Jacob’s Well is a community revitalization ministry based in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska. Jacob’s Well is run by Mark Thornton who lives in one of the most impoverished and struggling areas of greater Lincoln. Mark is working to bring the community together through an after-school program, block parties, an English as a second language program and a bi-weekly food distribution.
MOT lent its expertise helping to organize Jacob’s Well start-up and successfully gain its 501(c)(3) non-profit status. MOT has also helped Jacob’s Well establish a relationship with First Presbyterian Church which provides space for food distributions and meetings. This partnership, in conjunction with the Lincoln Food Bank, has met the nutrition needs of over 300 families every two weeks since the summer of 2010. MOT continues to sit on Jacob’s Well’s board and provides advice as it develops and grows into a focal point for the city of Lincoln.