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MESSAGE FROM A BOARD OF TRUSTEE FOR THE MCGRADY FOUNDATION: DAVE O'BANNON

Lester came into my life four weeks ago today at a diner in Bethany. He was homeless. My family found shelter for a few days and fed him. From there the McGrady Foundation has found additional shelter and provided food for over a week. Today Pastor Dick Bond and OKC Compassion welcomed Lester in and gave him a room and will provide care for as long as Lester needs. He will be able to help out some in the ministry and have a church home. Lester is a believer in Jesus Christ. The McGrady Foundation provided him a new bible, and somehow he was provided this new SNU hoody! Hmmmmm, how did that happen?!!
This morning when I took Lester to his new home I had the privilege to sit in on their Saturday morning bible study. God is at work in this ministry. I would ask each of you to stop and say a prayer for OKC Compassion and write a check this week to them. As I looked around the crowded room I saw Jesus in the tired eyes of so many who have been helped by this ministry. Pastor Bond is in the trenches of how we all are called to live according to Matthew 25. God bless them and the kingdom work they are doing each hour of each day. Onward Lester! I will be down soon and we will go get a big juicy hamburger at NIcs!

We are praising God and rejoicing in the opportunity Rev. Dick Bond has given Lester to be a part of OKC Compassion! Lester will be living, working and worshiping with the transitional housing community.

“Many times I am not sure what God has for me, but today He showed me He is real. He is watching over me everyday. He put you in my life and I thank God for that. God loves you and I do too. Thanks so much! - Lester

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                                     MCGRADY FOUNDATION FALL UPDATE 2018

Greetings!

We wanted to provide a quick updWe are praising God and rejoicing in the opportunity Rev. Dick Bond hasWe are praising God and rejoicing in the opportunity Rev. Dick Bond has given Lester to be a part of OKC Compassion! Lester will be living, working and worshiping with the transitional housing community.
“Many times I am not sure what God has for me, but today He showed me He is real. He is watching over me everyday. He put you in my life and I thank God for that. God loves you and I do too. Thanks so much! - Lester
given Lester to be a part of OKC Compassion! Lester will be living, working and worshiping with the transitional housing community.
“Many times I am not sure what God has for me, but today He showed me He is real. He is watching over me everyday. He put you in my life and I thank God for that. God loves you and I do too. Thanks so much! - Lester
ate for our charitable organization focused on mission.  Last week we totaled up our total monetary gifts given in our four years of existence.  We have gifted forty different churches and Christian organizations serving in compassionate ministry to the poor, homeless and those with addictive behaviors over $50,000 in our four years of existence! This is pretty amazing for a small organization early in existence.  All glory to God and no doubt he is responsible for making this happen.

One of our main current strategies is to support Pastor Chris Davis at the Gallup Church of the Nazarene.  Chris is in her eighth year reaching out to street people in and around the Gallup area.  She is also beginning to minister to nearby villages on reservation lands in the area.

Last year we saw doors open to expand her ministry to the Grants/Milan area with the reopening of the Mt. Taylor Church of the Nazarene.   The Native American Partnership of Bethany First Church of the Nazarene was key in remodeling the church and reopening the doors after being closed for a few years.  The BFC/NAP received a substantial gift from Todd and Annette Brown to remodel the parsonage at Gallup Church.  This remodel has created a space where individuals, couples and groups can stay and assist Pastor Chris in her expanding ministry. 

These are very exciting developments and sometimes I believe we neglect to pause and sincerely give God thanks and praise for the great things he has done!

Last summer I reflected on how God has blessed Pastor Chris in the midst of great challenges since we met her three years ago. Many of God’s people have seen the courage and consistency in which she ministers and have generously given to support her work in JESUS NAME to his people.

“EVERY GOOD AND PERFECT GIFT IS FROM ABOVE, COMING DOWN FROM THE FATHER OF THE HEAVENLY LIGHTS, WHO DOES NOT CHANGE LIKE SHIFTING SHADOWS.”                                                                                                   - James 1:17

                                                                                                                 Paul McGrady, Director

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OCTOBER 2017

JUNE AND OCTOBER 2017

Pastor Chris Davis of the Gallup Church of the Nazarene / Compassionate Ministry has led a number of outreaches into the Zuni  community 30 miles south of Gallup.  The Zuni people have been very welcoming and relationships are beginning to be built.  Sacks of 'Blue Bird' flour have been passed out as gifts of goodwill and kindness.

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RECENT MESSAGE FROM PASTOR CHRIS DAVIS, GALLUP NAZARENE CHURCH / COMPASSIONATE MINISTRY:

Here is an update in the very cold weather here in Gallup.

I went to the grocery store just awhile go. While I was there a Navajo man approached me in the store, and said,

"You knew my son TJ, and I am his father. I would like to tell you he passed away two days ago.

TJ was walking home to the Res and he almost made it home! TJ was found alongside the road, and had frozen to death. TJ had been drinking. The father said most people lay down in a curl up position to stay warm, but they found TJ laying on his back and his arms stretched out and a big smile on his face. It was like he was looking up at Jesus and reaching to Him and smiling."

This really HIT today. TJ was here the week before in church, and did some odd jobs after church. I asked Jesus, What Am I doing? What am I not doing? I know I have to hit the streets hard with sack lunch's n prayer with the new van. What a difference you all will also make in this.....

blessings, chris

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Gallup Church of the Nazarene's very first newsletter! Great things are happening! 

Pastor Chris putting the "new" church van to good use. She picked up the homeless and brought them to worship at Gallup Church of the Nazarene. Afterwards, a few of the men helping make sandwiches to feed the people. 

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Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. Hebrews 10:24

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GALLUP CHURCH VAN UPGRADE                                                                      July 14, 2016

Pictured are Board of Trustees member, Dave O'Bannon and Director, Paul McGrady picking up the new, pre-owned van for Gallup First Church of the Nazarene. In June, we discovered that the existing church van was on its "last leg". Through the Bethany First Church of the Nazarene Native American Partnership and generous hearts, we were able to raise the money for this gift! This van will aide Pastor Chris Davis as she ministers to the those on the streets of Gallup, NM. Please pray for the ministry team as they deliver the van. The McGrady Foundation would, also, like to thank Danny Thomason for his fundraising efforts!