LAMB stands for "Loving, Arms, Ministry of Believers" and that's exactly what we're about. There are a lot of families hurting out there. The recent recession left many people out of work, and others have just had a run of bad luck. We saw the need in our community to help these people, and that is how LAMB was born.
Our ministry efforts are centered around the teachings of Jesus. In Matthew 25:35-36,40 He said, "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.....The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’"
It is very difficult to propel yourself out of a situation in which you have no job or home. We see many individuals who are living out of their cars without employment, simply because they have no other options. Our focus right now is helping feed and empower families in the Ottawa, Illinois area.
This summer we hope to run a summer children's program that will provide lunches for kids that can't afford to be fed at home. During the school year the state provides meals for these children. However, once school is out for the summer they don't have a lot of options.
Eventually we hope to buy a building that could be used to train people for a specific trade. We want the ability to give people a hand-up, so that they can overcome their current predicament. We're just getting started, and what we need most right now is financial support. Our Christ-centered dreams are big, but you can help make them possible!