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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Good Morning Sunshine!

A live update from the "Servants of the Father of Mercy" in downtown Los Angeles, Saturday, October 27, 2018 where the morning sun has risen on Cici, one of our 80,000+ sleepy, tired, hungry and thirsty homeless family living under bridges, behind dumpsters and on the streets of Southern California.  Be sure to share the love in your heart by donating to our American Missionaries serving 80,000 + homeless in SoCal and beyond!  Online at

Thursday, October 25, 2018

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A native of Ventura, California.  Cody has been homeless on and off since he was a child.  Now at age 25, through the help of the Catholic missionaries, "Servants of the Father of Mercy" and people like you, one month ago he left Todd Road jail and enlisted in Ventura's "New Hope Sober Living Home."

Now in November 2018, Cody remains at "New Hope" attending two AA meetings a day and through Brandon, the house manager, Cody successfully submits to frequent and random drug/alcohol testing, Now, in November Cody is taking victory by the horns and beginning another new month being clean and sober.

But that's not all!  November comes with a full-time job that also blesses him with built-in friends, paid work, breakfast, lunch and a great team of guys sharing the same struggles, hopes and dreams.

Life is moving fast for Cody right now, but in a good way. We need continued funding at $600 a month for his housing and program fees for the next 10 months. 

Also, Cody must immediately restore his driver's license at the DMV.  His boss is counting on him to be driving company vehicles very soon.  One-month DMV class-work and fines is $500.

Lastly Cody needs $500 monthly for incidentals, work pants/shoes, groceries and medications.

All totaled, taking Cody off the streets and fulfilling his young dreams, hopes and inspirations is an investment costing approximately $15,000 over the next ten months.

We are so very grateful for your love, heart and compassion for our beaten and lost young homeless men that Cody has proven can permanently rise out of the ashes with your help and kind financial gift.

At the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ Private Association, Servants of the Father of Mercy, Inc., a 501 3 (c) nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation all donations are tax-exempt. 

Thank you for giving.  (Click on the photo above)

You are in my prayers. May the peace of His poverty be yours.

God bless you!

Bro. Joseph, Founder +

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Homeless in Camelot - The Movie

Palm Springs to Palm Desert, California and from Indio to La Quinta, California, the poor, dehydrated and destitute homeless live in the shadow of movie stars and limousines as well as millionaires and mansions.  

Starring our desert homeless family, Sunday, October 23, 2018.  

Please pray and support the missionary work of the Servants of the Father of Mercy.  Since 2001, like Domino's Pizza, we deliver to 80,000 + homeless in Southern California and Beyond.  

View our other videos at "Mercy Homeless Productions" on YouTube. 

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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.


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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