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Oh the weather outside was frightful, but the walk was quite delightful!!!

So we had our annual Walkathon this year, and we had a ton of fun.  The weather was cold, rainy and overcast, but our spirits were high and we had a blast hanging out together raising awareness and funds for a great cause!

Many thanks to all the volunteers who played a role behind the scenes putting the Walkathon together this year and for finding sponsors for the t-shirts.

Many thanks to all those that sponsored walkers in our Walkathon today.  You are soooooo appreciated!!

And, last but certainly not least, we want to send out our most sincere gratitude to all those that raised funds and walked in the Walkathon today – even though the weather was not on our side.  As we walked through Roger Williams Park today, I couldn’t help but think of the homeless people that we were out there walking for….it might have been a couple of hours in the cold rain for us today, but at least we have homes to go back to and warm up in…God bless all those that are not quite that fortunate.

A special thanks should be given to Team ABC of the Helping the Homeless in RI organization – you all are AMAZING!!!!!

I’d also like to thank Uncle Andy for leading the way for us – he was the only homeless/formerly homeless person to walk with us this year – Andy, you made my day today by joining us in our Walkathon!!!

So, how did we do, anyways?  Can I have the envelope please?………due to everyone’s hard work, we raised over $1,000 for our Backpack Giveaway through this Walkathon.  I am extremely proud of the whole team and excited for where this fundraiser is headed next year!!!  IF we double the distance will we double the donations?!?!?  How bout if we triple it?

Anyways, before I get too far ahead of myself, I should mention that we still have t-shirts for sale too, so if you would like to buy a t-shirt to help the cause let me know and we will make it happen!!!

That’s enough for me now, check out the pics below and leave a comment!!! Thanks for taking the time to visit the Dream Center Diaries…have a great day!!!

 

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The Walkers!

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Uncle Andy!

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Getting Started

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Roger Williams Park

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Chuck used at least 200 puns per mile today!

 

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Picture Time at the halfway marker!

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Everyone had to run because an alligator started chasing them!

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Less than a 3 mile walk, but it took Chuck 7 hours and 39 minutes to complete it because…who knows why, he’s Chuck!!!

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We still have t-shirts for sale in case you want to help out…much love and thanks to all our awesome sponsors!!!!

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We received a wonderful email this morning from one of the volunteers at the backpack giveaway…I hope you enjoy!

Good morning,

You will be Blessed to know that every one of the 300 plus back packs were received by the homeless on the State house lawn this morning.

We also passed out about 25 huge bags of warm clothing and lunches, coffee & hot chocolate and YOU made it all possible With your very generous donations of backpacks and all the things we put inside them, Be sides all your prayers, donations for lunches, coffee, clothing, and volunteering your time Etc.

Through your faithful dedication and very generous hearts , 300 plus lives were blessed and they were all so very thankful. God bless YOU ALL . Thank you all once again for all YOU do.

So many people said this is like Christmas !!!!! This is so awesome, we just can’t believe all you do, this Church family is just unbelievable !!!!

As they walk away carrying their house on their back with smiles on their faces in the cold weather so Grateful for the things we take for granted , It leaves us counting our blessings and yet wishing we could do so much more for them.

They are beautiful people God’s children so thankful and grateful for the love we have for them, May we always continue to pray for God’s protection and provision for them as they continue on their journey of survival!!!

There but for the grace of God go I!!!!

Please see the Awesome Praise Reports and Prayer list below!

Praise Reports:

Vinny & Melissa are on the recovery road, Vinny is addiction free 1 month Melissa is in the hospital . They both want prayer for strength on their recovery road. Vinny looks so healthy.

Sarge who served 3 terms in the Vietnam war has an apartment. Thanks for serving our country Sarge God bless you Veteran.

Joel is on the recovery Road please continue to pray for continued strength through his recovery.

Sharon She is sleeping out on the streets in the freezing cold, Jan gave her a back pack and much needed clothes and a lunch, She said oh my God this is like Christmas! I can’t believe all this stuff and all you do. where is this church I want to come. She just kept saying thank you ,over and over again. Pray for her safety and a home

Raymond looks good his cancer is in remission ,Please continue to pray for his complete healing, He is a war Veteran Who finally has housing and he comes to church a lot. Thanks for serving our Country Raymond . God bless you Veteran

Donna Jan gave her some clothes and asked her did you get a back pack, She said no, Jan said come with me and took her to the truck, Jan said anymore back packs left and they said one, Donna said oh my God I can’t believe this, Jan said yes God wanted you to have this back pack, he saved this last one for you. She was so thankful and amazed at all we do and gave, she wanted to know where the church is and said I want to come to that church. You people are so wonderful to do this.

