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Our Mission is to provide spiritual guidance and physical
assistance including shelter, food and vocational training
to people in need, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to
help them recognize and deal with their problems in a life
Make your life more meaningful as you share the true spirit of helping others. God has blessed us so that we
can be a blessing to those in need. “A generous man will himself be blessed, for he shares his food with the
poor.” Proverbs 22:9
People just like you & me, driven by circumstances, homelessness, in crisis, desperation, and abandoned,
every age group, every reason. Bread of Life Mission, even when full, won’t turn them away. Nearly all are
alone. We will welcome them with open arms,because that is what Jesus would do.
Your partnership rescues many people out of disastrous circumstances
and restores dignity.
Help share the true meaning of giving and help the Mission change lives.
Send your tax-deductible gift to:
Bread of Life Mission P.O. Box 246 Holbrook, AZ. 86025
You will be mailed a receipt for your tax-deductible gift.
Bread of Life Mission is a 501(c)3
SECURE GIVING PROCESS
Donations are tax deductable
Kyle’s mother is Hopi and his father a Lakota Sioux. Kyle was adopted as a baby. Kyle loved track and field, cross country,
football, and Taekwondo, but was treated like an outcast at school. His sister took him to his first beer party in the 6
At 16, his whole class went to Korea, where he even trained with monks. Kyle returned early to attend the Indian High
School, but started getting into trouble, and using Meth.
Sports and being in-shape has always meant a lot to Kyle. He said that w hen a girl beat him in track and field, he quit using
Meth. It shocked him as to how far down he had let himself go. Once again he began moving up quickly in Taekwondo.
At 20 years old, Kyle received another scholarship as an exchange student to attend the Black Belt Academy in Korea for
(Kyeok too ki) kickboxing. It was the time of his life. He also learned snowboarding, and received another Black Belt in
When Kyle discovered that his high school sweetheart had become pregnant during his last visit, he came back to the states
for his daughter’s birth. Things were going well. He obtained his certification for Community Fitness Leader and taught
aerobics, and balance & strength training.
Kyle started drinking again. He moved to Winslow and tried a sober living facility. When he returned to the reservation and
the company of his brother, who always led him into trouble, he began using Meth again. He was in and out of recovery
programs. His life has been a roller coaster.
Kyle nearly finished culinary school at Le Cordon Bleu in Scottsdale, when he relapsed again. Later, he finally found a job at
a restaurant called “Culinary Dropouts.” It was, according to the website; A “cool, British-style gastro-pub chain with quirky
decor, serving inventive cocktails & comfort food.”
Kyle was working and attending school. He had an alcoholic seizure in a class, lost two apartments in a row, and ended up at
a Phoenix Rescue Mission. He was first exposed to the gospel while there. The Lord started working in his heart to draw Kyle
to Himself. Kyle kept repeating the cycle. After one night of heavy drinking, he woke up with hatchet injuries on his face. He
needed two plates in his head, and a fractured back. A woman had done it. He was so drunk that he was totally at her mercy
(or no mercy).
Kyle went to rehab and then returned to a different cooking school and was doing well., when he was extradited to Flagstaff
on an old charge. Starting over again, he slept under bridges or out in the open. He gave up on the Lord and returned to the
brother who always lead him to trouble. But, the Lord didn’t give up on Kyle.
He finally realized that running his own life wasn’t working out. He came to a point of decision and prayed. The Lord
impressed upon him to come to Bread of Life Mission. Kyle says” I’m scared that I might blow it again. Something has
changed about me. Being at the mission is changing me.”
Kyle sat in Cherise’s office at the mission sharing his story. She asked him what he would say if standing in front of God, and
he were to ask; why should I let you into heaven? Kyle didn’t have an answer. He allowed Cherise to explain the gospel fully
to him. He heard and unerstood. He had been soaking up every word and illustration. The Lord was still drawing Kyle.
Mission director Cherise Merrick says, “ I don’t know what the future holds for Kyle, but the Lord’s definately got His hand
on it. I can see where the Lord could use Kyle in a big way.” Kyle is going to see his daughter for the first time in eight years.
He is attending a local church, working, and going to the gym every day, instead of drinking..
Lt. Arend of the Holbrook Police Dept.
pulled the winning ticket for the half
beef that Bill Jeffers donated to Bread of
Life Mission. Ted Raabe of Pleasanton,
California was passing through Holbrook
on a vacation and stopped into Safeway.
He bought two tickets for $5. thinking
that he "never won anything, but it
was for a good cause." He said that he
was quite pleasantly surprised to receive
the call from Bill Jeffers telling him that
Thank you Bill, Lois, and Ann Jeffers,
and to W.R. Custom Cut for your
generous donation to benefit Bread of
Bread of Life’s doors are open to anyone
in the community who doesn’t want to be
alone on Thanksgiving, or anyone lacking
the finances for their own holiday meal.
Traditionally, Bread of Life Mission serves
more lonely, homeless, hurting people
at the Great Thanksgiving Banquet than
any other time of the year.
Nov. 24 from 11am - 1pm.
Can you help this year? We need the fixings
prepared or unprepared. If you
provide extra, we will also provide Thanksgiving
boxes to community members
in need. We will collaborate with other agencies
so that we are not duplicating.
Please call if you can help this year.
The Arizona Charitable Tax Credit has doubled!
Any gift you give today is eligible to be claimed
as a tax credit (not just a deduction) on your
state taxes; up to $400. for singles and $800.
for couples filing jointly.