Notice that our domain name is now www.thekingsjubilee.org. For a while now, you have been able to get here by using this address. Now it is the main address. www.shoutforjoy.net will still get you here by referral. This change will make things simpler. Our name is the same as our website. While we were making this change, we discovered that the site had been hacked. A friendly tech at Bluehost fixed the damage done by the hack and we added some precautions against being hacked again.
I did the math, and over the last 23 years, The King’s Jubilee has served or provided about half a million meals to homeless people or to needy children or seniors on fixed incomes. We have distributed tons of clothing and blankets to families in need. We have moved dozens of houses full of furniture from those who needed to get rid of it to those who needed it but could not afford it. We have redistributed dozens of used computers to people who needed them to learn basic skills or school children in the inner city. We have purchased vehicles for other ministries who serve in Jesus’ Name, even once acquiring an electric golf cart to help a tutor get around Richard Allen Homes project with all her books and teaching tools.
We have done all this and more on a frayed shoestring, with no building other than my home and no salaried staff. I say all this to say we are tired and we need your help to do greater things in the next generation. Please dig deep and give generously.
The Word In Action Intl Ministries is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization with a church and a community center. We would like to also inform you that we have been preaching the Gospel and the feeding the poor on the streets of Philadelphia for the past 20 years. We feed every TUESDAY AT 7:00 PM (two locations) home cooked meals except for the last Tuesday of the month. At the Community Center we provide food, clothing, furniture, etc. We are in need of the following for those in need: two (2) baby cribs for two expecting young single mothers, clothing for newborn infant girls, 1 home refrigerator for a family in need, two (2) stoves either electric or gas for another family, a 15 passenger van for our Church and Community Center, 4 laptops for 4 college students, 1 desk top computer for our Church. We will also need school supplies to distribute in the neighborhood before school starts again in the fall.
Our address is: 1539 w. Courtland Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140
phone no: 215-324-7665
e mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
When I say my hard drive crashed, I mean it literally. My foot caught the cord and the external drive slammed on the floor. I tried to save a file on it and it went “ding ding ding”. You never want to hear that sound from a hard drive.
This was the drive with all of the edited photos of the icons that I print for “Come and See” Icons, Books & Art. Well the 700 or so that I had stored digitally, that is. Don’t ask me if I had a backup of this drive. This isn’t a happy tale. I cried.
I sent the drive to a data recovery service. They could recover nothing. I was very blue the day they told me that. Lydia & Vincent decided to give me my Father’s Day gift early: a scotch broom plant. They also gave me a yellow daylily just to cheer me up. I planted them both that evening.
The next day I was finishing icons upstairs in the barn, still feeling pretty bad. Then my eye caught a glimpse of the yellow daylily bloom by the driveway. I started to laugh. O, me of little faith! “If God so clothes the lily of the field … .”
It’s still a setback. I have to re-edit and re-photograph a lot of icons, but we’ll get through it.
So if you have visited comeandseeicons.com lately, now you know why there are lilies all over the site.