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November 17, 2010

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November 17, 2010

We have been impressed by the strength of conviction in each volunteer and in the leadership. It's amazing how faithful this team and it's helpers have been week after week, rain or shine. They provide a spiritual connection for men and women who don't always get the opportunity to connect with God with others. The leadership welcomes new volunteers at any time and is determined that each person sees how integral their part was to the whole work. I don't know many organizations led by someone who actually sold their earthly possessions to go help the poor. This is one. I'm thankful they are part of our community.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing pictures every week of men and women choosing faith in Christ.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

regularly communicate of services and work beyond the Saturday event.

November 9, 2010

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November 9, 2010

This is a great organization and I have been able to be apart of the great work Mr. Louie is doing with Laymens Lessons in Nashville. They feed the men good food every week and clothe them. It doesn't get any better than that.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing these men prayed for, ministered to, fed and clothed weekly.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not Do A Thing!

November 9, 2010

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November 9, 2010

A few years ago, I went with the church I was attending and we took bottles of water and shoes to Layman Lessons Ministries. I never thought that helping the homeless would be what I would enjoy doing. I thought that I was going to be blessing these people. Before my time was even over serving that morning, I realized I was the one being blessed, it was my life being changed. Now, I go as often as I can and this ministry is simply beautiful. Not only are they given a cold cup of water, a hot cup of coffee and a hot meal.. but a sack lunch to go, clothes from the clothing bus, the word of God and the feeling of knowing that they matter to someone! Mr. Louie Johnston has put his everything into this ministry for almost the last eight years. The ministry has been ran solely on donations, which are scare. Rain, shine, snow... Louie is operating this mobile homeless ministry on Saturday mornings and every other day of the week he is training men to become self sufficient. The ones that stay with the program are learning living skills, and holding jobs. It has been such an honor to volunteer with this ministry.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing men and women turn to Christ. Men getting involved in the training center, and hold down jobs and becoming financially accountable and able to sustain themselves and return to their families. I have seen men come off of drugs and alcohol as well.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I can't think of anything that I could change except more volunteers.. more community involvment thru donations, tutoring and transportation .

November 9, 2010
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November 9, 2010
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Layman Lessons is a ministry that helps to feed and clothe the poor right here in Nashville Tennessee. I have been involved with the ministry over the past year and really believe what they are doing. By feeding the poor and homeless six days a week and distributing clothing they have made life a little bit easier for those less fortunate.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing how the homeless have felt welcomed and ministered to.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Have more people rec eive the blessing by serving

November 9, 2010
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November 9, 2010
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Layman Lessons of Nashville has been a blessing to 1000s of homeless men and women over the 9 years they have operated in Nashville. I have volunteered each Saturday for 3 years to work with this ministry to serve the homeless. We provide them a wonderful hot meal, clothing and message of hope through the Gospel each Saturday. I have had the men and women come to me after we are done and thank me for a wonderful meal and church service. I have counseled men who responded to the church message and watched them express concerns and hopes for the future. The message they give me usually revolves around wanting to re-unite with family; stop an addiction; or find a job. We pray together and then sit them down so we can serve them a hot meal. It is important to understand that during the 3 hours they are with us we serve them, they stay seated, enjoy the music or mediate and we bring them water, coffee and their meal, they do not wait in line, we want to show them respect and appreciation for them being with us.

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I personally receive great satisfaction each Saturday in serving these men because it allows me to be the "hands and feet" of Jesus Christ showing Christian love to these men and women.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Volunteers to help each Saturday sometimes a challenge, but we find each Saturday just the right number show up to help, however, I would like to see more churches involved in this service.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

November 9, 2010
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November 9, 2010
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I became a volunteer for Laymen Lessons back in Nov of 2009. Louie and his dedicated group of weekly volunteers love and care for the homeless community. They are an inspiration to all of us. Giving of their time and resources and praying, knowing that God will take care of their need to keep this ministry going. I am so blessed to have a small part in making this dream a reality for the Nashville community. Thank you, Amber Frizzell

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

November of 2009

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

See if other area businesses would like to offer assistance with vehicle and maintanience needs.

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