Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Greetings from the SoupMan!

Did Jesus play basketball 2,000 years ago? Hmm, I’m pretty sure there is no mention of Basketball in the Bible. However since Jesus/God created everything, HE must have created basketball---Right??? And we do know for sure that Jesus said “Go out into all the world and preach the Good News/Gospel.” 

Soooooooooooooooooo, having said all that, how do you think Jesus would feel about using basketball to spread that Gospel?

A lot has changed in the last 2,000 years but Jesus’s command to go out into all the world still stands. So on Friday October 19, 2012 (for the 2nd year in a row) we are going to get creative and we are going to spread the ‘Good News’ with basketball.  Yes, you heard right---we are going to use basketball to spread the Love of Jesus. Here’s the scoop on how we are going to do it.

The SoupMobile is partnering with the amazing Dallas Christian College Men’s Basketball Team. http://www.dallas.edu/.  DCC Athletic Director, Sean O’Connor says that this is a group of young men who are on fire for Christ. They are bold in their belief in the Gospel and ready to use their God given talents to help spread the Good News to the less fortunate in our community. On October 19th at 1:00PM, the entire DCC Basketball team, led by Coach Charles Williams is going to set up portable hoops on the blacktop parking lot of Williams Chicken located at the corner of 2nd Ave and Scyene Ave and they are going to put on an exhibition.  Lots of dunks, long shots, bank shots and maybe even a few trick shots.  And there will be plenty of chances for the homeless to participate and shoot some shots too. We will be giving away free prizes like bicycles and gift certificates to our homeless family of friends.

Most important we are going to be spreading the ‘Good News.’ We will have local community Pastors on hand ready to provide spiritual guidance.  Christian counselors will be on standby ready to pray for any of our precious homeless guests.  Basketball will be played but Jesus will be the star.  Please pray with us that the event will be successful and that the love of Jesus will wonderfully bless the ones that Jesus called the ‘least of these.’ 

May the Lord Bless & Keep You & Yours.

p.s. Disregard the rumor that the SoupMan will be putting on a ‘dunking’ exhibition. I, er, ah, um, well frankly I don’t want to show up the DCC Basketball Players. Hey, am I a nice guy or what? 

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

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