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Hey!!!  Hope all is well!!!  Check out this email Ginny from the Early Seekers Team sent me this morning:


This is an old picture. The man in the middle with the bike, drove his bike all the way from California Preaching the Gospel and spreading the Good News that Jesus saves. He came to our Church Service at the Old PT Church We met him at KP  back then and invited him to PT and he came, You can see by the smile on his face how his love for the Lord shines in him, He shared that Love with us all at PT and everyone was blessed by him. Praying the Lord continues to keep him safe and that many souls get saved as the Holy Spirit continues to use him.
Good Morning Prayer  Partners,
We had another blessed morning at KP this morning, We passed out several bags of clothing and Many lunches drinks ETC. They were all once again so very thankful for all you do. May God bless all of you for all you do to make this happen.
We saw a man with Just a long jacket on covering His bottom , He had NO PANTS on, and It was actually Very cold at KP this morning our hands were freezing, so this poor man had to be real cold also. There was one pair of men’s pants and Jan gave them to him. Some had only shorts on. The colder weather is a reminder that they need warmer clothing.
Please: We are in GREAT NEED OF Men’s Jeans, Dockers, Jogging  PANTS, every week the men ask for them and we have to turn them down. sizes 29 to 44. If you have any you no longer need it would be such a blessing to them.
Also in great need of Men’s Sweat pants, Sweat shirts, Hoodies, T-shirts, Men’s  Fall clothing. 
We have an abundance of women’s clothing at this time!!! Thank you to all who donated them.
Great need also:  Everyone is asking for The following; Toiletries; Soap, Lotion Shampoo, Razors any size bottles Large or small. These and any kind if toiletries  will be such a blessing to them. Also backpacks and blankets.
All Children, Youth and baby clothes can be dropped off at Providence Rescue or McCaully House, Salvation Army, and Saver’s as we don’t have access to  youth, Children ETC.

Praise Reports:

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



Prayer List:

Gary’s friend’s 17 year old son hung himself. They cut him down but are saying his brain went too long without oxygen and he’ll have damage. I’m praying his brain is restored and normal, in Jesus name.

The Impossible Takes A Little Longer

 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

Lorraine  Healing

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






Check out this email I received from the Early Seekers Team – it came with a throwback pic!


What an awesome morning we had at Kennedy Plaza!!! We passed out about 30 huge bags of clothing, several bags of toiletries, About 10 blankets, a radio and a coffee maker and about 300 sandwiches. Praise God! and a Heartfelt thank you to all of you, once again YOU MAKE THIS HAPPEN!!!!!! Over 300 people were blessed by you today, They were all so thankful and walked away with smiles on their faces because of your love and faithfulness to them. God bless You all.

Clothing Blankets Toiletries, Etc Donations:

A grateful thank you to:

  • Joe Brito Sharon Cogean’s Co-Worker who donated 3 huge bags of designer clothing,  Some Brand new Jeans, Men’s underwear & many T shirts and other slightly used clothing.  What a huge blessing to the men these are the items that are so hard to come by. They always ask for Jeans & underwear, They were so excited to get them. You made their day. God bless you.
  • Andrea from Help the homeless in Rhode Island for the 6 huge bags of clothing, and plastic lunch bags. They were so blessed by you. God Bless you.
  • Sharon Cogean’s coworkers for the toiletries and clothing, Your continued support is such a blessing to them. God bless you all.
  • Steve Marocco for all the Huge Boxes of Brand New Jackets and clothing. Your continued support is such a blessing to them. God bless you.
  • Linda Cantone for the things you donated.God bless you.


Sandwiches & Lunches:

Thank you to:

  • Marie Tatarian & Lynn Spirito’s Family & to their friends from facebook: Lorie Ricci, Karen Stahowick Ramsdem, Sheila Maguire and to all who donate Lunches each week. God bless you all.


