St. Joseph Missions wouldn’t exist today if not for the faith, conviction, and love of Dave MacDonald
The husband, father, and new grandfather, helped get our non-profit group off the ground after serving the homeless in Fort Wayne for many years as part of Catholics on a Mission.
“Every person is created in God’s image and has inherent value. Christ calls us to serve him by serving His people through Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy,” says Dave. “Mother Teresa was a role model for us. She encouraged serving the people right in front of you — to be missionaries wherever God has planted you.”
God planted Dave and others in downtown Fort Wayne where “simply sharing a sandwich, a cup of coffee, a smile, a kind word, and God’s love, we experienced community as the Body of Christ.”
It became apparent that while programs and social services were already in place, many of their friends were slipping through the cracks.
That’s why Dave and others felt called to close the gap by wanting to create the St. Joseph Missions Women’s Shelter.
“As a culture, we’re losing the ability to make real connections with real people who need our help,” explains Dave. “Single, homeless women are among the most vulnerable and we have a responsibility to watch over and protect the most vulnerable God has put in our lives. They are our mothers, grandmothers, sisters, daughters, and friends.”
We need your help if we’re going to help our homeless sisters in our community.