BS Ministry

  • How to make a burrito 08.06.07

    Before I begin, i have to confess… I don’t think this post is necessary. Or at least I didn’t think so. I have several websites that I manage and one of them has to do with serving burritos to the homeless. You may also know that I am addicted to tracking my site traffic via […]

  • Where it all began 21.04.06

    This is the one and only entry into a paper journal I wrote when I started blogging. It’s from Febuary 26th, 2004 God has a funny way of working with us sometimes. PhotoJulia bought this journal because she thought the cover was neat (and it is, too) but here I am writing in it. Last […]

  • What happened to Burritos and Socks? 27.07.05

    If you got the July 26th newsletter you may have noticed that there were some changes made to the Burritos and Socks Ministry. You may have even tried to go to the website to get the details. Unfortunately, the site as down the following morning so I’ll have to give you the quick version… San […]

  • How NOT to Serve 27.07.05

    Big Mike was asking our old friend Mr. Davis if he was getting involved with any of these churches he was visiting. He wasn’t and “I’ll tell you why…” Turns out that he would end up spending more time correcting these people becuse they weren’t doing what they were supposed to do. They are supposed […]

  • New Night! New Ministry? 25.07.05

    Tonight is the first night of our revised ministry. We now meet on Mondays at 6:30 at Marc’s house. Another major change is our menu. We have accepted that we cannot legally make burritos at home and have begum looking for alternate food items. The major problem is the cost of being within the law. […]

  • …and Socks 21.07.05

    Well, tonight?s the night we stop making burritos. I?m a little sad to see that part of our ministry go but I have to desire God?s will over my own. The hardest part is that we can make 48 burritos with bean, cheese, rice and salsa for about $20 but we can?t get that much […]

  • How can we minister to the homeless without feeding them? 18.07.05

    Well, the debate is over. After some prayerful consideration and studying the word of God it is clear that we need to obey the law as it does not go against God. We are not prohibited from feeding the homeless, we just can not make food at home for them. This is an easy fix. […]

  • Jaywalking for Jesus 18.07.05

    It has come under discussion that doing good could be sin. Specifically, San Diego County does not allow us to give home made food to the homeless. Can I sell food I make at home? No. All food sold or given away to the public must be prepared and stored at a commercial food establishment […]

  • Bibles anyone? 20.06.05

    Mr. Davis will not serve. I don’t mean in the military, I mean in the church. But he has a good reason, which I?ll explain later, but first, I need to tell you about bibles. A few weeks ago, while doing our normal rounds of servitude, a young man walked through the parking lot we […]

  • Ten Cents to a Donut 20.05.05

    Despite our recent boom , only three of us went out to serve last night. While this isn’t the first time it was unusual. Even more unusual were the few conversations we had (3 people handing out 48 burritos don’t have a lot of time for talking) marc tried to converse with a very beligerant […]

  • Isaiah 58:10 18.05.05

    if you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.

  • Budget 13.05.05

    Each week I make a Costco run for this ministry. I buy the supplies needed on a weekly basis because some items (tortillas and cheese) need to be fresh plus we don’t have the storage room to stock up on other items. But incase you’re wondering what it costs to make 48 burritos for the […]

  • Photos 12.05.05

    I hope to post some pictures of our trips to downtown San Diego as well as from the surroundings. This is more of a sample for me to work out the kinks in displaying the images so it may change several times before I get it right.

  • All talk and no action? 10.02.05

    “I always talked about wanting to go feed the homeless on the holidays and whenever that day came, I was no where near downtown or wherever the soup kitchens were. It was always all talk for me and no action.” Paula is one of the newest members to the Burritos and Socks team. She wrote […]

  • BSM Goes AWOL 09.12.04

    So another lapse in posting has occurred and my many readers (both of them) have been hounding me for an update. The Ministry has been going strong but other responsibilities have kept me from posting lately. First, we finally broke our running streak. We started in January of 2003 and have not missed a week […]

