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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






The Early Seekers Team sent  us the following update today…they are still working hard and still going strong!!!!


Good morning Every one.
Once again we had another blessed morning at KP, we had the honor of having Genera, William Leonard and several others helping on the food truck at KP this morning. God bless you all.  Once again there was a huge amount of people At KP This morning. We passed out  362 lunches,9 bags of clothing, toiletries & bibles Everyone was so thankful.  God bless you all for your labor of love in all you do to bless this ministry and for all your Prayers.  Please see the Praise Reports below.
Lunch donations:
A grateful thank you to Ken David who has been making lunches while his wife Val has been away. (Valerie Ken is Sharon’s brother -in- law. Ken said to Sharon The homeless have to walk so far to get meals, I don’t want them to go without while Val is away so I will make the lunches. God bless you Ken this is so sweet of you God bless you.)
A grateful thank you to all who make sandwiches, Lunches, give snacks and drinks. God bless you all.
Note:  If you are making sandwiches, Lunches, or donating Snacks, Lunches, coffee or any food items to the Early Seekers, would you kindly please go to the sign up sheet located on the side of  the cabinet in the Church kitchen and Write down what you brought in and how many Lunches ,sandwiches, items etc and sign your name so we can keep an accurate account. Thank you so much.  Also Please label your donations Early Seekers. God bless you all.
Clothing & toiletries:
A grateful Thank you to Sharon Cogean’s Co- workers for the clothing and toiletries. And to all who donated clothing.  and Thank you Sharon for picking them up and delivering them. You all are such a blessing to the Homeless. God bless all of you.
We give the homeless the opportunity to voice things they are thankful for and things they would like prayer for:
Praise Reports:
  • Lidia said the sinners prayer with a man and the angels in heaven are rejoicing with us as there is a new name written down in Glory.  and His name is John Praise God!!!
  • Liz  Brenda    Melucci’s  mom is swallowing and eating normally!!!! Liz and the family thank you so very much for all your prayers.
  • Tom  a Man we have not seen for a few years and use to come to Pt faithfully with his wife. came to Jan and said O  my God I can’t believe you all are still coming to KP , giving out food and clothing after all these years. I know a lot of organizations That help the homeless but they come and go and fade out. You have been doing this faithfully for years. You are so dedicated. this shows that your love is real and genuine. He & his wife are living in East Providence  and have been attending a church near him. But also said he wants to come to PT again.
  • William  Is now getting his benefits and also found a job
Some asked for prayer:
  • Robert   needs a miracle healing from addiction that has tried to kill him, He also needs a miracle healing for his liver he is only in his 20’s Please,  Please storm heaven for him and his family. His mom and sister are Born Again.Pray for His salvation as well.
  • Sandra  Steve’s sister please continue to pray for her complete healing
  • Janice  Mom Phyllis is still very sick
  • Paulie & his family please continue to pray for all his loved ones that are battling Cancer and other illness as well and pray for his family as well as they are caring for them.
  • Barbara & Bob They need many miracles in their family, they really need a break through.
  • Barbara   Please continue to pray for her healing and for her family as well
  •  Lidia   Please pray for a miracle healing of her heart problem and for a very special unspoken
  • Scott still needs a complete healing of his blood clots, His leg is doing better
  • K  needs a miracle healing & a few special unspoken as well
  • J   needs Prayer for a very special unspoken
  • Car  needs a miracle deliverance
  • C  needs a miracle deliverance
  • Brian  & D needs a miracle deliverance
  • K&G   God knows
  • R& L  God knows
  • J&T   God knows
  • George God knows
  • Mark   God knows
  • Sharon  God knows
  • Kenny  My son will have Knee surgery April 2,
  • Ronnie   God knows
  • Hilda   Please continue to keep her in your prayers for complete healing of cancer
  • Susie in the wheel chair has cancer through her body and was given 3 months to live
  • Frank also has cancer he was given 3 years to live
  • Cheryl   God knows, And some man is constantly bothering her .
  • Ken   his needs
  • Brian  for his daughter Haily, grand son Mathew and Girl Desiree
  • Tony   God knows
  • Andy  his needs
  • David   his needs
  • Sarge  his needs Also grieving the loss of his son that died in a fire 15 years old  and also loss his Dad
  • Sharon has been battling pneumonia for a few months she is in a lot of pain from it also , she needs a place to live she sleeps outside
  • Linda needs a miracle healing from depression & a few very special unspoken
  • Maria a miracle healing for deliverance & for her family as well
  • Ronnie will be out of jail soon please keep him  and his wife and children in prayer.He is now Born again and doing well.
  • Richard  everything
  • Bobby healing of his foot & God knows
  • Jackie Thanks us all and thanks the Lord. Pray for her needs
  • Erwin  His needs
  • Kavin needs pants size 38, He protects us, Pray for his needs also
  • Jimmy needs jeans size 32 or 34 He needs  a home sleeps out side, He wants to come to church with his girl, He wants to get out of his situation and was in tears we prayed for him also.
  • Andrae needs jeans size 36
  • Vahl  needs a miracle healing from cancer
  • Lenny needs jeans size 36 Pray for him & his family
  • Gary wants prayer to stop smoking
  • Tony asks for prayer for Philip C.
  • Cheryl to be re united with her son
  • Vinny   For all of us who help  the homeless
  • Job Peace& good health Needs BP.
  • Greg May have an apartment At Marvin Gardens
  • Paul    needs a   X large Or Large Jacket
  • Steve   housing & Health
  • Kirk  his needs
  • Nancy  her needs
  • April   Her health & for her spirit
  • Tom & Mary   their needs
  • Joe & Donna their needs
  • Ken   God knows
  • Al  God knows
  • Carlos God knows
  • A man said Pray for Spring !!!!!!!
  • Ken Continued Growth in the Lord
Thank you so much for all your support!!!!

