Jesus Was Homeless
Volume II, Issue IIMarch 2011


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Connect - Serve - Grow - Lead


Why don't we as individuals serve or serve more in our community?  How do we go from being "church attenders" to servants on a mission to impact our community?  I think it has to start with the basics of a starting a revolution in our community.  What's a revolution look like?  It's a clear mission that everyone believes in.  It's a group of people that will not stand for any more oppression, hears the cries of the poor, the hurting and the forgotten and it's leaders are willing to sacrifice and even lay down their lives to create the change. 


Now, let's take that and combine it with serving to create a SEVOLUTION.  A servolution is 1. A complete and radical change of a person's life caused by simple acts of kindness for the glory of God. 2. God's kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. 3. A church revolution through serving.  The goal of a servolution has to be to demonstrate the love of Jesus, not to make people feel like they now owe it your church or organization to attend a service.


One thing I've come to realize is that a servolution is not just for the people being served.  EVERY CHRISTIAN NEEDS TO SERVE.  If we call our selves Christians then we need to be followers of Christ.  That means more than just absorbing the knowledge of the bible on Sunday but sharing it with others.  You have to remember, to follow someone means to do what they do.  Jesus was very clear on what he did.  He loved God with all his heart, He loved others as himself, He brought the Good News to the poor, He proclaimed that the blind (spiritually) will see, He set the oppressed free, and He served instead of being served.


If you will serve with no other agenda than to show God's love and you do it for His kingdom I guarantee he will bless it.  You don't have to have giant stadium type projects that take months to plan and organize.  Start by just doing something.  Hand out bottles of water on a hot day, have a totally free car wash, clean a businesses bathrooms, wash car windows at a stop light, pass out flowers to elderly ladies, the list goes on and on.  The point is to just start.  Not for Jesus Was Homeless, not for your church to grow more, not to make yourself look good to others, but do it for God and His kingdom.  If you do, you might be surprised at how the other blessings happen anyhow.  Please share your experiences with us if you start your own SEVOLUTION and check out for more ideas.


The Yellow Bike Program has been a HUGE success with over 200 miles put on the bikes in the first 10 days.  I'm also proud to announce that we have our first BUSINESS SPONSOR for a Yellow Bike location.  THANK YOU to BRANSON TOURISM CENTER for being a Yellow Bike Sponsor at the Payless Inn. 


For this program to grow and put more bicycles on the street we will need community partners like Branson Tourism Center.  We have a vision goal of 100 Yellow Bikes by July 1st.  That means we need 44 more Yellow Bike locations and partners.  For more information about how to become a tax deductible Yellow Bike location Sponsor go to our Yellow Bike Page


We have also aquired a location to repair bikes next to CenturyLink on Hwy 248 in the Gretna Plaza and even had a donor commitment for the annual rent.  We will soon be letting everyone know when it's up and ready for volunteers. 


We also want to give a shout out to Sunshine Bike Shop in Springfield for guiding us and getting us started.  Be sure to check out all the great news stories that were done by the local media about the Yellow Bike Program on the Yellow Bike Page.


Amy & I would like for you to please join us this Sunday to hang out, drink coffee (on us) and watch Gateway Church online at Denny's from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, we may even stay for lunch!  We meet together in fellowship with friends the 1st Sunday of each month just to watch Gateway together.

Gateway Church is out of Austin, Texas and the lead pastor there is John Burke. John wrote the book "No Perfect People Allowed". Come as you are. You don't have to dress up. You don't have to be any particular age. We don't care who you voted for in the last election. And please don't feel the need to pretend about anything. Gateway Community Church is a church where God meets people who are far from perfect. That means anyone is welcome no matter where they are on their spiritual journey.


CONNECT-SERVE-GROW-LEAD. Check them out at Gateway Church or show up at Denny's this Sunday at 11:00 am for coffee, Christ and Gateway! 

We had great night March, 23rd with the Motel 9 LIFE SUPPORT Discussion Group when we did our monthly service project by playing bingo at Culpepper Place. I truly love being part of an organization that is made up from the community, serving for the community, in our community.  It is so cool to see the ones that were once being served now becoming servants.  Some are still homelss yet they took their time to volunteer and just hang out with elderly folks and build relationships.  A BIG thank you to Culpepper Place for having us band of gypsies!  Watch for our April project as we clean up a neighborhood in our community.  For more information about LIFE SUPPORT Discussion Group.
Homeless kids: the hard times generation  Did you see the story that aired on 60 minutes March 3rd, 2011?  This is a big reason of why we do what we do.  I would encourage you to open your heart and watch this very emotional story about middle class kids experiencing poverty and learning to cope.  See the story here.

1.  Mini-van - With rising gas prices we are in need of a small 7 passenger mini van.  If you would like to donate one we can provide a tax-deductible receipt.


2.  Small 4x6 Enclosed Trailer - With picking up bicycles and our upcoming BBQ's we could really use this to help haul items around.


3.  And of course bicycles.  You can get single speed bikes from Wal-mart for as little as $89.97.  Here's what we like.



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To build community (relationships) within our own community thru serving, from the volunteers to the people we serve.  To serve those that are hungry, homeless and hurting in our community by sharing hope, love and compassion.  To preach the Gospel through our actions and if necessary use words.



Bryan & Amy Stallings

Jesus Was Homeless