Jan, from Early Seekers, sent me this awesome note today:
God Morning Friends and Family
Thank you to all those who came this morning to help out at KP. We love and appreciate you so much. We seemed to have plenty of lunches for everyone today… I know many of us have been making extras so that no one goes without. Thank you ! We are very grateful to you all !l. Thank you guys for lugging all our bags of clothing onto the truck for us. And thank you to all who donated the beautiful clothing. Ginny and I go thru them all at church during the week and lable them with sz tags and then we pack them up in our zipper bags, and we take as many of the bags that will fit in our cars and we bring them to KP each week as well..The rest of the bags we leave in our clothing room at pt. The guys on the food truck are so gracious to take them out and lug the rest of them to KP for us, so thanks so much guys.! We love you !
When we first arrived today walking into the park with our stuff a few of the homeless came up to us and said good luck girls… they told us that many people were acting up in the park before we got there . We said a silent prayer, and we didn’t have any huge issues. Thank you Lord, and thank you that you are always there and watching over us and looking out for us and our safety .
Homeless needs……… men and ladies, hoodies ,sweatpants, winter jackets, and mens pants (all sizes)
Sharon has many pressures to meet deadlines ,and many responsibilities on her shoulders, also healing of spot on her lung.
Jan ( me ) I need prayer for myself. Today I was a little short with someone who very often gets demanding. I love my friends at kp with all my heart. I really am a huge advocate of the homeless and I am usually very understanding and loving and always standing up for them. anyone who truly knows me, knows that about me. They are truly dear to my heart, but sometimes when some of them get demanding and take advantage of that… It is sometimes” trying” to always respond with a Godly spirit as they are yelling , and today I was not as loving with my words. Although this man knows I love and care about him and he teases me every week because he knows me … but cons me into giving and giving to him, because he is a very close friend of my nephew , and many times gets more than his share…because he thinks I should always favor him. so today he was just getting so demanding and I kind of told him that.I feel bad because I want always to respond nicely and be pleasant and not let my attitude affect anyone wrongly. Please pray that I will always catch myself and respond with a soft and loving answer. I know this man was not offended ( he knows how much I love and care about him) so I am not worried about that,…. but I do want to be always loving and respectful to everyone in all situations. Feeling sad about it all …and need your prayers……. forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 3:13-14
Kelly she was in tears , as her boyfriend got arrested this week and is in jail…God knows the situation,…pray for him ,and her needs at this difficult time.
Dina…. very distraught this morning complaining about the 4-5 ladies who stand in the front of the clothing line each and every week and grab so much clothing that she never gets any, we saved some aside for her but she left and when she came back we offered it to her.. . she apologized and said she was just having such an awful morning. Has many unspoken needs
Jeanette needs clothing… lg sweatpants, and sweatshirt, and a back pack.also…strruggling with addictions she is a born again Christian but relapsed and wants to get right again.
Mark C…..Xlg winter jacket
Tom R Lg jacket
Those who are still in need of things and those who need continued prayer:
Olga sneakers size 7 1/2 Pants size 5-6 and med shirts
Sandra Special unspoken
Linda to be free from emotional stress , and get her life back to normal
Edwin needs pants size 32 and Large shirts. sneakers 7 1/2
Joel needs pants size 34 and large tops. sneakers sz 9
Inese needs small microwave oven
Ricky She has 4 children 1 daughter is 16 and needs size 5 pants and sm tops, daughter Ashley 8 y/o needs teen size Lg sweat pants Her son is 13 and size 36 pants, has baby 6 months old
Delo Lg shirts pants sz 14
Kenny Many needs in his family and in his own life that he is dealing with
Andy special unspoken
Susan emotional stress , family and at work
Ron to be free from addiction, anger issues
Walter wants to get free from addiction
Koryn Help with family relationships, fiances, job
Barbara Her son to be free of addiction, and special unspoken request
Ronnie complete healing from cancer
Coleen special unspoken
Barbara Healing of heart problems and gout
Robert to stay sober and clean on his road of recovery and come back to church
Man in ” overcomers” who is struggling with addiction and in need of clothing
Virginia healing of her knees ,finances and all her needs
Tom a deeper understanding of God and a bigger commitment to Him.
Irma Healing form breast cancer , and alzheimers
Brian strength to stay free from addiction
Carmine Special unspoken
Donna & Joe Free from addictions
Annastasia Finances, a home, and all his unspoken needs
Wendy Healing of her heart problem
Mark God knows
Raphael needs pants size 44
Santiago & his wife finances
Bob complete healing from brain opperation
Dean His knees need healing
Joe reconciliation with friends who love him
Carol healing of knees
Steve that God would continue to meet his needs
David E His needs
Ed his needs
Russell healing and addictions
Maria needs a job she has 2 children and has been looking for a job for over a year.
Helen and Gloria many needs God knows
Cheryl her many issues in her life and her childrens
Stanley homeless for the 1st time, is not looking well since we saw him a few weeks ago, he is struggling out there on the streets.
David queen sz quilt
Steve strength and healing
Homeless on the streets of Providence, and West Warwick. all their needs… and especially freedom from the many addictions that keep them in a desperate place in their lives
Overcomers all those who struggle with addictions of any kind and for them to continue on the road to recovery , and for continued blessings on June as she ministers to them and all those who are helping them as well
All those who need healing… both physically and emotionally
all of our precious church family’s needs
all of your families and their needs
Pastor Allen and Molly
Pastor Dave and Anne
All the PT Ministries
Safety for the USA and Israel
Thank you all for your prayers and hearts to give.