Praise Reports:

  • Liz, Brenda Melucci’s Mother, had her surgery and it went well and she is able to talk well and may be able to swallow soon.
  • Mr. & Mrs. Santiago: Got their apartment a few weeks ago and they keep getting blessed and are so thankful. Coreen & Barbara From Help the Homeless in Rhode  Island went to their apartment last week and blessed them with a brand New Pan Set, blankets Pillow’s & toiletries.  Mr. Santiago was at KP this week and was telling us how thankful, Him and his wife are. They are also bring them a toaster, silverware and a coat. God bless them.
  • Lewis is 3 years sober and has been working and doing well Praise God!


Prayer Requests:

  • Liz    Brenda’s Mother please continue to keep her in prayer for complete Healing.
  • Hilda Battling Cancer
  • Nick in ICU, Severe Breathing problem Pray for the family as well
  • Mark depression
  • Linda depression
  • Beth depression
  • John Harris Healing
  • Mary Poole Healing
  • Barbara Healing
  • Maria Healing
  • Jon Carlos Healing
  • Ashley Healing
  • Robert  Healing of his liver & continued strength on his recovery road
  • Ronnie Healing
  • Tina Healing
  • Judy Healing
  • C& Car   deliverance
  • Michael  Healing
  • David Eizengburg  His needs
  • Andy  his needs
  • Elizabeth her needs
  • Lewis  His needs
  • Carlos God knows
  • Tim  his needs
  • Melissa  her needs
  • Vinny God knows
  • George  God Knows
  • Barbara & her boy friend their needs
  • Barbara (Different Barbara) Self & family
  • Sharon  Her needs
  • David his needs
  • Lois  her needs
  • Brian  deliverance
  • Steve God knows
  • Nick deliverance
  • Donna & Joe   their needs
  • Joe continued strength on his recovery road
  • Ron & His family their needs
  • Jason M needs a Backpack Needs Size 36/ 34 pants
  • Santiago needs sneakers size 9  or 9&1/2
  • Sheri  her needs
  • Job   needs a back pack
  • Sara   her needs
  • Moises    Good Health & peace
  • Jay Golden
  • Steve   God Knows


Thanks Love and prayers from the Homeless & the Early Seekers!!!

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:


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

Hope you had a great weekend…if you have time, please take a look at the update below from our Early Seekers Team.

Last week, I shared the blog on the Facebook page of the Help the Homeless in Rhode Island Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/homelessri/), and they were actually able to donate some of the specific requests that the homeless had voiced a need for when they asked us to pray for them on Saturday morning.  It’s so wonderful to be the answer to someone’s prayer, and I am glad we were able to work together to meet the needs of those less fortunate in our state.  Coreen St. Jean, Andrea Smith and the other warm-hearted individuals in the Help the Homeless in RI Facebook group, thanks for taking the time out of your day to make someone else’s day special.  It’s pretty fun, isn’t it!!!

Without further adieu, the Early Seekers update:

We Had another very blessed morning at Kennedy Plaza,  We passed out many bags of clothing, shoes, toiletries, blankets, lunches,  drinks, snacks, coffee, and Bibles, thanks to you and your labor of love in  prayer and giving and all you do in this very blessed ministry.  
Above is a picture of some of the many people you bless. God bless you all for your faithfulness to those in need. They are always  so thankful for all you do. Many have come to the Lord because of your prayers  and Love for them. Many have turn their life around and are serving God in witness and ministries. To God be the Glory!!!!! 
Because of your generosity, we were able to give out a ton of clothes.  We want to give a special thanks to the following individuals this week:
  • Valerie, Sharon Cogean’s sister : A very grateful thank you to Valerie for 2 very nice  blankets, and some new and lovely clothing and 2 pairs of very nice boots.  all went fast  and the individuals that received them were so very thankful. You really bless the homeless, God bless you.
  • Sharon Cogean’s  Co-workers : A very grateful  Thank to Sharon’s co-workers for all the much needed toiletries, they all went so  fast also and you really blessed the homeless, they were so thankful. God bless  you all.
  • Sharon Cogean: a very grateful thank you for all the  brand new socks and the many nail polishes you blessed the homeless with, they  also went fast and they were all so thankful. God bless you.  also, a special thanks to you, Sharon, for dropping all the above things off to me. You are such a blessing to them. 
  • George:  A very grateful thanks to all the people who  dropped off clothing to George to give to the homeless, all went fast and you  really blessed the homeless and they were so very thankful. God bless you all.  Thanks George for loading them on and off the food truck and for all your hard work…it does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. God bless you. 
  • Lidia:  a very grateful thank you to all who gave  clothing toiletries & Bibles to Lidia to pass out , The homeless were  so very thankful, you really blessed the homeless. God bless you. 
  • Tom, Jan’s Husband:  a grateful thanks to Tom for  all the awesome shirts you blessed the homeless with, all went fast, They were  so thankful, God bless you.
  • Rob, Tom’s cousin:  a very grateful thanks to Rob  for all the shirts and clothing you blessed the homeless with, they were so  thankful. God bless you. 

