Posts Tagged ‘hunger’

In speaking to the Lt, we think it might be more feasible if the soup kitchen is mobile. So instead of persons coming to us, we might be going to them! We have several elderly and low-income communities right in our backyard but, it always helps for the poor and disabled if we can be as close to them as possible. We have also been given a very informal nod from a couple of local charities. They have stated the community could really use the help!

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It’s very exciting because these canteens have functional kitchens and generators, or so I’m told. The good news is, I don’t need to be a total expert now. We still have a month to plan.

The Salvation Army has done this for quite some time. I’m sure we can figure it out. But please, say a quick prayer for all those involved in our en devour.  We yearn to serve and hope we can do as well as possible.

And if you have a few bucks for the hungry, we would love your help!

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The Holy Spirit has led me to assist in providing a service to the community around our church. I have been called to lead work  in a small soup kitchen in Saint Albans, WV.

We do already have a meal center in this town. Christ’s Kitchen has done an awesome job for decades feeding the needy in the St Albans area. But there are two open days. Friday and Sunday.

So Sunday it is! At least, for now. As for the menu, we feel it should be simple. Soup, sandwich, and fruit. Again, at least for now.

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We may have all kinds of problems ahead. Fundraising, kitchen repair, organization, angry neighbors, parking.

But one thing I think we will have. Sadly, high attendance. So many hungry.

So please pray for our small church. Suggestions are more than welcome. Pray for our community. Pray for yours! Mostly, just pray!

And if you or someone you know needs prayer, please let me know. You are loved.

My buddy, Pastor Gene is an energetic fellow.  Very passionate regarding the homeless and quite an activist .  Currently he is waging a war against a city ordinance in St. Petersburg, Florida that places extreme limits on the  effectiveness of his homeless ministry.  Here are the details,  Pastor Gene’s Rawkin’ blog 

In an attempt of solidarity with those in need and Gene’s ministry, I volunteered to fast for one day, the day before Easter to show my support.  I thought,  ” How hard could it be ?”

Well, I found out.  It’s hard.  It was painful.  It really messed with my head.  So much so, I was not able to make it till dark.  I know it would not have killed me to go a day without eating but, I did not.  I was selfish and I did not complete the task.

But it reminds me of how I fail in so many ways under easier circumstances.  How I turn my head from the poor.  How I’m too busy to help.  In fact, I’m really not that busy.  Please take the time to think in the most simple terms the pain that hungry people suffer.  Try to think in real terms of pain and want.  Just a couple missed meals educated me.

To God , forgive me.

To Gene, I’m sorry.