Pancakes With A Purpose

Some time ago, a few of our students went down to UC Santa Barbara and came back raving about an outreach they saw called Jesus Burgers. Every Friday night they give away around 200 free hamburgers and minister to people in the name of Jesus. They wanted to do this at Stanford, so they went to the student activities office to see what kind of permission they would need. It turns out all the permissions: we would need a county food-service permit and a county-certified chef. The university wasn’t trying to stop the spread of the gospel, they just wanted to prevent the spread of salmonella! So we began to pray and to think about it. Eventually, someone suggested that we ask about using some of those “just add water” pancake mixes and some electric griddles. The student activities people said that sounded fine, and Midnight Pancakes was born. Here’s…