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 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.

Hey!  Thanks for checking in!  We received the following email update from the folks who passed out food and clothes to the homeless Downcity this morning:

We had a very Blessed day in the Lord at KP today.


We were able to pass out coats and clothing, socks, toiletries and   lunches  etc. Lidia brought clothing and homemade cookies Barbara brought coats and clothing as well. and many were so blessed to have received the much needed items and also the coffee that Chuck and George always faithfully provide as well as all the sandwiches that every one of you provide for them. we ran out of food pretty quickly tho… many hungry among us today. So surprised to see many new faces so sad really to see more and more homeless on the streets of Providence. many looked lost and seemed in  weakened  condition… maybe from an illness, a cold,  or the flu, or maybe just weary from struggling to survive out here in the cold and brutal weather.


There was such an unsettling spirit there today many just seemed restless, irritable and, I don’t know just difficult  in some ways.
We love them anyway on good days and bad… .when they are on their best behavior or not.. who can blame them what do they have really? many have even lost their hope. ..Just difficult to see and witness. we pray with them and offer encouragement as best we can, we tell them we love them and  share with them God’s love for them.
It must be a very difficult time of year for them, so many have only the clothes on their backs .   how hard it must be for them   knowing they have nothing to give to their loved ones family and friends.  and many have no family to love on them and share the joy of Christmas with….no one to share…no one to care.


The sadness in their faces says it all and it is heart wrenching to witness. We offer and are able to provide these little bits of comfort for the day. Only wish we had the means to erase all the pain and provide  homes  jobs, family restorations, and so much more,  We leave them there  and promise to pray for a better life for them. It is so hard to leave them , and go home…..  your mind and heart repeatedly reminding  you of the sadness of their plight.