Thank you to all who provide lunches drinks Prayers  Etc. God bless you all.

Some of the homeless and volunteers ask us for prayer when we see them…please take a moment to review and pray for our homeless:

Prayer List:

  • Valerie Sharon’s Sister will have Knee replacement surgery this Monday and she will not be able to have any kind of pain medication During her recovery from surgery, Please keep her in your prayers for a pain  free and a healing miracle  
  • Tracy asks for prayer for Anthony Germia who has Brain cancer,  Please pray for his wife Beverly and sons and family as well
  • Hilda will start radiation and Chemo  for a cancer spot on her lung. She will not be able to have any pain medication for it. She was also told she may not be able to swallow, Please pray for a Pain free and healing miracle. She will have 7 weeks of radiation &  Chemo Feb 10Th to March 28Th
  • Artie’s  Friend son, Mother and family For God to give them strength & Healing miracles In his addiction and the serious issues it has caused. God’s divine intervention in all areas
  • Robert Was in a program and was being harassed the whole time by another person in that program, well praise God because of your prayers He made it through that program so  well, He was chosen to go to a Continued Program that only a select few get to go and will receive very intense treatment without any addiction withdrawal medications and he does have anxiety. Please pray for strength and Peace in the anxiety area and that  he will continue in this program as well. Also Pray for his healing miracle as he is also very Jaundice. This is an answer to your prayers that he has advanced this far, That he not only passed the other program but he has this new one as well this is a miracle, his mother is saying. because his addiction was killing him and his family has suffered such heart ache and hardship. Lord continue this total healing miracle In Jesus name.
  • Barbara   Needs many miracle in her family and God is moving in this area as well, an answer to your prayers also. please continue to keep her and her family in prayer as well.
  • Liz Brenda’s mother Please continue to keep her in prayer for her healing miracle and that she can swallow.       
  • Lidia please continue to keep her in prayer for her heart problem, May the Lord give her a healing miracle.       
  • Scott please continue to keep him in prayer for healing of his blood clots.
  • Celeste Harris friend  Donna is a Kidney transplant recipient Please keep her in pray for a healing miracle as well and pray for her family as well
  • Maria  needs a miracle deliverance       
  • Linda  needs continue healing for her depression & God knows
  • Ronnie   Healing  miracle       
  • Robert healing miracle for his foot & finances       
  • Felicia   Healing miracle for her legs       and her surgery goes well for her throat.
  • Raymond  Healing miracle cancer       
  • Gracie  healing miracle cancer       
  • Ronnie & wife & babies Salvation and their needs, Strength & healing in Jail
  • Barbara needs healing miracle for arthritis & pain & for her, Pray for her family as well
  • Anna   Please keep her in prayer for strength & peace. She was getting married and they broke up, and       though she knows it is for the best, It hurts.
  • Brian   Please keep him in prayer for a miracle healing of his addiction, He was doing well before he fell again and his addiction has really taken a toll on him. 
  • C please continue to keep him in prayer for strength & deliverance
  • George   Needs a home, sleeps on the streets
  • Andy   his needs
  • Ron & Cindy on the trail as they witness that souls will be saved and for God’s Provision and protection.       
  • George   God knows
  • Joe A.   God knows
  • Randy  his needs
  • Joseph  His Dad Pray for Joseph as well       
  • Donna has a praise report Her daughter Has a job  and is doing well in school
  • Sharon   asks for prayer for Jimmy pray for her as well
  • Maria For her & her children’s needs       
  • Cheryl  Needs a home,  wants a relationship with her son & for peace and safety
  • Lisa   her needs
  • Margret   Healing of her heart & for her husband
  • Carlos God knows
  • Robert  God knows
  • Anthony finances and all his needs       
  • Kenneth for him and his family 
  • David  complete healing from his surgery       
  • Lee God knows
  • Rachel  healing from depression       
  • Ines  for her daughter & grandchild
  • Nickie   God knows. She said she sang a song in a church recently I said Oh I would love to hear you sing. She sang a sad song about man who is supposed to love some one and he is not being a father to his child. She could make it On American Idol or America’s got talent. What a beautiful voice!!!!!. She said she would like come to our church. 
  • Steve   God knows
  • Jan   God knows 
  • L&R   
  • David   his needs 
  • Anastasia  his needs       
  • Koryn   God knows
  • Sharon   her needs
  • Donna   God knows
  • S&G   God knows
  • All who bless this ministry
  • All the homeless
  • All ministries
  • The strongholds of addictions to be broken
  • All in pain and all who are sick

