Thank you all again for your support!
February marks the 25th Anniversary of The King's Jubilee. You have made it possible for us to make it to the 26th. Help us spread the word so we can gather monthly support to continue beyond. God bless you!
We have had more positive press in one month than in the rest of the 25 years prior. It is an interesting dynamic with the people on the street. They read the papers. Several of them congratulated or blessed me on Thursday night for the success of the fundraising campaign. One fellow, who seemed intensely shy, took time to speak with me, to tell me how pleased he was that we had been blessed in this way. Some of the guys wanted me to tell all of you "Thank You" for your support of The King's Jubilee, because we serve the best meal of the week. I'm just passing it on. This is your ministry. We could not do it without all of you supporting it. I just get to give away other people's stuff. God bless you!
Please pray for me. I woke up with severe back pain and a migraine and I apparently have had another little stroke.
Thanks, Cranford Joseph Coulter
We are amazed and gratified by the positive attention we have received in the media. Today, I was interviewed by our local paper. We have received more positive press in one month than we have in the previous 25 years! Thank you all for making this all happen!
It all benefits our brothers and sisters on the street.
I just delivered the check to reinstate our mortgage to the lawyer. Now we can negotiate for a lower interest rate.
I just negotiated with the mortgage co. to drop legal fees and "Corporate Advance" so we just have to pay what we actually owe plus late fees, to reinstate the mortgage. Praise God!
Now we start working in earnest on negotiating a lower rate, so we can possibly stay here a while longer.
Quite frankly, after the last three years, we are not used to good things happening. Don't get me wrong. We have many great friends and there have been many great blessings and people helping, but this feels like a real turning point and a fresh start.
God bless you all!
Wow! In just 11 days, we met our goal. $4,698 came in since the Inquirer article was published yesterday afternoon.
Praise God! And thanks to everyone. The fundraiser will stay open. Any excess will go to ongoing expenses of The King's Jubilee, to provide a stipend so we don't end up in this situation again.
I have spent all morning writing Thank You notes to donors. I was about to post that we had passed the 75% to goal mark, when I look and it is pushing 80%. Praise God! And thank you Philadelphia! To learn more and to support the ministry in an ongoing fashion or to volunteer, go to http://www.thekingsjubilee.org
God bless you all!
We just had a visitor come to our door with a $1,000 donation. We are now almost 2/3 to goal! Praise God!
It's a blizzard. We are getting ready to go to the city, normally an hour away. People keep asking me if I am going. My response: "I eat when it snows."
We are just over halfway to goal, now! Who would have thought it?
As we enter the new year we are at 47.73% to goal, $7,160. Amazing! Thanks everyone!
We have passed 40% to goal and raised the profile of the ministry and picked up some sustaining support along the way as well. It is important to note, that if we had adequate ongoing support, we wouldn't be in this situation.
We have raised $3,920 so far. That is 26.13% to goal. Just 73.87% to go.
We are up to 21.6% of goal, $3,240. Praise God!
The purple heart & ash door I made.
Miss Jessie, 1 of 45 kinds of daylilies
Our home is a base to welcome the hurting and to reach out to the needy. Our yard is habitat to birds, butterflies, bees, and bunnies. Help us save it.
Our charming gate to welcome all
Our prayer corner to give thanks for you
Some of our wildflowers & daylilies.
We raised $1710 from 21 donors on the first full day. Thanks.
$1,280 so far. We need to pick up the pace if we are to beat the bank to foreclosure. Thanks!
We're 1% to the goal in the 1st 3hrs. w/ 4 donors. 396 donors in the next 5.5 days should finish the job.
After a series of unfortunate events, they have set the sheriff's sale for our house for February 26, 2014. February also marks the 25th anniversary of our founding of The King's Jubilee
, our ministry among the homeless on the streets of Philadelphia, PA. Through the years our home has served as the only base for this ministry. Our kitchen has prepared over 1/4 million meals through the years that were then served to the poor and homeless. Our home has also taken in homeless ex-offenders and one homeless family through the years. It has hosted mission workers and guests from Indonesia, Africa, India, France, Germany, and Canada who needed a place to stay.
I had an infection on my neck that I most likely picked up from the street, that later showed up on my spine. The treatment of it nearly killed me. I was allergic to the IV antibiotics. It ate into my spine. This led to chronic migraines. They caused 30 to 50 little strokes. I also suffer PTSD as a result of the strokes, and the court case
with the city, and other incidents of being bullied. Altogether, this caused my business to fail due to too may interruptions and left me unemployable. I still can do the ministry, but that does not pay anything. My wife, Bethann, lost her job with its insurance, July 2012. We kept paying COBRA $1100, which was more than her unemployment income, so as the business failed, we fell behind on the mortgage. Now we can't afford the insurance. I have Medical Assistance. We have to pay out of pocket for Bethann. We are in negotiation with the bank, but they are fast tracking the foreclosure at the same time. SSDI should come through, but not in time. Bethann is going to school to become a medical administrator.
Our story was just featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer
Anything we receive will be paid forward once we get our feet under us again. Thank you. God bless you!