Monday, March 8, 2010

You can't out Big God!!!

Dear SoupFriends,

Greetings from the SoupMan!

I believe that whatever talents we have in this life are actually gifts from the Lord. For example a Child Prodigy who can play the piano like Beethoven has received that musical gift from God. He was literally born with it. A star athlete who has amazing physical abilities or a singer with an incredible voice---all gifts from the Lord. I believe its our responsibility to honor those gifts, practice and hone them to benefit God's children.

I've often wondered what my gift (s) from the Lord were. I can't sing, can't play a musical instrument, don't have any amazing athlete abilities, wasn't the best student in school, have trouble keeping up with all the new computer technology and don't really seem to have any special knack.

However it seems one gift that 'I' do have is the ability to Think Big! A God given gift to be sure, but one that I have sharpened and developed over the years. And one thing I have noticed is that no matter how big I think, God thinks bigger---way bigger!

In 2003 'I' thought to create a mobile soupkitchen called the SoupMobile. In that first year of operation we served 5,000 meals. Today (based on God's bigger thinking) we serve more than 200,000 meals per year.

In 2005 'I' thought to create the SoupMobile Christmas Angel Project. In that first year we took 100 homeless people & put them up at the Dallas Hyatt Regency Hotel for Christmas. Today (based on God's bigger thinking) we take 500 homeless people to the Hyatt every Christmas.

Over the years all those I's started turning into We's. One by one God sent me an eclectic group of staff members, friends, supporters and volunteers who seemed to carry that same DNA gene for thinking big.

In 2009 'We' thought to open up SoupMobile Village--a group Men's home designed to transition the homeless off the streets. In 2010 (based on God's bigger thinking) we are expanding the Village by opening up a group Women's Home in April 2010.

Now its March 2010 and 'We' are beginning another SoupMobile program. Yes, the 1st Annual SoupMobile Golf Outing. And just like when we started the SoupMobile in 2003; started the Christmas Angel Project in 2005 and started SoupMobile Village in 2009 we are going way out on a limb. For us its always been about new uncharted territory. And throwing a Golf Outing is definitely uncharted territory for the SoupMobile.

But no worries as we serve a God that thinks big and knows just what we need to do to pull it off.

Why a Golf Outing you ask? Simple---to raise funds for the SoupMobile to support our Feeding and Sheltering operation. We have scheduled the date for the golf outing for June 7, 2010. Guess what??? We don't have a golf course lined up; no tournament sponsor; no expertise in running such an event; no deep pocket donors backing our plan, and basically no clue on how to pull this off. What we do have is a God that thinks big and supports the SoupMobile as we reach out to the ones Jesus called the 'least of these.'

The SoupMan needs your help. He's looking for men and women who carry that same DNA gene for thinking big. Those who aren't afraid to take the road less traveled. Those who will venture with us into uncharted territory.

Anyone out there in SoupLand have any ideas, expertise, money, or experience running an event like this? Anyone out there is SoupLand who can help sponsor the event? Anyone out there who wants to play in the event? We have 90 days to put this event together. Not much time for mere mortals---but an eternity for the Lord.

Can you help! Will you help! Will you think big with us and help make this event come together on June 7, 2010!

And remember what its all about. Its not about the golf---although we will have a fun time. Its about 'Feeding HIS Sheep' with food, love, caring, compassion and shelter. Are you with me!

May the Lord Bless & Keep You All.

Signed, David Timothy, a.k.a. The SoupMan
Executive Director---SoupMobile Inc.

1 comment:

  1. David, I just want you to know that I am praying for you and believing God to supply all your needs. I know He will bless you for being obedient to Him by blessing others!
    Your sister in Christ Jesus!