December 25, 2010

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Nancy and Ronnie Woodard’s family organized our Christmas Day service, with Volunteers from The Bridge Fellowship, Mt. Juliet TN, the Carol McCulloch family of 8 Adults who came into Nashville for Christmas from around the nation, members from the former Rock Church in Columbia brought 600 pairs of socks they
collected, and several other smaller groups formed a small army of 30 volunteers who came out in a brutal freezing snowstorm, and together we Fed and Clothed the Homeless.

 
We served Hot coffee and a Hot Banquet Lunch of prime Chicken from Chick Fil A Rivergate, our sponsor since 2003, Italian Sausage, Meat Balls, Lasagna, Pasta from Olive Garden in Rivergate and Hickory Hollow, Baked Potatoes from Red Lobsters and Longhorn Steak House, Bread, deserts, snacks from Publix in Hermitage and Antioch.

Below the famous McCulloch Family Singers sing for the Homeless…who loved it!

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Note the 2 new propane heaters in the tent…toasty heat in the snowstorm! These heaters and propane for the winter were provided by a generous donor. Thanks to all you donors who make it possible for us to keep making it better!
8,418 Homeless have now found God at our Mobile Homeless Ministries since 2003! We see fewer than 100 of these remaining on the streets today! Below, Martha Pfeil sings in between providing leadership to our new volunteers.

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3 NEW BROTHERS IN OUR EXTENDED CHRISTIAN FAMILY! SAVED IN A SNOWSTORM IN A TENT SERVICE ON AN OPEN PARKING LOT IN DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE…GOD WORKED HARD FOR THESE SOULS, SO THE LEAST WE CAN DO IS PRAY FOR THEM THIS WEEK!

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MEET YOUR NEW BROTHERS! REPENTERS BELOW FIND GOD IN A SNOWSTORM ON CHRISTMAS DAY…

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LAYMAN LESSONS MOBILE STREET MINISTRIES IS HONORED WITH CHRISTIANS WHO COME TO MINISTER WEEKLY AND SHARE THE FRUIT EQUALLY THAT GOD PROVIDES!

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THE ROCK CHURCH, COLUMBIA, TN, closed its doors which broke our hearts, but this core group are still active in our ministries, bringing 600 pairs of socks on Christmas!
THANK YOU FOR PROVIDING CLOTHING TO FILL OUR BUS COMPLETELY!

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Every Homeless man and woman attending our Saturday Church for the Homeless received an gift bag provided by volunteers in a local Service Sorority. These ladies provided hand made knitted stocking caps, gloves, and warm scarves, with a nice card wishing them a Merry Christmas…the only gift most of them received were treasured…both the card and the gifts were treated like treasures.

You who support this ministry have every right to be proud of it! God smiles on it! 8 to Noon…HEAT, rain or snow, on Drexel Street at 8th Ave South, Nashville, TN just 2 blocks South of LaFayette…left on Drexel Street, left into the paved, black iron fenced and gated parking lot. We are directly across the street from the entrance to the new $14 million Room in the Inn facility.

CLOTHES NEEDED – COLD WEATHER MEN’S CLOTHES!

Can we count on YOU & YOUR CHURCH to collect warm Clothes?
Are clothes in your closets that would clothe a Homeless person in desperate need?
Are funds in your storage barns that could help pay costs to gather surplus food
and clothing for the Homeless?
Are minutes in your life to obey God…to “Feed the Hungry, Clothe the Naked, Shelter the Homeless, Preach the Gospel, Make Disciples?”
THANK YOU WHO DONATE OR COLLECT THESE VITAL CLOTHES!

Prayer Requests and Praise!

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PRAISE REPORT! Special thanks to our new Ministry Supporter, NOW our Ministerof Transportation, Mr. James “Bubba” Ghee from White House, TN. We were praying desperately for a bus driver on Saturdays, and God called Bubba! Bubba donated this solidly built, insulated, 35+ feet long cargo trailer. We need to patch a few bullet dings, paint it, an put new tires on it, but it is big enough to hold everything we use on Saturday mornings… (pray we get approval to leave it on our Saturday morning Church site, and for the funds to clean it up and move it.)*

 
*Great news for our answered prayer! We have received permission to place this trailer permanently on our parking lot that we use every week AND we have been donated the funds to get it in pristine condition, with new paint, tires, windows, interior shelving, etc. This will allow us to leave all our equipment and supplies on site, and stop hauling everything on our flatbed landscape trailer!

 

1. Pray 1 minute weekly for this ministry on Saturday mornings! PRAY A,B,C…
A. Approval of God for all we do in His name.
B. Blessings of God on all persons involved in this Ministry work.
C. Changed Lives, for all served and all servants.
2. PRAY FOR GOD TO RAISE UP HUMAN AND FINANCIAL RESOURCES!
3. Bless our FOOD DONORS – RIVERGATE CHICK FIL A, OLIVE GARDEN, RED LOBSTER, LONGHORN STEAK HOUSE HICKORY HOLLOW OLIVE GARDEN, RED LOBSTER PUBLIX STORES, HERMITAGE AND ANTIOCH
PIZZA HUTS, CHINESE BUFFET, Starbucks

BANK BALANCE: $1,400

(THANKS TO A $2,500 YEAR END GIFT FROM A BOARD MEMBER, a $1,000 gift in honor of my deceased younger brother Tim, AND EVERY $30 GIFT MONTHLY FOR 4 YEARS NOW FROM 2 SPECIAL SENIOR LADIES IN FLORIDA, ONE OF WHOM IS THE MOM OF A FORMER HOMELESS VET WHO LIVED IN OUR PROGRAM FOR 4 YEARS! It is the monthly $30 gifts and the one and only $25 weekly gift from my hero in Hendersonville, that kept us from failing until our current new donors were told by God to support us with prayers and funding. For the past three years our Board has provided 90% of our funding, as our leaders led by example. We THANK YOU
ALL!)

CAPITAL NEEDS: $15,000 for newer used vehicles, refurbish new trailer donated,
accounting and attorney fees.
OPERATING BUDGET NEEDS: $3,000 monthly (REMEMBER – NO Payroll, all volunteer)
1 UPS Step Van
1 good used minivan for our Training Center guys to get to work.
1 good used cheap operating transportation vehicle for our Training Center

Special Thanks to
Todd Hunley, Chick Fil A Rivergate, our first supplier and still primary meat
supplier Norman Rubio, Publix Hermitage and Antioch, our largest overall food donor Brian Salmone’, Olive Garden Rivergate, our largest banquet food donor Stephen Lin, China Buffet, Gallatin and Hendersonville
Red Lobsters, Pizza Huts, Starbucks Ken Binkley Signs for lettering our vehicles, exhibit booth, parking our vehicles!
David Neal family donated our 1994 Ford Van we used for 5 years!
Chuck Benson donated our Chevy Step Van we used for 3 years!
Trojan Labor donated our 2001 Chevy Van we used for 3 years!
Joe Dill with Inner City Ministries donated our School bus we used for 3 years!
Phil and Julie Robertson donated the Dodge Ram pickup doing triple duty now.
Tom Alexander, The Bridge Fellowship Mt Juliet donated our refurbished Chevy Van
Who is God speaking to now about volunteering, donating a vehicle, a downtown building for a Church, a rural 5 acre+ tract for a Homeless ChristianTraining
Center?

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