December 26th, 2018 brought another death to one of our homeless friends. Denise was well-known and liked by everyone she met, whether it was volunteers, Pastors or other homeless people. She always had a smile on her face even as she battled addiction. Denise was found in an old school building by a homeless advocate, right by where we'd served earlier that night. She had been behind us the entire time and didn't know, which breaks our hearts. We get comfort knowing Denise knew God and Jesus Christ and is no longer in pain and has her home in Heaven.
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This page is dedicated to the volunteers and our homeless friends who are no longer with us. They left an imprint on our lives and will always be a part of our group.
One of our biggest fears for our homeless friends came true on September 24, 2018. Midnight became a victim of the streets and was shot & killed, just a few months after his own son was shot & killed. Midnight was an extremely gentle soul and one of our Wednesday night regulars in St. Louis. For the last ten years, he lived in an abandoned building, keeping it clean and free of debris, trash & vandalism, and was a good man. The last time we saw him was on September 12th, and he was in his usual good spirits. We're extremely sad that we will no longer see his huge smile but we do find comfort knowing he accepted Jesus Christ into his heart and now resides in Heaven. Rest in Peace, Midnight.
Our dear friend and fellow servant of God, Ginger Mordis Mooney, went to Heaven on March 30, 2018. She spent her lifetime taking care of her family, which consisted of her husband Anthony, her 6 children & 23 grandchildren plus she was a beloved daughter, sister, sister-in-law, niece, aunt & cousin. A sweet lady with a big smile, Ginger was one of the kindest women we've ever met, and was very involved with helping the homeless. She was a volunteer who served with Making A Difference, Feed My Peeps, Moms On A Mission, and 618 Missing and Homeless for years, and was involved in street outreach. She was a blessing to many and made a huge impact on volunteers, those she served, and everyone she met.
A few months later, on June 6th, Ginger sent a sign she's still serving from Heaven. Her husband stopped by with the last truck full of donations that she'd collected. Ginger fits our favorite Eskimo proverb perfectly: "Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.”
On June 20th, homelesss advocate Wendell Phillips 'Phil' Berwick came by & blessed our #ServingShuttle with a tribute of Ginger. Phil creates artwork known as Merfords, and this tribute was perfect for our shuttle that serves the very people Ginger cared for & loved. MAD's founder, Tony, drove this shuttle and he loved seeing this every day, knowing she was with him & watching over him as he was out serving, picking up donations and making a difference. Many thanks for such an awesome blessing! When Tony left MAD in May 2019, he donated the #ServingShuttle to Alpha & Omega Christian Fellowship Church, a church & food pantry that specializes in helping teens, and Ginger's watching over them now, too!