I have been a part of Layman Lessons for about 8-9 years now and I believe they are the only non-profit ministry that feeds and clothes the hungry and needy, where 99.9% of every dollar donated goes directly to those in need. That is unheard of. There is no paid staff, it's all volunteers coming together to go out on the front lines meeting the needs of the people who really need it, including praying for them. With the mobile RV unit now available, Layman Lessons are able to provide showers and laundry service for those on the streets, helping restore their dignity. Truly a God-centered church charity.
Layman lessons ministry is a superb organization that provides food, clothing, and basic necessities to the homeless. They have no paid staff so 100% of donations go directly to those in need. I cannot recommend them highly enough as I have never seen a more effective and efficient army of volunteers!
I have worked with the homeless for years, but I always worked in shelters or churches where they came to me. Working with Layman Ministries gives me the opportunity to go into their hidden camps and see personally the hardships and trials they encounter on a daily basis.
What a blessing this has been for me, it has profoundly changed my life. Seeing their needs has brought me to my knees asking God to forgive me for my selfishness and pride. My greatest joy is visiting with them each Saturday and watching the joy in their eyes as we provide their basic needs.
And I know every dollar that is given goes directly to provide those needs, no one is paid to do this work, it's a heart thing!
I wish I had found this ministry Years ago.......... I mean years. I would have made God laugh for sure!!! www.LaymanLesssons.org has transformed my life. I've worked many ministries over the years. I'm 65 this year. We go into the woods to love and hug and feed and witness to the least of these each week, Louie does an amazing job . You would not believe how much he gets done. As he says in spite of Louie Johnston..:-) Please join this ministry, There is a great bunch of just every day Christians that love people and love their Jesus. This is by far the best run machine I have ever known about. Every single penny goes to feed the hungry. The best accounting of what gets done, No staff or volunteers gets paid. We all can't wait for our day to serve with this great team to arrive. I love every bit of what we do. We cry and laugh, hug and shop for our people.... This is how you do church folks.. Outside the walls of worship..
Layman Lessons ministry does amazing work serving the homeless population. They maximize their donations to change lives every day. I highly recommend this ministry and fully support giving and serving alongside their efforts.
You can count on your donation going to feed the hungry with Layman Lesson Church Ministries.
The Layman Lessons Ministry is such a blessing, not only to the people we serve, but the volunteers that serve as well!
We deliver food, clothes and other donated items right to the people where they live. In the tent camps, in the woods, under bridges (most of the camps we go to remind me of the poor third world areas I have visited on mission trips.) We are able to spend time getting to know them and show them that we care.
We are also able to misister to them spiritually and leave tracks and Bibles and we always take time to pray together. It is awsome and humbling to have a homless person want to pray for us and then pray right there on the spot!
The work that this ministry does to serve the homeless population of Nashville is unbelievable. I have had the opportunity to witness first hand the compassion that is shown through food, clothing, survival essentials and relationship building with this underserved population of people. God is good!
Laymen Lessons is a ministry that I fully trust to use 100% of donations for the homeless in Middle Tennessee. They are a God driven ministry and have helped many people through their work. They are very organized and always coming up with a new way to help those in need.
I volunteered to help prepare Boxes of Love for this organization. The amount of food and services they provide for Nashville and surrounding area homeless and needy is staggering.
Layman Lessons is a wonderful ministry to volunteer with if you want to find a place to serve and be the hands and feet of Jesus to those that are so often forgotten. I have been a donor/volunteer for 8 years. Every dime that comes into this ministry goes directly to meet the needs of the homeless, poor and needy with needed food, clothing, etc. Not only are their physical needs met, but also their spiritual needs too, with volunteers sharing God's Word and praying over each one giving them hope and encouragement. Matthew 25:40 "Truly I tell you whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine you did for me."
I have been a volunteer with Layman Lessons for 6 years and have witnessed first hand the sacrifice, dedication and commitment of this ministry and its founder Louie Johnson to provide for our homeless community. I highly recommend this ministry to anyone looking for volunteer opportunities to help provide food, clothing, rescue blankets, etc. to those in need. Come and share the blessings of being the hands and feet of Jesus...serving Him by serving others!
God is definitely working in this ministry! It has been a privilege to serve the people of Nashville whom are without homes. Please continue to pray for financial support to keep the ministry running smoothly as all of God’s servants are volunteers only and the provisions that are handed out to those in need have to come from somewhere. More importantly, please pray for souls to be saved and God’s love to be shared!
It’s been such a blessing to be a part of this ministry. The efficiency and the ability to impact and assist many is amazing.
Selfless, Christ-centered, compassionate, committed, are all words to describe this group and their leader, Louie Johnston. I'm proud to help out and proud to know this guy!
Few ministries in Nashville receive so little and do so much as does Layman Lessons.
This is an outstanding ministry that serves the homeless by providing food, clothing, shelter and most importantly ministering to those that are in difficult circumstances. All this is being provided by 100% volunteers with no paid staff. This is very rare in today's world.
This organization is the real deal! No paid staff which means "ALL" donations go directly to helping those in need. This is a great local mission that feeds, clothes, shelters, trains and ministers to the homeless. Our church was looking for just the right local mission to support both monetarily and physically and this one fit the bill. The founder Louie Johnston Jr. is a great on hands leader of this organization, as he actually spent 8 years physically living with them by sacrificing the comforts of a "normal" life and instead accepting God's calling to this valuable mission.
Since 2001, Layman Lessons has been selflessly serving the homeless in the Music City community. Through the tireless leadership and dedication of Louie Johnston, humble volunteers and donations, they've lovingly touched so many who desperately need hope, understanding, support, food, clothing, basic necessities and the love of God shared with, and shown to them. While their mission is simple, " to serve as the hands of feet of Jesus", their reach is profound, as they relentlessly minister in a myriad of ways to thousands who feel forgotten and forsaken.
I've known Louie for several years now. I have helped organize groups of my friends to help when they had extremely large shipments of food to disperse to the downtrodden. Having been to his facilities and seen first hand, I am in awe of how he optimizes what he has to reach the masses of poor. He is an unsung hero to the community.
Know this organization for almost a year and a half. It is well organized and every penny is maximized to reach people, but most importantly is that it is all done with a pure heart for people.
Layman Lessons is a superb ministry focusing on feeding and clothing the homeless, providing rescue blankets, ministering to the physical, mental and spiritual needs of the homeless, veterens, pregnancy centers, etc. ALL WITH NO PAID STAFF.
This is an absolutely wonderful ministry that does so much good for so many who are truly in need. I am honored to be a volunteer for such an amazing ministry!
This is an amazing ministry, that does so many wonderful things for the homeless community! I plan to volunteer and help this organization in the future. I cannot praise Mr. Johnston enough, for his heart as a servant and his dedication to the ministry and the people he serves.
I am pastor of the First Christian Church in Linden, Tennessee. We recently chose to support this ministry, both with monthly financial support and periodic hands on support with packaging and distributing food. We particularly like the fact that there is no paid staff and all our money goes to those in need.