Gail and Ron Eanes Story
Jesus said, “If you love me, feed my sheep.” John 21:17
Ron and I became involved more than 18 years ago with the Greer Soup Kitchen by providing meals and serving the clients there. About 6 years ago our church got involved with the back pack program by collecting food for school children in our area that are in need. That is when it became clear we had a lot of people in our area that are hungry. We were both employed full time when God began planting the seed in our hearts to do something about the hungry. That is the moment Breaking Bread for Jesus began, dba LDWSJ Soup Kitchen.
After a huge nudge from God and much prayer, Ron and I knew it was time to quit my job. We applied for the 501c3 status and began to talk to others very close to us that have the same heart for serving others. We began meeting with the group every Monday morning at Bojangles in Lyman and as it has grown we currently meet at Living Waters Funeral Home as the Planning Committee.
We began searching for a building with no success, until one day Kathy Young approached us about a man who had some property in the area. The next week she set up a meeting with Mark Patterson. We knew him, but not well, and he didn't know us well, but he trusted the Holy Spirit enough to donate that property. I had such a peace about that meeting and told Ron, God has gone before us, it is done. That is how we acquired the location/property.
When board members were chosen we wanted people from the different locations of Lyman, Duncan, Wellford, Startex and Jackson. This is going to be an entire community soup kitchen and we wanted representation from all the towns. We are still amazed at how God is continuing to work in the communities to help us raise the money we need to build the kitchen. We look forward to seeing you and working with you in the near future.
God Bless you,
Ron and Gail