ASK Mentoring Outreach, Inc. P.O. Box 1915 Chino Hills, CA 91709-0064
Board of Directors Pam Petix Executive Director Diane Robbins Board Chairman & Attorney Emily Benedick Secretary
Congratulations on your appointments by the Governor Aref Fakhoury of CIM and Guillermo G. Garcia of CIW after a vetting process were both installed as Wardens at their prospective facilities. Congratulations to you both from the staff and volunteers of ASK Mentoring
Bud Davy, Jr. Treasurer Board Members Rev. Larry Aaron Yaca Attwood Beth Culver Luella Cox Howard Gaines Aaron Gorsky Helga Hoffman Norman Pamintuan Pamela Pfisterer Rev. Bob Pope Randy Samson
The ASK Thrift Store Good things are coming…… The ASK staff has been diligently working on finding a location to set up a Thrift Store. We found a location now we need your prayers to make it happen!. We would appreciate your prayers! This would be a huge step for ASK.
As most of you know, I am recovering from recent knee surgery. I just wanted to tell you all how much I appreciate your prayers and well wishes. It’s always nice to know that there is an army out there with positive thoughts and prayers whenever you need them. I feel truly blessed to have each and every one of you in my life and involved in this ministry. My heart is full and I am truly blessed! Pam
Mr. “T” Fall Festival Feast The second annual Mr. “T” will be held at CIM on Saturday, October 23, 2010 from 11:00 to 2:00 p.m. We now have 28 men visiting at the men’s prison. Please pray for each of these men as they break bread together and enjoy the entertainment provided.
Mark your 2011 Calendar………
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Tea for Women’s “Fire Camps” is planned for February 13, 2011. This years theme will be “Love” A special thank you to the Rock Church in San Diego for sponsoring this event. IST Classes are tentatively planned for March of 2011. Annual CIW Tea is planned for April 23, 2011. The theme will be “Asian”. If you have any ideas or donations for presentation of this theme, please call the ASK office. A special thank you to the Cross-Point Church for sponsoring this event.
on’t forget to include the ASK P.O. Box return address on all cards, letters, notes, etc. sent to your matches. Mail sent without return addresses will not be delivered by the post office.
The key is to sit in the presence of the Lord and walk in the Spirit!
August: 1-Lorraine S.; 4Jillinda R., Nicole B, Patricia G.; 6-Barbara B., Ingrid V.; 7-Jeanine M.; 9-Yenisei P.; 10-Elizabeth C.; 11-Geri H.; 13-Donna C.; 15-Kim N.; 16Norman P.; 18-Christina S.; 19-Mary W., Trina B.; 21Erika M., Donna R.; 22Sandra M.; 24-Arthur D., Jana L.; 25 Barbara R.; 26Shandra M., Susan T., Angela H.; 28-Joyce W.; 29Laurie B., Alex R.; 30-Nancy F.; 31-Sandra F. September: 3-Shirlene B., Eva S.; 5-Lisa C.; 12-Tom G., Rosalinda R.; 13-Margaret P.; 17-Sally G., Shirley M., Luella C.; 20-Terese S.; 21-Judith H.; 28-Victoria M.; 29-Suzanne B., Aaron G., Cheri B.; 30-Lila V., Melanie H. October: 1-Fiona L.; 2-Cindy S., Carol H.; 5-Rochelle K.; 6-Melissa C.; 7-Barbara R.; 10-Shaun H.; 12-Celeste H.; 15-Andrew P., Sylvia C., Tina W.; 17-Oralee P.; 18Michael S., Martha S., Laura O.; 20-Jonathan S., Erika T.; 21-Joan C.; 22-Jenny N.; 23-Geneva R.; 25-Vera S.; 27-Pam P.; 30-Michele O. The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs. - Joan Didion
Have lunch with God……..Maybe Twinkies and Root Beer A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with Twinkies and a six-pack of Root Beer and he started his journey. When he had gone about three blocks, he met an elderly man. The man was sitting in the park just feeding some pigeons. The boy sat down next to him and opened his suitcase. He was about to take a drink from his root beer when he noticed that the man looked hungry, so he offered him a Twinkie. The man gratefully accepted it and smiled at the boy. His smile was so pleasant that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered him a root beer. Again, the man smiled at him. The boy was delighted! They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never said a word. As it grew dark, the boy realized how tired he was and he got up to leave, but before he had gone more than a few steps, he turned around, ran back to the man, and gave him a hug. The man gave him his biggest smile ever. When the boy opened the door to his own house a short time later, his mother was surprised by the look of joy on his face. She asked him, "What did you do today that made you so happy? He replied, "I had lunch with God." But before his mother could respond, he added, "You know what? God's got the most beautiful smile I've ever seen!" Meanwhile, the elderly man, also radiant with joy, returned to his home. His son was stunned by the look of peace on his face and he asked," Dad, what did you do today that made you so happy?" He replied, "I ate Twinkies in the park with God." However, before his son responded, he added, " You know, he's much younger than I expected."
