Something to Chew On (Lev 11:3;

About me:
 
I was a homeless addicted Veteran for approximately a decade after my service in the USMC. I knew YAH (The God Most High) but can't truly say that I was living for HIM or walking in HIS Light. I spent time in and out of jails and shelters and relied on the love of Mashiach (Hebrew for Messiah) shown through others. After going through many programs and facilities I finally submitted to the will of the Most High in both my head and my heart. Long story short I finished a one year long intense discipleship program and was asked to intern at the facility. During the internship I was purposefully exposed to all aspect of a Gospel Recuse Mission and guided in my spiritual growth and the day to day logistics of running this type of facility. Upon completion of my internship I was offered a job heading up the mission's newly opened adult education center in which men, if need be, were given remedial classes on academic subjects. Part of my job description was to teach and counsel the men in various areas of Bible study and "life skills". Over a period of a couple of years I was lead to move out of the mission and seek work in the private sector...to go and be a witness into all the world, if you will. Now being a Marine, my heart was always on the front lines and I longed to be back in the trenches, so to speak, serving in the Army of the Living Elohim. Just as The Master went to and helped those that society had deemed unsuitable, less fortunate, worthless, or simply unlovable, I too was given a heart of compassion for these sinners (Now remember that we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of YAH so I am no better than these people...for I am one of these people), and just as HE ate at the table with sinners, I too desire to help and feed, both physically and spiritually, those that were dealing with some the very same issues I had faced. 

I have grown in my faith I have been convicted by the verse that says, "...that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of YAH." (II Cor 1:4 KJV) Well just as I was comforted by the God of all comfort through others, I now wish to comfort others who are going through some of the same things I had to go through with the very same comfort of YAH that was once shown to me. 

About Our Ministry:
 
First and foremost, our ministry believes that to “Love YHWH our Elohim with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind” (Matt 22:37 KJV) one must show that love toward YAH by being obedient to HIS commandments...for it is written... 

“If ye love me, keep my commandments.” (John 14:15 KJV) 

And... 

“Yahusha answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father's which sent me.” (John 14:23-24 KJV) 

And also... 

“By this we know that we love the children of YAH, when we love YAH, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.”               (I John 5:2-3 KJV) 

And finally... 

“Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” (Matt 5:19 KJV) 
 
So with this all said our ministry is twofold: 

First is to teach and to walk out Torah as our Mashiach did so as to be an example, a light into the present darkness of this world. (II Cor 4:6) 

Secondly, our ministry has been called to help clothe and feed both physically and spiritual the sheep, whether they be lost or saved, in our local area.  

We believe in drawing the lost with bands of love (Hosea 11:4) by providing for their physical needs so that a relationship can be built and nurtured which will stand as a witness to the Love and kindness of Mashiach. 

“I led them with cords of kindness, with the bands of love, and I became to them as one who eases the yoke on their jaws, and I bent down to them and fed them.” (Hosea 11:4 ESV) 

We kindly ask you to prayerfully consider becoming a faithful monthly contributor to the ministry. If not monthly then consider a onetime offering to help us further HIS Kingdom.  

And always and mostly we ask that you will pray for us as a ministry and those who still on the streets and those still living in bondage to the sin of drugs and/or alcohol. 

We appreciate you taking the time to read this and/or watching our Youtube channel. Please, give our videos a "like" and a "share" and even subscribe to our channel. 

Our GoFundme page:  
https://www.gofundme.com/Some-To-Chew-On-Lev-11-3-Mt-25-31-46  

Our Facebook group page:  
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1104503016316479/  

Link to the Something To Chew On writings: 
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.413788815393500.1073741827.100002871549438&type=1&l=9d1da352af
 
Link to the Something To Chew On writings: 
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.413788815393500.1073741827.100002871549438&type=1&l=9d1da352af 

Quotes and Statistics about hunger and homelessness: 

"By its very nature, homelessness is impossible to measure with 100% accuracy." 
http://www.nationalhomeless.org/factsheets/How_Many.html 

"The southern United States, California, and Ohio have food insecurity rates above the national average. Sixteen percent of households in the South are experiencing food insecurity, as opposed to 12.4% of households in the northeast." 
 http://www.nationalhomeless.org  

"Researchers use different methods to measure homelessness. One method attempts to count all the people who are literally homeless on a given day or during a given week (point-in-time counts). A second method of counting homeless people examines the number of people who are homeless over a given period of time (period prevalence counts)." 
http://www.nationalhomeless.org/factsheets/How_Many.html 

"As a result of methodological and financial constraints, most studies are limited to counting people who are in shelters or on the streets. While this approach may yield useful information about the number of people who use services such as shelters and soup kitchens, or who are easy to locate on the street, it can result in underestimates of homelessness." 
http://www.nationalhomeless.org/factsheets/How_Many.html 

"There is another important methodological issue that should be considered. Regardless of the time period over which the study was conducted, many people will not be counted because they are not in places researchers can easily find. This group of people, often referred to as "the unsheltered" or "hidden" homeless, frequently stay in automobiles, camp grounds, or other places that researchers cannot effectively search. For instance, a national study of formerly homeless people found that the most common places people who had been homeless stayed were vehicles (59.2%) and makeshift housing, such as tents, boxes, caves, or boxcars (24.6%) (Link et al., 1995). This suggests that homeless counts may miss significant numbers of people who are homeless, including those living in doubled-up situations." 
http://www.nationalhomeless.org/factsheets/How_Many.html 

"564,708 people in the U.S. are homeless.  
47,725, or about 8% of the homeless population, are veterans. 
550,000 unaccompanied, single youth and young adults under the age of 24 experience a homelessness episode of longer than one week.  
Fifty percent of the homeless population is over the age of 50." 
http://www.socialsolutions.com/blog/2016-homelessness-statistics/  

"42 million people struggle with hunger in the United States." 
http://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/hunger-and-poverty-facts.html?referrer=https://www.google.com/  

Hunger is defined by Webster's dictionary as: 
1) a:  a craving or urgent need for food or a specific nutrient. 
  b:  an uneasy sensation occasioned by the lack of food. 
         The small meal wasn't enough to satisfy his hunger 
   c:  a weakened condition brought about by prolonged lack of food. He died of hunger  
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hunger 

"...hunger is a separate concept from food insecurity...", and The USDA defines "food insecurity" as the lack of access, at times, to enough food for all household members.  
https://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/food-nutrition-assistance/food-security-in-the-us/definitions-of-food-security/cnstat-assessment/ 
https://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/food-nutrition-assistance/food-security-in-the-us/definitions-of-food-security/ 

1 in 6 people in America face hunger. 
Food insecurity exists in every county in America. 
49 million Americans struggle to put food on the table. 
40% of food is thrown out in the US every year, or about $165 billion worth. All of this uneaten food could feed 25 million Americans. 
https://www.dosomething.org/facts/11-facts-about-hunger-us 
 

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Stephen Tindle 
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Birmingham, AL
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