Love ought to show itself in deeds over and above words. St Ignatius Loyola
Hello LOL families and friends!!!!
This week we all witnessed the presence of our Holy Father, Pope Francis. What a true blessing indeed! Personally, I was and still am spiritually inspired by his presence and what he had preached. I watched and heard (thank God for the DVR!) all his speeches and homilies and the most striking message, not only for Catholics but to ALL was “God wants us to love the poor”. What a beautiful and simple message!!! One of you sent me a text to let me know that LOL is already doing this! Thank you for that enormous compliment. I am so humbled and gratified that we are doing exactly what God wants us to do. This message is simple and clear but we need to discern and ensure that our love for the poor is nothing superficial; it must come from our hearts with passion, compassion and must be unconditional!!! Few years ago, we went to a place selling cheap food products and the lady in charge asked me for what purpose and I told her that we were feeding the poor, immediately; she did not want to sell us because she did not think the homeless should be fed because we were enabling them to be homeless. It saddened me that some people feel and think this way. God loves everyone unconditionally.
As we serve our less fortunate brethren on our LOL Christmas events, let us look at them in the image and likeness of God. As we hand the food to them, we are actually feeding God that moment.“Whatsoever you do to the least of my people, you do it unto to Me”
This is our new prayer, YES, we will serve the poor!!! Yes, we will give our love!!! YES, to GOD….. Amen.
During this summer, there were a few of our LOL friends who had undergone some life changing events. Please pray for them, their families and all LOL members.
Baby, Tony’s sister from Canada and her husband came to visit us and she has updated our blog, please check it out. Thank you Baby for making our LOL Blog as the social messenger J Kindly share this to your friends and families.
Renee had a life changing event recently and she shared her testimony in our Blog. She is simply a special person so full of love and greatly blessed. I urge you to read her testimony to know what I mean!
These are schedule of events for this year: please save the dates in your calendar. We need you!!!
Friday, Dec 4, 2015 at 3pm: Preparation of care bags
Saturday, Dec 5, 2015 at 7am: Final Preparation and Distribution in Downtown LA
Friday, Dec 11, 2015 at 6:00pm: St Christopher Church (629 S Glendora Ave., West Covina, CA 91790)
We will be serving 1000 homeless for this event. That is 200 people more than last Easter.
St Christopher (150): Meatball with Noodles; Steam Veggie/corn and cake for dessert.
Downtown LA (850): fried chicken, potato wedges, bottled water, fruit, honey buns, energy bars, chips and cookies.
As always, Linda and Patti are doing a great job of budgeting our expenses. Thank you ladies!!! In order for us to have the resources and ability to continue with our mission for both Easter and Christmas, your participation is greatly desired. Please contact me if you wish to participate in any way with our mission. I have already received cash donations from 3 donors. Thank you for your generosity.
Here are the items we need for these 2 events:
1000 bottles of water
1000 honey buns
2000 fried chicken
2000 potato wedges
1000 energy bars
VOLUNTEERS to help us prepare, distribute and serve
Please send us your inquiries about venue or how to send your donations through our Contact form page or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the Pope’s visit I am even more than ever inspired to go on doing this. Thank God there are so many of you willing to partake in this great mission. Let us continue our Labor of Love for the poor.
I pray and urge you, your families and friends to join-in our 2015 Christmas Events. Please forward this email to your friends and family who would be interested in feeding the homeless this Christmas. Let us celebrate His birth through our homeless brethren.
If you have any ideas or suggestion/s, please share. Remember, SHARING IS CARING!!!! Hope to hear from you soon. Once again thank you for your generosity and love for the poor. Best regards from Tony and Kiko.
God bless and love to all,