Please keep them all in your prayers God is able to turn things around  for all of them and I know that if my heart breaks how much more our God for He loves and cares ever much more than we can even imagine, for he is their heavenly Father.
Didn’t get too many prayer requests today…. so busy… and the hustle and bustle is sometimes overwhelming and just difficult to get everyone to share whats on their heart. but we pray for each and every one and God knows all their needs.
Here are they prayer requests the homeless had for us today:

  • Michael     thanks God for everything!
  • Ray     needs pray for his kids family and friends
  • Wayne     has cancer of the lung and has just found that he has heart problems as well
  • Allen     He is there every week, needs so much
  • Kevin   Housing and all his needs
  • Brian    asked for prayer for all the people in New  Town
  • Lilly Andrews  Her children
  • Girl in the pink coat    so very distraught this  morning
  • Katherine      a beautiful woman  said she  needs a home ,lives at the shelter
  • Gary Brooks     3 months clean and sober… Praise God! wants prayer to quit smoking
  • Steven     Head problems…. his wife gave  us  this prayer request speaks broken english so it was hard to  understand her but able to get that she needed us to pray for healing for  his problems in his head
  • Darnell    So grateful  for all the much-needed items  that you all donated and gave to Sharon  for his apartment
  • Ken     God knows
  • Julia    her children, finances  etc
  • Jason  Clean and sober 16 months now. He was on a news segment a few  days ago sharing his story of how  16 months ago he was in the hospital  in a coma  and almost died as he was a victim of taking/buying that  new drug on the street that looks like oxycodone but is like 100 times more  potent and many have died  right here in RI from this drug.  This drug  is still circulating and being sold to  many homeless and addicted  individuals who do not know the dangers of it. jason  said he will be on  the news  again on a special program but I cant remember  what one.  anyway he will share his story. He said that he is  people to  survive after taking it
  • Frances      Comes to pt faithfully and helps us  every week at KP he has many needs as well. protects and brings things under  control when needed.
  • Judy     Walking/limping with a cane… needs healing  in her leg
  • Carl  God Knows
  • Bernard and Lois    God knows
  • Jack  God Knows
  • Gary    said he’s broke and his check was delayed in the  mail. concerned because he borrowed $20 from a friend and wants to pay him back  asap
  • Raymond     Healing, finances  and family
  • Gloria       finances, family
  • Helen    her children, finances
  • Richard  God knows….. He is a great guy loves the Lord and helps us  and protects us and helps to provide a calming spirit to those who are  restless.

Prayer for all our homeless:

  • Addictions to be broken
  • healing for all  in need of physical ailments, disease or afflictions  of any kind
  • restoration and reuniting of families and healing of hurts
  • Housing for the homeless
  • Financial blessings to those that need
  • Jobs for the unemployed
  • Joy  and happiness for the downtrodden
  • Hope  renewed for all those who have lost it  and can’t find  their way back
  • Abundant Blessings to all of you who provide so much and pray  for our precious family at KP
  • comfort  for  grieving hearts

Thanks for taking the time to read this.  Please let me know if you would like to donate.  This team needs help with sandwiches, drinks, snacks and hot coffee…they are out there every single Saturday of the year – rain or shine, warm or cold…or, let me know if you’d like to volunteer…

One of our great volunteers, Ginny, sent me an email this morning providing me with the following update on today’s happenings with Early Seekers down at Kennedy Plaza.  They are down there (and at Crossroads) every single Saturday morning handing out clothes and bagged-lunches to the homeless as they are getting off the buses (most shelters close early in the morning and the homeless have nowhere to go but the bus station).  The Food Truck gets a lot of publicity, but the Early Seekers are the very essence of RI Dream Center.  I hope you enjoy her update as much as I do:

What an awesome morning we had at Kennedy Plaza, It  was  so exciting to see so many of them with the backpacks we passed out on  November 16th,  Praise God!  God bless you all once again for making  it all possible and for all you do all year long.

We had the honor of having Bob Ekno with us this morning. He brought Clothing to pass out. He is the host of  a Christian talk show In California which gives all beautiful testimonies of how  God turned peoples’ lives around. He is also the author Of the book “God bless America  before it is too Late.” He Also works with the homeless in Calif.  He is up here  visiting his family and plans on coming to PT tomorrow also.  He was so touched with all we do at Kennedy  Plaza . the food truck etc . Even though it was a whooping 14 degrees out , he stayed the whole time, It must have been extra cold for him as he came from  much warmer climate. God bless him. 

