So the Early Seekers Team had a great day this morning.  Even though it was cold, some wonderful friends warmed their hearts…for more details, please see their updates below:  (I love the Early Seekers!!!!!)

Update 1:

The Early Seekers Ministry is in great need of many items for the  homeless on the streets of Providence. Many of whom are Veterans. If you  are not familiar with us, what we do is meet every Saturday morning at 6:30  AM,  at Kennedy Plaza in front of the bus station. We provide  food, clothing, snacks, beverages, hot coffee and hygienic products for  those who have little to nothing to survive on. If you are able to help,  we are in need of  hygienic products such as soap, lotion, shampoo, razors,  shave cream, etc. as well as socks, cookies, crackers,  apples, bananas, coffee, powdered creamer, sugar pkts, mayo ,mustard  etc.
 
Week after week, the need is getting greater. Right now we are  feeding and providing for 200 -300.
 We are asking anyone who can…. to place a collection  box at your place of employment  or business.  Sharon Cogean sets  up a box  at her office and people bring in all the  complementary toiletries they have gotten from hotels  etc.  This has been a great blessing to  us.  Anything You can do to help would be a huge  blessing. 
 
We will work with you to get the donations to us. 
 
Thank you , Love and Blessings, Jan
 
PS…. Thank You Sharon Cogean for all the much-needed items you are  always providing for us !
 
 and Thank you to all those who provide sandwiches for us every  week… Barbara and Bill McKeon, Josephine  Zinni, Maria, and  Lynn Tatarian, Tommy and Tracy King, Bola, Colleen and Ken,  Dianne. the many friends that make them for Lidia,  All the Early  Seekers who make them as well. And those I may have left out,( sorry if I  did,) God knows who you are. (But Please let me know who you are so I  won’t  forget  you in the future.)
Update 2:

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Spring is on the way!! since it was a whooping 6  degrees this morning, I picked this picture to warm you and what can be more  warming than Prayer?
Good morning,  
What a huge blessing at Kennedy Plaza this morn.
We had the honor of having 3 lovely ladies from “HELP  THE HOMELESS IN RHODE ISLAND“, with us this morning at KP.  Coreen St Jean  and Barbara O’Connor Smith  started their own outreach program 6 weeks ago and they and their group have  been giving tons of Food, Clothing toiletries and personal need items to many many Homeless in Rhode Island. They have been moving in leaps and bounds and have moved mountains to bring tons of daily needed Items  to the homeless.
Coreen St. Jean, Barbara O’Connor Smith  and Andrea Smith, Not only took the time out of their already very busy out  reach program but got up Early this morning and brought tons of clothing,  food, and much-needed items and graced us with their presence and worked right  along side of us the whole time to serve the homeless at KP God bless  them.  We can’t thank you ladies enough you are awesome!!!  This brings  tears to our eyes!!!  There had to be 300 people at KP and God sent much-needed help and clothing ETC.  Praise God! Hats off to you ladies you do an  awesome work and thank you for your loving giving hearts.
Andrea Smith, the sneakers you gave us last week went  to a war Veteran that had asked for them; he thanks you so very much. and the blanket went to a man who sleeps outside. He thanks you so very much  also. God bless you. Thanks for making a special effort to meet their needs.  Raymond the war Veteran was not there this week, we were hoping he was so you  could meet him.
God bless Chad, George and Andy and all the helpers that came with you on the food Truck. Sorry We were so busy  across the street we did not get chance to get the names of those who came with you but thanks To You and all for your labor of Love and God bless you  all.
A special thank you to Barbara Murray Who has donated  Bread and eggs continually. and Many snacks God bless you.
A very heart-felt thank you to: 
  • William Butress & wife
  • Coreen St. Jean
  • Barbara O’Connor Smith
  • Andrea Smith
  • Jane Pace, Sharon Cogean’s Co-worker
  • Alicia Wells Smith,  Sharon Cogean’s Co-worker 
  • Sharon Cogean for making 2 trips to my house to  bring many bags of clothing and toiletries and All her other co-workers 
  • Mac, who donated a case of Bibles 
  • Lidia’s friends 
  • Bob Smith
 Thank you for all you very generous donations, and to  all who continue to bless this ministry, everyone was so thankful. God  bless you all.
Thank you also to Tommy King for your dedication to  the Rhode Island dream center Blog and all the many things you do behind the  scenes, thank you for your labor of love an expertise in all you do. Tommy You  rock!!!!! 
We always give the homeless a chance to pray, but they also have some things that they are thankful for as well:
  • Brian  Several weeks in a row he said if you come  across a leather jacket, I could really use one,Well this week , He really got  blessed. Sharon gave me one from her co- worker and Guess what? It fit him like  it was tailor-made for him. He kept saying this is awesome I hope you did  not buy it for me this is brand new and it had to cost a lot of money. He was  over joyed. He kept coming back to thank us. he just couldn’t believe it. Brian  Always looks out for our safety at KP. and He helps us carry  stuff and  pack stuff up . This Jacket was a heavy winter Wilson leather with a zip  out lining  and he looked Great in it.  When he asked us  where  it came  from we told him God gave it to him. God  heard his pray
  • A young Man   Said to Jan “I just have one  question for you. “Jan said “what?” He said “Why do you do all this? “Jan said”  because of Love.” He said “but  where does that Love come from?” Jan  pointed to Heaven and he yelled out” Praise God! God bless you all.”  
  • Santiago & his wife Got their apartment an answer  to your prayers.They are so happy. They need pots and pans 
  • 2 other people got their apartment also an answer to  your prayers. Can’t read the names I wrote, Some times pens won’t write as  well due to cold weather.
  • A Spanish    man asked me for a Spanish   Bible and we gave him a Gideon Pocket New testament, He was so excited. 
  • Then a  Spanish lady said oh can I have one too ,  Well I had one left and she was so happy.
  • 3 other Spanish ladies said do you have any  more  Spanish Bibles. We would love one, I said We will bring you some  more next week.
  • Mac   we passed out several of the full  Bibles he donated and they were so thank full .
  • One Young man said is that a Bible? How much is it?,   Jan said ” It’s Free and gave him one and he was thrilled  .”
  • Steve  Said can I have one of those  large  Bibles, I love to read the Bible
  • Another man saw this and said” I love to read the  Bible too can I have one?”,and He was Happy as well to get one.   
  • 2 men really needed the sneakers that William  Butress donated they were so happy
  
