Feeding First Responders – Honor – Celebration – Blessing!

20151025_192337_HDRJust over a month ago we celebrated our one year anniversary for Kingdom Encounters.  It was a glorious time as people and friends from around the city came to worship, pray, listen to our mentor, overseer and friend Pastor Jim Hart from Eagle’s Nest Worship Center in Omaha, and ultimately have a Kingdom Encounter.  I am so grateful for all that the Lord has provided for us in our new church plant, and how He has challenged us to reach our community, our neighboring businesses, and political realms, plus higher education communities with a culture of honor and revival.  We are thrilled with what the Lord is doing in our midst.  God has blessed us in so many ways and we are working hard to disciple others and help all who visit to have a Kingdom Encounter that lasts a life time.  We are located at 8594 Frederick St in Omaha and begin each Sunday morning at 10:10 a.m.  This is a new way not to do church, where everyone gets to play and we welcome the supernatural.  We are an Oasis of Joy!

FS 30Three months ago we launched a new ministry with the permission of the Omaha Fire Department as we adopted a local fire station to feed them a great lunch on the first Sunday of each month.  The Battalion Chief asked us to offer this service for two months and then the city would evaluate and respond, and they gave us an overwhelming thumbs up to continue this process. In fact they have asked us to adopt a second station starting in January.

FS Cookie Prep 1We decided to do something nice for all 24 stations in our city, so our small congregation of 50 people took fresh baked cookies to all 24 stations the week prior to Thanksgiving and visited, prayed with the crews, took pictures and enjoyed fellowship with them as we thanked them and extended honor to them for serving our city, especially over a holiday when everyone wants to be home with family.

20151011_123616_HDROur new building is beautiful in every way, but does not have a kitchen at all.  We do have a refrigerator and two microwaves, and some tables, but lack many things that a normal kitchen would have.  We have secured permission from our landlord to add a kitchen and I have been to the permits section for the city to see what we can build with their specifications, but we need finances amounting to around $5000 to build this kitchen including a sink, warming ovens, preparation space, and storage space, plus more refrigeration.    Putting in a sink alone requires digging through the concrete from the restrooms and providing water and drainage.  

Why do we need a kitchen?  So that we can cook and keep food warm as we continue to expand this outreach to our first responders.  My personal goal would be to see every fire station in town receive a hot meal the first Sunday of every month and eventually with other churches networking with us, we could easily feed all 24 stations every Sunday of the year.  And this is not the only outreach we do as we have many other outreaches happening to families, businesses, rest-homes and neighborhoods.  

20151025_182904_HDRI am asking you to consider helping us financially with this task.  Would you be willing to make a one time tax deductible donation to help us build a kitchen that we can use to prepare food for our fire fighters.  We also plan to feed our snow plow drivers and expand to other city services ultimately making a difference in other people too.  

20151124_104124_HDRPrior to Thanksgiving I was blessed to meet our Lt. Governor of the state of Nebraska and then also deliver some cookies and other gifts to the Mayor of Omaha and our County Treasurer (Pictured to the left with his bag of fresh baked cookies).  A few weeks prior I also met and spent quality time with General Don Bacon who was the base commander for Offutt Air Force Base and is now running for Congress.  This base is strategic to our country and was the place that President Bush landed on 9/11. These doors and others open because of your prayers and the favor of God in our lives.

 

 

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If you are willing to give this tax deductible gift, please contact me on Facebook or send me a personal email to my address anointed2go@cox.net and I will share how you can provide assistance.    Thank you so much for your consideration in helping us cultivating honor in our city and providing opportunities for us to minister to so many who put their lives on the line for all of us.  Your financial assistance will help us continue the process of honor and thanksgiving all through the year.  

FS 60 aI assure you that your donations will only go towards the process of building a kitchen and feeding our first responders.  For every gift of $50 or more I am willing to give you one of my books below as a thank you for your generous donation.   Thank you!

Jay's four books

Memorial Day Tribute

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Reflections  – Memorial Day 2013


Doug Stringer – Turning Point Ministries, Houston, TX

 

As Americans, we will gather for times to reflect and honor the lives of fallen men and women who served our nation, and we do so with great gratitude. They fought and gave the greatest sacrifice for our freedom. Likewise, each day there are men and women whose life message speaks of great heroism. They include first responders, valiant firemen, policemen,  rescue workers and citizens  who rush to the rescue of victims. At great risk, some even give their own lives in the process of trying to save others. Each of these public servants, volunteers, and everyday citizens become modern-day heroes — Patriots.

 

What is a Patriot? One definition of the word states that a patriot is someone who feels strong support and is a strong defender of and for his or her country. There have been patriots throughout our history, dating back to the birth of our nation, who defended not only our land, but the values and freedoms we hold dear. The freedoms and liberties we so enjoy in the United States of America did not and do not come cheaply. There is a high cost of freedom. I remember when my stepfather was stationed at the Oak Harbor Naval Air Station on Whidbey Island in Washington State, there was a large billboard just outside the base that read, “Pardon the Noise, it’s the sound of Freedom!”

 

The heart of our nation remains patriotic, not just through those who give their lives on foreign shores, but the many unsung heroes as well-teachers, doctors, nurses, pastors, and other community leaders, who serve just because they love their country. Jesus said true greatness is found in serving others (Matthew 23:11). I can think of many friends who serve by washing the feet of others every day. These are the ones I think of when I think of a patriot.

 

Jesus set the greatest example for us and in His words, “Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one’s life for the sake of his friends” (John 15:13). And following the Lord’s example, there are brave men and women who daily lay their lives down for their neighbors, their community, their country. We honor and remember each of them this Memorial Day. And as we do, we continue to lift up those who are serving our nation even today on foreign soil and at home. We lift up those in the military as well as first responders. Let’s remember in our prayers the recent victims of natural and man-made disasters in our nation. And we are thankful for all who are serving them each day bringing hope and healing.

 

Let us give thanks on Memorial Day and every day for this land that we call, home