Community First Village and Friends w/Perri Verdino-Gates

This was one visit that could have gone on for hours! But when Perri Verdino-Gates shared that she worked for Barney and Friends "for years and years" and TOTALLY surprised me with that little nugget, and the question cards went out the door, the wheels came off and we went wherever the Spirit chose to take us. Perri and Kari met during a service day with Mobile Loaves & Fishes' Community First! Village, a 51-acre master-planned community that provides affordable, permanent housing and supportive community for men and women coming out of chronic homelessness. She unwraps the gift in today's episode layer upon layer - her gift for story telling will have you hanging on to the very last moment where she shares... OH NO! I'm not going to spoil her last story.

Instagram: perri_verdino

Twitter: perriverdino

Facebook: Perri Verdino-Gates

Email: perri@mlf.org

Mobile Loaves & Fishes website: mlf.org Insta: @mobileloaves FaceBook: Mobile Loaves & Fishes

Drink: Topo Chico straight up! (sometimes with lemon or lime)

Product: Pajamas from SOMA

Listening to/Reading: Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen by Sarah Bird; Bad Girls of the World *actual title Bad Girls Throughout History by Ann Shen (KAL mentions Gary Sinise's book Grateful American AND former guest - see Episode 6 - Anna LeBaron author of The Polygamist Daughter)

Hashtagable Quotes: #aministryWITHAustinshomeless #karicantwaittostayintheyurt