Monday, August 22, 2016

Ministry News

Ministry News

Your gifts are a soothing aroma, a sacrifice that God accepts and with which He is pleased. My God will richly fill your every need in a glorious way through Christ Jesus. Glory belongs to our God and Father forever! Amen.
Philippians 4:18-20

Bee Happy Inspirations is 8 years old and I've been texting 800 people a week now. Lifting the spirits and sending love and prayers.
"Encourage one another daily"
Hebrews 3:13
"Encourage each other and Strengthen one another"
1 Thessalonians 5:10,11

Sending a message of love, joy, hope and faith in Jesus Christ so we can learn how to overcome any challenge and bee happy no matter what!

Say No to Suicide prevention page on Facebook is growing everyday to more than 1300 likes. People are looking for hope everyday. I need your prayers to continue saving lives.

Joseph and I have a prayer ministry. Our motto is "Wherever we go, we go to pray", we're not home yet while we're traveling through this journey called life. Ready to help others is our daily goal, bringing hope and healing wherever we go.

HOME

We all need rest, we've all been in some type of emotional and physical pain. It's so essential that if you miss time, your body and mind will suffer. I've experienced loss of proper sleep by being in emotional and physical pain. I've lost a home, had to put everything I owned in storage, gave my belongings away, been homeless, lived and traveled in my car. I'm Passionate about Helping the Homeless because I lost my home 4.5 years ago due to Hurricane Irene.

We've lived with several people who blessed us with a room to sleep in. How we found our HOME was through prayer and a set of unexpected circumstances. We were invited to a prayer meeting in September 2015 and afterwards we were going to move to Virginia to start our new ministry opportunity and living arrangement! We were excited how God was moving, all our friends and family were happy for us too! We got to where we needed to be on September 20, 2015 and three days later the man who invited us apologized and said he found out in his lease that he couldn't take anyone in his home. It was such devastating news! We had no home to go to because it was already rented out to someone new!

I prayed to Abba Father and said that I don't know anyone here and there's nowhere to go. Abba assured me with an answer immediately: This is your family. I really got to connect with people after that and I just kept meeting new people with a lot of love to share! We've traveled all around. Everywhere we go, we go to pray! Abba has blessed us everywhere we go! Now we've been Blessed Beyond Belief by the Best Love in the Universe! We got the KEYS to our new 2 bedroom apartment on February 4th, 2016!!! We are So Thankful to Jesus!

Abba Father took our Dis-appointment and turned it into HIS-appointment!

Isaiah 58:7
I want you to share your food with the hungry people. I want you to find poor people that don't have homes, and I want you to bring them into your own homes. When you see a man that has no clothes--give him your clothes! Don't hide {from helping those people}; they are just like you.

My Prayer is to have Homes of Hope so people can rest and feel safe. Give people hope, real hope. Not occasionally when the weather is too cold or too hot, but a real place to live. Give people dignity, a place to belong. We're all part of a family, a great big family that cares for each other. When one person is broken, we lift each other up.

Our dream is to have a Hope and Healing Center. A place that's open for people to receive prayer and healing that they need and to worship God in a place that would be OPEN TO ALL. There's a great need for people to come together as a faith-based organization to introduce Jesus as Lord and Savior in a way that will bring hope and healing. The goal is to spread out from the Hope and Healing Center for homeless people to get help with food and clothes and ideas where to go and practical help as well as spiritual help. The Hope and Healing Center is not open yet but we do help people everyday by prayer and meeting people and going places to provide food and clothes. Sometimes we extend open our doors to our house so people could have a place to stay for a night or two. We help people get established with a post office box so they can have an address. We give ideas where the best place to go to have a shower at Planet Fitness. Where to go to get a good meal. Our goal is to have a Hope and Healing Center where people can come in and receive help that they need. This is needed and I thank you for your love and prayers and your help.

Thank you for blessing us and our efforts to spread Hope and Healing via text, email, Facebook, in person and throughout many generations. Our PayPal.com address is go2hope@yahoo.com

Never Stop Believing in HOPE because Miracles happen Everyday.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Prayer for Police Officers

Prayer for Police Officers

Almighty God we pray to you
In Heaven up above
Watch over our dear police officers
And protect them with Your love.

Please guide them as they keep us
safe both day and night
And hold them firmly in Your care
should danger come their way.

Give them true strength and courage
As they serve til duty's end
And one more thing to ask dear Lord
Protect their family and their friends.
In Jesus Name, Amen!