Thanks so much for taking time to read this update. 

Thanks so much for taking the time  to pray along with the homeless. 

Thanks so much for all of your donations to the homeless. 

You are appreciated! 

Hope all is well…we are all working our way through another snowy Winter Season here in Southern New England…hope you enjoy reading the most recent update from Ginny of the Early Seekers Team:

We had another awesome morning  having  fellowship with the precious souls at Kennedy  Plaza and passing out lunches, Coffee, Bananas,clothing, toiletries  Etc. Everyone was so thankful for everything. Thank you all once again for  making lunches, donating clothing , for all you do and all your prayers.  May God bless you all. Thank you Lord for all the Provisions, all the love and  team work and allowing  us all to be a part in this blessed  ministry. Thank you Lord that souls are being saved and set free through  your Holy Spirit. To God be the Glory.  

As far as food goes, we are in great need of the following:

  • Coffee
  • Soda
  • Water
  • Juice
  • Creamer
  • Brown paper bags
  • Snack bags
  • Sandwich bags
  • Sugar & sugar substitute
  • Mustard
  • Mayonnaise
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Snacks

If you would like to donate,  please drop off your donations in the church kitchen and label it “Early Seekers”  Thanks so much for your support.

Here are the types of clothes the homeless have been asking us for lately:

  • Warm Winter Clothing
  • Pants
  • Shirts
  • Jeans
  • Sweat Pants
  • Sweat Shirts
  • Thermalwear
  • Gloves
  • Hats
  • Shoes
  • Boots
  • Sneakers
  • Jackets
  • Hoodies
  • Socks
  • Backpacks

We are on the lookout for new or lightly used Warm Clothing. If you would like to bless the homeless Please see Jan or Ginny.  Thanks & God Bless.

