Today is a big milestone for Grace’s Kitchen and for those who serve through this ministry. We began serving, praying for, and sharing the gospel with our park friends on October 1, 2009. Throughout the past 6 years, we have seen God’s faithfulness over and over and over again. He called us to start this ministry completely out of the blue, from our perspective, and He promised to provide for us to fulfill this calling. And oh, how He has provided!

One of the first ways that comes to mind is that He knew we couldn’t do this on our own, and He has faithfully put a heart for those GK serves in each of our volunteers. We have seen Him lead folks to volunteer at the park, commit to pray, make sandwiches and chex mix, study the Bible with men in the park, give generously, write scripture cards, prep food in our kitchen, love those who are hurting, and serve meals. GK has been and continues to be a walk of obedience, and as we’ve walked, God has taught us so much. He called us to use food as a vehicle to share the gospel—this informs everything we do. Without the gospel, the food and the relationships we build are fruitless, because true change only comes about through the power of Jesus Christ. He has saved us from the death our sin requires and we want all we come in contact with to find the freedom He gives those who trust and follow Him.

We have met many folks in the park and are grateful for the many conversations, kind words, and scriptural Truth we have been able to share. Our prayer is that God continues to use Grace’s Kitchen to point people in need, whether that’s physically or spiritually or emotionally or mentally, to Christ.

The words of 2 Corinthians 12:9 continues to ring true in our lives today just as they did 6 years ago: “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” We know this ministry is beyond our abilities—praise God for His faithfulness! Soli Deo Gloria!