About Takin' It To The Streets

In the beginning ...

In the Fall of 2005, one repentant and reformed sinner returned to his old haunts in central Omaha, Nebraska to love and share our Lord's salvation message with the poor, homeless, sick and mentally ill.  He used whatever food he could afford to gather them together.  In the Spring of 2006, he was joined by three other men, and the ability to serve began to expand.

 

A store-front church supported the effort and provided space for full, multi-coarse meals and worship services.  A women's group stepped in to help out, and eventually, over the years, private individuals, Christian motorcycle associations, and church groups from around the metro area, Western Iowa, and Northeastern Nebraska were drawn to active participation in the mission, with some financial support coming from as far away as Chicago and Phoenix.

Where Are We?

Our current location at 422 S. 24th Street in central Omaha, like our mission, is still a bit primitive, cold in the Winter and hot in the Summer, but is full of love, respect, and a genuine concern for the disadvantaged in the community. When the little storefront church that had been so helpful in the beginning closed, we were encouraged by another church that had been very helpful, to continue our ministry at their location in Carter Lake, Iowa.  However, we found that we were transporting a very large number of our friends from central Omaha to the new location, so we moved back to our old central location and continued to work in a parking lot out of the back of pickups and stationwagons. Just before the severe winter weather started in 2011, we were offered an affordable option at our current location.

What We Do! 

Thanks to the generosity of key people who shared our vision of mercy, we were able to become registered as a nonprofit 501c3 agency. All of our rent and utility costs, meal supplies, and clean clothing come from donations, and since all of our support staff are volunteers, all income goes directly to serving the poor and disadvantaged.

 

Current services include:

    • Sunday worship service at 10:30 am
    • Wednesday hot lunch from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
    • Friday multi-coarse feast from 5:00 to 7:00 pm
    • 3rd Saturday of the month breakfast from 8:00 to Noon

 

Plans for the future, as our precious Heavenly Father provides additional volunteers and financial support, include movie days, game nights, life skills development programs, arts and crafts, and children's programming.

 

But our primary purpose is to demonstrate Christ's love by touching them, hugging them, kissing them, respecting them, and letting them know they are of infinite value to our Father, Who has already completed the ultimate sacrifice for them.

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