Tuesday, October 13, 2009

SoupMobile Village----The Dream has become a Reality !

Dear SoupFriends:

As you may know the grand opening of SoupMobile Village took place last Wednesday October 7, 2009. Imagine if you will, One Hundred group homes located all over the Dallas area. Each home designed to bring the homeless off the streets of Dallas and transition them back into regular society. Well imagine no more. Our first group home opened for business last week and we have set off on the journey of a lifetime.

At the Grand Opening we moved in our first resident, Mr. Mackie Choice. He had been homeless for more than 15 years living in a cardboard box under the I45 Expressway in South Dallas. Now Mack is gainfully employed, sleeps in a warm safe bed and begins his own journey toward a better life.

We are currently processing additional candidates for slots in the village. Our goal is to start moving in additional homeless men by the end of October.

The response to the opening of SoupMobile Village has been overwhelmingly positive. We have been amazed by the outpouring of calls, letters and emails in support of our new venture. Jesus said "Feed MY Sheep." At the SoupMobile we think that means more than just food. We also believe it means clothing, compassion, caring, love and yes--Shelter. We are also keenly aware that God sent Jesus to save the world, NOT the SoupMobile. But as his hands and feet here on this earth we believe we can make a difference. How many homeless can we help and how big a difference can we make? There is no telling for sure, but I like to think of the StarFish story. (Read below).


Once a man was walking along a beach. The sun was shining and it was a beautiful day. Off in the distance he could see a person going back and forth between the surf's edge and the beach. Back and forth this person went. As the man approached he could see that there were hundreds of starfish stranded on the sand as the result of the natural action of the tide.

The man was stuck by the apparent futility of the task. There were far too many starfish. Many of them were sure to perish. As he approached the person continued the task of picking up starfish one by one and throwing them into the surf.

As he came up to the person he said, "You must be crazy. There are thousands of miles of beach covered with starfish. You can't possibly make a difference." The person looked at the man. He then stooped down and pick up one more starfish and threw it back into the ocean. He turned back to the man and said, "It sure made a difference to that one!"

Please accept my grateful thanks for sharing in our dream of reaching out to the one's in our community that Jesus called, "the least of these." Thank you for your kind words, your support and most important your prayers.

Signed, David Timothy, a.k.a. The SoupMan

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