Often the homeless will ask us to pray with them for something specific – here are some of their needs – you might like to pray for them as well:
  • Hilda  please continue to pray that her lung  biopsy comes back cancer free and for her healing miracle
  • Liz   Please continue to pray for her   complete healing  miracle and that she can swallow
  • Lidia   Healing miracle of her heart problem
  • Scott  Healing miracle of his blood clots
  • Raymond   Healing miracle of his cancer
  • Joseph G   Healing miracle of his  cancer
  • Peter   was with his Girl 2 1/2 years and  they broke up he misses her much, Pray for strength for him to get through this.
  • Robert  is in a program and doing well, This is  an answer to your prayers for him and will be a miracle for him and his family  when he is totally free as his addiction  was killing him and has been  a tremendous heart ache and hard ship on his loved ones. Satan don’t like this  and has made it even harder for him as another person in the program is  constantly harassing him, Please continue to pray him through for strength to  continue on. God is greater, In Jesus name may he gain the victory.
  • Barbara  needs many miracles in her family,  Please continue to keep her and her family in pray for break through.
  • Robert  Healing of his foot, finances & god  knows
  • Linda  is doing better, another answer to your  prayers, please continue to keep her in your prayers for healing of depression  and God knows
  • David   speedy recovery from his surgery
  • Barbara   Healing miracle from   Pain & Arthritis  & for her family
  • Maria   healing miracle deliverance
  • Anna   God knows
  • Cindy & Ron  For God’s provision and  protection and souls to be save as they witness on the trail
  • Anthony   finances & family
  • Ronnie   complete healing
  • Ronnie in jail and His wife and 3 children
  • Lisa   Complete healing of her Dad And  mother & step father and Blessings on Lisa and her family
  • Carlos   God knows
  • Joe A   God knows
  • Paul M   Heart Disease
  • Michael  is addiction free 1 month  please  pray for continued strength on his recovery road
  • Jeff   God knows
  • William   Salvation for him and his family
  • Felix   Health
  • Joseph  needs a blanket he sleeps out side
  • Job    good health and peace 
  • Raymond   needs size 11 sneakers
  • Kevin    a home & God knows
  • Felicia  sees her Doctor Feb.  she will be  getting surgery on her throat, she also will be getting cortisone shots for her  legs, Please pray for her healing.
  • Robert  Has a Praise Report He has a job and  apartment, thanks for your prayers again
  •  Al   God knows
  • Steve   God knows
  • Paul   His needs
  • Dean   finances
  • Audrey    her needs
  • Cheryl   her needs
  • George   needs a home  sleeps out side  all year for years
  • Jim   his needs
  • Kevin   his needs
  • Sharon    Her needs
  • Chris   her needs
  • Andy   his needs
  • Brian   God knows
  • David   his needs
  • David E   His needs
  • Sharon   God knows
  • Mark   God knows
Thanks, love & prayers from Kennedy Plaza &  Crossroads Early Seekers
God bless and Have a great week

I invite you to read this morning’s interesting update from the Early Seekers team:

A  BEAUTIFUL KP Morning to you all this January 11, 2014! 

We are still in need of some Spanish-speaking volunteers  so we can communicate better with our Spanish-speaking friends in need.

Please let us know if you can help donate sandwiches on a weekly basis.

