Looking forward….

Love ought to show itself in deeds over and above words. ~St Ignatius de Loyola

Let us NOT love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth….1John 3:18.

Dear LOL families and friends,

I hope everyone had a good summer. It’s time for our Christmas Feed the Homeless events again and I’m looking forward to seeing you all and meeting new friends.

Thank you Lord for allowing us to serve you through our less fortunate brethren. Congratulations and more power to us for keeping our mission stronger than ever. We continue to grow and provide one decent meal twice a year because of your generosity and kindness. What a blessing to all!!!

To our new friends, thank you for your support and we hope and pray that you will continue to serve our brethren in Christ. 

Apologies for sending this email late as I was trying to find a place to serve our less fortunate brethren for the Winter Shelter-Feed the Homeless.

There is a change in the venue. Beginning this year, St Christopher Church is no longer hosting the Winter Shelter. The new venue will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Covina (address:  344 Workman St, Covina, CA 91723).

For this year’s Winter Shelter, Linda and I decided to pledge for 2 dinners and 1 breakfast.  Please join us in serving the poor at the new venue.  We urgently need volunteers to serve.  Please see below the schedule of our events. 

2017 Christmas Feed the Homeless Events Schedule of Events:

Friday, Dec 1, 2017 at 3pm: Preparation of care bags at this address: 809 S. Gaybar Ave., West Covina CA 91790

Saturday, Dec 2, 2017 at 7am: Final Preparation and Distribution in Downtown LA

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 6:30pm: Dinner at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Covina.  344 Workman St, Covina, CA 91723 

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017 at 6:30pm: Dinner at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Covina. 344 Workman St, Covina, CA 91723 

Friday, Dec 15, 2017: Breakfast at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Covina.  344 Workman St, Covina, CA 91723 (no volunteer needed, we will only provide the food). 

We will be serving for ~1,000 people and these are our menus for this event:

**Sacred Heart Catholic Church (~175): (DINNER-Fried Chicken Dinner-with corn, mashed potato, coleslaw, dinner rolls and dessert)

**Sacred Heart Catholic Church (~175): (DINNER- Spaghetti with meatballs, mixed vegetable, dinner rolls and cake)

**Sacred Heart Catholic Church (~175):  (BREAKFAST-pastries, cereals, fruits, coffee and juice)

**Downtown LA (600): fried chicken, potato wedges, bottled water, fruit, honey buns, energy bars, chips and cookies. 

Our roll-over funds from Easter was $1,933.61.  As always, thank you Linda and Patti for planning and budgeting the meals that we lovingly prepare.  For the dinner on December 14, Eden Rongavilla and family is donating this event.

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.

For those who want to donate in kinds, here is the list of items that you can donate 2 weeks before the events. 

600 bottles of water
600 energy bars
600 chips
600 chocolate bars
600 plates
600 bowl for the cereals
1200 forks/knives
600 spoon
600 cups for the coffee
600 cups for the juice/punch
Napkins

Here is my contact information:

Shirley Mirador
809 S. Gaybar Ave
West Covina, CA 91790
Tel # 626-252-8044/ 626-384-1816

Email: miradorshirley@gmail.com

Once again, I pray and urge you to join our 2017 Feed the Homeless Christmas Events.  Spread the word that LOL cares!  Please forward this email to your families and friends who would be interested in feeding the homeless this Christmas. Let us celebrate His birth by feeding the poor.

If you have any ideas or suggestion/s, please share. Remember, SHARING IS CARING!!!! Hope to hear from you soon.

Thank you for your generosity.

God bless,
Tony and Shirley

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December 2017 Schedule

Love ought to show itself in deeds over and above words.
~St. Ignatius de Loyola

Hello my dear LOL families and friends,

I hope all is well with everyone!
Finally, Linda and I met last week to complete our expenses and accounting.
The total donation we got was $1,060.00 and we spent $1,347.94 for this Easter Event.
So our Rollover money for Christmas Events is now $1,986.67. We spent $1.31 per person!

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to all LOL families, friends and new volunteers!!!
God bless you all for your generosity (financial, your valuable time, and prayers) and sharing your Love of God to the poor!

Here is the schedule for the 2017 Christmas Feed the Homeless Events, please marks these dates in your calendar and joins us in serving the Lord on His birthday!

Friday, 01Dec2017 @ 2:30pm: preparation of the care boxes

Saturday, 02Dec2017 @ 7:00am: distribution in Downtown LA

Friday, 08Dec2017 @6pm: Serve dinner at the Winter Shelter at St. Christopher Church

Please tell your families, friends and co-workers to join us and celebrate the love of the poor. Kindly spread our mission to them. Share them our blog and show them what we did.

