Peace out winter! Happy spring!
Last week Tristan took her friend to lunch and sat in the park for a while afterward!
A Simple House evangelizes through acts of charity. This means that we try to help our friends in whatever area they need. Tristan's friend does not get out of the house often, so it was a special opportunity to go out for lunch and sit in the sun. They also worked on housing paperwork in order to make positive steps toward a better living situation for her.
We held a memorial service for our friends' grandson who was murdered in January. Family members took turns lighting candles around the apartment while helping lead prayers and sharing memories. We feel honored to have been able to lead such a service. It is our hope to always be a place of charity and comfort in troubling times; this allows to truly live life with the people we serve.
She’s moved in!
One of our good ministry friends moved into a house last December!
This friend had been previously homeless for several years. Our mission is to meet the unique need of each person and due to her mental illness, this friend was unable to find housing that made her comfortable. Through God’s goodness we were able to build a friendship with her. Eventually found this home where she can stay warm and safe.
DC has been working with a local parish in order to reach out to people in the community! The parish, St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, has opportunities for prayer on zoom, house blessings, and more. Doing outreaches such as this is how A Simple House is able to meet different individuals and families. It is apart of our mission to not only serve the homeless but anyone has a need.
Once a month A Simple House community members has a book club. This is a way that we challenge ourselves to continually develop intellectually in order to better serve all those we encounter. The book club allows for open conversations about all sorts of topics such as charity, family life, evangelization and more.
Christmas was a whirlwind of fun! Gift giving, cookie baking, community fun, and even an attempt at a live nativity scene. It was great to be able to visit different families and homeless friends of the ministry.