January 2020

LOAVES & FISHES SOUP KITCHEN

Post Office Box 1303
Pensacola, Florida 32596
MATTHEW 25:40
(850) 438-7616

 

“Lord, don’t trouble yourself, for I do not deserve to have you come under my roof.  That is why I did not even consider myself worthy to come to you. But say the word, and my servant will be healed.”-Luke 7:6-7

The faith of a soldier, as stated in the book of Luke, amazed Jesus! When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, “I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel.”  Then the men who had been sent returned to the house and found the servant well (Luke 7:9-10).” Let us be like the soldier with faith that whatever healing we need, whether it is physical, financial, or emotional, Jesus is the answer!

We are so honored this month to be able to give back to a US Service Member in need. He and his family found themselves in need of shelter due to loss of civilian employment while serving in the National Guard. This family has been exemplary in our Emergency Shelter Program, and they are on their way to obtaining permanent housing. We have accepted this soldier and his family into our Extended Stay Shelter Program, and now employed, the father is able to set funds aside to save for their future housing needs.

Please continue to pray for this family and all the other families we serve here at Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen. So many have found employment and are reaching goals for their families. Your support helps us to continue to feed, shelter, and share the love of Jesus with those He has entrusted to us. There is nothing greater than witnessing lives transformed, so thank you for helping us change lives!

Peace in Yeshua,
Rick

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL FREE 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.
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December 2019

LOAVES & FISHES SOUP KITCHEN

Post Office Box 1303
Pensacola, Florida 32596
MATTHEW 25:40
(850) 438-7616

 

“Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” (2 Corinthians 9:7)

It was late at night, the night before a November cold front that the night shift shelter manager went to take the trash out to the dumpster. He was startled by the sounds of a baby crying in a car parked in our parking lot. Getting closer to the car he realized there was a family of five huddled in the vehicle. The shelter was full all except a newly remodeled room that had been completed that very evening.

Holding back the tears from the sight of children trying to sleep with barely room to stretch their legs, the house manager inquired of their homeless situation. This family recently moved to Pensacola in hopes to start a new life. The family member they were staying with no longer welcomed them in their home. That evening in November, we were able to invite this family into a newly renovated beautiful shelter room.

Through our Emergency Family Shelter Program their immediate survival needs were met; allowing the parents to focus on higher goals for their family. Both parents have been able to accomplish their goals of gaining employment. They are now saving for a house of their own!

Praise the Lord for the “Holiday Cheer” that comes from the abundant giving of our supporters! Your giving and prayer support helps Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen give the hope that these families need to change their lives for the better. The Lord is pleased with your cheerful giving!!

 

Peace in Yeshua,

Rick

 

 

 

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL FREE 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.

 

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January 2018

“Let us not become weary in doing good,…”(Galatians 6:9)

I don’t know how we did it, but we did it.  Two-hundred Christmas dinners, full of turkey, dressing, casseroles and desserts served in forty-five minutes.  That included a talent show put on by some of our guests, complete with dance moves and all!  It was a celebration of the birth of our Lord and Savior.  Jesus truly is the reason for the season.

We now move into a brand new year.  Full of opportunities to share the love of God, both in the word and deed.  In all the areas of ministry of Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen, the Soup Kitchen, the Emergency Family Shelter, our Transitional Housing Program for families with children, the after-school program, our Thrift Store, and our ministry to elderly homeless men (Simeon House), we trust the Lord to provide, as He has for the past thirty some odd years.  Millions of meals served, tens of thousands have heard the Good News of God’s love, and thousands have been clothed and sheltered.

Thank you for all of your help in making this happen.  We pray you will continue to be a part of God’s work as we reach out to the “least of these”.  Please know you are in our prayers and we thank you for praying for us.  May you have a blessed new year.

Peace in Yeshua,

Rick