Thank you, take care and God bless,
Tony, Shirley, Kiko, Rhonda and Midori

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Thank you note 2017 Easter

Love ought to show itself in deeds over and above words.
~St Ignatius de Loyola

Hello everyone!!

Last Easter week, we fed 1,030 homeless brethren. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU to all LOL families, friends and new volunteers!!!

Our Easter events were successful even though there were only a few who came last Saturday to distribute. We miss you and hope you can join us in our next events. I am so grateful for the leadership of Larry and Renee Willis. They continue to lead our friends in Downtown LA to serve the poor by feeding them of the food we prepared and praying with the people they met. Our food feeds the physical hunger but the evangelization and spreading of the good news feed on the spiritual needs of the people we encounter during our mission. God bless and let us continue to serve Him.

For this event, we received $1,060.00 and 480 Soda from Coca Cola. I do not have our expenses yet. Linda and I have not met since our distribution. I will keep you posted as soon as we gather all the receipts.

God bless you all for your generosity (financial, your valuable time, and prayers) and sharing your Love of God to the poor!

Here are our next events for 2017 Christmas Feed the Homeless Events, please mark these dates in your calendar and join us in serving the Lord on His birthday!

Friday, 01Dec2017 @ 2:30pm: preparation of the care boxes

Saturday, 02Dec2017 @ 7:00am: distribution in Downtown LA

Friday, 08Dec2017 @6pm: Serve dinner at the Winter Shelter at St Christopher Church

Please tell your families, friends and co-workers to join us and celebrate the love of the poor. Kindly spread our mission to them. Share them our blog and show them what we did.

Thank you, take care and God bless,
Tony, Shirley, Kiko, Rhonda and Midori

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Love On Lent

Love ought to show itself in deeds over and above words.
~St Ignatius de Loyola

Dear Labor of Love families and friends!!!

Good evening, our event is just less than a week away!!!

As of today, I have received $650.00 donation and a few volunteers.

THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS AND VOLUNTEERS! To the new volunteers, welcome to Labor of Love organization.

The harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few!
I really need your support and participation in feeding 1000 homeless!
PLEASE invite your families and friends to join us in sharing our love for the poor. Volunteers, please confirm. We need people preparing the sandwiches on Friday and drivers to distribute on Saturday.

The rollover money from the 2016 Christmas events is $2,274.61. We need more to feed 1000 people.

Please share our blog to your families and friends and invite them to join us in serving the poor this Easter.

Here is the list of our Easter care bag :
Ham and cheese bolillo sandwich
Drinks
Chips
Fruit
Energy Bars
Cookies
If you wish to donate any of these, please let me know so I can keep track.

Here is the schedule of our events:
Friday, April 7, 2017: Preparation will be at 809 South Gaybar Ave. West Covina any                                                     time after 2 pm.

Saturday, April 8, 2017: Final Preparation and Distribution at 7:00 am in Downtown,                                                        LA.

For those who want to donate money, please send your check to this address:

Shirley Mirador
809 South Gaybar Ave.
West Covina, CA 9179

Please join us and invite your families and friends in celebrating Christ’s resurrection through our poor brothers and sisters. I look forward to the 2017 Easter Event and I pray for your continuing support of our mission to feed the hungry.

Serving the Lord through our less fortunate brethren is awesome experience; please encourage your families and friends to participate. Let us pray for the success of this event and may our Lord guide us in our journey to serve Him!

Thank you, take care and God bless.

Love from all of us,
Tony, Shirley, Kiko, Rhonda and Midori

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Easter 2017 Feed the Homeless Schedule

Love ought to show itself in deeds over and above words.
~St. Ignatius de Loyola

Hello to all. I hope everyone is doing well.

Thank you for those who have responded to my first Easter Event email.

As of today, I have received $100.00 donation and pledges to help from new and loyal volunteers. I really need your support and participation in feeding 1000 homeless. We have only 25 days to go!!! Please invite your families and friends to join us in sharing our love for the poor.
For the new volunteers, welcome!

The rollover money from the 2016 Christmas events is $2,274.61. We need more to feed 1000 people.

Please check out our blog as Baby had posted more pictures and comments. Please share this blog to your families and friends and invite them to join us in serving the poor this Easter.

Here is the list of our Easter care bag :
Ham and cheese bolillo sandwich
Honey bun
Drinks
Chips
Fruit
Energy Bars
Cookies
If you wish to donate any of these, please let me know so I can keep track.

Here is the schedule of our events:
Friday, April 7, 2017: Preparation will be at 809 So. Gaybar Avenue, West Covina, any time after 2 pm.

Saturday, April 8, 2017: Final Preparation and Distribution at 7:00 am in Downtown LA.

