LAYMAN LESSONS INC
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.
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.
Ways to make it better...
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 .
Volunteer & I spend Saturday mornings serving hot lunches, bagging up sack lunches for homeless to take with them and helping them select a pair of " new to them" clothes.