Just like so many other major life events, Lisa Fabian believes there’s a higher plan at work around her.
“The more I immerse myself in St. Joseph Missions, the more readily I see the hand of God at work,” she says.
In reflecting over the many things that came about to arrive at this moment, Lisa concluded the following:
“I have referred to the invitation from Dr. Monique Levesque-Hartle to join St. Joseph Missions as a stalwart beacon that came along when I was somewhat adrift.
I have referred to St. Joseph Missions as an avenue for putting my faith, instilled by two devout Catholic parents, in action alongside likeminded volunteers.
I have referred to it as a poignant means for honoring loved ones lost by continuing their good works beneath their watchful gaze.
I have referred to it as a passion, a blessing, a gift. But I will never refer to my joining the board of St. Joseph Missions as a coincidence.”
As an architect, and as a human being, Nathan Moore understands that basic shelter is a foundational need for people.
“I cannot imagine a more important mission than providing shelter and stability to those most in need.”
Those most in need right now in Fort Wayne are single homeless women, who have no emergency shelter to flee danger and receive needed support and services. St. Joseph’s Missions is raising funds to create Fort Wayne’s first such shelter.
“Dignity and respect, safety and love are needed by all of us and I truly believe that a safe environment is crucial to a person's well being,” says Nathan. “I am confident that this mission is being blessed because there is a great need for a safe place and a nurturing environment for single homeless women in our community.”
The shelter’s impact on the women and the community as a whole could be profound.
“I look forward to seeing those who are served by the shelter experience love and growth on a personal level and then sharing themselves and their stories with others who need that love. The idea that those who participate in the shelter will enrich and empower our community through their growth and sharing with others can only strengthen the fabric of the community.”