For those who want to donate money, please send your check to this address:
Shirley Mirador
809 South Gaybar Ave.
West Covina, CA 9179

Please join us and invite your families and friends in celebrating Christ’s resurrection through our poor brothers and sisters. I look forward to the 2017 Easter Event and I pray for your continuing support of our mission to feed the hungry. We are in need of volunteers for the preparation and distribution of our care bags. The more the merrier and I guarantee you that it is a great feeling to share our love for the less fortunate!!! It is a blessing that continues to bless!

Serving the Lord through our less fortunate brethren is awesome experience; please encourage your children and grandchildren to participate.

Thank you, take care and God bless.

Love from all of us,
Tony, Shirley, Kiko, Rhonda and Midori

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EASTER 2017 FEED THE HOMELESS

Love ought to show itself in deeds over and above words. ~St Ignatius de Loyola

Hello to all. I hope everyone is doing well. It’s time for our 2017 EASTER Feed the Homeless event.

Last Wednesday, March 1 was Ash Wednesday; this marks the beginning of Lent. During this season of Lent let us be reminded why Christ died on the cross. One of the communal disciplines of Lent is alms giving, this is our project. Lenten fasting is another discipline. Fasting is not just refraining or cutting out: fasting is action. Fasting is rolling up our sleeves and doing the Gospel work of justice and mercy. Let us feed the hungry as our action to our fasting. We have to share Christ’s suffering and those of the homeless by charity. We are all capable to sharing and caring. Any act of charity is greatly appreciated, be it monetary, in kinds, your time and prayers so we can continue doing our Labor of Love mission to feed the hungry.

Love if not shared is not love at all. Please share your Love for Christ through our poor brethren.

Sharing with the prayer I borrowed from the Jesuit Prayers:

Holy God, as Lent begins,
may I carry out in word and in deed
all that you ask and invite. Amen.

Just an FYI, the rollover money from the 2016 Christmas events is $2,274.61. We need more to feed 1000 people.

Please check out our blog as Baby, my sister in law, had posted more pictures and comments. Please share our blog to your families and friends and invite them to join us in serving the poor this Easter.

On this event we are going to feed 1000 people.

Here is the list of our Easter care bag :
Ham and cheese bolillo sandwich
Honey bun
Drinks
Chips
Fruit
Energy Bars
Cookies

Preparation will be on Friday, April 7, 2017 any time after 2 pm at 809 So. Gaybar Avenue, West Covina.
Final Preparation and Distribution is on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 7:00 am in Downtown LA.

For those who want to donate money, please send your check to this address:

Shirley Mirador
809 South Gaybar Ave.
West Covina, CA 9179

Please join us and invite your families and friends in celebrating Christ’s resurrection through our poor brothers and sisters. I look forward to the 2017 Easter Event and I pray for your continuing support of our mission to feed the hungry. We are in need of volunteers for the preparation and distribution of our care bags.

Serving the Lord through our less fortunate brethren is awesome experience; please encourage your children and grandchildren to participate.

Thank you, take care and God bless.

Love from all of us,
Tony, Shirley, Kiko, Rhonda and Midori

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Funds Update

Dear LOL families and friends,

Linda and I finally met to complete our financial report for the 2016 Christmas Events. Here is the breakdown:

Rollover Money from 2016 Easter Events:                           $ 3, 175.90

Total donation received as of December 11, 2016:              $ 2,205.00

Total                                                                                               $ 5,380.90

Expenses:                                                                                       $ 3,256.30

Balance to be rolled over for 2017 Easter Event:    $ 2,124.60

We served 1,300 people at these events. We spent $2.51 per person!!! Awesome!

For all donors who donated in kinds, Coca Cola, In N Out Burger, Chris and Eden, Frances and John, Annette, Marty, Stephanie and Kirsten…

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for your generosity and love for the poor!!! God bless you always!

Please check out our Blog and see all the wonderful things we did for 2016. Please invite your families and friends to see what we do and invite them to join us in serving the poor.

Our 2017 Easter Feed the Homeless Event will be on April 7-8, 2017. I look forward to seeing you all again.

Please let us continue to serve God through our poor brethren. Let us pray for each other, our families, and for all the people of the world.

Take care and God bless,

Tony and Shirley

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New Year Message

Dear LOL families and friends,

My best wishes for 2017! May this year bring lots of joy, happiness, health, and prosperity in your life. May God bless you always and may He fulfill all your dreams.

I hope you had the chance to login to our Blog and see all the wonderful things we did for 2016. If you have not, please do so and invite your families and friends to see what we do and invite them to join us in serving the poor.

Once again, I thank you all for your generosity and love of the poor. Let us continue to serve Christ through our poor brethren.

Please let us continue to pray for each other, our families, all the people of the world and for peace.

