Love Your Neighbors BBQ IV

Our 4th “Love Your Neighbors” BBQ was a HUGE success. While it was kind of chilly, the inflatable palm trees gave us thoughts of the tropics, and we had the best turnout yet. Thanks to Church Army for donating over 80 lbs. of chicken and turkey for the event. Also…

Prayer/Needs List

OCTOBER 2009 *Church Army Branson* - For all the work they do to help end addiction to drugs & alcohol. *CAM* - That they will have the resources to continue to help individuals and families through these tough economic times. *Jesus Was Homeless* - Continued prayer for this outreach that…

Rain, Sleet or Snow, JWH Will Go

Well it rained on us again during this week’s Thursday night meal delivery but I was truly inspired by all the volunteers we had show up.  Everyone was in great spirits and had a lot of fun despite getting soaked.  It really helps build creditability with the ones we serve…

DID YOU KNOW…

*DID YOU KNOW….* 1.  The unemployment rate for Branson in August was 8.2% vs. 5.4% in August of 2008. 2.  If you make $8.00 per hour and work 40 hours a week your gross monthly income is $1280.  Less 20% for withholding taxes you are left with $1109 a month…

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Last Thursday was another totally amazing night!  It started with a handful of volunteers that showed up even though it was pouring rain. I know how they were feeling because I was feeling the same way-“are we really going to deliver meals in this weather?”  Well, yes.  We had to…

7000 Happy Meals and Counting

We reached the 7000 meal mark last night.  That could never have been done without the countless volunteers that help week-in and week-out.  A BIG THANK YOU to our ever faithful morning leader Doug of Church Army that dedicates every Thursday to organize a group of volunteers into a well-oiled…

Thursday Night Sept. 24th

I arrived at our weekly Jesus Was Homeless Thursday night meal delivery with a very heavy and saddened heart.  A very close friend of mine had just been deeply hurt by someone whom she loved with all her heart.  It really affected me to watch her absorb this difficult and…

501c3 is Official

It's official...We are now a 501c3 non-profit organization!  We received our letter on Saturday.  Our hope is that it will open the door for food vendors to be able to donate products.  We really want our more than 300 weekly meals to be well-rounded and nutritious.  We also want to…

Thank You Jesus!

The past 2 Thursday nights Bryan has been unable to attend while we passed out our meals.  I have to admit, knowing he would not be a part of it those nights made me pretty nervous.  God has gifted him with strong leadership abilities and without him there I was…

Saturday Night PITS Service

God never ceases to amaze me!  When Bryan and I first started to pass out our weekly "happy meals", I had no earthly idea that God was going to use this ministry to change people's lives forever.  As a result of our Thursday night meal deliveries, God opened the door…

Payless Inn BBQ 8-2-09

A wonderful day of community. Over 150 people attended our 3rd "Love Your Neighbors" Bar-B-Que. Luke 14:12-14 (NLT) "When you put on a luncheon or a banquet," he said, "don't invite your friends, brothers, relatives, and rich neighbors. For they will invite you back, and that will be your only…

Our Purpose and Guidelines

With new people wanting to help out now, we thought it would be best if we shared our purpose and the guidelines around achieving that purpose. *OUR PURPOSE:* To build community within our own community, from the meal makers to the delivery volunteers and to the people we serve. Our…

4000 Meals and Counting

WoW!!  I can't believe we have delivered over 4000 meals now.  What started in our kitchen at only 50 meals a week has now grown to over 270 meals a week and takes an assembly line of dedicated people to put them together.  Anytime I question whether it's really worth…