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.
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