A little of what OPERATION BLENDED is about....
Have you ever been driving around the city, approach a stop light, come to a stop and look outside your window to see an individual holding a cardboard sign that might read: "I am a MILITARY VETERAN!!!! can you spare some change, I am hungry, I will work for food, anything will help, GOD bless you ....... Of course you have and so have I!
Joaquin Loper, a veteran of the armed forces, has a real soft spot for the military community that have fallen on hard times and have limited resources. Many of these veterans only really need a helping hand to get back on their feet and to know that they're not invisible or discarded by the country they fought so hard and sacrificed so much for.
Over the years, Joaquin and Stacey have often wondered why "no one" hasn't or aren't helping these veterans and/or displaced families obtain a better quality of life. Truth be told Joaquin understands he, himself could have been one of the unfortunate veterans or civilians at any intersection holding a sign asking the world for just a little bit of benevolence.
HOW ABOUT THIS...
Have you witnessed anyone, if not yourself, in a position where it feels like you're about to break; mentally, physically, emotionally and the tears flow down your face uncontrollably and you feel defeated?
Stacey having a background as an educator for fifteen years+, hospitality management and mental health counselor, she has experienced wanting to do more for others and having the resources to take the next step; Not to mention her first ministry, being a devoted wife and mother; there's still an urge to assist others in finding their way back to a balanced life.
Joaquin and Stacey decided, WHY WAIT for someone else to do what we could do ourselves, hence Operation Blended The Mission !!!!!