The Homeless are Cleaning Up the Trash in St. Louis.
The City had long abandoned the area and its people, until recently. After learning of Crystal's project, the City of St. Louis posted an order of evacuation. She was forced to pack up her tent and the supplies that she dispersed to the homeless and leave.
Sister Crystal and the Jesus in Disguise Street Ministry
Watch Sister Crystal's live videos several times daily on her Facebook page Jesus in Disguise Street Ministry
Join us in helping our unhoused neighbors to clean up our streets. Visit Sister Crystal's YouCaring Page
Merferd is usually all over town, but this year he is focusing on an area off of Cass Street referred to as the Pallet Yard. Phil and Merferd have met some great people there who have helped to make even more Merferds.
For 2018, Merferd has made the Pallet Yard his base of operations. From there, he will continue his duties as St. Louis’ unappointed kindness dignitarian. Merferd and his friends are working on more Merferds which will appear randomly around town.
Those who wish to sponsor a Merferd can purchase one in the Merferd Mart. In your honor they will be set free somewhere in a forgotten part of town. Phil will take a photo of that twinkling eyed yellow guy in his new home, and he’ll post those photos on Instagram and Facebook.
If you’d like to help in other ways, here are 5 Ways to Help Merferd.
The flood wall feud has another participant and this time he didn't bother with the art part. But Merferd had an answer to that:
Merferd is praying over the evil one who is overcome with the Love of God.
"It's the goodness of God that leads men to repentance." -- Roman's 2:4
After Merferd came out from behind the evil one and put his hand on his head, the Tennessee tager's fans went bonkers and were livid. One even threatening to break my hands. At that point Merferd went from pulling up the eye brow and sticking his little finger in his ear, to jamming a tooth brush in his mouth. The green teeth were getting to us all anyway.
One evening, in the University City Loop Phil and Merferd were fortunate enough to meet a gifted Kurdish musician. He was playing near Ranoush, a Middle Eastern/Syrian restaurant. The restaurant had been damaged during the recent protests. And the Merferd and Ranoush trolley peace train picture was still covering the broken glass front doors.
As you watch him playing, the camera moves to the restaurant. Merferds are covering part of the restaurant. That part of the restaurant was damaged when protesters took to University City, Missouri a few weeks earlier.
We are honored that he'll be performing before the documentary "The Man Behind the Merferds," November 10th and 11th as the doors open at 6:00, at a place of many peoples and nations "New City South."
kTRS's (550 AM) Jay Kanzler to interview the Man Behind the Merferds, tonight Friday the 13th at 9:30 PM
Paintlouis is an event which draws artists to a two mile long flood wall is where graffiti and mural painters from across the US and world descend once a year to repaint.
Phil Jarvis paints his signature beard in every single commission mural he paints.
So the other Phil ... Merferd's Phil just had to have Merferd's signature beard pointing of course at the other Phil's
The other Phil (Phil Jarvis) finished and packed up. Merferd's Phil lingered on even after the sun, not wanting to miss a single fan. In this case three of them.
One of the Paint St. Louis 2017 organizers wanted Merferd on end caps, and he gladly obliged.
Phil was in Tennessee at the time. He was tempted to go down to the tagger's tattoo studio (which happened to be in Nashville) and paint a Merferd on his door. Phil and Merferd thought better of that. They have other plans instead ...
Phil was glad the "Missouri, State of Brother for Brother" tag was still there, untouched from three years ago before Merferd went viral in St Louis. Also, "The Man Behind the Merferd" documentary information remained.