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FATHERS HEART MINISTRIES
February 8, 2011

I have been a Supervisor at The Father's Heart Ministry for 3.5 years now. This organization has literally changed my life - it has shown me what compassion looks like in a city of extremes. I have seen the founders and pastors brought to tears because their hearts are breaking for the guests they see. I have never seen such love given to people who are often overlooked. It has taught me that life is about more than just me - it's about taking what we have and using it to help those less fortunate. The Father's Heart offers a variety of programs to meet people where they are at. I volunteer almost every Saturday they are open for their Hunger Prevention Program and I look forward to it each week. It's become a second home to me.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

in the fact that the ministry offers an all-you-can eat hot meal, while also offering services such as free legal help, ESL and prayer. Each Saturday I personally greet each guest as they enter with the music playing in the background... they have a huge smile on their face, clapping to the music, so excited to be in a safe place there to help them in any way they can. I was told by one guest that the thing they most look forward to during the week is coming to Father's Heart.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

update the facility. The building is over 100 years old and is in need of many significant repairs. The main stairway is deteriorating and posts are coming loose. I work in the kitchen and the floor has much water damage and the ovens are old and often don't heat properly. It would be incredible to see how much more we could do with updated appliances - and how many more we could serve.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I am a Supervisor in the Food Pantry.

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