"And it's not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations." -- no long form birth certificate -- Barack Obama, April 2, 2008

"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government." -- 1st President George Washington


One of the best soup kitchens - My Brother's Table - gets no gov. aid!

After watching Glenn Beck's show about the best town in America, I thought I would shed some light on one of the best soup kitchens in America. Maybe it might be worth a donation from you, after you read about it, since they are entirely supported by private donations.

You know, how the guy was describing laying hands on the racks and praying for more food? It works, I have done things like that myself, privately.

My Brother's Table in Lynn, Massachusetts.

How I originally was introduced to this soup kitchen was by an old lady, Mrs. Rohr, she kept encouraging me to serve on our church's day. For people that read this website you might recognize the last name, I use her husband's book from time to time for a quote.

This soup kitchen receives no government funding and the local churches take one day a month to serve the hungry there. I originally did not want to go there because I was too worried about my vehicles being vandalized and such. There is a reason it is called the city of sin and it is located in one of the worse areas of the city. Still, I found it hard to resist a lady from the church that I loved, so I said yes.

Well, I ended up going month after month, I even ended up taking my kids including the one in a baby carriage. But, I was bothered by something. These people had donated food, but, it really wasn't anything I would enjoy eating. Soup kitchens tend not to get the choicest things. I mean, sometimes I felt really bad serving up some things that I myself would not eat, such as stale bread.

Then I got it in my mind I would cook the homeless a great meal, something they never had, pepperoni pizza. The problem was I could not cook at all and even burned water pots boiling water for soup and tea.

I had been watching PBS, I -> used to be <- a big PBS supporter, so I went and bought a Jeff Smith cook book because I enjoyed his show. Then I received permission from my pastor to put my plan into play. Experiment on the willing victims at my church until I could scale it up to cook enough pizzas for 150+ people at My Brother's Table (MBT). Plus, I learned on the way about the little touches such as nice corn flour to bread the bottom and what yeast to use as a nice proof and the best temperature.

The reason this worked so well is the church had nice stoves and real ovens. So, over the course of a few months I worked my way up in both quality and quantity until people said it tasted excellent, meant it, and I could do a 25 pound serving of dough at once.

I remember my first day making pizza at MBT, it took me 12 hours even with the big commercial mixer at MBT. Luckily I did it on a day when my church was serving and the older ladies came in to help me with the toppings. I think I used over 100 pounds of flour, but, I made well over 150 individual 8" pizzas. I never could have done it without the ladies of the church and it was a success. We had pepperoni pizza topped with three colors of peppers, onions, and mushrooms for those that wanted it. Plus, I did requests for plain pizza for the people that did not want pepperoni or extras.

Then I got it in my mind to do pancakes, that is when I learned there is a big difference between baking soda and baking powder :-D So, then I learned to cook a lot of pancakes really fast. Pancakes are just one of those things better served fresh off the grill and just get too soggy when sitting under cover on a plate. The manager, John, and Stacy, took mercy on me and taught me how to crack dozens of eggs really fast.

Which really came in handy for doing omelets and westerns for 150+ people.

I learned not only how to cook for other people, but, also for myself. Plus, I learned how to properly wash dishes, how to cook dozens of pounds of spaghetti at once, yes, even how to properly wash a floor with a mop.

You know the best thing about MBT?

First you prayed as a group before serving. Then, MBT had a philosophy of not only serving people, but, sitting down and talking with their guests. Originally, this was kind of awkward, to find small talk, and sometimes just to sit and be quiet to be the best company. It took a while to understand exactly why this was encouraged. But, once you do, you start not to see people as things, but, objects of Christ to love.

I have seen people in nice suits come in a for a meal and you realize, what some people need more then food is companionship. Their need is just to talk to people or to sit among them.

I ended up buying many of the supplies I needed to make my meals.

Then the year 2000 rolled around. Everyone was for partying before the end of the world and all that. Massive celebrations planned everywhere. Then I was thinking, what do the hungry and homeless have to celebrate at the end of 1999? If Christ really returned at the end of 1999 (I know the false messiah comes first) would he be pleased to find me out drinking and partying while his poor people went hungry in the same city?

So, I told my wife we were going to be staying home to have a subdued celebration with family and I was going to cook at MBT instead.

So ... I planned something they never had. Ice Cream sundaes. I went and convinced (begged) Hood? ice cream to give and let me buy 100s pounds of good ice cream and whipping cream. I ended up spending $700 or so. So, we set this up as a social, where they could go down the line, pick the flavors of ice cream they wanted, and then their toppings. Nothing beats home made whipped cream with real vanilla and peaked with sugar. Then we had decorations such as balloons.

Plus, I made pizza. This was not my church's day, but, another church's day. So, when the pastor walked in, I was really surprised. It was the original pastor of my current church, before I started reading the Bible and going to church. It had been years since I had seen him.

So, he asked me why I was there and I told him about my cooking adventures, and about the meal and ice cream social planned for News Year's Eve and why. He kept giving me sort of strange looks. Then, I told him how I had become a church member and was even thinking about becoming a pastor and how much I loved reading the Bible. For what ever reason, he just gave off weird vibes.

Well, the people at his church were great. They took care of everything and just left me to the cooking and it was a huge success and the guests were very happy. It was one of the happiest days in my life.

When I got home, my mother in law (who gave me my first Bible) was there and I told her about my day and how I met our old pastor. I told her of my conversations and how he kept weirding me out by his reactions and it felt uncomfortable. Then she asked me, "Do you know why"? He told me in our church, that you were beyond saving and would never be a member. Thank You Lord Jesus!

It certainly gave me a few things to think about on that New Year's Eve, what were the odds of that thing happening and for us both to be there under those circumstances.

It must have been quite the kicker for the pastor too.


My Brother's Table

98 Willow Street

Lynn, Massachusetts



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A white slave owner could feed his black man well, send his slave out hunting with a rifle, and to the local store while he kept his family hostage, and kept him ignorant about the word of God and how to read.

Then when the slave still tried to escape, the slave owner beat him and said "Look at all I have given you, you ungrateful heathen".

To be a free citizen

Frederick Douglass had white Christian brothers that bought his freedom for

a one time fee of $710.96.

Under SOCIALIST Obama Care, us white and black slaves to the government have to buy our freedom every month, under the IRS's tyrannical thumb or be jailed.

Well, I am going to do the same thing Frederick Douglass did to free his black brothers in the bondage of slavery.

Teach people the Bible

and how to read it.

Another John Brown trying

to free slaves of government

Still a Christian nation that loves God and Jesus!