Due to the holidays, Linda and I have not met to do our accounting. We will do this as soon as we are both available to meet and will send you the financial report.

Our 2017 Easter Feed the Homeless Event will be on April 7-8, 2017. I look forward to seeing you all again.

Take care and God bless you.

Shirley

Prayer
Hear our prayer today for all women and men, boys and girls who are homeless this day.
For those sleeping under bridges, on park benches, in doorways or bus stations.
For those who can only find shelter for the night but must wander in the daytime.
For families broken because they could not afford to pay the rent.
For those who have no relatives or friends who can take them in.
For those who have no place to keep possessions that remind them who they are.
For those who are afraid and hopeless.
For those who have been betrayed by our social safety net.
For all these people, we pray that you will provide shelter, security and hope.
We pray for those of us with warm houses and comfortable beds
that we not be lulled into complacency and forgetfulness.
Jesus, help us to see your face in the eyes of every homeless person we meet
so that we may be empowered through word and deed,
and through the political means we have
to bring justice and peace to those who are homeless. Amen.
— Leadinginworship, a mennonite prayer resource
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Merry Christmas to everyone!!

Love ought to show itself in deeds over and above words. ~St Ignatius de Loyola

We love because He first loved us. 1John 4:19

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all!

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Our prayerful wish for a peaceful and blessed 2017. Heartfelt gratitude to all of you for your continuing support and generosity in making our 2016 Labor of Love-Feed the Hungry so successful. Our Christmas events were so beautiful as we have witnessed the love of our members and the hungry people we served. Our encounter with our less fortunate brethren made our mission more meaningful and connected to Our Lord. Jesus Christ is truly in our midst. What an awesome spiritual encounter!

We prepared, delivered and served for 1,300 for 2 Christmas events!!! This is the biggest we have served since our humble beginning of 25. If you believe in Him, nothing is impossible. We can only serve more…..

To all the donors, volunteers, the Chosen Vessels from the Second Baptist Church, THANK YOU for sharing your love to the poor. To our new members, WELCOME, we are greatly honored with your participation.

Linda and I had been so busy that we have not done our accounting yet. I will send you the figures in my next email.

Please join us for our 2017 Easter Event on Friday, April 7, 2017 (preparation) and Saturday, April 8, 2017 (distribution). I will be sending my email for this event next year in February 2017.

Lastly, I thank you for believing that we must love the poor.

God loves you and so do we,
Tony, Shirley, Kiko, Rhonda and Midori

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Volunteers needed!!

Love ought to show itself in deeds over and above words. ~St Ignatius de Loyola

“Let us NOT love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth….” ~1John 3:18.

Dear LOL families and friends,

Our main event is just 2 days away!!! Coca Cola just delivered 82 cases of soda and water, In N Out gave us 1050 to go boxes, Eden and Chris donated 1000 energy bars, Chosen Vessels from the Second Baptist Church donated over a thousand toiletries, 250 cupcakes from Marty and Annette, Francis and John donated 352 bottles of water, and lots of donors donating money ($1380.00)!!!!

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This is just so awesome and incredible show of love and generosity to the poor! THANK YOU to all for making our events possible….BUT, I urgently need volunteers and drivers on Friday, Dec 2 (preparation), December 3, Saturday (delivery) and Friday, servers on Dec 9, at the Winter Shelter in St Christopher Church.!!!

“Harvest is indeed plentiful but laborers are few”

Please come and join us to complete our mission to serve the poor. Help us deliver our gifts to them. LOL needs you! Come and join us!!!! We are serving 1000 brethren in downtown LA and 150 at the Winter Shelter in St Christopher Church.

Please spread and share the good news of serving Christ through our less fortunate brethren. Share our blog to your families, friends and co-workers. I know that there are so many, who want to serve Christ, please tell them about LOL and what we do.

For the 2016 Christmas Feed the Homeless Events, here is the schedule of events:

Friday, Dec 2, 2016 at 3pm: Preparation of care bags (809 S. Gaybar Ave., West Covina CA 91790)
Saturday, Dec 3, 2016 at 7am: Final Preparation and Distribution in Downtown LA
Friday, Dec 9, 2016 at 6pm: St Christopher Church (629 S Glendora Ave., West Covina, CA 91790)

Here is my contact information:
Shirley Mirador
809 S. Gaybar Ave
West Covina, CA 91790
Tel # 626-252-8044
Email: miradorshirley@gmail.com

Once again, I pray and urge you to join-in our 2016 Feed the Homeless Christmas Events. Spread the word that LOL cares! Please forward this email to your families and friends who would be interested in feeding the homeless this Christmas. Let us celebrate His birth by feeding the poor.

Thank you for your generosity. God bless and love to all,
Shirley

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