Huntsville, Alabama Homeless Seva
August 02, 2017
Served: Desserts, such as pies, cakes, pastries, donuts, cupcakes, muffins, and scones
Quantity: Three trays of individual slices, plus three crates of whole pies and cakes
Location: Manna House, an Organization of the Huntsville Dream Center
Number of people served: Two-hundred and fifty
Time Serving: 3:45 PM to 6:30 PM
Bhagawan continues to instruct Sai youth about the importance of gratitude in mind-blowing ways. The city of Huntsville is famous for its contributions to the first NASA missions of the United States space programme which sent mankind to the moon for the first and last time in history. The Saturn V rockets which were designed and constructed here were used to propel the Apollo astronauts into outer space, and the first man to set foot on the moon was none other than Neil Armstrong, who was a Sai devotee!
Tragically, NASA, its employees, and its contractors continue to face the pressures of downsizing, as interest in space exploration and scientific research, in general, has suffered several recent setbacks. It is difficult to fathom the plight of others unless Bhagawan places one in a situation where one becomes a direct witness of it. This was the case when a Sai youth in Huntsville was shocked to see a colleague who was an aerospace engineer requiring food assistance provided at Manna House.
An amazing lady named Fran Fluhler, of German descent like several of the NASA employees has served as the director of Manna House and inspired others by her example. She is wholly dedicated to serving others, regardless of their circumstances, after she was requested by Lord Jesus in a dream to feed the hungry. This has become her life’s work, and today numerous individuals of all backgrounds, such as Asians, Latinos, African Americans, and Caucasians, can partake of God’s seemingly-endless bounty, three times a week.
Lord Jesus reassures mankind in the Bible that God will provide for each human being, just as He does for the birds and as He did for the Israelites, during their wanderings. Manna House is named for the sustenance granted to the Hebrews from the skies when they were in dire need, facing starvation in the deserts of the Sinai peninsula.
Similarly, Bhagawan has sustained and prepared the Sai youth of Alabama, through these encounters and experiences over the past year. This journey highlights His loving care for each devotee as well as His guidance, in helping mankind understand what is important in life and what each person’s purpose is with it. The next phase of the Alabama Sai youths’ development is Sai Ashraya effort which is underway in the neighbouring state of Georgia and which is open for them, any, and all to participate in.