On August 25 & 26, 2018, upwards of 2,500 volunteers got together in the St. Charles Family Arena [west side of the St. Louis region] with the goal of preparing “Meals for a Million!”
They prepared more that 900,000 meals for those at risk from hunger!
Each meal is ready by just adding hot water.
Businessman Sam Rowley, aided by Pastor Rick Biesiadecki, have given key leadership for these first two years of “Meals for a Million” in the St. Louis Area.
“41.3% of all children in St. Louis live below the poverty line.
That’s 135,000 kids who are at risk for hunger – enough to fill Busch Stadium three times.”
This year all the prepared meals are to stay and be shared in the St. Louis region.
Much joy and comradery was experienced by the hundreds of volunteers donating their time and service in this great project.
No person … not even the leaders of it … received any pay for their involvement in “Meals for a Million!”
The Budgetary Status
The budget for this amazing project … motivated by the teaching of Jesus in Matthew 25:31-46 … was $220,000. This covered the food ingredients of the meals, rental of the Family Arena, and the T shirts calling attention to it.
Again, no one was paid for their service, all but [at this writing] about $50,000 has been covered.
Remembering that $30 provides for about 200 meals for those at risk, we can still be a part with our donations. Your tax-deductible gift can be done at the website … www.mealsforamillion.com.
While I am personally in “slow-down” mode, my wife Joan and I have the joy of donating. I am confident that most or all of the several sponsors made their contributions.
You can also!
Related links …
To hear … “Second 2018 ‘Meals for a Million’ radio recording with founder Sam Rowley (www.mealsforamillion.com)” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2018/08/22/second-2018-meals-for-a-million-radio-recording-w-founder-sam-rowley-www-mealsforamillion-com/ ;
To hear … “Pastor Rick Biesiadecki co-leads www.mealsforamillion.com so no one in STL area goes to bed hungry!” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2017/08/24/pastor-rick-biesiadecki-co-leads-www-mealsforamillion-com-no-one-stl-area-goes-bed-hungry/ ;
To hear … “Attorney Al Johnson leads ‘New Covenant Legal Services,’ a Bible-based legal service to help the poor” .. . click on … www.haroldhendrick.com/2018/04/04/atty-al-johnson-leads-new-covenant-legal-services-a-bible-based-legal-service-to-help-the-poor .
There is a link to 100 Scriptures titled “Bible Verses on Gospel to the Poor,” available by clicking on … http://s3.amazonaws.com/hendrick-mp3/hendrick/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/06183227/Bible-Verses-on-the-Poor-April-5.pdf . It was compiled by Attorney Al Johnson, Director of “New Covenant Legal Services” and a few others. I have used those verses from the Word of God numerous times in my “Quiet Time” with God.
And for Good Measure … And For Much Good … take a 5-minute listen!
Pastor Fred Winters from the St. Louis area was martyred – shot dead – preaching in his pulpit on a Sunday morning. It became a national and international story. (My wife Joan and I saw it on the television news in Mexico.) Fred casually and comfortably shares “Why Do We Exist” in a five minute conversation from his office … beside a picture of his bride Cindy Winters at his side.
You will be enriched and positively impacted by clicking on … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfUBY11DXHY .