Calvary Downtown Outreach is a ministry to the homeless population of downtown Las Vegas. The vision for Calvary Downtown Outreach is to be obedient to the Biblical mandate given to us by our Lord in Matthew 28:19-20, to go therefore and make disciples, and baptize them and teach them all things He commanded, and send them to go and make disciples as well.
Calvary Downtown Outreach began March 17th, 2001 after many years of patience, persistence, and prayer. After years of street witnessing and patiently waiting for someone else to start some kind of solid inner city ministry that we could be a part of, one day God made it clear that it was time for us to start a work ourselves. Mike Baumgart and a good brother in the Lord, Timothy Heaney, stepped out in faith on March 17th, 2001 and decided to cook some hot dogs and have a Bible study in the parking lot of Tim’s carpet store on the corner of Main St. and Washington, in downtown Las Vegas.
It was a total blessing. We fed about 30 people the first night and had about 8-10 people stay for a simple salvation message after we ate.
As you read about the beginning of Calvary Downtown Outreach we hope you will feel the same way that many of us do about the work that God is doing both in our hearts and in the hearts of thousands who have visited and still attend our various events. We pray this will ignite a genuine passion for reaching lost people.
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