Ana Maria faced a crisis situation as she was waiting for government to process her paperwork for disability. This process was taking longer than usual and it impacted her income in a great way; she was not able to cover her rent. She was facing a desperate situation and did not want to lose the roof over her head. Thoughts of becoming homeless as a senior person with a disability without a vehicle were devastating for her.
She was referred to our outreach, but as soon as she met us and found out more about our mission, she signed up her $1/month to help others in need! She also joined our Bible study and started volunteering. We were able to cover Ana Maria's rent to ensure we prevent homelessness, as she worked with other agencies to sort out her government paperwork. Ana Maria said she is so grateful to our donors who made her miracle possible, and she is blessed to contribute to others' miracles from now on as well!
*In the photo, our volunteer Jeff helping Ana Maria with grocery donations
Last winter Cindy lost her husband, and her 3 children lost their father due to medical complications. Devastated, this family had to figure out how to move forward without their provider. As they were getting stabilized and getting help from a local shelter, we were contacted to facilitate a long-term housing solution.
As soon we found the perfect place to rent, we reached out to our partner Missing Man Ministry, whose mission is to help widows. With this awesome partnership, we were able to ensure Cindy's entire move-in costs were covered, and their place is fully furnished!
Our volunteers spent time with this family in prayer and ministry as they stepped into this new chapter of their lives. New life is difficult, but possible, especially when you have a loving and supportive community around you.
Cindy said that not only did she lose her husband, but he was also her best friend. She is now learning to lean on God and is so grateful for our supportive community that has carried her through this tragedy. She is feeling hopeful and is extremely grateful!
*In the photo: Cindy and her daughter.
Jessica is a young lady who has been working and sustaining herself, while helping support her family members who are dealing with severe illness. Her strength and care of others has been nothing short of admirable.
But losing her job recently came as a shock.
Jessica found herself behind on rent and unable to figure out how to keep the roof over her head, let alone help cover the medical expenses for her family members.
While she focused on looking for another job, we were able to step in to make sure she doesn't lose her housing.
We covered her rent, and she started another job at a different company.
We are blessed to be able to stand in the gap for our neighbors in need, because it's much better and easier to prevent homelessness, than it is to help someone get out of it.
Your $1/month donations make a world of difference to our neighbors in need! THANK YOU for being a miracle maker
This beautiful family of 4 was facing a desperate situation here in the Bay Area, while at the same time having a great opportunity to relocate to the East Coast. Nay and Nate (mom and sad) had family connections and employment waiting for them. However, relocating with kids and dogs across the country was an incredibly daunting task they were not able to handle on their own. They were stuck. We partnered with other organizations to make this happen. Seek&Save ended up coordinating this move, and we were able to help financially to make this miracle happen! We are so blessed to be a part of this family's new beginning.
Due to living in her car, Sienna's hair was so matted in the back of her head that she had dreadlocks. So our supporter Christopher blessed Sienna with a beautiful haircut!
Photos show her "before" and "after".
We have enrolled Sienna into a Christian women's program, where she can rebuild herself in her new identity in Christ.
This is a miracle in the making, please keep Sienna in your prayers. She was so refreshed by her new haircut, clothes and friendships she gained thru Monthly Miracles.
She could not stop smiling from ear to ear, she is so grateful to have this kind of support and love!
*In the photos: Sienna with hairdresser Christopher and Monthly Miracles executive director Kristina
This young man holds a special place in our hearts, his name is Jesus. Hardworking and kind, but found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time while on a day trip to San Francisco, where he got mugged and badly beaten up by a gang. This took him out of work for a while and he got behind on his rent, facing eviction. Thanks to our donors we were able to prevent homelessness for him and cover the rent expenses!
Jesus is now working again and able to sustain himself. He is so grateful to our volunteers and donors who were there for him when he needed it the most. His positive attitude and smile are contagious! "I just wanted to thank you again for being there for me when I needed it the most, I'm so grateful!"
We have known Johnny for over 6 years now, he frequents our outreaches and has been a regular and wonderful contributor at our Bible studies. He has become a good friend to many of our volunteers. We had the privilege to walk alongside Johnny as he came out of addiction and overcame so many life obstacles.
Johnny had already received a huge miracle about 5 years ago, when he got miraculously healed after we prayed over him! The doctors gave him a very grim prognosis when they found many blood clots in his lungs, only to find a month later that all the clots miraculously dissipated, thanks be to God!
