Paul Kruse is a home repairman and remodeler with a hunger to serve God. While helping to “plant” (begin) a church, he went to a nearby big “truck stop” just west of St. Louis at Foristell, MO and got an OK from management to lead a weekly Sunday morning worship service in one of their available rooms. In that process Paul discovered that homeless men would find their way to the truck stop, but that the area Salvation Army had no provisions for homeless men. So Paul began helping them. Very soon the Salvation Army asked Paul if they could refer homeless men in that area…to him! During the first week he received about 60 calls for help. From these small beginnings Paul Kruse began www.firststepbackhome.org. Within just a few years the ministry has provided approximately 1,000 homeless people (including women and children) about 5,000 nights of a Motel (costing the ministry $32 per night); has found many of them employment (most are willing to work) through an agency that would pay them at the end of each workday; found bicycles for them to get to work; worked with area food pantries to help feed them; and assisted 11 families having no place to live to each get into their own apartment. All the while the truck stop Sunday services continue, with Paul having ministered cumulatively it about 3,000 truck drivers and store employees. If you would like to help this Matthew chapter 25 ministry, visit his website or call Paul at 314 852-5288 or 636 561-3179.