April 9, 2011

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Not only a HOT Banquet Meal, but they leave with a Sack Lunch to go!
Judson Baptist’s Tom Dooley, Allen Ponitske, Kevin Cordell with 2 Young leaders from Donelson View Baptist, under Cook of the Day Karrie Cherry (short one) from The Bridge Fellowship, Mt. Juliet, TN (Colleen stayed busy on the Clothes Bus)

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Feeding the Hungry, Clothing the Naked, Sheltering the Homeless! Preaching the Gospel, Training Disciples!

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Kevin Cordell counsels and prays with Homeless Repenters…we train disciples!
PLEASE SEE THESE NEW WEBSITE VIDEO MESSAGES AND FORWARD THEM TODAY!
WWW.LAYMANLESSONS.ORG AND WWW.CHRISTIANPATRIOTS.US

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Pastor Richard Gay counsels 3 Homeless by the bus to lead them to accept Christ. Donelsonview Baptist Youth Leader counsels and prays with 3 Repenters.
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Clyde Beavers counsels with 2 Hopeless Homeless Repenters after starting the Church Service by singing (below) to the Homeless, while Ed Smith keeps an eye out for distractions or disorder.

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Martha Pfeil sings in the 90 degree heat to a grateful bunch of homeless.

GOD CAN USE YOU…
JOIN HIS ALL VOLUNTEER
ARMY OF COMPASSION!
If you can pray one minute every week for this ministry…God can use YOU!
If you can phone, email or sort food/clothing for this ministry…God can use YOU!
If you can DRIVE, pick up food donations for this ministry…God can use YOU!
Serving the Homeless, Hungry, Lame, Blind, Poor, and Oppressed is not optional for Christians.
TRAINING YOUR CHILDREN, YOUR GRANDCHILDREN, MAKES GOD
SMILE, AS WELL AS THE HOMELESS…PRECIOUS MEMORIES.
ALWAYS THE MISSION OF LAYMAN LESSONS MINISTRIES…TO FIRST UNCONDITIONALLY
MEET THE PHYSICAL NEEDS OF THE POOR AND OPPRESSED, THEN SPEAK TRUTH IN LOVE by
Preaching the Gospel, Training Disciples, and calling sinners (all of us) to Repentance.
GOD SAYS, “I WILL HAVE MERCY ON WHOM I WILL HAVE MERCY”…believe it? SHARE it!

BANK BALANCE…<-$2,100.00 (IF ALL BILLS WERE PAID TODAY)
Our Step Van still needs diesel engine repair, estimated at $1,500 but probably $3, 000 is closer to it. We
need a mechanic to work on it to find out.
Our old Motor Home needs $700 for repairs, and now we may have a blown head gasket or radiator.
Our operating expenses are behind about $1,300
Our Vehicles need painting and lettering, and we could really benefit from “Graphic Wraps” on our 3 busses,
Chevy Van, Step Van, to promote our Ministries or “rent” that mobile space to raise funds. A vehicle wrap on
a bus is around $2,000, and about $1,200 for a van.

Special Thanks to our Board Leaders, the 5 people who donate weekly or monthly to this ministry, to JW who
wants to remain anonymous but who provides our nice Apartment Housing for our Training Center. We
operate only from these private donations, with no financial support otherwise from any Church other than The
Bridge Fellowship in Mt. Juliet, TN.

PRAISE REPORT, PRAYER REQUESTS…”God things”…
PRAISE! 8,531 Homeless Men and Women have now been called to Repentance and Regeneration through Layman Lessons Ministries in our 10 years…an incredible honor.
PRAISE! We feed 2,000 Homeless meals weekly through partnership with Belmont Church’s Isaiah 58 program and the Rescue Mission, who get 500-700 Pizzas each week from our Food Collection Route. What an HONOR you who care, share PRAISE! CELEBRATION BANQUET forming for Saturday night, April 30, at Christ Church, Brentwood! No cost, so make plans to attend and Celebrate with us what God has done.

NEEDS… That’s Right, I’ve said it!
Strategic Partners…Churches to “Equip us for Ministry” with Resources Human and Financial so we can Train their Disciples to Feed the Hungry, Clothe the Naked, Shelter the Homeless, Preach the Gospel, and Train others to be true Disciples! New approach is for me to bring a Seminar to a Church to provide advance training, so I can answer questions about safety, security, and share how we operate to assure family can train together without fear…then schedule on the job training!

Sustain what we have grown to be…10th Year Now of serving!
Expand to help others to help others across America…
(God’s vision given to us is 130 “Franchise Style” Layman Lessons by Churches who want to be Strategic Partners in their area!) Downtown Building for full time Homeless and Needy Ministries…there, I’ve said it. When the Homeless are a priority for “The Church” at large, then “The Church” will unite their efforts to share a building or buildings where we can have truly Christian service lavished in love on the Homeless in need. We need a building where we, The Church, can bind together in scheduled, shared funding and service to the Homeless, to provide a safe, warm building to sleep in, spiritual guidance, and service responsibilites for the Church Members to take ownership of, to share the blessing.

Churches with the Human and Financial Resources AND calling of God to help expand these
ministries to fulfill the original vision God gave me from the start for 130 “Franchise
Ministries” operated by local Churches across America, with this Nashville Ministry being the
“Franchise Headquarters” to Train and provide ongoing support! There, I’ve said it.
Volunteers to pick up and transport Food Donations wherever you live in Middle TN, to help
with Food repacking into Zip Lock Bags and Store in Refrigerators, Bookeeping, Filing,
clerical, Cleaning, Clothes Washing, sizing, labeling, and 2 men on Saturday mornings who
can drive a Straight Shift bus to and from our site downtown.
Mechanic for our Busses, Truck, and Cargo Van, to keep them up and running.
Secured Building and/or lot we can use for our vehicles and inventory storage OR EVEN
HOST OUR STREET MINISTRIES ON ALTERNATE DAYS.
OPERATIONS FUNDING…we need regular, dependable funding for our Operations. A
volunteer with a “couple of hours a week” would help immensely in this area. An Operations
Coordinator out there?
SATURDAY MORNING VOLUNTEERS…need 8-12 Volunteers every Saturday MORNING!
We are the ONLY ministry serving hot coffee to 100-160 Homeless, furnishing a
1,600 sf tent with nice chairs and tables, an Hour of Praise and Worship music
followed by a full Church service with singing, preaching, spiritual counseling and
prayer, a hot banquet meal, a sack lunch to go, and a change of Clothes from
our Clothes Bus complete with underwear, socks, and grooming items. Caring
for their physical needs provides opportunity to serve their spiritual needs,
evidenced by 8,531 Homeless Repenters in this, our 10th year.

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