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Embrace all equally!
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Office Yearly Budget Monthly Budget YTD Budget thru Sept.* Received thru Sept.
Thrift Store $6l,000.00 5,083.00 15,249.00
Total Needed Received thru Sept. Needed to Open
$20,000.00 7,997.00 12,003.00
A friend means well even when he hurts you.
($11,759.50) *Year to Date is based on Fiscal year (July 2010 to June 2011)
We would like to say thank you and bid you a fond goodbye to May who has worked in the ASK office faithfully for the last year and one half. May has done a wonderful job and has been a real help to ASK. She is leaving her volunteer work at ASK to spend more time in Bible Study and teaching at her church. May, we wish you the best and thank you, thank you, thank you for all your good work, you will be missed!
TREASURE BOX ASK is excited to announce the 2010 Holiday Treasure Box! This box is perfect to buy for your own holiday meal, to purchase for a struggling family or to use for an organization's Community outreach event during the giving season. ASK earns dollars from each box ordered through the ASK office. Simply go to www.thetreasurebox.org
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Visiting at CIW ….. One of our gracious mentors wanted to share a positive comment about one of the officers at CIW…….. “I arrived at around 9:00 that morning... the waiting room was not as full as usual, but I still waited about 30-40 minutes before being called up to the desk. The officers were being VERY thorough. But it wasn't so bad, however, because I actually had a pleasant time watching Officer H. Romo II interacting with various individuals at the desk. He was clear with his instructions to people, patient, humorous and uplifting--even reinforcing the blessings people experienced when having gotten away with something prior that he wouldn't allow that day. (I can hardly believe what some people try to get away with!) I giggled to myself a good portion of my wait time, so it really went by fast. When at last my name was called by Officer Romo (or ‘Romeo’, as he signed on my form), he said pointing to my ASK tag, "Oh, you're with them. Why didn't you say something, so we could get you through quicker." I explained that recently we were specifically asked not to ask, to which he replied (with humor), ‘Then, by all means, DON'T ask.’ His smile told me he was sensitive to my situation, even if I wasn't complaining. Anyway, his presence at the desk that day made my visit a virtual blessing. The last couple of times I had visited since the change in Warden were not pleasant at all. I thank God for officers like Romo, who dig down to find joy in the midst of a VERY difficult job. And I know he was put there just then to brighten my day and encourage me in this ministry! Thanks for hearing my story.” ~Therese :-D When you have moments like this, please share it like Therese did!
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Your service is desperately needed in the church By Rick Warren One reason why you need to be connected to a church family is to fulfill your calling to serve other believers in practical ways. The Bible says, “All of you together are Christ’s body, and each one of you is a separate and necessary part of it.” 1 Corinthians 12:27 (NLT) Your service is desperately needed in the body of Christ—just ask any local church. Each of us has a role to play, and every role is important. There is no small service to God; it all matters. Likewise, there are no insignificant ministries in the church. Some are visible and some are behind the scenes, but all are valuable. Small or hidden ministries often make the biggest difference. In my home, the most important light is not the large chandelier in our dining room but the little night light that keeps me from stubbing my toe when I get up at night. There is no correlation between size and significance. Every ministry matters because we are all dependent on each other to function. What happens when one part of your body fails to function? You get sick. The rest of your body suffers. Imagine if your liver decided to start living for itself. “I’m tired! I don’t want to serve the body anymore! I want a year off just to be fed. I’ve got to do what’s best for me! Let some other part take over.” What would happen? Your body would die. Today thousands of local churches are dying because of Christians who are unwilling to serve. They sit on the sidelines as spectators, and the body suffers. God calls you to a service far beyond anything you could ever imagine. He created YOU for a life of good deeds, which He has already prepared for you to do (based on Ephesians 2:10 TEV).
DIANE ROBBINS Attorney at Law and ASK Board Chairman Contact Diane for Family Law Matters Wills and Trusts Located next door to the ASK Office
Whenever you serve others in any way, you are actually serving God.
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