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Cooking Ministry - Where can I do it???

Phil_A_Mignon | Feb 11, 201412:29 PM

So, I'm a Born Again Christian who has an insane passion (and dare I say, knack) for cooking. I lost my father to cancer when I was 10 years old, and ever since that time, I've always dreamed of doing something for children who have lost a parent/suffer from grief from any type of loss, really. I found my passion for cooking about 12 years ago, and it wasn't until recently that I got the idea to exploit my passion for cooking by using it to fulfill my dream of serving God and, more specifically, serving grieving children. Basically, I want to host cooking classes for these children to give them an outlet (say once a month) where they can put their grief aside or work out their grief through the therapy of cooking. Of course, The Gospel would be central to it all, but I'm getting off on a tangent ...

My problem is, I don't have any ideas on where to do this. My kitchen is too small, as is my church's kitchen. I would need to squat in a kitchen that can accomodate my need to cook with a group of people, and it needs to be free or REALLY cheap. This will be completely volunteer and non-profit on my part, as all funding will be out of my own pocket. I will do it once a month to start (unless it explodes and there's a need to do it more frequently). It will be a side endeavor, as I am full-time employed. (Hopefully someday, I can grow this to a point where I can do it full-time on a large scale for a lot of children on a weekly basis year-round. I would love any ideas on who I can pitch to use their kitchen, and how to make such a pitch. I love you all for even reading this post and taking even a minute to consider it. God Bless you.

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