Last month through CityServe and Livermore Housing Authority, Johnny got an amazing opportunity for an apartment. We are so excited and grateful that our friend will be starting a new chapter of his life! We helped him move in and furnished his place along with our partner ministry Tri-Valley Seek & Save. He is now adjusting to having his own place after a long time of surviving on the streets. He still frequents our Bible studies and is helping others who are struggling!
*In the photos: Johnny with our volunteers Eric, Max and Bob
We met Cristina through a referral from a local domestic violence shelter. After losing her job, Cristina got behind on her bills, including her car, which got repossessed. In the meantime, she was proactively searching for a new job, and she got an amazing employment opportunity.
But she again faced a big obstacle, she desperately needed her vehicle back in order to make it to her new job. In the meantime, Cristina was taking two buses to work every day, working 6 days a week and taking care of her daily errands at the shelter. She knew this schedule was not going to be sustainable, especially knowing that she only had room in the shelter until October.
We started working on a plan to get her car back, and because of your donations we were able to cover the fees. We also wanted to help her get her own housing, which she shortly found after she got her car back! We were able to help her move into her apartment and helped furnish the place.
Cristina's life was so miraculously touched in such a short period of time! Just a couple months ago she was jobless, carless, living in a shelter, wondering how to get out of this situation. She is so grateful for the support she received from our volunteers and donors, who gave her the resources to get back on her feet!
*In the photo: Cristina with our CFO volunteer Chuck
We had a great time getting to know Benaiah, who needed help relocating to another area, so he can be reunited with his family. Through Cornerstone at the Friday outreach we were able to bless him with a bicycle.
We're excited for Ben's new beginning and our team is covering him in prayers!
Tyrone (23) and his mom Elizabeth (56) found themselves homeless after taking care of a family member with severe cancer. Their entire savings and efforts went toward restoration that unfortunately never happened. They had to start their lives again from scratch, and they found our outreach after our volunteer Corinne had met Tyrone on the street and helped him get a meal.
Both Elizabeth and Tyrone got jobs, but they had to spend almost everything they earned on hotels, transportation and living expenses.
Getting housing looked like a distant dream, they were tired but never lost hope. It was always refreshing to talk to them because they remained positive and were open to any possibilities.
Partnered with Tri-Valley Seek&Save, we worked together to look for any housing opportunities. A great local apartment rental unit was provided in partnership with a government agency, and we were able to move them in, furnish their place, pray over their new home and celebrate their new beginning! Tyrone had a message for our volunteers donors and supporters.
“Do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act. Do not say to your neighbor, 'Come back later; I'll give it tomorrow'—when you now have it with you.”
*In the photo is our volunteer Corinne with Elizabeth and Tyrone
Lydia is a single mom, taking care of her high school aged daughter and a newborn baby girl. They were about to lose their current housing, and were facing homelessness if they didn't receive help.
Even though Lydia is a diligent worker, they did not have sufficient savings to enter into a new lease and could not cover their move-in expenses.
She needed help finding an apartment unit that is close to her work and childcare. We were able to help find the right unit and we covered the move-in costs!
Our volunteers helped them move and we provided household items and furnishing they needed in their new home. We want to thank our partner Arukah House for contributing!
Lydia said: "Thank you for everything. Words can't even explain. This is such a blessing and a huge weight lifted. God is good."
"Carry one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ." Galatians 6:2
We have known Rich for over 6 year now, he frequents our outreaches and has been a regular and wonderful contributor at our Bible studies. He has become a good friend to many of our volunteers. He has diligently kept a job for as long as we've known him, but remained living unsheltered.
20 years ago, Rich lost his license and had not driven a car since then. For many years he rode his bicycle from Livermore to Pleasanton for his night job. Riding was challenging and hazardous due to weather and cars on the road. Rich was determined to get his license back and he enrolled in classes to do so. We helped him practice driving and he passed all the exams.
He had been saving up to purchase a car but did not have sufficient funds to buy one. Miraculously, just as Rich passed all the DMV tests, we received a car donation! We knew this car was for him. Rich had invested the money he saved up to fix up the car, it needed minor repairs and maintenance. The car runs perfectly and is big enough for him to rest in it so he can go to work with more energy every day. He is overjoyed that he is able to have a vehicle of his own, and to utilize it toward the next step of his journey - housing!
