Our History

Our History

Live Now Ministries has been serving the Rio Grande Valley since early 1979, and has fed, clothed, provided and found shelter for the indigent and for the homeless over the past 4 decades. A large Percentage of those served are veterans for whom we have a special regard. This ministry is guided by the words of Jesus in Mathew 25:35


“For I was hungry, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in.


Live Now Ministry has received many Local, state and national awards including the TDHS State Award for outstanding Volunteer service to the community.

   1992: Live Now Ministries was awarded the 845th Point of light.

“Since its inception, Live Now has served thousands of families and individuals. President Bush Salutes Live Now for exemplifying his belief that, From now on in America, any definition of a successful life must include serving others.

.  1993: TDHS recognizes Live Now for their dedicated work in providing shelter and food to indigent families.

“Though Live Now does not have a homeless shelter, it has made arrangements to find homes, jobs, and food for hundreds of people. “

1994: UTB commends Live Now for their efforts in giving students a foundation in learning the English language.

“I congratulate you, Cicely Ratcliff, for all efforts in improving the lives of the citizens of Brownsville.”


1995: Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz announces joint welfare to work program.

“I am very excited about this program because it fits in with much that we are doing legislatively to reform welfare and move individuals from welfare to work”

                                                                         – Solomon P. Ortiz


  1996: Proclamation of the City of Brownsville, TX

“Do herby extend this proclamation in recognition to everyone involved in the BLESS Program” through Live Now Ministries.”