Love and blessings, Jan, and all the Homeless and all the Early Seekers
Hey!!! Hope all is well!!! Check out this email Ginny from the Early Seekers Team sent me this morning:
Paul came back to thank us so much for the clothes we gave him as he had nothing and was so grateful
Cheryl is clean of her addiction one month
Raphael could not thank us enough for the clothes we gave him last week
Michael Was so grateful for the bag of clothes Jan gave him and he kept coming back to say thank you so much as he had only the clothes on his back
Steve Needs prayer for a torn rotator Cuff, He will need surgery
Dorothy, ( David & Paulie’s from Live It Up band ) Mother Dorothy Is quite sick with a Chest Infection Please pray for her healing she is in her 80’s
Alice & Ervin small son’s need healing pray for the family as well
Barbara healing of her heart problem pray for the family as well
Lidia pray for healing of her heart problem & for the family as well
Robert Needs a Miracle deliverance
Matthew needs a miracle as well
Barbara needs many miracles in her family also for he daughter’s test to come back normal
Sandra still needs healing of her neck and complete healing from falling down the stairs
Dean healing of his knees
Joe healing of his needs
Ron healing of blood cancer
Ronnie complete healing
Ron Jr Healing of his knee injury
Maria miracle deliverance
K God knows
Norman Pray for people in war area’s and all the Veterans as well Pedro needs pants size 38
Brian needs pants size 36 and 2x Hoodie
Marco needs Med T Shirts
Steve needs x large shirts, xl Shorts
Anna needs tops size med , size 30 jeans
Isabella Needs a very small micro wave oven
Lisa needs a back pack with wheels and Hair products
Mike Needs Large Hoody & socks
Norman needs size 9 91/2 Sneakers and Jeans size 32- 34
Joe’s sister Tia had colon surgery and needs a miracle healing, she is having a hard time getting well
Joe Brian’s friend needs size X large Hoodie
Mark needs size X large men’s sweat shirts and Tees
Jackie needs a place to live
John Sister Michelle not to be homeless and her son Michael and Alyssa.
J& T their needs
Maria Her three boys and her husband is sick
G&S God knows
Margaret needs a healing miracle of Cancer & COPD
Anastasia His needs
Carlo’s needs pants size 32 or 34
Steve Needs size 32 or 34 Jeans underware & socks
Steve needs Xl Shorts
Donna size 81/2 sneaker
Erwin needs jeans size 32 And Large Shirts
A man needs size 36/30 jeans
John Needs a miracle healing of pancreatic Cancer
David asked for pray for people to stop cutting off heads
Noemy needs size 8 or 9 sneakers
Isabella needs size 9 sneakers
Mike needs size 34 underwear & jeans
Robert needs a back pack
Anthony needs 2x Tee shirts and size 36 Shorts Jeans
Jim His needs
Lidia her children
Tony every thing
Juan needs a blanket
4 other people asked for a blanket
Raymond Healing miracle
John needs size 11 boots he asks for prayer to pass his exams at CCRI And for his health
Marco needs a healing miracle
Adelaide needs boots size 8 or 9
Many men asked for Jeans
Russell needs miracle healing
C&C continued strength on their recovery road
All the homeless
Thank You , love and prayers from the Homeless and the Early Seekers
God Bless and have a great week
The RI Dream Center Proudly Presents The 8th Annual Hope for the Homeless event In recognition of National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week!!
When: Saturday, November 8th, 2014
Where: Praise Tabernacle Church, 330 Park Avenue Cranston, RI
Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Lunch will be served from Noon to 1:00 PM
But what is it?!?!? Well, I’m glad you asked!!! The Hope for the Homeless event is a yearly event we host in order to raise awareness for the homeless and financially poor by treating them to a day of food & fun while connecting them with local service providers that are working to meet their needs. For the second straight year, Praise Tabernacle Church is allowing us to host the event at their facility.
We’ll have a band, we’ll have lots of good food, and we’ll have lots of service providers on hand in order spend some time with our local homeless community. The best part about it – all of it’s free for our guests!!! We’ll send the buses out to the city to pick up whoever wants to come.
If you’d like to find out more details, or if you’d like to donate your time or money to make sure this event is as amazing as possible, feel free to reach out to us on our Facebook page dedicated to the event. You can also comment on this post and I will personally put you in contact with someone leading the charge on this event…
Thank you to all the supporters of the RI Dream Center Hope for the Homeless Winter Survival Backpack Sponsors!!!!
If that’s not a mouthful, I don’t know what is!!!
Here’s the scoop, for those of you that don’t know what’s up – every year we hand out 300 free backpacks to the homeless filled with winter survival supplies. Yeah, it’s expensive, and yeah, it’s a lot of work….but it is soooooooo worth it!!!
To get it done, we rely on friends and family of the RI Dream Center for support. One of the main fundraisers is the Walkathon. Another way we raise support is simply by asking for supplies, and year after year I am totally amazed by the outstanding efforts of ordinary, everyday citizens of our community that help provide supplies for our backpacks.
Ok, so let’s set the table – here’s what we hand out:
Other helpful items are hand sanitizer, alcohol free mouthwash, toilet paper and feminine hygiene products.
As you can see, it’s a lot – just multiply that list by 300!!!!
We have already started receiving some donations, but if you would like to help us out by donating any of the above necessities it would be great! If you would like to donate anything, leave a comment below and we will figure out the best way to connect!
So, here are the dates I promised:
HFH Walkathon – October 11th at the PT Church Parking Lot at 8:30 am
Filling of the Backpacks – November 11th at PT Church at 6:00 pm until…..whenever we’re done!
Backpack Hand Outs – November 15th State House Lawn at 7:00 am
If you would like to help out with ANYTHING you have read about in this post, please let me know and we will put you in contact with someone running each of these events!
Thanks so much for taking the time to read this blog!!!