Frank's Fingerprints

Our fingerprints don’t fade from the lives we touch

Judy Blume

On December 20, Frank Mano left us suddenly to enter heavens gates. We are all still mourning our loss and adjusting to life at MSM without our dear friend. Even in the mourning, there is peace that transcends the space in our sweet Victorian home. God gives us this peace, and Frank will always be with us in spirit. His fingerprints are everywhere. His smile is still as big as ever. His laughter and left-handed compliments are still in the air. His compassion fills the room as neighbors share how much his words of kindness meant to them in their time of need. Frank was an overcomer. He would not allow his struggles to get him down or keep him away from what he loved, being in community and making this world a better place. Our lives are better for knowing Frank, and we are all grateful that God placed him here with us at this time for his purpose.

Thank you Frank for sharing life with us. We love you and will see you later.

One Can Do More

On Sunday September 10 we gathered together at Main Street Mission to break ground on our building project.

Hurricane Harvey swept through Texas and then Hurricane Irma tore through Florida. Our prayers are with  everyone who has experienced and will experience devastation and hardships due to these powerful hurricanes. So many people are in need and God's people rush to help. Disasters such as these have a way of unifying humanity. People are rescued and cared for. Teams of workers come to repair and rebuild. Life is shared.   Life is shared at MSM through our food pantry, our Getting Ahead Classes and Bridges Training. We are in the midst of our Capital Campaign, and our Ground Breaking Ceremony was Sunday, September 10.

We had a glorious  celebration and we are so grateful for everyone who has contributed, but we still have much more to do. Due to our Capital Campaign, our operational budget which supports our day to day operations, has suffered. I understand this is common during a capital project, and I also understand that if we do not share this and ask for help, no one will know.  There are so many needs in the world, but many of our neighbors continue to struggle to meet their basic needs. We appreciate any contribution that you can help us with at this crucial time. Our goal is to have a successful short term Capital Campaign and then be able to concentrate solely on our operational budget again. Thank you for your continued love and support!   "The group of believers was one in mind and heart. None of them said that any of their belongings were their own, but they all shared with one another  everything they had."   Acts 4:32    ~Anne Corriher 


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