Praise God for another blessed day at KP. God blessed us by holding off  the rain that was predicted and we were able to pass out lunches, clothing, sandwiches, coffee, juices, soda, water and snacks and keep warm and dry!  All the homeless are so thankful for your kindness and thoughtfulness  in all you have and are still continuing to give …..You are such a wonderful blessing to this ministry. 
Thank you for all you do!    We  love you!
Some of the homeless asked us to pray for them while we handed out sandwiches this morning.  Please take a moment to read them and say a prayer for those less fortunate. You might even be able to answer someone’s prayer yourself….maybe you have that jacket or pair of boots someone needs…
  • Lily …  Family
  • Paul …. restoration of all he has lost
  • Ray … Family issues and all his friends
  • Wayne… continued healing for lung cancer
  • Allen… we did not see him this week …Praying all is well with him and all our other friends who were not there this morning
  • Kevin….  Needs an apartment and healing for heart problems
  • Bill…  God knows
  • Darnell….  For God to continue to be with him
  • Katherine …. she needs a home, lives at the shelter
  • Gary Brooks…. stay sober and get closer to God
  • Steven …. Continued prayer for  healing of his Head problems
  • Kevin Alexander…..needs Timberland boots for work. size 8 1/2 .
  • Ken …. God knows
  • Julia…. financial help  and for her children and family
  • Frances…. Loves the Lord and the LIU service…  said he cant wait to come again.
  •  Jason…. still giving his testimony of how God saved him from dying after being in a coma from drug overdose. Asks that we keep him in prayer to continue to stay clean and do God’s work.
  • Inez …. and all her Spanish friends who are at KP  every week. They always get blessed from all that you provide for them… They speak Spanish primarily but do understand a little English …  so we have a little trouble communicating with them.we have invited them to come to pt several times and they always seem enthused about coming… but have not as yet. Pray that they will come and find the love of God  and  meet all of you and find  the love of all you who pray and provide for them.
  • Haji  ….    He needs a 1x or 2x size  winter jacket. (he asks us every week)…if anyone has one they no longer need and can  donate please see Jan or Ginny. He is wearing a leather jacket now,  but I think he needs  a winter storm jacket as well …. being out in the snowy and winter cold.
  • Jackie… Desperately is seeking  a place to live and is growing weary from all the stress. Please pray she finds  an apt and that God will be with her and give her peace.
  • 3 young  girls…  pray that they get off the streets and that they will be open to what God is directing  for their lives
  • Cheryl…..  her daughter  just gave birth to a baby boy… Cheryl is so blessed to have a new grandbaby …she was so proud showing us his picture with her bright beautiful smile… and asks Gods blessing on him and their family .
  • Joseph….   grateful for  the blanket and toiletries
  • Felicia ….  was not there today not sure if she had  her surgery yet… suppose to have surgery last week on a blockage in her throat… Pray for healing 
  • Ray…..   for his daughter to stay safe and well…Also is grateful that God has helped him with his finances and he was able to purchase a used car and pay it all off..  This is also the man  I had asked  for prayer for last week that God would lift his spirits. Praise God ! He  was blessed with a settlement check he had been waiting on.
  • Esta   ….   needs a place to stay…and asks for strength  to get thru.
  • Maria…. for her and  her children 0
  • Giovani….  For his kids
  • Jessica….   God knows
  • Isabella.. Still .Needs jeans /slacks size 16
  • Andy….     Our own faithful usher at pt.  That God will meet all his needs and bless him abundantly..  he is always there at kp helping us each week too. Thank you Andy !
  • Walter ….  Place to stay, and for him to reunite with his  children 
  •  Grady … healing for his leg
  •  Antonio …   God knows
  •  Dave ….  Has many needs…. has been living on the streets many years… always sweet ,and polite and always asks  for prayer to find a home .. LOVES, LOVES, LOVES YOUR EGG SALAD SANDWICHES!!!
  • Louise….     still in  need of size 7 ladies underwear   
  • Dave….   this man use to come to PT many years ago… we had not seen him  for a long time.  He needs a home ..  and  pray that God  will break through all the barriers in his life.
  •  Erwin….   said ” lets pray  that the Pats win !!! ”  Yay ! Go Pats !!!
  • Steve….    Needs a home and financial blessings
  • Mario….   God knows
  • Lucy  ….   size 9 sneakers  
  •  Brian ….   God Knows…… also needs size 36/34 jeans  and size 10 timberland boots.
  • Paul …… for his sister Suzanne and Karen
  • George ….. God Knows
  • Charles ….. still needs a job… looking for work so he can get off the streets.
  • Ginny ….. on the mend from her sinus infection …continue to pray for complete healing.

Prayer for all who are ill and all who need healing and relief from any pain and suffering. May God’s healing hand  restore them with new health and strength.  For our brothers and sisters who are struggling with addictions , also those who have been freed from them but may have fallen victim to it again…. May God’s love and mercy reach down and pick them up and help them to start over and begin anew. And may their healings  become a testimony to others who may need help and encouragement . Lord restore the broken …restore lives… that you may be glorified. Lord send us  counselors and mentors so that those who are on the road to recovery may be encouraged and stay committed  and find the path God has planned for them.

