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Old 08-19-2008, 08:59 AM
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Re: La Mesa California

Point Man International Ministries (PMIM) La Mesa Outpost is again hosting a
series of "THANK YOU FOR SERVING" dinners at the Navy Medical Center - San
Diego, aka Balboa Hospital to us "old guys." We have worked out a schedule
through December 2008: the THIRD (3RD) TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH. August 19th
will be an actual cook-out barbecue at the ball field. Others will be
catered barbecues, some pizza feeds and still working on a Fiesta Night with
Mexican food. My wife, Kathi, has been doing a superb job juggling the
offers for food and logistics! We try to be set up so our guests can eat at
1700 hours (that's 5:00 P.M. civilian time). There may be last minute
changes in the location which I will forward with monthly reminders. So the
schedule is as follows:

* AUGUST 19, 2008 AT THE BALL FIELD GAZEBO - PICNIC AREA
* SEPTEMBER 16, 2008 to be determined
* OCTOBER 21, 2008 in the Liberty Center, Building 26, Basement B-1
* NOVEMBER 18, 2008 in the Liberty Center, Building 26, Basement B-1
* DECEMBER 16, 1008 in the Liberty Center, Building 26, Basement B-1

The "THANK YOU FOR SERVING" dinners are to bring some civilian chow, salads,
sodas and deserts to show our appreciation to the young men and women who
are assigned to the Medical Hold Platoons, recovering from serious illness
or injuries. Most are combat casualties from the Marine Corps, Army and
Navy, with a few Coast Guard and U.S.A.F. now and then.

DIRECTIONS TO THE BALL FIELD GAZEBO-PICNIC AREA: Enter the hospital from
Florida Street, north of "B" Street. YOU MUST SHOW THE GATE GUARD A PHOTO
ID. Tell her/him you are feeding wounded Marines at the Ball Field.
Proceed straight ahead through one Stop sign and turn LEFT at the second
Stop sign (you can't go any further because of the back of Building 26, with
signs like "Security" and "Parking Permits Office." Proceed up the hill to
the 3rd Stop sign and then turn LEFT at the "T" intersection. Follow the
perimeter road around and as you swing north, again, you will see the ball
field gazebo-picnic area on your right. Unload, and then look for parking.
(We can no longer park along the road at the ball field.) There is a small
parking lot just north of the ball fields near the gym. There is a very
large parking structure between the 1st and 2nd stop signs, which you can
use. I usually find a spot along the perimeter road by going around a 2nd
time and parking just south of the ball field along the fence.

COOKING TEAM GATHER AROUND 4:15 PM. We try to be set up to serve dinner by
1700 hours (5:00 PM.) Our goal is to express our thanks for their service
and sacrifice, encourage them, show our interest in their wellbeing, without
being overbearing or "pushing" any religious connotations on them. We are a
Christ-centered ministry, meaning that we serve all persons; reflecting
God's agape-love through service and kindness. The attendees are our
guests, and Point Man International Ministries is on Base as guests of the
Armed Services YMCA.

Pizza Feeds and barbecues are made possible by thoughtful contributions and
donations. Point Man Ministries, La Mesa is a 501(c)(3) not for profit
educational and religious organization.

IF YOU WANT TO BE REMOVED FROM THIS LIST, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.


WELCOME HOME!

Point Man International Ministries, La Mesa
Don Dodson, Outpost Leader
(Vietnam 1969-1970)

E-Mail: DodsonsLM@Integrity.com <--------------TEMPORARY E-MAIL SINCE
APRIL 2008
Cell: (619) 843-6254
Message & FAX: (619) 698-4055

Serving all veterans and active duty, all eras, all branches and all
beliefs.
Galatians 6:2: Share each other's troubles and problems, and in this way
obey the law of Christ. (NLT)

http://www.PointManIntl.org
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