We met Christina through a referral from a local school district. She is a single mom taking care of her a high school aged child, and the vehicle she uses to support them was in serious need of repair.
This unfortunate circumstance alone is many times enough to have a lot of our neighbors in a horrible position and a downward spiral toward homelessness.
The repair costs were significant, but in partnership with CityServe we were able to ensure that this family vehicle is fixed and Christina was able to go back to work!
We consider this miracle a homelessness prevention, where we are able to provide a bridge for our neighbors back into self-sustainability. Christina is so grateful to be supported by her community in such a meaningful way.
Thank you for being our partners in serving our community!!
We've known Steve for years, he faithfully comes to our outreaches every single week and now he is co-leading our Bible Study on Saturday!
Steve is a big advocate for our neighbors in need and is always gathering people together.
His bike is his transportation and we were blessed to be able to fix it for him. He is such a valuable member of our community and he is so grateful for this assistance!
Kimberly lives in her big car, in which she is able to sleep and have shelter as she stays in a Safe Parking program. She started experiencing issues with her vehicle, which is the most important possession she has left. She asked us to look into it.
We took the vehicle to our trusted local car repair partner, who assessed that the car had some dangerous issues that needed to be taken care of urgently. Thanks to your donations, we were able to restore Kim's vehicle and make it safe again. This is her home for the time being, and it meant the world to her that she can safely use it again.
Kim said: "Thank you so much again! The relief of having a safe car is priceless, especially when you have to sleep in it... it's absolutely terrifying to have something go wrong with it. This miracle gives me peace."
Pauline is a Christian woman who was experiencing mental health issues and was living in her car for some time when she heard about us at the end of 2021. We were able to minister to her and she received deliverance and relief for her mental and spiritual stability.
She signed up to be a part of our Christmas Miracles program. For her gift request, she said she wanted to get a haircut and a pedicure. She received a voucher for 4Seasons Salon, where her hairdresser Jacline learned about Pauline's situation. Through Jacline, Pauline was able to find housing and a job! We covered her move-in expenses, as well as household items she needed for her new home. We're thankful to our partner CityServe for contributing toward her deposit!
Pauline really experienced miracle after miracle since Christmas! She is beyond grateful for this new opportunity in her life. She is empowered to take care of herself again, having her dignity restored. She is working and has proudly lost 7 pounds. With tears in her eyes she told us: "I feel like a new woman! Thank you for believing in me."
After living in their car, Angelina and her teenage son finally got an opportunity to rent their own apartment. They were doing so well and were saving up - they found a good place and were able to cover their own move-in costs. However, right after moving in, the car completely broke down and it needed a new engine.
With today's car market it was impossible for her to buy another vehicle, and replacing a car engine is very costly. She used up all her savings on their new home, and she needs a vehicle to go to work and to drop her son off to school. Angelina became desperate.
Partnered with CityServe, we were able to cover this expense for this family and lighten their burden. Their car is now fully repaired and their lives are back on track! This bridge prevented them from falling into another crisis which would have ultimately lead to a loss of their new home. We are so grateful for our donors and partners!
Anzell faced a desperate situation as her husband had abandoned the family, taking their only car with him. She lives 24 miles from work, with no easy access to public transportation. She also has 3 young kids at home, with one on the autism spectrum. She had to take a leave of absence from work, and she was proactively reaching out to any resource she could find. But her savings could only afford her a few weeks’ respite; she was beginning to wonder if she and her children were going to end up homeless.
As it always is, God’s timing was perfect! We had just finished fixing up a car donation we had received several weeks before we heard of Anzell’s plight. It was clear to us that God meant this car for Anzell and her children. Anzell was trying to understand if this was a rental or a lease, and could not believe her ears when we told her it was hers, free and clear! She cried tears of joy and gratitude, and several of our volunteers were right there crying alongside her. With this vehicle Anzell was able to get back to work to provide for her family!
*In the photo: our executive director, Kristina with Anzell
We currently have several clients in need of vehicles to get back on their feet, so if you know of anyone willing to donate a car, please connect us. Thank you!
Nirva is so grateful to our donors because we were able to prevent homelessness for her!!
She had lost her job and everything started spiraling downward from that point.
She was battling depression during Covid season, and was suffering in silence. She was close to losing everything when she finally reached out to us because the burden became too big to bear.
We walked alongside her and ministered to her. Nirva has started a great new job that she is excited about, and we were able to cover her expenses to make sure she keeps her housing.
