Saturday, August 25, 2012

Redding Homeless Outreach - Echoes of Calvary

Pastor Rod & Kay Kincaid

Echoes of Calvary

The Bible says faith without works is dead, so it is my pleasure to tell you of this Church who's faith is very much alive. On friday evenings  Echoes of Calvary invites their homeless friends to a picnic to spiritually and physically feed the poor and homeless of Redding and Shasta County California as well as give necessities away.

Men, Women, Families and Children are treated every friday in the park to a musical prayer and praise service followed by preaching from the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and then a delicious dinner is served.

"We believe that the "Church" has a much greater design and predestined purpose than just waiting for the 2nd coming, and that there is a fullness that God desires to reveal to hungry hearts and empty vessels."

Austen Phillips(Park Ministry)

Word is out about this powerful and encouraging Christian ministry "Preaching Jesus Christ and Him Crucified. " Donations for this charity are greatly needed. If you would like to help the homeless and volunteer to help the Park Ministry, or you are looking for a home church please contact them at Echoes of Calvary Church,  21132 Ronald St. Anderson CA, 96007  (530) 365-3233


Sunday, August 19, 2012

Bad News at the Good News Rescue Mission - Redding Homeless Families With Children

Meet John and Michelle, with their children ages 1, 5 , and 8 years of age. They are homeless here in Redding California in front of the Cypress Street Safeway. Unable to stay at the Good News Rescue Mission due to using their 30 days of eligibility there.

Now due to the Missions policy they must wait another 30 days before they can stay there again.They have been threatened by the Redding Police Department in their continuing effort to criminalize homelessness in our community.

What agency here in Redding is taking in the our share of the California "prison dumps" and just how much is that agency getting paid by the state per parolee ??

It is my understanding there are so many parole "prison dumps" in the Good News Rescue Mission's program that its being run like a prison complete with homeless being subject to prison dump mentality and prison yard attitude.

The Good News Rescue Mission is the only night time homeless shelter in all of Redding and Shasta County.

There is a book going around the charity circuit claiming folks besides established charity groups are enabling the homeless. In Redding they are taking it a step further as Living Hope Ministry plans to stop serving prepared meals on site, and the only breakfast, lunch and dinner rescue mission seems to be making their food as less palatable as possible, (rice and gravy for dinner) in hopes of  homeless people saying  the hell with this and better themselves, or simply move along to another town.

John has told me, as well as many homeless here over the years that the best donations of food, meat and drinks go to the program members as well as staff of the mission taking the best donations home, while the homeless eat just that, rice and gravy for dinner.

Redding Coalition for the Homeless

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Has Redding's Living Hope Lost Their Own ?

From Bethel Church joining forces with the Redding California Police Department to destroy homeless camps when they have nowhere else to go, to Living Hope Compassion Ministries plan to take food FREELY donated by Church's and Trader Joes and SELL food boxes to the poor, have even churches forsaken Love and Mercy ?

With their plan to stop serving food donated by the community and expected to go to the poor and homeless, and instead take that food FREELY donated and SELL it in their new restaurant for a profit , one must ask Mike Mojarro Executive Director what happened to "freely you have received, freely give" ?

And plans are in the future the poor and homeless can forget Living Hope as their only inclement weather day shelter here in the winter when the Good News Rescue Mission kicks them out for the day. Should work perfectly with Redding Police Departments war on the poor  as they ramrod the homeless every chance they get at the Shasta County Library. The poor and homeless will be on every street corner scaring away investors in any future retail development, and any families moving here for any future manufacturing jobs.

And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’

And it appears there is no more room for church services at Living Hope Compassion Ministries as apparently the church sanctuary will be removed as well. Will the cross be removed next ? How does all this make the Gospel of Jesus Christ come alive?

If any of this concerns you please call Mike Mojarro Executive Director of Living Hope Ministries at (530) 243 - 8066

1043 State Street Redding, CA 96001

Friday, August 3, 2012

Celebration of Life to remember Betty Franco

Sometimes, rarely, we are blessed in our life to know a soul with love and limitless compassion for others. I knew Betty as a loving mother and care provider to all of the poor, homeless, and disenfranchised she came in contact with here in Redding. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints, and Betty surely was one of His saints. And from your suffering you are free at last, thank God almighty, you are free at last.......

Join us for a Celebration of Life to remember Betty Franco
(Before the annual HOPE Homeless BBQ.)

 10:00 a.m. - Wednesday - Aug 8th.- Lake Redding Pavilion ( In Lake Redding Park)

Betty Franco was an extremely passionate Humanitarian and relentless and dedicated advocate for all Shasta County residents including people from all walks of life.

In lieu of flowers please send donations to:
The H.O.P.E. Van ( Health Outreach for People Everywhere)
C/O of Shasta Community Health Center
1035 Placer St.Redding, Ca. 96001

More info - Heather Russell - 530- 356 - 7334