It's Been An Amazing Journey

“If you want to know what people mean by what they say, watch what they do. Actions don’t only speak louder than words; actions should be used to interpret words.” – Andy Stanley
Thank you so much for your volunteer time, your financial support, your prayers, and your donations. Because of you we were named the 2013 Charity of the Year. With God leading and over 100 volunteers each week, made up of diverse members of the community, we have achieved some unbelievable things in our community.  Please watch the video to see how lives are being changed, transformed and restored.  Through your continued investment as our ministry partner we will turn our community upside down and continue to change lives one meal at a time! 
JOBS for LIFE Update

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”

In March, we announced our plans to bring a national program called Jobs for Life

to the local area.  We have now had 3 graduating classes with 65% of the graduates currently employed.  We are seeing hope, dignity and value restored.  


Through Jobs for Life, Jesus Was Homeless is be able to continue to engage members and volunteers in purposeful outreach to transform lives beyond temporary hand out assistance.  

Jobs for Life Business Partners gain qualified employees while leading transformation in the community and Jobs for Life Students address their core heart issues and roadblocks to achievement while developing a solid character based on biblical principles. 


When you invest in a student by becoming a Mentor/Champion you help to transform someone’s life.


For more information about Jobs for Life please contact Ashley Lauer, at 417.337.8103 or email [email protected].

Neighborhood Assistance Program 70% Tax Credits Available

Provide assistance to community-based organizations that enables them to implement community or neighborhood projects in the areas of community service, education, crime prevention, job training and physical revitalization.


Businesses only – individuals who operate a sole

proprietorship, operate a farm, have rental property or have royalty income are also eligible, as well as a shareholder in an S-corporation, a partner in a Partnership or a member of a Limited Liability Corporation.


The Department of Economic Development (DED) will issue 70% tax credits to an eligible taxpayer who makes a qualified contribution to an approved Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) project.
This tax credit can be applied to:
* Ch. 143 – Income tax, excluding withholding tax
* Ch. 147 – Corporate franchise tax
* Ch. 148 –
* Bank Tax
* Insurance Premium Tax
* Other Financial Institution Tax
* Ch. 153 – Express Companies Tax
This credit’s special attributes:
* Carry forward 5 years

Click Here for a NAP Tax Credit Application

For more information contact Bryan Stallings at [email protected]
Thanksgiving 2013

16 Always be joyful.  17 Never stop praying.  18 Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.  – 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NLT)


Thanksgiving is just around the corner and we will be hosting our 6th Annual Thanksgiving Day Dinner. We invite you to be part of this wonderful event.  We will need volunteers that want to help with set-up, clean-up, kitchen, thrift store, food runners, servers, and most importantly to love and hug on people. If you have a heart to volunteer we will find a place for you. 


Please start collecting the following items for our free thrift store: 


Coats, Hats, Gloves, Blankets, Socks, Toilet Paper, Deodorant, Razors, Shaving Cream, Tooth Paste & Tooth Brushes, etc.