The last 5 weeks have been a whirlwind! Through our Life Support Mentor training program we have been stretched! We are now in the year round shelter in Anaheim CA, interviewing, getting to know the residents and working to connect them with the resources they need. When we were asked to be a part of this team, we knew there would be challenges and there are!
The news everywhere is talking about how the population of people experiencing homelessness is increasing at an alarming rate. The call has gone out to all who can help, and the amazing people who have been trained through FBM have answered. Getting to know the residents of the "Bridges" year round shelter has be enlightening. We are learning how complex this issue is for every city around us and probably the nation. Between interviewing the residents and then researching for resources, we need more volunteers.
To meet the need for more trained mentors, I have re-written the training manual from a 9-class 4 month process into a 2-day seminar training program. The new training will now be in the seminar format. Most likely to be on a Friday and Saturday session. For the first class, the Costa Mesa Library has graciously offered a room. Final details and dates will be forthcoming.
The need at this time is to get the new manuals printed. The cost for all materials is $700. This will provide us with what we need to get the classes started in August. We also need 2 laptops and a printer/scanner for documenting the interviews at the shelter. I have been quoted $2000 for all three, brand new.
This is in addition to our currently monthly needs. If you have friends who need to see this letter, feel free to send it to those you believe may come along side us in this battle to help people in need.
We are growing my brothers and sisters, God is on the move and He may be calling you to His side. Listening? ;)
Love you all!
In His Service with you,
Fresh Beginnings Ministries
God's plan for aging:
Most seniors never get enough exercise. In His wisdom God decreed that seniors become forgetful so they would have to search for their glasses, keys and other things thus doing more walking. And God looked down and saw that it was good.
Then God saw there was another need. In His wisdom He made seniors lose coordination so they would drop things requiring them to bend, reach & stretch. And God looked down and saw that it was good.
Then God considered the function of bladders and decided seniors would have additional calls of nature requiring more trips to the bathroom, thus providing more exercise. God looked down and saw that it was good.
So if you find as you age, you are getting up and down more, remember it’s God’s will. It is all in your best interest even though you mutter under your breath.
Nine Important Facts To Remember As We Grow Older:
#9 Death is the number 1 killer in the world.
#8 Life is sexually transmitted.
#7 Good health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die.
#6 Men have 2 motivations: Hunger and hanky panky, and they can't tell them apart. If you see a gleam in his eyes, make him a sandwich.
#5 Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day. Teach a person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks, months, maybe years.
#4 Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in the hospital, dying of nothing.
#3 All of us could take a lesson from the weather. It pays no attention to criticism.
#2 In the 60's, people took acid to make the world weird. Now the world is weird, and people take Prozac to make it normal.
#1 Life is like a jar of jalapeno peppers. What you do today may be a burning issue tomorrow.
Don't ignore this message. This is your only warning.
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Costa Mesa, CA 92626