We had the honor of Christina & Randy helping on  the food truck this morning. God Bless you

We passed out many bags of clothing and shoes and  blankets and many lunches as well and People were so thankful. 

Here are some of thing things we are thankful for…

A man we gave some clothing to, we gave him a canvas bag to put his clothing in and then we noticed that the top of the bag was torn, so I said oh wait a minute that bag is ripped We will get you another bag, we have a lot more.

He Insisted that the bag  we gave him was fine he said see I just fold it over like this, save the other bags for someone else, This is good. I said God bless you he said no God bless all of you I am just so thankful  for the clothing and al you do.  Wow! How many of us might be hot under the collar if someone gave us a torn bag? Talk about being thankful!!!!! Beautiful people with thankful hearts. ( Brings tears to your eyes)

John  a homeless man gave me $2:00 and said I want to make a donation, this is so awesome all you do here. I want to help out he said. I said God bless you, He said no God Bless all of you. ( brings tears to you eyes)        

A homeless Lady came to us and said I have a whole bunch of cloth ,canvas and sturdy bags with handles on them for you to give to people to carry their clothes in. I said oh that is so very nice of you God bless you, She said No God bless all of you for the awesome work you do here. (It brings tears to your eyes) how they want to be a part  of Giving and how thankful they are.

Ken:  My sister Jan had bought some backpacks and supplies with her own money to give to anyone who did not get one and really needed one. Last week Ken said I don’t have anything and Jan said I will bring you a backpack with supplies in it. So she Gave it to him and he was so thankful. He opened it and found the bag of toiletries in it and came running back with the bag of toiletries in his hands and said oh my God I need these so much, I can’t thank you enough. He was also thrilled with the hat scarf gloves other supplies and the backpack. Praise God. And God bless Jan For his and all the others she gave out. They were so thankful also.       

Many People were so hungry they ate their sandwiches as soon as we gave them to them and because it was the first of the month and there were not as many people there we had extra sandwiches and we gave some of them another  Sandwich and they ate that second sandwich right away and said i was so hungry Thank you so very much

Many People said that they went to Praise Tabernacle on thanksgiving day for the Thanksgiving Dinner they served, They all said what an awesome dinner and that the people at that church were so warm and loving and they want to come to our church. LOVE Speaks once again!!!!!!

A special thank you Veronica,  Barbara Sista, (Ginny Tom’s aunt) and Jan also the other Jan for the lovely things you donated and (Susan Jan’s daughter) for all the lovely shoes and sneakers and To Paul Jan’s brother- in – law for the beautiful leather all the jackets, hats scarfs and gloves and to all of you and your friends, coworkers and relatives Who donated clothing Etc, All went and they were so thankful . You really blessed  them. God bless you. Also thanks again for your Prayers Lunch and all you do. God bless you all.

Some of the people we serve ask us to pray for them…see below:

  • Sharon will have surgery on Dec 2, 2013 on her elbow ,please keep her in prayer for peace,  Her surgery and a speedy recovery.
  • Liz  Brenda’s mother Please  continue to keep her in pray for peace and a speedy recovery for completely healing and That she can swallow . please pray for Brenda as well
  • Tracy please keep her and her family in prayer
  • Brandon  God knows      
  • Joseph Guilmette Cancer healing miracle
  • John cancer of the  lung  healing miracle
  • Gracie   Cancer healing miracle
  • Scott  please continue to keep him in prayer for healing Blood clots
  • Jordan   God knows      
  • Maria healing back pain & For her family
  • Barbara Needs many miracles in her family
  • Robert  miracle deliverance      
  • Bobby   Healing of back pain
  • Car miracle deliverance      
  • C miracle deliverance      
  • Maria healing miracle deliverance      
  • Brian   God knows      
  • Christina  God knows      
  • Paul  God knows      
  • Hilda & Gary  God knows      
  • Lidia & her family
  • K   Job & God knows      
  • Linda  Inner healing & salvation
  • Ronnie in Jail and his wife and 3 babies
  • Ron   complete healing 
  • Randy   God knows
  • Ken healing of his back      
  • Anthony finances
  • Bobby finances and healing of his foot
  • S&G  God knows       
  • Kara   that she gets he surgery soon and the outcome is great
  • J&T  God knows      
  • Barbara  different Barbara  Her & Family God knows
  • Ron & Cindy on the trail for  God’s protection and provision and for all they witness to.
  • Billy  Healing depression
  • Willy  his  needs
  • William Salvation for him & family
  • Jeff  God knows      
  • David & family God knows      
  • George   God knows      
  • David Homeless sleeps out in the freezing  cold
  • Brian  a miracle deliverance      
  • David  needs surgery       
  • John   his needs      
  • Richard   God knows         
  • Anna   every thing goes well this week
  • Lenny  needs Jeans size 34
  • Ray family & friends Mom      
  • Lisa stay bright and beautiful      
  • George job change it to better,  wants to go to school
  • Elisa Family , Masa, HNA, Esteba      
  • Francis great week
  • Estell Vega family, niece, Gunilaughil, Juan, Husband Dominigo 
  • Walter  his needs      
  • Raymond healing cancer      
  • Andy  special week      
  • Kenny Thanks for back pack< pray for him as he goes to court
  • Nancy   self      
  • Eugene   his needs      
  • Lauren   has  stitches  in her head, Her x boy friend beat her up , pray for her healing and protection , she was in the hospital in  conn. and she was in a coma , she almost died
  • Jose   pray everything continues to go well with court & judge, so far it has worked out, he says praise God
  • Brian  family to stay safe
  • Gary   his needs      
  • Brian  the good Bad & the ugly and girlfriends & daughters, He needs a cane
  • Francis  Service men & women to come home safe
  •  Needs a queen bedspread or comforter and blanket, And Back pack
  • Willie  double  prayer
  • Joafuir   Health      
  • Robert   His kids      
  • Marie  Pray for her and her children
  • Terrance    Housing application in
  • Heather  Her boyfriend Jerry Got denied 5x for ssi and he is mentally disable, Because he had drugs in his back ground but has been clean for 2 years
  • Jose   Heart, self      
  • George  his needs      
  • Mike have a good day      
  • Lousie    Housing      
  • Ken peace in the world and a better year needs 2x flannel underware
  • Adrian Hurey   his needs      
  • L& R   God knows      
  • Ron  God knows      
  • Chris God knows       
  • G  finances
  • Bob   God knows
  • Morales Hunez   His needs      
  • All the homeless
  • Pastor’s & their family      
  • Church family and their family      
  • all who bless this ministry      
  • All ministries
  • All who are sick
  • Addictions to be broken      

Thank you and love & prayers from the Homeless & the Early Seekers.

God bless and have a great week


Well, it’s been a busy few days at the RI Dream Center.

Last night, we had an RIDC meeting and we talked about a lot of exciting things coming up in the next month or so.

We talked about our annual upcoming Hope for the Homeless Event coming up on November 9th (we are having a festival for the homeless and raising awareness for their plight on Nov. 9).  We’ve held this event at a number of different churches throughout the years – this year it will be at our home office at Praise Tabernacle Church.

We also talked about organizing the inventory and purchasing the rest of the items needed for our backpack drive (we are handing out 300 backpacks filled with winter necessities to the homeless on Nov. 16),  It’s always a blast hanging out with the team as they hand out the backpacks each year.

We also talked about some really great, strategic partnerships we are forming with other organizations working towards the same goals we are reaching towards.  I am really excited about this opportunity.  That’s all I can say for now…but I am really excited about these partners (that is an enormous understatement).