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Father's Love Letter

Father's Love Letter

My Child,

You may not know me,
but I know everything about you.
Psalm 139:1

I know when you sit down and when you rise up.
Psalm 139:2

I am familiar with all your ways.
Psalm 139:3

Even the very hairs on your head are numbered.
Matthew 10:29-31

For you were made in my image.
Genesis 1:27

In me you live and move and have your being.
Acts 17:28

For you are my offspring.
Acts 17:28

I knew you even before you were conceived.
Jeremiah 1:4-5

I chose you when I planned creation.
Ephesians 1:11-12

You were not a mistake,
for all your days are written in my book.
Psalm 139:15-16

I determined the exact time of your birth
and where you would live.
Acts 17:26

You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Psalm 139:14

I knit you together in your mother's womb.
Psalm 139:13

And brought you forth on the day you were born.
Psalm 71:6

I have been misrepresented
by those who don't know me.
John 8:41-44

I am not distant and angry,
but am the complete expression of love.
1 John 4:16

And it is my desire to lavish my love on you.
1 John 3:1

Simply because you are my child
and I am your Father.
1 John 3:1

I offer you more than your earthly father ever could.
Matthew 7:11

For I am the perfect father.
Matthew 5:48

Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand.
James 1:17

For I am your provider and I meet all your needs.
Matthew 6:31-33

My plan for your future has always been filled with hope.
Jeremiah 29:11

Because I love you with an everlasting love.
Jeremiah 31:3

My thoughts toward you are countless
as the sand on the seashore.
Psalms 139:17-18

And I rejoice over you with singing.
Zephaniah 3:17

I will never stop doing good to you.
Jeremiah 32:40

For you are my treasured possession.
Exodus 19:5

I desire to establish you
with all my heart and all my soul.
Jeremiah 32:41

And I want to show you great and marvelous things.
Jeremiah 33:3

If you seek me with all your heart,
you will find me.
Deuteronomy 4:29

Delight in me and I will give you
the desires of your heart.
Psalm 37:4

For it is I who gave you those desires.
Philippians 2:13

I am able to do more for you
than you could possibly imagine.
Ephesians 3:20

For I am your greatest encourager.
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

I am also the Father who comforts you
in all your troubles.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4

When you are brokenhearted,
I am close to you.
Psalm 34:18

As a shepherd carries a lamb,
I have carried you close to my heart.
Isaiah 40:11

One day I will wipe away
every tear from your eyes.
Revelation 21:3-4

And I'll take away all the pain
you have suffered on this earth.
Revelation 21:3-4

I am your Father, and I love you
even as I love my son, Jesus.
John 17:23

For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed.
John 17:26

He is the exact representation of my being.
Hebrews 1:3

He came to demonstrate that I am for you,
not against you.
Romans 8:31

And to tell you that I am not counting your sins.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19

Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19

His death was the ultimate expression
of my love for you.
1 John 4:10

I gave up everything I loved
that I might gain your love.
Romans 8:31-32

If you receive the gift of my son Jesus,
you receive me.
1 John 2:23

And nothing will ever separate you
from my love again.
Romans 8:38-39

Come home and I'll throw the biggest party
heaven has ever seen.
Luke 15:7

I have always been Father,
and will always be Father.
Ephesians 3:14-15

My question is…
Will you be my child?
John 1:12-13

I am waiting for you.
Luke 15:11-32

Love, Your Dad
Almighty God


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Thursday, April 28, 2016

HOME

HOME

We all need rest, we've all been in some type of emotional and physical pain. It's so essential that if you miss time, your body and mind will suffer. I've experienced loss of proper sleep by being in emotional and physical pain. I've lost a home, had to put everything I owned in storage, gave my belongings away, been homeless, lived and traveled in my car. I'm Passionate about Helping the Homeless because I lost my home 4.5 years ago due to Hurricane Irene.

We've lived with several people who blessed us with a room to sleep in. How we found our HOME was through prayer and a set of unexpected circumstances. We were invited to a prayer meeting in September 2015 and afterwards we were going to move to Virginia to start our new ministry opportunity and living arrangement! We were excited how God was moving, all our friends and family were happy for us too! We got to where we needed to be on September 20, 2015 and three days later the man who invited us apologized and said he found out in his lease that he couldn't take anyone in his home. It was such devastating news! We had no home to go to because it was already rented out to someone new!

I prayed to Abba Father and said that I don't know anyone here and there's nowhere to go. Abba assured me with an answer immediately: This is your family. I really got to connect with people after that and I just kept meeting new people with a lot of love to share! We've traveled all around. Everywhere we go, we go to pray! Abba has blessed us everywhere we go! Now we've been Blessed Beyond Belief by the Best Love in the Universe! We got the KEYS to our new 2 bedroom apartment on February 4th, 2016!!! We are So Thankful to Jesus!

Abba Father took our Dis-appointment and turned it into HIS-appointment!

