Happy Weekend My Friends,
A busy week for our moms, volunteers and staff this week as it kicked off at the end of last week with the Syracuse Mets game. More than sixty people joined us at our volunteer appreciation night at the ball park. It turned into a double-header as Friday night was a rain out, and the thunder and lightning nearly prevailed again on Saturday, but the skies did part and staff, volunteers and some of our Exodus moms enjoyed a fun night watching the games, chowing down on some awesome food, spending some time with Scooch and running the bases at the end of the night. The best part of the evening for Bronson our ED was hearing volunteers and staff tell stories about the kids and moms and express to him their joy in serving the moms and little ones of Joseph’s House. Hope next year more of you can join us.
At the beginning of the week our Miracle Mom Monica, passed her driving permit test and interviewed for a job. In most stories young women travel to NYC to have their dreams come true, however our Monica had her life saved and is making her dreams come true right here in Syracuse NY. Thank you, Jesus, Mary and Joseph for the miracle of Monica’s recovery and for saving her life and the lives of her two beautiful boys!
On Tuesday we had a very special guest at Joseph’s House. Father Tariq from Pakistan and the leader of the Sacred Heart Apostolate celebrated Mass in our Chapel along with a few of our most dedicated prayer warriors. After mass he blessed the house and we enjoyed a wonderful lunch where he shared stories of his work in Pakistan and the fear encountered in being Christians in an Islamic culture. He is a true hero of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to all the seminarians he leads in his native Pakistan. Thank you and God Bless you Father Tariq, we wish you safe travels and God’s Blessings in all your heavenly inspired works.
Thursday evening of this week our dear friends and board members Chuck and Nancy Cometti once again gifted all the moms and kids and 4 of our staff members with a night at the Great New York State Fair. The evening began with dinner with the Cometti’s and everyone from Renewal by Anderson. Dinner was followed with trips to visit the animals, the butter sculpture and ended with ice cream in the Dairy Building. Our little troop of kiddos went home after a most delightful night with happy faces and full tummies. It was the perfect ending to a blessed evening of sharing with those who are so very good to Joseph’s House.
On Friday a dear friend of Joseph’ House who’s commitment to our mission goes back to before our opening, gifted to us a gorgeous statue of Our Lady. This statue is a treasure to Louise who has supported us financially, spiritually and personally for six years. She had tears in her eyes as she told me about this lovely statue that graced her home and all the photos taken with Our Lady of her children and grandchildren when they made their First Communions and Confirmations. Louise was thrilled and relieved to know her precious possession is in a safe, holy place where it will be cherished and treasured for years to come. Thank you dear Louise and may God bless you as you downsize into your new home.
We are home to four moms, six little ones and have one baby on the way. Our numbers are a little light right now but Our Lord is giving us this time to shore up loose ends and make the mission of Joseph’s House stronger for the future. We would ask for your prayers as we discern the directions Jesus Christ has for our ministry and as we open our hearts to those most in need doing great things for love, undeterred by adversity. We pray always for the strength and foresight to be the hands and feet of Our Lord Jesus Christ to all those He sends our way. God Bless you my friends.
Love & Prayers,