Sunday Morning Soundbytes – 8/19/2007

One of the local ministries our church supports is the Springfield Rescue Mission. The Rescue Mission is a Christ-centered helping agency located in Springfield, MA. They operate an Emergency Shelter and Transitional Living Facility for the homeless, a New Life Program for men, as well as many other ministries reaching out to the spiritual and physical needs of people in the Springfield area.

Yesterday several men from the mission came and shared with our church congregation during the morning service. Staff member Joe Manna shared about the mission’s various ministries. Then three men from the mission shared testimonies of how God has changed their lives. These are men who who have all struggled with severe addiction problems in the past. They are part of the Men’s New Life Program which introduces men to Jesus Christ and provides them with Bible teaching, group support, biblical counseling and valuable training in various life skills.

This was a wonderful worship service as we were reminded once again of the awesome power of God to change lives and our responsibility to reach out to others with the love of God through Jesus Christ. Here is the Springfield Rescue Mission’s purpose statement:

The goal of the Springfield Rescue Mission is to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the hungry, homeless, addicted and poor by introducing them to Christ and helping them apply the Word of God to every area of their lives.

We are happy to support the Springfield Rescue Mission as a church and glad to be a part of their mission to the people of Springfield.

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