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“A Day to Remember, A Day to be Healed and A Day to be Set Free with Newness…The Day of Compassion!”

Bishop Mickey and First Lady Minnie Whitehead

Bishop Mickey and First Lady Minnie Whitehead

By Lou Coleman

Under the leadership of Bishop Mickey R. F. and First Lady Minnie Whitehead, “The Day of Compassion” is structured to be a tool to reach out to those who have lost a loved one to violence, unforeseen tragedy, and loss of life prematurely. As we know, the world cares very little for broken hearts, but the God of the Bible is the God of the broken-hearted. It’s not to the whole and the well, but to the broken and the wounded, that Jesus comes with compassion, the sweetest tenderness {Isaiah 61:1}. He repairs and restores the hurt and ruined life. “The Day of Compassion,” impacting a community with the presence of community participations; City to City and State to State. The purpose is to act on what is known as “The Great Commission” {Matt. 28:18-20} “And Jesus came and spoke unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”  Our mission, showing love and compassion on a Godly scale and becoming excellent so that others will see and know how great God is.

About the Founders

Bishop Mickey and First Lady Minnie Whitehead, yes, you read it right…. Mickey & Minnie …. Mickey a “real-life gangster” discovered that playing such a role came with some serious and real consequences. Mickey wanted to be like the gangster Frank “The Enforcer” Nitti. At age 15, he robbed a Savings and Loan Bank and because of it thought that he would spend the rest of his days in prison until he started watching Kenneth Copeland on TV and received a word of encouragement. As a result, he surrendered his life to Jesus, and began a remarkable journey of faith. To God be the Glory! I tell you regardless of who you are God indeed can use you. Sometimes we get the idea that God can only use a certain class of people but it has been my observation that for the most part it is not the high and mighty that is greatly used of God but rather it is an altogether different kind of people. God doesn’t take the majority of His workers from the ranks of the wise, mighty or noble. 1Cor 1:26 says, “For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called.” – Verse 27 – But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; and the base things of the world and the things which are despised God has chosen.” Bishop, Dr. Mickey Robert Whitehead had come out of the streets of Chicago, Illinois and had been a heroin addict for 29 years… But God… Mickey belief in the Lord brought him out of the prison system. He became the Presiding Bishop and Chief Apostle of World Wide Compassion at the Lord Jesus Christ Ministry. He was formerly named Director of the Department Evangelism of the Bible Way Churches World Wide by the Presiding Apostle Huie L. Rogers. He was led to the Lord by Kenneth Copeland, and raised up in the Faith under Bishop William C. Latta of Columbus, Ohio. Currently Bishop Mickey Whitehead is a Bishop in the International Bible Way Church of Jesus Christ, Apostle Cornelius Showell, and Presiding Bishop; Also, an Auxiliary Bishop in Clarence C. McClendon Ministries. He is currently conducting his effort to have the Day of Compassion held throughout several communities and states with his lovely wife First Lady Minnie Whitehead. “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound.” May the love, pity, and grace of God ministers sweet blessings of comfort and healing to restore the broken and wounded hearts of His people. The Day of Compassion! For more information please contact us via email at compassionheadquarters@yahoo.com.

What It Do With the LUE: Our City, San Bernardino

What it do with the LUE! Our city is what it Do. The Dark Clouds! Just as a thunderstorm brings forth clouds filled with precipitation which brings forth rain, hail, sleet, and snow, our city is covered with clouds bringing forth HATE, PAIN, VIOLENCE, and MURDER. In the words of legendary R&B singer and song writer Marvin Gaye, “What’s Going On and Mercy Mercy Me”?    “What’s going on in the Inland Empire, what’s going on in San Bernardino, what’s going on in the homes and the schools?”

Was Marvin Gaye a modern day prophet during his time or Nah? Our city has suffered the loss of several lives due to violence. There used to be a time when a good old fashioned one-on-one fist fight would do. Those days are long gone. We’re living in an era where the use of weapons and firearms seem to be the answer. We’re living in an era where it’s nothing to take a person’s life and not blink twice. So much blood is being splattered on the very streets our children walk up and down every day. The young are dying right before our very eyes.

Is this Biblical? Is this the handwriting on the wall? Our ancestors endured much so we can have more. When I say more, I mean more opportunities to a bright future. Please don’t tell me their struggle was in vain. What will it take for us to unite and fight for our future generation to come. I know I’m not alone when I say, “Peace Be still”. Just as Dr. Martin Luther King had a dream, so do I.

I dream that someday, and someday soon, we can see ourselves in each other. That we can walk hand in hand with our own. We need the leaders and when I say leaders, I’m not speaking to those sitting in a suit behind a desk. I’m referring to those street leaders. The ones that really have the influence on the streets, the ones our sons and daughters emulate. We need those individuals to come to the table and HELP HEAL THE LAND.

This Saturday a community forum is being held to understand what’s happening. This forum is a platform for the community to cry out. Please come out to S.O.S., State of San Bernardino. The event is hosted by “United Nations of Consciousness” and sponsored by several other community entities. Let your voice be known! This is ya’ girl LUE and our town is what it do!

Music Changing Lives Celebrates 17 Years of Giving Youth Hope in Music, Arts

Students and Staff at MCL

REDLANDS, CA- On  Friday, April 10, Music Changing Lives will host their “Changing Lives Dinner Celebration,” a festive dinner that will help raise funds to benefit music and art enrichment programs for at-risk youth in our community. The event will take place at Mu Restaurant located at 309 W. State Street in Redlands at 6 p.m.

The event will be filled with delicious food, music, silent auctions, and entertainment. When members RSVP for the dinner, they will receive a personalized invitation with a puzzle piece.  The puzzle piece carries a symbolic meaning, as each piece signifies a person and their contribution to keep music and art alive and accessible to the children and youth in our community.  At the end of the night, all attendees will put their pieces together to form the Music Changing Lives puzzle. This will be a symbolic moment and represents how important each contribution truly is to the MCL program.

Individuals interested in attending the Changing Lives Dinner Celebration can purchase early bird tickets for only $40 per person by April 5th.  After that date, tickets will be sold at $60 per person. To RSVP or for general event information contact Vanessa Vizard at (951) 533-6180 or email Vanessa@vizardpr.com.