Others have prayer requests, please pray along with them:
  • Dornel   His needs
  • Brian needs Timberland boots size 10 , He needs Jeans  size 36- 34 length that go over boots
  • Richard Guertin  his needs
  • John  His son Michael, grandchildren and pray for  John as well
  • Raymond   his needs
  • Gene   Self & his health & God knows 
  • Phillip World peace
  • 3 Girls their needs
  • Kearen B    Her family &  self
  • Jimmy needs size 91/2 sneakers 
  • Felix   Health
  • Ines    her needs
  • Maria self & kids
  • Esta     Her needs 
  • Maria homeless, Family, Husband
  • Carlos   God knows
  • George  Homeless
  • Mario  His needs
  • Robert apartment,health, wife And  children
  • Christine  His so Who’s name is Promise just had  open heart surgery and they have to go back in to operate again 
  • Juan  apartment,
  •  Jonathon needs Jeans size  38
  • Freddie  Health
  • Edwin  his needs
  • David a place to live
  • Steve world peace
  • Russell world peace
  • Asmerom   homes for everyone 
  • Lisa  her needs
  • John Paul   get his life  together
  • Paul   Mom passed away, Dad’s health also  self & daughter
  • Jim Sharon
  • Grim   God knows
  • Megan has a lawsuit out for wrongful  arrest
  • Alpro God knows
  • David   A Home
  • Anastasia  His needs
  • Francis  Health Robert continued strength to  make it trough his recovery program & healing of his  liver
  • Barbara needs many miracles in her  family
  • Barbara   Different Barbara For her health  and pain & for her family
  • Brian a miracle deliverance
  • Maria miracle deliverance
  • C Deliverance
  • Lisa & her loved ones
  • Linda Healing depression and God  knows
  • K  God knows
  • Please continue to pray for all those with cancer and  going through treatment for cancer on past lists
  • Hilda will have 6 weeks Chemo &  radiation & No Pain meds.  And that she can swallow
  • Gracie
  • Anthony Geremia Brain  tumor
  • Jeanne Lung Cancer
  • Joseph 
  • Artie’s brother Michael tumor
  • Raymond
  • All in the hospital
  • Anthony ICU Rapid heart & Low Bp. 
  • Valeria Recovering from Knee replacement without pain  meds
  • David Vito Knee replacement &  recovery
  • Liz that she can swallow complete  healing
  • Felecia’s Mom Lorraine had a  stroke
  • All  the homeless
  • Strong holds of addiction to be broken 
Thanks Love and prayers from the Homeless & Early  seekers.
God Bless and have a blessed  week
Ginny
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