Isaiah 58:7
I want you to share your food with the hungry people. I want you to find poor people that don't have homes, and I want you to bring them into your own homes. When you see a man that has no clothes--give him your clothes! Don't hide {from helping those people}; they are just like you.

My Prayer is to have Homes of Hope so people can rest and feel safe. Give people hope, real hope. Not occasionally when the weather is too cold or too hot, but a real place to live. Give people dignity, a place to belong. We're all part of a family, a great big family that cares for each other. When one person is broken, we lift each other up.

In order to insure the privacy of our guests and to serve the greatest number of people in need, we are entirely funded by private donors and businesses. We do not solicit or accept government grants and are not a United Way affiliate.


If you would like to contribute to help the homeless, our paypal.com address is Go2Hope@yahoo.com

Monday, April 18, 2016

Help for the Homeless

Help for the Homeless

1. Grab yourself a $10/month gym membership at Planet Fitness so you stay clean, you'll need money down, a checking account and ID. If you travel a lot, go for the $20/month membership good at all locations, this will also allow access to:
Unlimited access to home club
Unlimited Fitness Training
Reciprocal use of all PF Franchise Locations
Unlimited guest privileges at any PF location
Use of Tanning
Unlimited use of Massage Chairs
1/2 Price Cooler Drinks
Other Exclusive Benefits at Select Clubs:
Unlimited Hydromassage
Haircuts
Unlimited Total Body Enhancement
other great perks! They will also give you a free t-shirt and gym bag (when you use a checking account)!

2. If you're camping out in your car, make sure you park overnight in a well lit area where other cars park (like a hotel). It's VERY Important to park next to other cars so you won't be bothered

3. Try to have three outfits and wash your laundry often. Dress nicely everyday.

4. Eating out can be difficult if you don't have too much money, but there are places like Panera Bread and Starbucks that have a point system where you can earn free food! I eat at Starbucks almost everyday! They have FREE Wifi and you can have unlimited coffee and tea refills all day long with the Starbucks reward card. Also watch your email for special offers for extra stars.
There are also places that have free community lunches (mostly churches). Always Google the area you're in for free places to go. You'll be surprised!

5. There is NO SHAME in asking for help! I've learned plenty of times to ask for help! People have often said to me: it's a shame I didn't know, I would have helped!

6. Do you need an address? Get a PO Box and use the street address, 123 Main St #555, Anytown, MA USA. It's a Safe and Secure way to get established. You will need to go online with a valid credit card, ID and pay for 3 months. It will generally cost between $15 & $25.

7. Prayer changes things! God Answers Prayer! Jesus, I put all my hope in You, I feel lost and I want to be found. I believe You came to my heart today, I was looking for someone to save me. I believe that You died for me, that when You died You took my place! I believe You rose into Heaven, and when You rose, You took all the pain in my heart, and brought me to New Life! I Love You Jesus, thank You for Loving me. Amen!

Any ?'s feel free to email me at Go2Hope@yahoo.com

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Vision to help the poor and homeless...

Vision to help the poor and homeless...

1. Heart healthy food
(Read this article: Top 11 Heart-Healthy Foods http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/11-top-heart-healthy-foods?page=1)
2. A lot of poor/homeless don't have places to cook canned/fresh food...so the answer would be gift cards for Boston Market, Starbucks, Chick-Fil-A, Wawa, and Panera Bread.
Gift cards for Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS are also helpful for personal items. Gift cards and cash for gas is helpful too, especially if they live in their car.
3. Some poor/homeless can't afford laundry facilities, offering to wash/return the clothes is extremely helpful
4. A lot of poor/homeless people aren't in good health, offering vitamins are helpful.
5. Many poor/homeless people are discouraged/depressed, A Kind Word helps, a cup of coffee, prayer helps, take them for a haircut, give a listening ear, and show them love!
6. If you've once been poor or you just want to give back or pay it forward to God, would you consider taking a soul into your home?

Remember one word, one kind deed, and a smile can change someone's day!
You can Save a Life before you Save a Soul!

If you would like to help the homeless, please consider sending A GIFT TO A FRIEND! www.paypal.com to Go2Hope@yahoo.com

Are you Homeless?

Are you Homeless?

