Modesto Gospel Mission Dinners

L.A.M.B. Services has been providing the evening meals at the MGM, the first Saturday of each month. We serve 2 meals, one at 5pm for the people who are in the New Life recovery program and those who work there. This meal serves approximately 50-60 people. The second meal of the evening is provided at 8pm following the devotions service provided by our Brethren. This meal is for people who come in off the street and need a hot meal.  They may or may not be spending the night at the mission. There are approximately 10-20 women and children and 60- 120 men. We usually serve a main dish, which may be a casserole or a meat and starch, vegetables, salad, bread and dessert. We have had wonderful support from our community, preparing food, and coming to serve. We can use between 8-12 people to prepare food and we need 10 people to serve. We encourage families to participate. The children have to be at least 10 years old. If you are interested in helping, please contact Janice Jarboe or Nancy Layman for more information. This service is very much appreciated by the Gospel Mission staff. One really nice aspect is that all we have to do is cook and serve the food; we don’t have to do any cleanup or dishes. This is a great opportunity to be visibly helping our community with a real need and we always receive many thankful and positive comments from those that are served food.

The MGM provides a 1 hour devotional service and a meal in the evening to homeless & needy in the community. Before eating the meal, the homeless are required to sit and listen to the message. Since November of 2009, we have taken a turn on the first Saturday evening of each month to lead the devotions for the group of guests. We have had a variety of our Brethren volunteer to speak. Sometimes this can stretch us out of our comfort zone, but in a good way! This has provided us an opportunity to share the gospel with those who may have never heard it before. Several of the staff have commented that they really appreciate it when our turn rolls around each month. More volunteers are needed for 2014, so please let Randy Jenkins know if you can help.
L.A.M.B. Services, Inc. | P.O. Box 1050 Ceres, CA 95307 |