She is doing so well now and says that she doesn't know what would have happened to her if it wasn't for Monthly Miracles creating this bridge for her.
Thank you donors for your faithful support!! Together we can and we are, saving our neighbors from homelessness
Happy Resurrection Sunday!!
We celebrated with our volunteers and clients the resurrection of Jesus Christ by studying the Bible, and enjoying fellowship and BBQ!
Thankful for our volunteer Doug for preparing delicious food for us to enjoy, The Press Cafe in Livermore for providing coffee and many partners and hands that come together to care for our neighbors in need every single week.
We praise God for each and every one of you!
This strong and kind young couple (Jesus & Kristen) overcame addiction and got stable employment, they were patiently taking all the right steps to stabilize their family. Then Kristen and Jesus met our executive director Kristina (in the first photo with the family) at a perfect time as they were ready to receive their miracle.
Their family of 6 needed stable housing; they've been staying in their car, hotels and couch surfing. Even with two jobs, their daily expenses with four children ate up all their income: hotel stays, ready-to-eat foods, gas, kids expenses.... they kept finding themselves in a hole. (This is unfortunately a sad reality of many for our employed unhoused clients.)
But Jesus and Kristen kept their hope and were diligently continuing to make healthy and smart decisions.
In partnership with Tri-Valley Seek&Save and Cornerstone we were able to get them into a great home they can sustain and rebuild their lives in, and they could not be happier!!
As we furnished their place, the kids were especially blessed by two bunk beds - they were so excited and grateful that they all finally got their own beds and rooms to sleep in!
This family has recently been baptized and is now volunteering and serving our community. Your generosity made this miracle possible - it has impacted 6 lives and generations to come. THANK YOU!
MIRACLE OF HOUSING! Tom is a 66 year old man who was met with challenging circumstances after losing his job due to Covid and experiencing serious health issues. He decided to volunteer at one of our outreaches with his daughter-in-law, and as we got to know him we realized that Tom was in need of a miracle.
His temporary housing was coming to an end and his income was running out. Tom was facing homelessness.
Our case manager Eric (in photo with Tom) was able to minister to Tom in his faith, walk alongside him, strengthen him, provide transportation and housing, and help find work opportunities. This created a perfect bridge for Tom! He landed a great job within his expertise, now has a stable income and his own home! In addition his health improved greatly. Tom says that he is our walking miracle testimony!
He is incredibly grateful and has renewed hope, and he is seeing an amazing growth in his walk with the Lord.
Tom is now a donor and a faithful volunteer at Monthly Miracles!! He is the perfect example of the full circle of our mission which you can see in our logo: the $1 bills are going into a circle, which signifies the importance of paying it forward. We love to encourage and engage our clients to become donors and help bless someone else who is in need of a miracle.
Many of our clients say they appreciate our $1/month model because it gives them an opportunity to experience the blessing of helping someone else! 💙💚
Kelly has overcome many obstacles in her life: health issues, addiction, family troubles and most recently homelessness! In the past few years Kelly has stabilized her income and started a promising career, and is now fully taking care of her high school aged son.
Having an unstable housing situation, living in a motel for a long time, sharing a room with her teenage son and burning through all their income had become increasingly difficult.
We were so happy to be there for Kelly in this latest and crucial step for her family: getting a home of their own! We also helped them furnish their place.
Thanks to our program and your generosity, Kelly has become another one of our miracle stories that is now out of the ditch of homelessness and is able to rebuild her family's life!
Lana* was alone and scared, and she reached out to us online. We got to help Lana* out of a domestic violence situation, and assisted in rehabilitating her as we found housing and moved her into her own safe place to live.
Within just a few days we were able to provide her with the support, ministry and financial aid she needed.
She is surrounded by our great volunteers who meet with her on a regular basis, help her stay connected to a local church, making sure she gets counseling and everything else she needs to rebuild her life.
She is working toward taking care of her children again, who were not safe in the violent home they lived in previously. Lana* is on such a precious journey of restoration and we are very blessed to walk alongside her as we witness these beautiful miracles taking place in her life!
In the first photo Lana* is in her baby's room which is fully equipped and safe for her son. In the second photo Lana* is with our Bible ministry leader Corinne and executive director Kristina.
Thank you all for making your $1 pledge at monthlymiracles.org - your every single dollar is making such an amazing difference in our neighbor's lives!
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