·       Catholics, Christians, Hindus, Protestants


Sunday, July 1, 2018

July and August Schedule Serving Our Homeless Family

Servants of the Father of Mercy

Look forward to seeing you soon!

What's it all About?

Servants of the Father of Mercy, "Mercy Homeless Productions" Present Dionne Warwick, Alfie! Starring Greater Los Angeles 80,000 + Homeless. Subscribe! YouTube "Mercy Homeless Productions." IRS 501 (c) 3 Nonprofit Tax-exempt California Organization. Become a homeless volunteer at the end of the video!

Thursday, June 28, 2018



The Jewish Nation Destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD and the People Remained Global Nomads Until 1948 AD

Isaiah prophesied. . .  "Who has ever heard of such a thing? Who has ever seen such things? Can a country be born in a day or a nation be brought forth in a moment?"  That is exactly what happened after WW2 on May 14, 1948.

Amos prophesied . . . "I will bring back my exiled people Israel to their homeland; they will rebuild the ruined cities and live in them. They will plant vineyards and drink their wine; they will make gardens and eat their fruit. I will plant Israel in their homeland, never again to be uprooted from the land I have given them,” says the Lord your God. " Amos 9:14-15

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

"Baptized for the World!"

A NEW Movie-short for the Family of God!

Servants of the Father of Mercy USA Homeless Missionaries and "Mercy Homeless Productions" Present . . . 

2018 Los Angeles Mission Office, "Baptized for the World!"

Like what you see?  Subscribe!  YouTube Channel - "Mercy Homeless Productions"

Bro. Joseph +

Servants of the Father of Mercy
"Bringing Our Homeless Home"