We invite you to remember your loved ones who have died by committing an act of kindness in their honor. Love, kindness, generosity, sharing, these are the gifts we can give to them.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

December 26, 2013

From Steven Funes:

Mr. F,
I am extremely happy to hear from you! Merry Christmas to you and your family, I hope all is well on your end. My life has been truly blessed and God is amazing. I graduate in May 2014, continuing my careers in the military and law enforcement.

            Today my church, Life Church, went to Monroe Park around 8:30 this morning for a homeless outreach. I read a poem I wrote, "Eternal Sweetness," passed out fresh stew and hot chocolate, and handed out numerous gifts and goodie bags to all the homeless present. The gentleman in charge of our outreach program witnessed to the crowd with his testimony and Bible scripture. We also prayed with them, played music, and enjoyed each other's company. One really cool and selfless thing that my mother did today at the outreach was give her very nice leather jacket with fur to a young, pregnant homeless woman. Truly made that woman's day as she said in a shivering voice, "This is much warmer, thank you!"
            Sir, I am so grateful that I have met you and had the opportunity to have you as my professor. You certainly are an inspiration to me to continue to be selfless and a servant to our world. May God continue to watch after Theo, as he dances and worships God in Heaven.
            Very respectfully,
            Steven Funes

From Anonymous:

Merry Christmas! This Christmas Eve, I took in a distant friend to come celebrate the night with my family because his parents recently divorced and both spontaneously decided to go out of town. 
        For another act of kindness, I hugged my father on Christmas Eve. We have not spoken to each other in months.

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