1. Grab yourself a $10/month gym membership at Planet Fitness so you stay clean, you'll need money down, a checking account and ID. If you travel a lot, go for the $20/month membership good at all locations, this will also allow access to
Unlimited access to home club
Unlimited Fitness Training
Reciprocal use of all PF Franchise Locations
Unlimited guest privileges at any PF location
Use of Tanning
Unlimited use of Massage Chairs
1/2 Price Cooler Drinks
Other Exclusive Benefits at Select Clubs:
Unlimited Hydromassage
Haircuts
Unlimited Total Body Enhancement
other great perks! They will also give you a free t-shirt and gym bag (when you use a checking account)!
2. If you're camping out in your car, make sure you park overnight in a well lit area where other cars park (like a hotel). It's VERY Important to park next to other cars so you won't be bothered
3. Try to have three outfits and wash your laundry often. Dress nicely everyday.
4. Eating out can be difficult if you don't have too much money, but there are places like Panera Bread and Starbucks that have a point system where you can earn free food! I eat at Starbucks almost everyday! They have FREE Wifi and you can have unlimited coffee and tea refills all day long with the Starbucks reward card. Also watch your email for special offers for extra stars.
There are also places that have free community lunches (mostly churches). Always Google the area you're in for free places to go. You'll be surprised!
5. There is NO SHAME in asking for help! I've learned plenty of times to ask for help! People have often said to me: it's a shame I didn't know, I would have helped!
6. Do you need an address? Get a PO Box and use the street address, 123 Main St #555, Anytown, MA USA. It's a Safe and Secure way to get established. You will need to go online with a valid credit card, ID and pay for 3 months. It will generally cost between $15 & $25.
7. Prayer changes things! God Answers Prayer! Jesus, I put all my hope in You, I feel lost and I want to be found. I believe You came to my heart today, I was looking for someone to save me. I believe that You died for me, that when You died You took my place! I believe You rose into Heaven, and when You rose, You took all the pain in my heart, and brought me to New Life! I Love You Jesus, thank You for Loving me. Amen!

Any ?'s feel free to email me at Go2Hope@yahoo.com

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

RE: Saddleback.com Web Form Submission

RE: Saddleback.com Web Form Submission

Thanks for your inquiry. Pastor Rick has responded publicly to this question many times.

The rumor is called "Chrislam." Saddleback Church and Pastor Rick are not involved in "Chrislam" in any way. Pastor Rick is not the promoter of "Chrislam," the Koran is not placed in our worship center, we are not reading from the Koran, we are not interweaving the faiths, and have not taken down crosses. (We have crosses all over the church property—three on a small hill in front of the children's building; one atop the church building; and at our San Juan Saddleback campus, three fifty foot crosses are illuminated on a hill that commuters can see for miles.) Also, we are not a part of a "one world religion," are not "New Age," and Pastor Rick would NEVER deny the deity of Christ! We believe the Holy Bible is the only inspired, inerrant Word of God. Pastor Rick was quoted as saying in his interview with John Piper when asked if the Muslim God and the Christian God are the same, "My God looks like Jesus Christ…if your God doesn't look like Jesus then the God we worship cannot be the same….sorry."

You can also read what Pastor Warren says for himself below. This is an answer he posted in the comment section of a blog where others had attacked him:

"Several of the above comments are completely incorrect, based on believing 2nd hand false rumors instead of finding out the facts before speaking up. 'Only a fool believes all he hears.' Proverbs 14:15

"The so-called 'Chrislam' rumor is 100% false. If the guy who started this libelous myth, or anyone else who passed it on, had obeyed our Lord's command (Matt. 18:18-20) to come directly to me, and then asked what I actually believed - they would have been embarrassed to learn that I believe the exact opposite. As a 4th generation Christian pastor, my life & ministry is built on the truth that Jesus is the only way, and our inerrant Bible is our only true authority.

"As an evangelist, I spend much of my time speaking to non-Christian groups. You cannot win your enemies to Christ; only your friends, so we must build bridges of friendship and love to those who believe differently so Jesus can walk across that bridge into their hearts. Besides, it is not a sin, but rather COMMANDED by Jesus that we love our enemies. In the past 10 years, Saddleback Church has baptized over 22,000 new adult believers- simply because we express love to those who don't know Christ yet.

"It is nonsense to believe that you must compromise your belief or water down your convictions in order to love someone, or even just treat them with dignity. Jesus was called 'the friend of sinners' by the legalistic Pharisees because he hung out with (and clearly loved) unbelievers. I HOPE YOU will: 1) Always believe that EVERYONE needs Jesus as their Lord & Savior; 2) Have the courage to associate with nonbelievers in order to love them and bring them to the Savior; 3) Consider being called 'a friend of sinners' a Christ-like compliment; and 4) Refuse to pass on rumors until you've checked for the truth with the person accused. The false statements above should be removed."

We are an Evangelical church that believes in the atoning sacrifice of Jesus on the cross as the ONLY way to reconciliation with God. We stand for the truth.

If you'd like to know more about Rick's sound doctrinal beliefs, you can check out his interview with John Piper at http://www.desiringgod.org/blog/posts/john-piper-interviews-rick-warren-on-doctrine.

Thanks for following God's Word (Matthew 18) and coming directly to us for the truth!

Blessings,

Dennis
Volunteer Assistant
Office of the Pastor
PastorRick@saddleback.com