Open the floodgates of heaven Lord to bring peace and joy to the broken hearted to those whose eyes are filled with tears , to the lost and confused… to those who are seeking to find something that will satisfy ..Let them see and hear your voice speaking and drawing them to yourself. For you oh Lord are all that we need…. You are calling us to yourself …. you are all that they are seeking…. Some looking in all the wrong places… Unknowingly…  they are seeking YOU lord …. .. ONLY YOU can satisfy our souls.  You alone are all that matters.You alone can make all things right. Break thru the walls and barriers that have built up and keep them bound .

Housing for the homeless

 Financial blessings  for those who just can’t make ends meet 
Jobs for the unemployed
Lord Bless all those who are faithful in prayer and deed…. and in giving the provisions that are so desperately needed in this ministry.
Lord please meet the needs of all who read this…also  all who are in need in our church family as well. and all those ( who…. due to making some wrong decisions along the way in life) have lost so much of themselves and are out there trying to survive…. and have little to next to nothing to live on.
We ask lord that you renew and restore the hope that so many have lost.  Restore the lives of those who can’t seem to find their way back to you.

Ok, so we are in the midst of a Winter Weather Advisory right now here in Rhode Island, and I just stumbled upon the following post on one of our volunteer’s Facebook pages.  Take a look at what Sharon and Lidia shared today:

Thank you to all of you who donate to the homeless.  Here is a typical Saturday morning. 
I can not even put words to how cold it was at Kennedy Plaza today!!!! I was so thankful to have a warm home to go to.
I was standing there trying to keep warm when a man came up to me and asked if he could have the thin plastic tablecloth (like the ones you buy for birthday parties) on which we had laid the clothes. It belonged to Ginny, so I asked her. She gladly gave him all. He went on to explain that he sleeps outside and would be using them to put over his blankets so when the snow comes it will protect him and the snow will easily be removed off of him. He asked if we had gloves. We didn’t have anymore so Janet took hers off and gave them to him. It was obvious he felt bad taking them. She reassured him that she had another pair at home. He was so excited. At this point I could feel my heart breaking for this man whose face showed years of life’s abuse. I tried to hold my tears back. Ginny asked him, “how do you do it, how do you survive out here in such cold?” He said he’d been doing it for many years. He also needed blankets. I am going to work on getting him some for next week. so if anyone has any please let me know. I handed him a few sandwiches and watched him as he slowly walked away into the chilling coldness.
As soon as he left I just cried my eyes out and so did Janet and Ginny. A young woman who we see there often hadn’t been around in a while. She came by to say hello. She explained that she had been in a coma for months and then showed us the scar on her skull put here by her abusive boyfriend. He almost killed her. He only got 3 years in jail. All she took was a hot cup of coffee and was on her way. She is always so kind and sweet to us.
A mother and her maybe 5yr old daughter came looking for a coat for herself and extra things for her little girl to keep her warm. I felt awful because I had given all the coats away by the time she came. About 20min. later I heard Chuck say that he had some coats on the truck. I ran to the bus terminal in hopes she may have gone there to keep warm so I could give her a coat. I was over joyed to have found her. She was so excited to have a coat!
A young man, no more than 20yrs old. In need of everything warm, took some sandwiches and a backpack Janet gave him. So young, something about how he looked at me…he was so appreciative. He reached over and gave me a big hug and as he walked away he kept looking back at me as if he was amazed by the help given him. sometimes there are those who take advantage of us and don’t always say kind things even when we are helping them. Today was not one of those days. It was a very emotional day. I share these stories so that all of you who help may be blessed for all the help you give to HOPE FOR THE HOMELESS. I love you all.
We have the best volunteers in the world.  Thanks for sharing your stories, Lidia and Sharon.  Thanks to the whole Early Seekers crew – George, Jan, Ginny, Bob, Lidia, Chuck, Claudia…I’m sure there are other names that escape me right now…and those that donate food and clothes every single week  – forgive me for not mentioning your name but your efforts do not go unnoticed…
I also wanted to say thanks to all my readers and followers for your recent donations.  The holiday season is always tough on the people we serve, and your donations are continuing to make a positive impact in their lives.
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Thanks so much for all your support!!!!
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