The whole time we were talking about our upcoming events, we had a whole ‘nother planning committee meeting in one of the other rooms to plan the H4H event out in greater detail.  It’s looking like they are planning a walk downtown and through Kennedy Plaza  to raise awareness for the homeless.  This year’s event has the makings of the biggest and best H4H event thus far.

All this was going on while Praise Tab was having its youth service, Youth Redefined…it’s exciting being there with so many other people, working towards the good of the community and building off of everyone else’s energy…we are all feeding each other and pushing each other to do things bigger and better.

And the same thing happened tonight…George got everything ready for me for the Food Truck tonight because I was short my regular prep-guy…while he was preparing the soups, hot cocoa, etc, the leader of the Narcotics Anonymous meeting was setting up in the next room over.  Once the Food Truck finally got going, the church had its prayer meeting in the next room over on the other side!  When I came back to clean up after the Food Truck, the NA meeting was just finishing up…it is an exciting time to be involved in all this stuff…and I truly believe we are making a significant impact in the community.

Tonight, for instance, we fed seventy-two people on the Food Truck.  It was the first real cold night of the season I have been out there since last Winter, and a lot of the people we feed are people we have been feeding Winter after Winter…some seem to be stuck in the system, but I really hope they can find a way out.  One of my regulars loves coming out to hear my music (tonight I had a Stevie Wonder mixtape blasting through my little boombox)…they call him Alabama and he stays over by Prairie Ave.  Sometimes he is completely drunk and just dances to the music the whole time, and other times he is sober and just wants to say hi.  He always says, “I knew it was you because I could hear your music!!!”  No matter what, he always brings a smile to our faces, and it’s these simple, yet significant, interactions that really make the Food Truck special to be a part of.

But, the whole night was not rosy on the truck…(by the way, thank you to the gentleman that donated that new truck to us…we thoroughly enjoyed the heat tonight….our old truck did not have heat!!!)…because we came upon a set of two Providence police cars and a fire truck with their lights flashing on Broad Street…and sure enough, there was a woman completely laid out (drunk, high, not really sure, but she looked to be in a really bad way) and she had one of the yellow Live It Up hoodies we gave away last year as Christmas presents to the homeless.  I still am not quite sure who it was…but to see that woman laying on the side of the road, completely motionless, broke my heart and I still can’t get the image out of my head.  Imagine, last year at Christmastime, she came into the church and we gave her a sweatshirt…10 months later she is using it to keep her warm, but is passed out on the side of the road…

It hurts me even more because tomorrow we have another event for our homeless women…tomorrow morning, at our office, we are hosting another I Need You To Survive event, where we bus homeless women in and give them free makeovers, haircuts, dyes, etc…the difference between being passed out on Broad Street and showing up to our event tomorrow could be razor-thin for these ladies…and I hope that we can help them all!

In fact, to tie it all together, let me take this opportunity to brag on Maria…I first met Maria several years ago at a shelter on Cranston Street.  She was doing ok, but still getting into trouble in certain areas…fast-forward a few years, she has turned things around significntly…she is off the streets in her own apartment with her new husband (she and William recently celebrated their one-year-anniversary!  they were married through The Covenant, another service provided through the RI Dream Center) and Maria and her husband are super-faithful in helping me on Friday nights with the Food Truck.  Tomorrow, she will be dropping by to take part of INU2S to get her hair done…I am sooooo happy that Maria is moving in the right direction and am extremely proud of her.  As I drove by the woman laying on the street tonight, I was struck by the thought of how many other women this woman was representing, and as I looked over at Maria, I thought to myself, “how can we help more and more and more….just one at a time….just make an impact….just be there to help someone make a change…”…I’ll cry myself to sleep tonight thinking about that woman passed out on the side of the road…police and rescue were taking care of her…I’m so glad that Maria is helping to take care of others…

Well, Dream Center Diary, I think that is enough for tonight…we will be back at it soon…as I think about all the ways people are touched in that building on a nightly basis, I am truly excited about what our future holds…imagine the impact you and I can make together for those less fortunate throughout the next fifty years!!!