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Neighborhood Ministries – Daisy – 40 Stories

January 19, 2024
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Meet Daisy Fernandez.  Her story reminds us that the simple act of an invitation opens up the possibilities of a life transformed. Each person she names in this testimonial was someone who showed up for her, at a particular time in her life, inviting her into the space that changed her. Her neighbor’s invite, Nadine’s invite, Googoos’…

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Your Legacy in 2023

December 20, 2023
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I want to tell you a beautiful story, one in which you played a big part. It begins with our LEGACY PROGRAMS … the ones I often tell you about: Kids Club in the summer, Kids and Youth outreach programs during the school year, and all the ways we serve our historic families that have…

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Neighborhood Ministries – Christmas Appeal

December 3, 2023
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The precious gift of the holidays are before us. Thanksgiving, Christmas and all the holy moments in between and after. We love this time of year and we choose gratitude. Psalm 107:1, 8: “O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; For His compassion and lovingkindness endure forever! Let them give thanks to…

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Neighborhood Ministries – Irene – 40 Stories

October 3, 2023
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Meet Irene Tomas.  The old neighborhood only exists in our memories. Gentrification and urban renewal have transformed broken-down houses and abandoned streets into trendy coffee shops and high-rise apartments. When I listen to Irene, there I am, there she is, and hundreds of others in the old days, in those old streets and alleys. We can all…

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I Spy Something GOod – How did we spy out God this summer?

September 4, 2023
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It is the end of the summer and summer programs here at Neighborhood Ministries, and we are filled with reflections. We don’t often do this, but this year we put our reflections – our God Encounters – into a booklet. Each summer has a theme, this year’s theme was seeing God at work — naming…

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Neighborhood Ministries – Adrian – 40 Stories

August 15, 2023
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Meet Adrian.  Adrian lets us know what keeps him feeling grounded … it is the memory of the love and sacrifice of others who poured into his life. It is now his turn to “give back”, to make a difference in other young people’s lives, in the way Bryan and others invested in him. Can…

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Tell Them What You Know

April 20, 2023
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“Tell Them What You Know” Neighborhood Ministries is a story-telling community. We have been privileged to have the front seat to overcomers, ordinary people who live extra-ordinary lives. Mother’s Day is a perfect time to tell the story of an extra-ordinary mom. Patty Reel is that mom. She lost her battle with brain cancer, just…

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Neighborhood Ministries – Easter eAppeal

March 21, 2023
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Traditionally at Easter, during our church services and celebrations of the day, we have baptisms. It’s the kind of baptism where people bring testimony to their changed life, written down, and come prepared to go under the water in identification with Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection. It’s always a joyful part of our day. We…

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Neighborhood Ministries – Francisco – 40 Stories

March 6, 2023
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Meet Francisco.  When Francisco says, “you believed in me, even before I could believe in myself”, I thought “that’s what it’s all about, here”. We depend on the Lord to give us a future glimpse of what is to come with a young person. How will they grow into their gifts and talents? Who will…

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Neighborhood Ministries – Aida – 40 Stories

February 13, 2023
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Meet Aida. God’s love is poured out into our community through people, with messages that say “you can do it”, “you matter”, “you are loved and needed”, “you are seen” … Listen to Aida’s own words of how she heard God through her Neighborhood family over the years. And more importantly how she said “I…

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Building A Cycle Of Hope for the community!

December 22, 2022
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2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of POWER and of love and of a sound mind.” For 40 years, Neighborhood Ministries has sought to empower the less fortunate to break the cycle of poverty. At our Big Event Christmas Fiesta celebrating 40 years of serving our community, we…

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Love can change the world!

December 16, 2022
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Love. It’s so powerful it can change the world. And it’s certainly changing lives and changing our community! At our Big Event Christmas Fiesta celebrating 40 years of serving our community, Love was felt throughout our campus. It was also an important theme in our program. If you didn’t get a chance to be with…

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From the Heart of Kit – December Newsletter

December 14, 2022
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Hello dear friends and Merry Christmas, We have much to tell you, although many of you were there to see it firsthand. December 3rd was the Big Event, our final 40th anniversary celebration, and it was beyond “all we asked for or thought” it could be. Our eight acres were filled with children and families,…

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God poured out His blessings at the Fiesta!

December 8, 2022
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This past Saturday, we celebrated 40 years of serving our community with Love, Hope, and Power. Our Big Event Christmas Fiesta was a huge success, and we were blessed beyond measure. God’s blessings poured down upon us — literally! — but the rain did not dampen the spirit of Hope, Love, and power. If you…

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Neighborhood Ministries – Hao Ly – 40 Stories

November 21, 2022
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Meet Hao Ly. From a young age, he found a home at Neighborhood, grew up in leadership here, and has become someone whose impact on the next generation is tangible. He says that he wanted to become part of being “vessels of love”.  And as others say, and as Hao says, it’s what keeps him…

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I Thank My God In All My Remembrance Of … All … You

November 13, 2022
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A thankful heart … is medicine for the soul. Muses, philosophers, theologians and mystics have considered the profundity of becoming grateful. The great G.K. Chesterton, a prolific author from the turn of the last century found gratitude to be transformative: “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is…

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Neighborhood Ministries – Adolfo & Felipa – 40 Stories

November 9, 2022
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Meet Felipa Torres and her son Adolfo.  The term “resiliency” isn’t adequate to describe Felipa’s journey which we have been privileged to bear witness to.  Resiliency wrapped up in her faith, her focus, her undying spirit of service and leadership … maybe that’s better!  One thing is for certain, she becomes a representative of the…

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Neighborhood Ministries – Jimy – 40 Stories

October 24, 2022
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Meet Jimy Martinez.  The pastor of our Neighborhood Church and the son of a pastor from Honduras. Jimy has carried a longing for most of his life for “the church to be so much more” than what most experience. Jimy brings this desire into his work on a daily basis here at Neighborhood Ministries. He is such…

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Neighborhood Ministries – Kendall – 40 Stories

October 17, 2022
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Education for Life Juan

Juan Cisneros Success Story, because of YOU!

October 13, 2022
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