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ALIVE 2011

On Saturday, November 19th, L.I.V.I.N.G. Ministry held the 9th annual ALIVE festival. This year, God blessed every part of the event. From the absolutely perfect weather, to 300 excited volunteers, God was glorified as men, women, and children were given the opportunity to experience Jesus Christ’s abundant life.

ALIVE is our best and most fun event for several reasons. First, it is Pittsburgh’s largest gathering for the homeless. Secondly, it is great way to break stereotypes that volunteers have and to get over 300 people engaged in serving the homeless. But most importantly, ALIVE is great because everyone is given the chance to truly feel alive. The homeless are honored and made to feel extremely valued and appreciated (as they should be). We cut down the lines they are accustomed to wait in, and we only serve the best of the best clothes, food, and entertainment. Volunteers feel alive because they get the opportunity to serve in a way that transforms their lives. They are able to view the homeless in a new light, and form relationships that can last a lifetime. Even our staff gets the privilege of feeling more alive. This event strengthens our commitment to Christ and His call on our lives, and in many ways, we see this as one big family reunion!

This past week, we celebrated Thanksgiving, which is a time to reflect on the many blessings that we have. Unfortunately, our culture is losing some of our gratitude due to the consumerism and greed produced by Black Friday. Even still, I am thankful to God for the homeless, for ALIVE, for each of you, and for the life that I have found in Jesus Christ. Serving the homeless is not always an easy life, but I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world!

For those of you who came to ALIVE, we would love to hear your reactions to the event. Just send an email to volunteer@livingministry.org and let us know how God blessed you to be a part of the best day of the year! We look forward to hearing the ways in which you felt ALIVE, and we are thankful for how you made last Saturday a great day! Happy Thanksgiving friends!

2011 Carwash Results

On Saturday, September 10th, the ministry held it's annual carwash fundraiser. As you know, or goal was to garner $50 per car in donations, and we actually ended up around $67 per car! Thank you goes out to our volunteers who came out and enabled us to wash an amazing 178 cars! Thank you also goes out to all who made sponsorships and those who had their cars washed. If you made a financial commitment towards the carwash, you can send your donation in to the following address:

L.I.V..I.N.G. Ministry 2536 Maple Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15214 (please write carwash in the memo)

2011 Benefit Banquet

L.I.V.I.N.G. Ministry is hosting its 2nd annual Benefit Banquet to raise awareness about the ministry as well as honor some of our local supporters.

The purpose of this benefit dinner is to raise awareness of LIVING Ministry. We will do this by honoring people that have worked diligently as volunteers, by highlighting the work God has done in the life of one person that we have served, and by recognizing a donor who has been impacted by supporting the ministry financially. We will also raise awareness of the ministry thru media that depicts the stereotypes people have about the homeless, and having table discussions on homelessness and the history of the ministry.

It is our desire to glorify God at this event by highlighting all that He has done in the past 9 years of ministry. It is His ministry, and we want people to be aware of it, and find ways they can join in it.

We hope that you all can attend! Please click the picture above to view the entire invitation. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to call us at 412-586-4663.