Maria asked for a plastic bag as her son wanted it to clean up all the trash on the lawn. God bless them.

Vinny shared his lunch with a man who did not get one

So many people were so amazed at all you give and do for others

Love Speaks: So many people come running to us for a hug. They know in their hearts that our love is real. Some people were hard and cold to us for quite awhile years back,as they didn’t trust people, but we just kept telling them Jesus loves you and we love you too and we’d give them a hug. Now it brings tears to our eyes as they run to us to give us a hug. Praise God !

Praise God that He keeps blessing the vision He allows us all to serve together in!!!

Prayer List:

Russell Healing of a broken Hip and God knows

Joe Joe Healing & God knows

Barry Healing addiction

David Healing

Mike to live

David a place to live

Satie A home & Healing

Joslynn Healing

Mike his son Ryan

Sheri Her son, Job

Maria A job & her & her children

CHARLES A JOB

Matt addiction

Elizabeth Health

Robert miracle deliverance

Barbara needs many miracles in her family

John Culinary art Grant

Lamaze KIds, suffering

David Job & stay healthy

Mike Bear ( DOG) Get my life back

Felicia will have surgery on her vocal cords

William Dejorge Spirituality, and health

David Di His needs

Barbara God knows

Lasm suffering kids

Dennis His needs

Denise Her needs

Nicole her needs and safe& healthy delivery of her baby

Christina God knows

Andy quit smoking and deliverance of addiction

Cheryl needs a healing miracle of her Liver and pancreas ( cancer)

Cam God guides him on the right road And for his family

Rob his needs

Andy different Andy God knows

Edith needs a healing miracle Cancer Lump on her breast and lung

Joel continued strength on the recovery road

Gracie Complete healing cancer

C miracle deliverance

Car miracle healing deliverance

Viola Her boy friend David tanner needs deliverance from addiction & healing

Randy God knows

June her health Cancer miracle healing

George God knows

Paula Her son strength, needs size small men’s clothing

Maude Her children in Africa

Felicia her father-in-law almost died needs healing

Judy fractured bone will have surgery this Tuesday

Chester everything

LARRY STRENGTH

Mark his wife Roseabella self deliverance

Paul Healing of Cheryl’s legs, His sister-in-law

Ron For Al who is suicidal

Scott for his son to be born healthy

Tony has a life treating disease , Pray for his miracle, Her enjoys helping everyone, he feels blessed to do it.

Kelly for her triplet children one in college,ones a marine and one struggles

Barbara Carl died and they brought him back to life is in the hospital needs healing

Heather needs healing bronchitis Pray for her children also

Eric Family and kids

Barbara pray for her children and her mother who is raising them

Jennifer for her baby to be born healthy

Ben his daughter, good health

Jose his son and better health

Elwood get well

Lynn she has been trying to get pregnant, Her husband has low sperm count

William his Dad to get well and more direction to the Lord

Tina all who are still suffering

Mellisa Detor her needs

Carl Dunn is in ICU

A Man asked for prayer for Scott to show up

Vinny a better life and strength on his recovery road for him and his wife

All the Homeless

LIz Brenda’s mother please continue to pray for her complete healing & brenda as well

Hilda & Gary God Knows

K God knows

Ron & Cindy on the trail spreading the word that Jesus saves, please continue to pray for God’s protection & provision and for souls to be saved

Barbara Her & her family

Scott needs a complete healing of blood clots in his leg

Lidia Healing Heart problem and pray for her family as well Ronnie in Jail and hia wife and 3 babies

Maria needs a miracle deliverance

Ken finances

David his needs S&G God knows

Ronnie complete healing cancer

R&L God knows

Robert needs healing of his foot, depression & finances

J&T God knows

Joseph Guilmette needs a miracle healing cancer

Lisa Her mom needs healing cancer and her step father also needs healing cancer please pray for their miracle and for Lisa as well

Raymond God knows

William salvation for him and family

Billy needs healing miracle suicidal

Linda Healing of her depression and her mind

Anthony finances

Church family & Their’s

Pastors and Their family

You

Thank you Love & prayers from the Homeless & the early Seekers

God bless and have a great week

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