HOW IT ALL BEGAN


In 2005 God put upon "Big Jim" Ward's heart to visit Fairmount Park in Riverside California, and share the gospel with the homeless population there.  Accompanied by his 11-year old daughter, Golda--and armed with three pizzas and a powerful witness--Jim sat down at a picnic table where a few homeless folk had gathered on a Thursday evening.  He offered to share the pizza with them as long as he could also share God's word.
 
Now every Thursday evening, a crowd of 50-100 people congregate under the trees of Fairmount Park to hear the Word and receive a fresh hot meal through Manna Ministries, a product of Big Jim's heart and God's love.