On August 25 & 26, 2018, 2,500 volunteers gathered at the St. Charles (Mo) Family Arena and assembled just over 900,000 meals to provide for those facing needs from hunger. The meals are made ready to eat by adding hot water.
More is explained at www.mealsforamillion.com.
The research by its key leader, St. Louis Businessman Sam Rowley (with the heritage of being a son of South American missionaries) discovered the following:
“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.”
In this radio segment, Pastors Phil Brownlee & Jose Aguayo, are among the volunteers overseeing the distribution of the 900,000+ meals throughout the St. Louis region with churches, food pantries, etc.
The goal: seeing that no one in the St. Louis region goes hungry anytime soon.
These two pastors invite your calls for information individually to each of them … for ways in which these ministry meals can be distributed to those in need.
Pastor Phil Brownlee can be called at (314) 243-1886.
Pastor Jose Aguayo can be called at (314) 368-1642.
This great project is in response to the message of Jesus in the New Testament passage of Matthew 25:31 – 46 regarding service to those in need.
An enriching resource is available. To access 100 Bible verses related to ministry to those in need … (which I [HHH] frequently use in my “Quiet Time”) … click on … http://s3.amazonaws.com/hendrick-mp3/hendrick/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/06183227/Bible-Verses-on-the-Poor-April-5.pdf. They were largely compiled by Attorney Al Johnson, Executive Director of “New Covenant Legal Services,” (www.newcovenantlegalservices.org), a ministry to assist the poor in legal matters.
None of the 2,500 volunteers who served to prepare the 900,000+ meals for distribution – including those in Meals for a Million leadership – is receiving any income from the donations to make it all happen.
A budget of $220,000 was established to buy the food ingredients and rent the facility. All but $50,000 of the budget has been met.
You can help with your tax-deductible gift that can be done at www.mealsforamillion.com.
(Dramatic “aside,” a reminder of the power of the Scripture referenced in this radio recording: when Phil Brownlee entered his stay in the St. Louis County Jail (in his “former life”), someone gave him a pocket radio fixed on the 100,000 watts of Bott Radio Network’s 91.5 KSIV-FM in St. Louis (See www.bottradionetwork.com) So he listened to the content of BRN’s quality bible teaching and preaching … all day long. He was impacted! In time he asked the jailers for a bible … then a bible dictionary … then bible commentaries … then he gathered his fellow inmates around him to have a bible study! Now Phil Brownlee is the pastor of Peace Tabernacle in South St. Louis and co-founder of the “Pastoral Fellowship” that meets every second Saturday morning in the lower level of the church building that he pastors! Dr. David Claybrook — my longtime friend — and I frequently attend this wonderful fellowship. The group always gives us a warm welcome! Others are invited to join us.)
(Another “aside:” many will remember, Bachelor/Pastor Gordon Murray, then “Shepherd” of the Southside Baptist Church of St. Louis. Longtime friend Gordon Murray is now with the Lord. In those days he might have “run” from the inner city, but he refused to move out of the neighborhood, insisting on serving Jesus in that neighborhood. If he had led his church to move to the suburbs, the building might have been sold for other purposes. Now that church property houses “Peace Tabernacle,” where Pastor Brownlee serves as pastor … and the location of the monthly meetings of the “Pastoral Fellowship!”)
Related Links to earlier radio recordings …
To hear … “Sam Rowley: STL “Meals for a Million” results from August, 2018; 900,000 meals by 2,500 volunteers!” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2018/08/31/sam-rowley-stl-meals-for-a-million-results-from-august-2018-900000-meals-by-2500-volunteers/;
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;
To hear … “Pastor Phil Brownlee in STL County jail listened hours a day to Bible teaching on Bott Radio Network” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2016/08/24/pastor-phil-brownlee-in-stl-county-jail-listened-hours-a-day-to-bible-teaching-on-bott-radio-network/;
To hear … “Sam Rowley leads “Meals for a Million,” addressing STL urban hunger; visit www.mealsforamillion.com” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2018/07/23/sam-rowley-leads-meals-for-a-million-addressing-stl-urban-hunger-visit-www-mealsforamillion-com/;
To hear Dr. Mike Higgins, co-founder with Phil Brownlee of St. Louis’ “Pastoral Fellowship” … titled … “COL (RTD)/DR/PASTOR MIKE HIGGINS; DEAN OF STUDENTS, COVENANT SEMINARY; IMPACTING MINISTRY WITH HUMOR” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2017/01/10/col-rtddrpastor-mike-higgins-dean-of-students-covenant-seminary-impacting-ministry-with-humor/
And Mike Higgins’ wife, Renee Higgins … To hear … “RENEE HIGGINS LEADS ‘PRECEPT”’ BIBLE STUDIES FOR YEARS. HUSBAND MIKE: ‘SHE IS THE BLACK KAY ARTHUR!’” … click on … https://haroldhendrick.com/2017/02/27/renee-higgins-leads-precept-bible-studies-for-years-husband-mike-she-is-the-black-kay-arthur/ ;
Again, to access 100 Bible verses and passages affirming the heart of God related to ministry to those in need … click on … http://s3.amazonaws.com/hendrick-mp3/hendrick/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/06183227/Bible-Verses-on-the-Poor-April-5.pdf.