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Victory Mission bringing hope to needy at Easter

April 04, 2012|Hugh Keeton

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Christmas and Thanksgiving mark the biggest celebrations of the year for many people, Easter is the season many Springfield Victory Mission residents and guests often find most personally meaningful.

This Easter season, the Mission will host a Good Friday Celebration Service and Easter Sunday Celebration Service on Apr. 6 and 8, respectively for the homeless, hurting and poor. These special services are scheduled from 5–7 p.m. at Cook’s Kettle, 200 W. Commercial, and include a wholesome meal prepared and served by volunteers and staff. Goodie bags will also be distributed to guests on Easter Sunday.

To help them get the homeless back on their feet, the Mission fulfills their basic needs and offers long-term recovery, Christian guidance, life-skills courses, job training and other vital resources that lead to permanent stability and independence.

The Mission’s life-changing outreach is funded solely through contributions from individuals, churches and businesses within the community. We do not receive any direct government funding.  “That’s why, in this season when we put a special emphasis on the promise of new life, we’re praying the community will find an extra measure of financial support for our programs and services,” Victory Mission Executive Director Rev. James Harriger says.

Every year, the Mission serves over 100,000 meals to homeless and impoverished men, women and children.  This includes the special Good Friday and Easter dinners, bringing together shelter guests and residents with hungry members of the community for a time of friendship and fellowship.

To help the Mission touch a life of a needy individual this Easter season, make a gift online at www.victorymission.com or by calling 417-831-6387.

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