  • Ministry – When and Where we Meet 07.09.04

    “Thursday 6:30pm Burrito’s & Socks – This ministry makes burritos and often purchases new socks and then takes them around to the homeless. Our desire is to be the hands and feet of the gospel and consistently meeting real needs.”So I haven’t posted lately, but things have been busy. First, we had a memorial service […]

  • Losing the Lost 06.08.04

    This will be brief. This past Thursday, we went out like always. We even had Drew with us this week which was good. When we arrived in El Cajon, Vanessa was there waiting for us with the whole gang. She tells us she had an announcement which turned out not to be so good. Earlier […]

  • Check these babies out 24.07.04

    This is a random blog so if you found your way here you may be looking for something to actually read.  Try Burrito/Sock Ministry or Serving San Diego (my two legitimate blogs)

  • No Patience 22.07.04

    Sometimes (almost always) I have little to no patience when dealing with someone so lost they can’t even argue in a straight line. These are the guys who mis-quote scripture, take things out of context or just run around in verbal circles. They are so committed to living for their own desires, they will warp […]

  • To Whom Do We Preach pt2 18.07.04

    So this post is not directly realted to pt1 but they were part of the same train of thought when I started my earlier post. The point I wanted to get to was to whom do we preach. I’m not asking who we should preach the gospel to but rather who is hearing it. This […]

  • To Whom Do We Preach pt1 18.07.04

    It’s been a while but I have a good reason…I suck at writing. But more than that, I couldn’t make it July 1st so I didn’t have anything to say. After that, I just wasn’t inspired to share anything. That sometimes happens, but I should probably write anyway lest I let it become a habbit.So […]

  • A few words from our friend 30.06.04

    Last week we had a guest helping us with the BSM. I asked her to jot down some thoughts afterward to share with you here. She is here visiting her son for a couple of weeks. “Took my nice long walk with the Lord Thursday morning. Walking and talking things over, I was sharing my […]

  • Anthony and Vanessa 11.06.04

    Please pray for our friends Anthony and Vanessa in New Jersey. Many of you may know Vanessa from the Burrito Sock Ministry. She brought her 3 children and sister’s 3 children to Kaleo and we even had a birthday party in the park for her youngest boy.We learned that her husband Anthony had what sounds […]

  • He meant it for good 08.06.04

    Mark 43 “Listen! Behold, a sower went out to sow. 4 And it happened, as he sowed, that some seed fell by the wayside; and the birds of the air came and devoured it. 5 Some fell on stony ground, where it did not have much earth; and immediately it sprang up because it had […]

  • ‘Thank You’ to the Denver crew 01.06.04

    I wanted to give a big thanks to the Denver crew for helping out this past Thursday even thought they were on their Senior vacation. I’m sure we didn’t compare to Disneyland’s California Adventure or Mission Beach but your presence was greatly appreciated. In the past I’ve been feeling discouraged by the limited involvement we’ve […]

  • Encouraging words 21.05.04

    This is a response to my last post “When things get messy” that I recieved from my ‘courting partner’ (JG)“I will be praying for you and the volunteers that come on Thursday nights. I thanked God last night that Vanessa thought of you instead of having her kids endangered or on the streets. God was […]

  • When things get messy 20.05.04

    Please pray for me as I am having struggles with our efforts in the Burrito Sock Ministry (BSM. Pastor David talks about how things will get messy as we grow and I fear it’s starting to get messy. I don’t want this to become a burden or to start resenting/dreading Thursday nights. I will continue […]

  • A time to pray 18.05.04

    I’ve had some time to pray about this ministry and plan to do a lot more. I realized I wasn’t putting my faith in Christ like I should. I was trying to handle it all on my own. One change lately is that we are now funded by Kaleo. Originally, I wanted to support this […]

  • It’s been a while 30.04.04

    Well, it’s been a while since I first posted, but the Ministry continues. Participation seems to have increased a little bit but contributions are still a little low. I’m not sure how to best get people involved, but it’s not good for the three of us to keep shelling out the funds for this. It […]

  • And so it begins 16.02.04

    Greetings and Salutations.This is the first blog report for the Burrito/Sock Ministry. Actually, it’s just the test run of the program but it will have to do for now.

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