Pancakes, Ham and coffee…..

•April 20, 2018 • Leave a Comment

When I returned from Canada in February, I was met at the

soup kitchen by some of the bus drivers “isn’t it time for breakfast???”

I laughed and said “it probably is.”  So the junior leaders helped us set up,

mix the pancakes, fry the ham and serve….many of the bus drivers grabbed their

plates and left….some came back for seconds when they returned to the bus

terminal.  They each got to take runners or t-shirts for their families..

They are not liked by the general public…many people think that

they work for the extortionists…..

I just pray that God keeps them safe…..

To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

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A Gift of Love….

•April 20, 2018 • 2 Comments

It is always fun to surprise a group of seniors at the senior drop in day center.

We were given donations to buy soap, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrushes.

The kids at Fiesta del Ninos were excited to pack gift bags and then

present them to each senior, with a hug and “Cristo te ama”

“Christ loves you”…to finish off the afternoon a Mariachi came in

to perform…..and then we had dessert….

The gift bags were accepted with joy and tears….many of these people

do not receive gifts unless LGC gives them….

There are many in the world who are dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love. ~Mother Teresa

 

 

Ezekiel Saw a Prayer Answered….

•March 8, 2018 • 1 Comment

 

 

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The beginning of an extreme makeover……

 

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oops, the chicken was enjoying the wet cement…..

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This is what you see before you enter their home….

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old kitchen

The BEFORE KITCHEN…..

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The AFTER KITCHEN….

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The BEFORE BEDROOM…

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The AFTER BEDROOM….everyone got a bed and bedding….

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The BEFORE BATHROOM??????

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the AFTER BATHROOM…with a shower…..

I cannot tell you how often we heard “I am not worthy of this”  and then we  would explain to Ezekiel that God thought he was worthy and friends in Canada had also thought so and this is the result…..so many grateful tears…..thank you to those of you who made this possible……bless you

True happiness… is not attained
through self-gratification,
but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
– Helen Keller

Soups On….

•March 4, 2018 • Leave a Comment

davdavsdrClaudia and Sandra are excited to be in the new kitchen.

It seems bigger but it is the same size as our former location.

Everyone is enjoying the new space….

Come and see for yourself……

Soup Kitchen….almost there???

•January 21, 2018 • Leave a Comment

The City asked us to leave our soup kitchen and move into a tiny space

last January as we were going to be moved to a new location…new

building, second floor.  We were told we would be in the new building

in March, June, September and it should be happening in a weeks time…

Yeah….the girls can hardly wait….

Patience is not the ability to wait,

but the ability to keep a good attitude

while waiting….

Surprise and Happy New Year….

•January 21, 2018 • Leave a Comment

We like to surprise our police force and fire personnel…..this year it was

school supplies for

their children and just an “we appreciate your service” gift…

 

 

And Today we Begin….

•January 21, 2018 • Leave a Comment

The students worked hard at bringing the desks,

tables, chairs, library books and food supplies…

for the Genesis project…classes started January 15th, 2018

“The beautiful thing about learning is that no one

can take it away from you…..”