The Noodle Ministry

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The Noodle Ministry.

I don't know what the absolute lowest point was in your life but for some people it is when they find themselves in jail and flat broke. That person is referred to as "an indigent prisoner" . Many of these people were once bright students and leaders in their occupations but along came drugs, alcohol, death of a loved one or divorce... and they didn't cope well.

At this stage, sitting in a jail, broke and abandon it's no wonder they feel worthless.

Showing them God's love is what The Noodle Ministry is about. We don't preach at them, we feed them, we cloth them, and we let them know that we are here if they need us to be there with them.

The Noodle Ministry is very miserly (cheap) with it's funds. All actions are carried out by volunteers, there are no paid employees and we shop HARD for the best deals on Ramen Noodles. We also purchase socks for the indigent prisoners and they are usually 3 pairs for a dollar when we find them. Food and clothing, that is what Christ called us to do. What good is it for a preacher to say "may all be well with you" and then walk away from one in need? That is why The Noodle Ministry acts on behalf of those in need and not preaches to them.

If you are compelled to help note that even $5.00 is a big help as it will purchase 25 servings of Ramen Noodles or 15 pairs of socks. Please send any donations to:
Attn: Noodle Ministry
524 21st Ave NW
Minot ND 58703

Grace Lutheran Church is a member of the (WLS) Wisconsin Lutheran Synod
(701) 500-2165

For specifics about The Noodle Ministry please contact Robert L. Timm at 701-720-8513.

We also appreciate donations of noodles and they can be sent directly to the church address above. Thank you to those who have purchased noodles on line and had them sent directly to us. Your generosity has been awesome.

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Comments (8)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Bravo, for the work you do in this jail ministry.  It is important to give hope and help.We have a friend who does a similar thing with young men who are in jail in Malibu.  Happy Friday, A

Mar 25, 2022 09:40 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Bob - I know you are a sincere giver.  God bless you in your work.

Mar 25, 2022 10:52 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you Ron and Alexandra Seigel . I enjoy this ministry for many reasons although I rarely see the results of my efforts or receive thanks for it.

Mar 25, 2022 11:09 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Thank you Grant Schneider . Having had a heavily chemically dependent sibling I have a heart for those with an addiction that leads them to jail time. Regretfully jail time is rarely a cure. God's love is the only true cure.

Mar 25, 2022 11:12 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Bob- I love that you and others provide this service to your community. Our good friend drives 1 1/2 hours each way to a prison here for ministry and gets so much out of it. We met people on our walk who volunteer at another nearby prison. It is a gift of love for them. 

Mar 25, 2022 06:48 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bob this Airborne Ranger Infantry CPT had dust in his eyes as I read your post.... let me know how I can help, Endre

Mar 25, 2022 11:09 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What a wonderful thing you and your church are doing, Bob. I would venture to say that most of us never give two thoughts to the indigent prisoners. They are invisible to most of us.

Mar 26, 2022 05:46 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Bob, for telling us about these efforts in your community.

Let's continue to share love and kindness every day.

Mar 26, 2022 07:44 AM