FHL planted the Pantry of Hope in 2010. It is now a part of the community. Merlin had the privilege to pray for 3 dozen people last Saturday. At the end of the pantry, Merlin received a prayer note from one of the families that we served. Please join us in praying for the family.
KNA/BTNA ( communities midtown surrounding area ) meeting on conceptualizing different projects for Faith Hope and Love Week. It’s coming together! Merlin shared his project to teach simple evangelism and then outreach! Different positions were explored for each person to create on their team. We had community leaders, police officers, a librarian, a Red Cross representative, and pastors representing churches. FHL believes every Christian needs to learn how to bring others to Christ. Merlin will be assisting with this group to help them press into God’s Kingdom to advance in this area.
God is putting teams together in different ways to reach out to neighborhood associations, government, churches and businesses.
Contact FHL if you or a church group wants to plan a project for FHL Week 2016
The monthly FHL Table Talk was attended by 6 out of the 15 current operating food pantries/soup kitchens in 46208 and surrounding neighborhoods. We had a great discussion about the need for change to serve our neighborhoods even better.
MKNA Mission Week Meeting with other community leaders joining, coached and brought together by Merlin Gonzales of Faith Hope and Love Community. We are exploring opportunities to serve TOGETHER to see God’s presence in the multiple neighborhoods represented during FHL week July 24rd -July 31st — at Midtown Vineyard Community Church.
Faith Hope and Love Community, Inc. shared Martin Luther King Community – Multi Service Center’s post — at Martin Luther King Community Center.
God is good; 3 projects in 1 day! FHL had more than 30 volunteers from IUPUI who worked on serving the community on Sat., April 16th. 2016. The pictures below were taken at the MLK Community Center while the volunteers worked on cleaning the surrounding area and assembling the raised garden, one group cleaned the 39th/Graceland neighborhood and the last group helped in one of our missional food pantries. Thanks to our partners: MLK Community Center, Midtown Vineyard Community Church, Lilies of the Valleys Church, IUPUI, a generous local business…
We had an FHL ‘Kindness Day’ at the office. Several IUPUI students came to help out for Cesar Chavez Day of Service! They sorted products, assembled rack shelving and cleaned. We now have more space to receive more donations!
This is the view from our office – Tarkington Park. While the $5 million park makeover is going on, the local residents were enjoying the beautiful weather that day. There are 30,000 people living within 3-mile radius of the park.
On a recent Friday starting at 1:30p, a few of FHL volunteers prayed and walked 7 times around the park. All were welcome to join us. Our meeting took place at the FHL office. A short briefing was held at 1:30p then we walked around the park 7 times while praying specifically for neighborhood transformation.
Two hours and ten minutes. That’s how long it took us to do the prayer walk that afternoon.
After a wonderful FHL Board retreat, FHL Founder, Merlin Gonzales, was invited as the Keynote Speaker for the Meridian–Kessler Neighborhood Annual Clergy and Service Organizations Breakfast. The topic was “The power and value of Engagement” which has been the focus of Faith Hope and Love Community since its inception in 2005. Three weeks later, several attendees gathered to start planning some neighborhood outreaches including helping the neighborhood food pantries