We are Dan & Peggy Neubert. We minister to the homeless and to the needy in St. Charles County, Missouri. We have three grown children with thirteen grandchildren. We have been Christians most of our lives.
In the fall of 2011, we started serving meals once a month at St. Charles Salvation Army soup kitchen.Volunteers come in and prepare and serves complete hot cooked meals for about 40-60 people that included the homeless and the poor families in the community. The Salvation Army is not only a soup kitchen, but they also have a food pantry and provide church services every Sunday morning. December of 2012, we began to reach out to the homeless by searching for them under the bridges, in the woods, along railroad tracks and down by the river.
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In January in 2013 we were handing out care packages of toiletries and snacks not only to the homeless but also to the poor in north St. Charles. One Saturday afternoon we found volunteers from Outpost Church lead by Pastor James Harper who have been serving hot meals in a parking lot to the homeless and to the poor.
In April 2013, since our local soup kitchen is closed on the weekends, we started serving home cooked meals every Sunday in a parking lot with borrowed tables and chairs from Outpost Church. Our first Sunday meal was a complete Thanksgiving meal. I asked Peggy why Thanksgiving in April, she replied "because we are thanking God for this opportunity to serve others". Every day we thankfully praise His name for his love and grace. We began to hand out underwear, socks, fast food gift cards and other items.
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In January 2013 we became friends with a couple who were sleeping in their car – John & Donna. We provided a list of ministries and services in the area, food, a sleeping bag and hotel rooms for when the night time temperatures fell below the 20s. The Bakers joined us for meals and Bible studies in our home. In May they were able to move into an apartment with the ministry paying for their monthly rent. Since then we have helped a number of men, women, couples and families transition from the streets to living on their own. We quickly became friends with about 100 people who we have served.
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As a Luke 923 Ministry our mission is to love our neighbor as ourselves. As followers of Jesus, we have the desire to serve those in need.
We provide them with Love, Understanding, Kindness and Encouragement - LUKE.
The 4 types of Encouragement:
♦ Friendship Encouragement – We develop relationships
♦ Personal Encouragement – We are provide clothing, toiletries and food.
♦ Mental Encouragement – We hand out Bibles, reader’s digest and guideposts
♦ Spiritual Encouragement – We share the good news of John 3:16.
We have been so blessed to be used by God.
In Joyful Obedience to Serve Him,
Dan & Peggy