Pastor Joel Mulholland's Relief
Organized by: Nicole Joy
October 10, 2016
Even in laughter the heart may ache, and the end of joy may be grief.
To those of you who know him, he is that everlasting smile. That first "hello". He is the person that would never let you down without first breaKing his own heart. He is the man that shows up right when you needed but you never made a call. To some of you he is that one friend, that one family memeber... that one chubby bald guy that just made a difference somehow in your life. And as all the above I agree with, there is still one more thing he is above all else and I selfishly smile as I call him Father. He is my dad.
But he is also the man that would never tell you what is behind the smiles... It is with the heavist and most humble heart I share with you a little inside to the smile so bright he wears.... there is a pain. A pain so wicked deep. From loses, from sorrow, from transition. At the surface and most current; as most have knowledge he is no longer and "active" Pastor at the Church of LW. Even after 30 years plus of some of the most dedicated service I have ever known, the time has come for change and they have let him go from staff. He has always prided himself and us in taking care of ourselves and not burdening others knowing everyone carries weight unseen. But here where I pop in. But if you don't ask you will not receive and what are brothers and sisters if the are not there to call on? I cannot watch and wait as his personal situations drive him deeper to smile bigger and mask what is.
Our family is in some finacial trouble. The loss of his job could very well mean the selling of their home that my brother had chosen before he passed just as the had settled with keeping it. I CAN NOT let this happen. A force sale is not how this ends for my beautiful parents who have incountered so much. Just a little relief to help keep my parents on track for the holidays, to continue to hope and trust that whatever God'swill be done. And as we all know to well, sometimes change comes faster than we are ready but if I can put forth my every human effort to reach out for them, for our family. I just ask you to think about it, pray about it and THANK you so much for just taking the time to read this.
Understand we know everyone hurts, it's okay to just send a prayer his way. Anything helps. I am trying to raise a relief fund for my wonderful parents of $5000. FYI.. they don't know yet. But I am desperate and I love them so much. I will be making a donation myself as well once a month till we reach the goal. I have never done this before so any ideas or fundraising ideas would be great! From the bottom of my heart and deepest thanks to you all for taking the time to read this. I know my dad and he would never do this, but I would fo anything for him as he has so enriched my life in ways I could never repay. Thank you dad! I love you.
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